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The most important camp of the year, its Scouting tradition for all in scouting to renew the promise made when they join. On Saturday 13th April 2019 all 16 Southend Estuary District Groups, all the Explorer Units and Network Unit in our district will renew their promise together around a campfire at 5.00pm.
We also have a group camp for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, a great time for all on camp with lots of site activities. Any member not on the camp will be expected to come and renew their Promis, this is an important part of being a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Leader, please make every effort to attend.
Any Leaders or Helpers, Parents that holds a DBS will be welcome to join and camp for the weekend.
Parents who wish to camp with us, please speak to a leader ASAP as the Group Scout Leader will need to sort an appointment with you to get your DBS before camp.
We are camping on Lower Jungle Rise, Parking in the lower car park:
Scouts summer camp will be a little different this year, we will be camping for 5 Days and will be a survival camp, over the weekend we will complete the Scout Survival Activity Badge, tarp and hammock camping and an overnight in a survival shelter for their making.
- Basic knife Saftey and BushScout Standard Knife skills, including basic wood carving.
- First aid treatment you may need to use while on a survival event, considering you may have limited resources available.
- How to construct different kinds of shelter
- How to build a fire and use advanced lighting techniques. Not use man-made materials such as paper or firefighters.
- The various burning qualities of different woods
- How to maintain hygiene in a survival situation
- The correct use of international distress signals, using a whistle, torch, mirror or markers
- Actions to take while waiting for a rescue that will both keep you (and your group) safe and will assist your rescuers in locating you.
- Put together a personal survival kit.
- Take part in a survival exercise, they will construct a shelter of natural or salvaged materials and sleep in it
prepare a meal using raw ingredients that could have been foraged or caught
- Cooking all meals over open fires, with different methods.
During the event, we plan to visit we plan to visit Paradise Wildlife Park this also has a speedway museum! interesting mix of activities, something for everyone.
The campsite is a great site for this style of camping and is called Danemead, as they say on their website its in the hart of nature, 34 acres of ancient coppiced woodland The site has been granted the status of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.