The much awaited Gilwell Camp arrived over the weekend 24th to 27th May 2019. The Cubs met at KFC car park in Darlington at 4pm for the rush down to London for a long weekend camp at the Home of Scouting!
Everyone arrived around 10pm and settled into their tents then supper and wondered what the place looked like in the day light. The morning came and WOW were the words of one Cub and amazement from the leaders of the size of the site and the history around them.
After an amazing breakfast a full day of activities started with Coracle Building Raft Building a Sensory Trail and Shelter Building. The day was finished off with a Hike to the meridian line marker then back home for supper and bed.
Sunday activities were just as amazing with Tomahawk Throwing, Leap of Faith, 3G swing, High all Aboard with the day finishing with a traditional campfire and sing song. The heavens opened and we had 20 minutes of torrential rain meaning we had to play tent bingo swapping people around but all managed to stay dry and have a good night’s sleep.
Monday, we headed to London on the Tube! We visited Buckingham Palace Big Ben & the Houses of parliament , Downing street and the cenotaph then a walk to the tower of London before the obligatory souvenir shopping. We had an amazing camp everyone had a fantastic time and a special Thank You to Assistant Group Manager Anthony Gibson for fixing Barney our beloved minibus and George Campbell Wilson Assistant Group Manager for organising and booking it all!
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Hey I’m Tia and I am going to the world scout jamboree later this year! I am part of unit 33 which consists of North Yorkshire and Durham scouts and explorers!
There are only 100 units in the uk contingent. The world scout jamboree will take place in West Virginia on the 22nd of July till the 3rd of August, however Unit 33 will take the coach to Glasgow on the 19th of July to be in NYC for the 20th.
We have 24 hours to explore New York City. Then on the 21st we stay in Morgantown which is a 3 hour coach journey and then again stay the night. On the 22nd we take the coach from Morgantown to the Jamboree!!!!!
We spend 12 amazing days experiencing different cultures and see how other scouts dress and how their sessions run in their country. After the jamboree we go to our big city experience which is in Washington D.C, we spend 3 days exploring the capital and hopefully watch a baseball game that the UK contingent will organise for us. After the big city experience it’s time for the hosted hospitality which is in CANADA!! Where in Canada we won’t know until may because the uk contingent need to organise where each unit is staying and which Canadian scout group will take us. We again spend 3 days in Canada and the scout group who will then take us will give us a tour of the city and show us how they run their troop. Then we fly home on the 9th of august. Between now and the jamboree unit 33 are having unit camps and are selling badges as part of the fundraising.