Our scout troops are located in Stourport on Severn and we would like to take the troop outside their normal camping areas on an expedition to explore more of our fantastic UK areas, such as another county, or even a country in the UK such as Wales or Scotland.
The scouts themselves will be involved in the decision making of the location and activities involved on the camp event and also gain experience in planning, financing and organising this camp with their leaders. From pricing of the transport, fuel, refreshments, meals, activities and venue costs the children will learn first-hand how a camp is run.
Our scouting camps build #skillsforlife
1. They'll spend their days being physically active. Children spend so much time these days inside and sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to get out, get up, and move.
2. They'll earn advancement and experience success, Scouts will set goals for themselves and then follow clear routes to achieve them.
3. They'll unplug from technology when kids (and adults) take a break from television, cell phones, and the Internet, they’ll rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world.
4. They'll have the freedom to get dirty, A Scout is clean... but he’s not afraid to get dirty! What kid doesn’t love playing in the mud? Scouts can step outside their comfort zone and become more adventurous and get dirty at camp.
5. They'll conquer their fears and try new things, the kind of encouragement and support that Scouts receive at camp makes it a great environment for them to try new things and discover that improvement comes when you give something another try.
6. They'll be creative and productive, Scouts have to opportunity to be productive and creative at camp. They can create new things, build cool camp survival shelters or cook a meal for their patrol in their campsite. Scouts can express themselves through songs and projects ideas around badges. There are problems to be solved and creative solutions to be found at camp.
7. They'll grow more independent, Camp is the perfect place for Scouts to practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding their every move. Scouts manage their daily routines and choices in the safe, caring environment of camp. Scouts can use this freedom to blossom in new directions.
8. They'll build social skills and develop teamwork, living together everyone must cooperate and respect each other. When you live in a tent with another Scout and in a campsite with others, you share responsibilities, resolve disagreements, and find out first-hand the importance of sincere communication.
9. They'll enhance their spiritual growth, at camp, Scouts have time to consider and reflect on life. Strong personal values and characters are shaped as Scouts are encouraged to live by the Scout promise and Law. Scouts take a part in decisions that impact others.
10. They'll reconnect with nature, as Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, once wrote:
"The open-air is the real objective of Scouting and the key to its success."
11. They'll make true friends, Scouts can make friends that will last a lifetime. Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school, camp encourages Scouts to relax, have fun and make friends easily.
12. They'll have lots of fun and camp is packed with fun adventures through scouting activities and achievable goals are set.
13. They'll become more awesome, Scouts who go camping will definitely have some cool stories to share with their classmates, friends, family members, teachers.
Scouting camps always come at a cost to the parents and some of our community families have limited income and cannot afford to send their scouts to camp. All our scout volunteers work to fundraise what they can to offer every child the chance to join in on camp adventures. It is always KD17 goal to include every child on their troop's adventures and would like to cover as many costs as possible for camp.