County Adviser: David Hawkins & Graeme Redrupp


Camping or other forms of Nights Away is one the biggest Scout Activities that goes on and is relatively easy to organise.

Details on the rules around camping are given HERE

For help and advice with organising nights away most Districts will have a Nights Away Adviser or you can contact the Activities Team at:



Surrey is lucky in having a number of fantastic dedicated Scout Campsite ranging from full activity centres to simple campsite with only the most basic of facilities. More details of these are available at:

There are also a number of youth activity centres in or around Surrey that cater for Scouts as well as many other interesting Scout sites in our neighbouring Scout Counties. Speak to an adviser for more ideas.

For more information on National Camping Opportunities visit:

Learning and practising Survival and Bushcraft Skills is another great theme for a camp.

Training is available to support nights away through the County Training team, more details at



Surrey Scouts Camping Challenge

Surrey Scouts should camp for at least one night at each of the campsites listed below plus one other “large” County, District or at least Group Camp event such as the Jamboree, Scoutabout, KIX, Frantic etc. Camping should be under canvas which could include hammocks.

There is no time limitation to this challenge so previous camps could qualify and the Challenge can continue through Scouts to Explorers and Network. The Challenge is also open to all Leaders.

After you have completed 6 campsites, you are entitled to wear the Surrey Camping Challenge Silver woggle. You will need to complete all 12 campsites to qualify for the Surrey County Camping Challenge Gold woggle.

Woggles are available at cost from the County Office.

There is no need for campsites wardens or managers to complete any additional paperwork for this Challenge, we trust the administration of the Scout leaders. However, you will need to arrange and book campsites in the normal way.

Click on the link to use the record spread sheet: Surrey Scout Camp Challenge

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls