Leaders – District Skills Camp – 2023

Date: 8th Oct 2023 Author: Doron Jensen

At the beginning of October, leaders from across the District came together for a novel camp – without kids!  They came to share their skills in campfire building, axe & saw work, tent & marquee pitching, cooking and other traditional scouting crafts.  Some were teaching, others were there to learn new methods.  We also had the opportunity to witness a roe deer being butchered, in preparation for a casserole cooked in dutch ovens later in the evening.  There were plenty of venison steaks to go round too!

It was a great event for Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, whilst practising some of the skills we teach to youngsters. (And to learn some new ones ourselves!)

Further photos of the weekend can be found in the gallery.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls