The Beavers, Scouts, SAS Unit and Explorers had a fantastic time, as always, at the annual Esher District Camp in June. District camp is all about catching up with friends across the district, camping and eating together as a group, building the biggest campfire and doing as many activities as possible in one weekend! The Walton Firs site is set in a beautiful forest on our very doorstep (Cobham!). For the Beavers this is often their first camp and the opportunity to earn their first ‘nights away’ badge, whilst for the Scouts and Explorers it was just the beginning of the camping season! All the groups within the district put on an activity for everyone to enjoy over the weekend. 1st Hinchley Wood put on the Monkey Bridge. The Monkey Bridge, constructed from ropes and poles by our SAS Unit, was extremely popular and enjoyed by so many, especially the Beavers.
Centenary of Gilwell Park & SCRAM
Cubs celebrated the centenary of Gilwell Park, the home of Scouting, by enjoying a sunny weekend at Gilwell Park. They stayed in the lodges and spent time conquering heights with pole climbing and rope swings.
Whilst the rest of the group were at District Camp the Cubs went to SCRAM. SCRAM is the Surrey Scouts triennial county activity day for over 2,500 Cubs and their leaders. The Cubs took part in a myriad of amazing activities such as cooking, toasting marshmallows inside a log, rocket making, bungee running, obstacle courses and bucket golf! 1st Hinchley Wood Cub leaders put on “Golf chipping into a bucket” and this was well attended. Our very own Lucas holed the furthest bucket to score the most points.