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
email@example.com if you have any queries.
Assistant District Commissioner - Scouts