Walking in a Winter Wonderland

What do you when its the coldest, darkest part of the year? If you’re a bunch of scouts you grab your rucksacks, pack the tents and head off to camp. That’s obvious isn’t it? 🙂

So back in early January a dozen scouts headed to Gilwell Park in Epping Forest along with 3000 other scouts and explorers for a weekend of mud, fun and more mud. An annual event that started back in the 90s Winter Camp is a national event that proves that scouts really can handle anything thrown at them.

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The programme allowed for scouts to pick and chose from everything the site had to offer including, climbing, zorbing, high ropes, horse riding, white water rafting, JCB driving and quad bikes

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And it didn’t stop in the evening! Once the sun went down a disco, cinema, wide games, camp fire and a fair ground kept everyone thoroughly entertained.

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As for the winter weather? After a Friday night deluge we got wall to wall sunshine the rest of the weekend! As for those who stayed at home? You’ll have to come and join the fun next year……..