Sun, Sun and more Sun on the English Riviera – a Hot and Fun week for Woking Explorer Scouts.

Date: 3rd Aug 2018 Author: Scout Websites

Over 40 Explorer scouts and their leaders from the 5 Units in Woking made their way to Torbay last week for their annual summer camp where the sky and sea were blue and temperatures in the high twenties.

The scouts, aged 14 to 18, camped at Watcombe Scout campsite overlooking Torbay and took part in numerous activities, including sea rafting at Meadfoot Beach, Coasteering, kayak surfing  & Paddle boarding in lovely sunshine in Ansty Cove.

On the last day the scouts travelled on to Dartmoor and had a fabulous time Gorge Scrambling through the rivers at Shaugh Priory near Dewerstone Rocks.

On one of the evenings they enjoyed a meal of bbq Mackeral having caught them on a sea fishing trip where they also spotted a number of Seals in the bay around Torquay.

Other activities during the week included grass sledging, archery & organising games whilst at camp, running their own campfires, and walking the coastal footpaths.

They also spent several afternoons on the beach in Torquay, as well as attending the Paignton carnival and ending the day with a fish and chip dinner on the beach.

Our own English Riveria was probably hotter then the real thing and It was a great way to end the hectic term of exams which allowed the scouts to relax and enjoy new and different activities as well as chilling out during the week.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls