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Kayak Skills

Scouts had a delightful evening on the Wye up from the Symonds Yat rapids on Monday, developing their skills in preparation for a day paddle in September.

Survival Friday Returns

Scouts took part in the first “Survival Friday” since 2018 on Friday night. They have to build a tarp shelter, sleep in it, light a wood fire, and cook breakfast. We managed to get a bacon buttie before midnight and a full English (scrambled, beans, bacon, sausage) before clearing away. A mild, dry, light wind…
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St George’s Parade

St George is the patron saint of Scouting. Some of the young people and leaders joined the Coleford parade this afternoon. Sunny, warm and dry weather made it pleasant. It wasn’t too long, so the young people didn’t mind too much.

Backwoods Challenge

Scouts had a great time building a tarp shelter and sleeping out overnight cooking their meals on a wood fire. That Backwoods.

Haarlem Jamborette 2023

We took a group of Scouts and Explorers to the Haarlem Jamborette in The Netherlands. It is the most amazing ten days that you can imagine on scouting. Water activities, pioneering, cooking for the whole Forest of Dean group, hikes of various lengths. puzzles, games, frisbee, dressing up, crafts, performances, creativity, social, disco, fast food,…
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Another fun scouts adventure weekend at Cirencester

Belgium 2022

We took Scouts and Explorers from across the Forest of Dean to Belgium for a week. We stayed at the De Kluis camp site near St Joris Weert. We cycled, canoed, hiked, swam, saw battlefields, visited the scout museum, and Brussels. It was brilliant.

Wye Canoe Exped

It was a heatwave for the Scout paddle down the Wye. Started at Luckshall Campsite, camped at Tresseck at Hoarwithy. Decided not to paddle on Sunday, even an early start would have carried risk of over-heating.

Wye Canoe Exped Practice

We had a great paddle down the Wye. Started at Ross, down to Lydbrook. Glorious Day

Survival Friday

First Survival Friday for 4 years. Chilly overnight, so people were up at 0450 😮