1st Ashtead (Pelham) Trip to Bodden

Date: 15th Jun 2018 Author: Scout Websites

1st Ashtead took 20 cubs to Bodden Scout Camp site over the second May bank holiday for 4 days.  Looking at the forecast, the pack were all very well prepared for the wet weather, but ended up having to apply lots of sun cream, and getting very hot.

The trip started on Saturday morning with the drive down to the camp site.  The trip took  around 4 hours, but that was in part due to the adult caffeine requirements!  The camp was set up with a good deal of help from the cubs.

The first full day was a visit to Brownsea Island, the home of scouting, which started with what can only be described as a very large downpour, leaving the site very wet.  This cleared up very quickly and the cubs promptly made their way to the boat to transport them across Poole Harbour.  They spent the day wandering around Brownsea visiting the Baden Powell monuments and looking out over the lovely scenery including a little paddle to cool down.  After tea the group had a nice camp fire learning a few new songs.

On the following day they visited the tank museum –  a very good day out looking at tanks through history including some that never made it out of prototype.  The lunch time show went off with a bang!

The fourth day was the time to pack away: unfortunately that was a wet morning, leaving the tents and children wet for the journey home.

A good time was had by all and a camp site and location well recommended.


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