Haddenham

Scouting & Guiding Camp

Home » News » Scouting & Guiding Camp
Scouts&Guides 01

Over the recent Bank Holiday Weekend, 68 guides, scouts, brownies and cubs spent three days together at camp at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre near Boars Hill in Oxfordshire. It was the first time that a camp had been run jointly for Haddenham guides and brownies and for scouts and cubs from the village. A small number of guides and brownies from Stone and Dinton units also joined the group.

Scouting and Guiding leaders ran the camp for the children. The boys and girls enjoyed the opportunity to try abseiling, crate stacking, archery and climbing and had a go on a zip wire. They also tried their hand at firelighting and making wristbands with compasses. Saturday evening included a camp fire in the woods.

The guides and brownies stayed in a modern building whilst the scouts and cubs slept in tents.

The Haddenham Association of Scouts & Guides supported the camp by providing a service crew who catered for a total of 90 people. They served up cooked breakfasts, sandwich lunches and evening meals, including a full roast chicken dinner, as well as healthy snacks between meals.

Richard Kendall, the Chairman of the Association said: "It was great to see the boys and girls sharing time and having fun in the freedom of the outdoors. The camp gave them an opportunity to try new activities and to stretch themselves. By taking risks in a safe environment, they learn and develop confidence."

He continued: "The Association was pleased to facilitate the camp by looking after the catering and freeing up the leaders to spend time with their young people."

The Youlbury camp site is an extensive wooded area located three miles south-west of Oxford. The site is run by Scout Adventures which is part of the Scout Association.

If you'd like to get involved in helping to lead or assist in the running of activities for brownies, cubs, scouts and guides, please get in touch with Richard Kendall. Email: rkendall@btinternet.com

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Bucks Election Results 2022
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 05 Jul 9:00am

In case you missed the outcome of the recent local elections for a Buckinghamshire Councillor to represent the Bernwood contituency (of which Haddenham is a part), Sue Lewin (LibDem) was duly elected. LibDem 1158 39% Green 1030 34% Conservative 723 24% Labour 85 3% (Click on the graphic to view an enlarged...

Summerfest 2022
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 10:15am

Summerfest — what a fantastic event! Superbly organised by a very dedicated team of volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved. There are lots of photos to enjoy on the Haddenham dotNet Flickr site. (Please don't be put off if you see an overly complicated 'cookies' message — just scroll down to the bottom and click 'Accept All'). Here's the link:...

Doreen Carwithen
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 9:00am

As part of the Carwithen Music Festival, there is a fascinating exhibition of the life and times of Doreen Cartwithen (born in Haddenham 100 years ago) in the studio of photographer Paul Wilkinson in High Street. It's open TODAY, Sunday 3rd July: 10.30am — 12noon and 3pm — 4.30pm. A steward will be present to act as a helpful guide to the fascinating displays. A "must...