Scout/Explorer Service Day and Backwoods Camp
This year we had lots of different jobs to assist the service team with that formed the following list.
Replace Fence Posts end of West Field.
Dig out tree stumps around edge of west field.
Move log roundels from North end of woods just before Wooden Footpath Gate, to the top area of Hurricane Hill.
Move longer wood poles to a new pile, top area of Hurricane Hill.
Move Log roundels from North end of woods, through the Wooden Gate and to the right, to the top area of Hurricane Hill.
Rig trolley to pull roundels up Hurricane hill to top
Pull up some already cut timber from Hurricane Hill
Move pile of Chalk that the Badgers have created on the bottom Public Footpath.
thus this all led to a full hard days work by the 24 Scouts/Explorers and 10 leaders, so in short I would like to thank all the Scouts/Explorers and leaders that turned up to lend a hand and give something back to Hopehill. Backwoods Camp
This year the troops/units had the decision do they camp for 1 night or 2, this gave me some great needed time to catch up with the other leaders around the district. So as per normal following a hard day of work around Hopehill all the scouts/explorers and leaders descended into the wood to make what sort of resembled a migrant camp, there was hammocks, tarps, improvised shelters an even a couple of tents, to top it all we had a great camp and survived all of the hard work.
On the Saturday evening the scouts and explorers had the chance to have a go at the laser tag game, this became a competition between the scouts and explorers to see who could outsmart each other in winning the games, it was great to see the scouts and explorers enjoying a laser tag game together.
Assistant District Commissioner - Scouts