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Bathampton Scouts get Spooked at Scarefest

28 November 2016 written by : Ethan - Assistant Scout Leader and Webmaster

pic3Scouts from the 28th (Bathampton) Scout Troop have just returned from an exciting weekend at Gilwell Park, near Chingford, the home of Scouting. All of those who attended were senior members of the Troop with a leadership role that sees them running their own Patrol of 7 Scouts on a week night and on various camps and activities. The Scouts joined 1,500 other young people from across the UK at the annual Halloween themed ‘Scarefest’ camp.

The Scouts traveled by train, carrying all of their kit for the weekend, including tents, from Bath Spa and used the London Underground to visit the Natural History Museum and Baden Powell House – a National Scout Centre in Kensington on their way.

Whilst on camp the Scouts enjoyed a mixture of activities including bumper cars, giant swing, high ropes, crate stacking, climbing, circus skills, aerial runway and a chance to watch a scary film on a big screen.

pic1Scouting is shaped by its members and the Scouts also took the opportunity to have an informal Patrol Leader’s council to discuss their ideas for the forthcoming camps and the wider programme in the coming months, ensuring they shape how their Troop is run.

Saturday evening saw the Scouts in fancy dress join other Scouts and Leaders for a night of ghost walks and mazes complete with various ghosts and ghouls jumping out at them. The finale of the weekend was a spectacular fireworks and laser display, described by many as the best they had seen.

This ‘scary camp’ is one of the many exciting and challenging adventures that Bathampton Scouts offers and they currently have space for a few more young people aged between 10-14 to get involved. If you would like more information  how to get involved, get in touch here.