A camp especially for all the sixers and seconders from the packs in the district.
The main feature of the camp will be a challenge hike similar to Soaring Fox for the Scouts. Teams of Cubs will go on the hike on Saturday, doing all of their own navigation, completing challenges at bases along the route. Each team will be ‘shadowed’ by an adult leader, who will only step in to help the Cubs if needed. Cubs will do their own route planning on the Friday night, after a session to brush-up on their map reading skills.
The hike is organised and run by the District Network, with the bases being run by the Explorers. So it’s a great opportunity for the Cubs to see both what they might be doing in Scouts, and what they could go on to do after Scouts.
- 1111/05/2018http://www.leicestershirescouts.org.uk/2018/02/11291/Eden Tree Caravan ParkEccles Lane, Hope Valley S33 9JT, UK
This weekend is a chance for all Scouts of all abilities to learn basic rock climbing techniques and complete the climber proficiency badge. The Scouts do not need any prior climbing experience to come on the weekend. See the page on the County website for more details.
- 0808/06/2018http://www.soaringfox.co.ukHolwell Pastures CampsiteHolwell Ln, Melton Mowbray LE14 4DJ, UK
This year’s event has had to be postponed from March due to the ground conditions at the campsite, and due to the threat of extreme weather. Due to the postponement, there is a possibility that there may be team vacancies. Go to http://www.soaringfox.co.uk for more details.
Soaring Fox is an annual incident competition hike for Scouts and Explorers held in March. It is based in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, but is open to any Scout troop or Explorer unit.
The hike is around ten miles long for Scouts and around twelve miles for Explorers. Teams of between four and six Scouts / Explorers navigate the route on their own, with no shadow walker, and complete challenges at bases. Teams’ progress is carefully tracked and monitored by an experienced team of radio operators and sweep teams to ensure safety. The venue, route and incidents are all different every year.
District AGM where Spencer will be officially handing over the DC role to Rob Row, will be held at the campsite with the official business being concluded with a bit of a party with a BBQ to celebrate the past 5 years.
Would be great to see as many as possible from around the District, 5.30pm arrive for a 6pm start with food and drink around the campfire after.