View Full Version : UK Camps in 2004

09-08-2003, 12:16 AM
Nevermind about International Camps, what about right here in the UK? Any going on? We went on GaSCiT this year, some groups have gone to Sherwood etc. What are your plans for next year, coz this is when we all should be planning.

11-08-2003, 07:52 PM
My Group will be going to Campdowne 2004 next year, believe it or not its in a place called Downe, Kent, large international scouting campsite, and its an internatonal camp, a good time to meet other members of the movement.

Should be able to get more information at http://www.campdowne.org

Craig Worcester

11-08-2003, 07:53 PM
Oh sorry, thats not the correct address it is infact http://www.campdowne2004.org.uk

13-08-2003, 11:08 AM
Let's see: £159 for Scouts, £135 for Leaders & Adults. I'm sure my lot can afford that :(

Maybe our solution is a week-long troop camp in the New Forest. Southampton to Orpington isn't the easiest journey anyway.

I'd like some more information on YurJam 2004, but their website is down.

Ho hum

13-08-2003, 11:11 AM
i see, its never been that expensive for us, but that would be because fo the extensive fundraising we do. And for us, its just a quick 30 min journey up the road. So i can see your point

13-08-2003, 11:14 AM
probably for another topic, but of interest, what kind of fundraising do you do?

13-08-2003, 11:23 AM
We do Paper Chase, its our main income, what it basically is, we go around the town and collect the waste paper at certain points where we put signs up, and take them down once we've collected, we then take it to a Skip, for a company called Smurfit, local company actrually in Snodland, and they recycle it and pay us for collecting the paper. Other kind of stuffs we do is at our Town Carnival each year is quite a good income, and also we run our own Christmas Bizarre. i cant actually think of what else we do, im sure theres soemthing, if not i dont know, but paper chase is our main income, quite a large income.

13-08-2003, 09:14 PM
we have done loads of different things in the past, but the favoured one atm is bag packing at sainsburys. When we do it with explorers we can get over a grand with 10-15 packing. We then split this 3 ways so 1/3 goes to the group, 1/3 goes to the explorer unit subs and 1/3 get split into 'scout accounts' of those who attended for spending on scout stuff such as camp fees or uniform etc to give people an incentive to go.

However the scouts have recently just been to switzerland for 17 days and IIRC the total cost each was iro £400, and some of them managed to not pay a penny purely through their bag packing shares (although they did not split their money with the group or anything and the fairness of this has been discussed).

As opposed to jumble sales which seem to make IRO £100 and recycling ink cartridges which makes 0.0000005p per decade it is really good, even if it is the most embarressing thing you'll ever do in your life!

15-08-2003, 10:47 AM
I forgot to add that, we Bag Pack at Asda at Christmas, two saturdays and one friday evening, we simply ask for a donation in the pots we put on each checkout and then when they get fullish, a Young Leader like me comes and takes it and puts it in the protable safe we take. i cant rememebr exactly, but last year we made iro £2000. and that was at christmas. and we also kept a record of who went and did it and for how long, we allowed to Scouts to do it in 2 hour shifts, 4 hours 6 hours 8 hours or all day if they wanted. so those who did it the most would get subsidized most by the group. we've done this two years in a row, and i have a feelign we are going to do it again this year, oh and don't forget, all scouts should wear a Sanat Claus hat :D

Jon Simmo
01-06-2004, 09:39 AM
Hi all,

Early plug for Charnwood 2006 (http://www.charnwood.org). somefink to do in between EuroJam and WorldJam.

Maybe some new topics/threads therein.


01-06-2004, 10:40 AM
Hi all,

Early plug for Charnwood 2006 (http://www.charnwood.org/). somefink to do in between EuroJam and WorldJam.

Maybe some new topics/threads therein.

You mean you are doing both! Must have deep pockets :o

01-06-2004, 07:25 PM
West Sussex Scouts and Guides proudly presents

WS2004 (http://www.ws2004.co.uk/home.htm)

01-06-2004, 08:40 PM
We are off to the Malvern Challenge at the end of June, our Troop camp will be at Braggers Wood towards the end of August.

01-06-2004, 08:44 PM
Skip, could you keep us updated on the Malvern Challenge once it is over as I was planning on attending but our ESU just had too much on around that time. Maybe next year depending on what people say about it.

01-06-2004, 08:54 PM
My group was looking at WS2004 but decided to go to goose ine dorset

01-06-2004, 09:01 PM
Will do Jamie, our District Explorers are going on the Sun Run which is the week after, there might still be spaces available check out http://www.sr-mc.org/srmain.htm


03-06-2004, 10:57 AM
*shudders at the thought*

yeah we are going to go to the malvern, we will do the coltsword which is the same thing but harder.

when our troop go to braggers wood we will go to 'go ape' whilst we are there.

so i am looking forward for it.


18-06-2004, 06:10 PM
I'm going to the Sun Run - albeit "only" doing the Moon run.

18-06-2004, 09:49 PM
some people from our troopw ere going to do it but there want enuff people so it got called of for us.

27-06-2004, 08:35 PM
well i have just came back from the malvern challenfge it was the best so far!!!
more people, euro bungee, a large version of table top football.

the entertainment ranged from talent shows to pink, liberty x and a BMX stunt team.
fun was had by all.

i suggest that u go there next year.

28-06-2004, 09:08 AM
Our explorers went they said they had a great time

28-06-2004, 02:53 PM
what lvl did they do?
malvern or coltsworld?

29-06-2004, 08:49 PM
malvern i think. I will check for you though just incase i got the wrong one

29-06-2004, 09:02 PM
we done the coltsworld
one of our team was 8th the other was 65th
one of our team got 1st in MC rap

09-09-2004, 11:19 AM
Our team got a total time of 3:10 for the moon run.
Gonna go again next year :D