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  • Writer's pictureDistrict General - Myles

Winter Camp 2023

Winter Camp is Friday 3rd February until Sunday 5th February 2023 at Hopehill Camp Site,


The camp is open to all Scouts, Explorer Scouts. DoE candidates and leaders wanting to

help out or to improve some of there skills. Attendance at this camp is compulsory for all

Scouts/Explorers/Leaders who will be attending Easter Hillcraft for the first time in 2023 as

an assessment will need to be made of equipment suitability and skill level.

Wintercamp will focus on preparing and improving Scouting skills that are essential for hiking and camping in both the hills and on expeditions (such as Hillcraft, District Hike and Duke of Edinburgh Award). All materials and tuition is provided by experienced leaders in planning

and recording routes, first aid, campcraft, safety, cooking, emergency procedures,

navigation, camp equipment, rope work, etc. Scouts will be put in groups and the training

undertaken will be adjusted by group to suit the ability levels and experience of the


All campers must be self-supporting for the weekend, using lightweight camping equipment

and have warm winter clothing and sleeping bags that are suitable for winter conditions.

Most Troops/Units will be able to supply tents and stoves allowing you to concentrate on

getting the right personal equipment. It is recommended that you discuss with your

Troop/Unit Leader what equipment you should get before it is bought.

The cost of Wintercamp will be £15.00 per Scout/Explorer payable on the day, any surplus

or shortfall in costs will be added to or taken from general funds as appropriate. All

applicants under 18 years old must also bring along a completed Permission to Camp form.

All permission forms MUST be completed by the Troop/Unit Leader or the Scout/Explorer

will not be able to attend the weekend to confirm the Scout/Explorer is adequately skilled

and equipped for the event. It is the Troop/Unit Leaders responsibility to ensure that the

Scout/Explorer is adequately skilled and equipped for the event.

Leaders should let me know likely numbers attending Winter Camp by Sunday 30th January

2023. I can be contacted on 07866331649 or by e-mail at if you have any queries.

Darren Stanford

Assistant District Commissioner - Scouts

Winter Camp 2023 - Information (1)
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