Teenagers take the lead at patrol camps

With the summer season well and truly on us it’s the time of year where we can really let our scouts do what we train them to do, take the lead and run their own camps. During the summer each of the 5 patrols that make up Raptor troop plan and run their own camps with no adults going with them! For the patrol leaders, our 13 and 14 year olds it is a big responsibility and one of the highlights of their time in the troop.

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Selfie tastic!

Our first patrol, The Hawks, are just back from their trip to Gilwell Park in Epping Forest where they swung from the high ropes, zipped the zip wire and ran their own grand prix. Photos below! Further down are photos of Kingfishers expedition to Thriftwood. Over the next few weekends Kestrels, Eagles and Owls will follow them…..

Scouts all at sea!

After plenty of time spent on in shore sailing in recent years it seemed time that the scouts turned their hand to something a bit tougher. So one sunny Sunday morning 9 intrepid scouts and and 2 leaders headed for Ipswich docks and a day at sea learning to handle the 50 foot yacht Ocean Scout.

All the piccies here!