Scouts ‘Greenfield’ camping fun

Date: 10th Aug 2019 Author: Ingrid Hodges
Scouts ‘Greenfield’ camping fun
During the last week in July, 26 Scouts and 5 young leaders from the combined 1st Cheam and 1st Highworth Scout Troops enjoyed a week long Summer camp near the Wiltshire town of Trowbridge.  With fair weather all week the Scouts took part in a very ‘full’ activity programme.  Highlights included Canoeing and Rafting, Scouting skills, backwoods cooking and paint balling at ‘Combat Splat’. A trip was also arranged to tour the local army depot at  Shiverham Camp, our thanks to the Commanding Officer for facilitating this.
Camping as patrols in true ‘greenfield’ style,  all of the Scouts had a chance to learn to cook on open fires, learn to live together as a ‘unit’ as well as to take part in various inter-patrol events and activities.  As usual, the evening campfires proved popular and great fun.
The 1st Cheam Troop Scout Leader said ‘ It was great to see so many young people having a fun week away.  The Scouts from both Groups joined together in true ‘Scouting spirit’, made new friends, gained skills for life and had a wonderful time.  My thanks go to the adult leadership team, and our Young Leaders for running a truly memorable camp and to all of our young people who joined in so well.  We should not forget to thank the site owners for allowing the use of their filed for the week, without which none of this would have been possible’.


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