Burn baby burn!

Another busy term for the scout troop was brought to a conclusion on Thursday night with a fire lighting master class at Milton Country Park. Several weeks of fine dry weather gave ideal conditions for scouts to get up to speed on multiple methods and materials for starting the perfect camp fire.

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From tumble drier fluff to tissues to cotton wool, scouts discovered the different things they can find around their own homes to take with them to camp to get a fire started. And who knew that the ever popular Pringles (other potato based snacks are available) are not just a good snack but also make excellent tinder?

It brought to an end a busy term which saw every scout select and work on an activity badge of their choice including pioneering, electronics, first aid, chef and model maker developing a range of skills along the way. They also celebrated pancake day and the Chinese New Year with a Chinese Tea Ceremony.

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We’ve been out and about plenty as well. From winter camp in January to the district incident hike and swimming gala in March.

It doesn’t stop over Easter. We have contingents of scouts heading sailing in Norfolk for a week, living, eating and sleeping on the traditional keel boats that they will be sailing and also to the Hertfordshire Scouts Initial Mountaineering Course in the Scottish Highlands for a week.

We’ll see you all back at scouts on 24 April.