2010-01-08 – Winter Camp @ Gilwell Park

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The 5th Dartford Scout Group braved -7 degree temperatures and fields of snow to camp at Gilwell Park Activity Centre, the home of Scouting and outdoor adventure, to represent Dartford as the only group in the district to attend this annual event.

Every January, Winter Camp provides the opportunity for Scouts to take part in over 70 adventurous and fun activities ranging from abseiling to zorbing.

In total, over 1,800 boys and girls aged between 10-18 along with over 600 adult Leaders enjoyed the experience of sleeping in tents for two nights, cooking on open fires and enjoying a packed snow filled programme overseen by a team of 200 adult volunteers.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls, who is well known for his adventures around the world, said: ‘Every young person deserves an adventure. It’s great to see that so many young people are getting stuck into adventurous activities like climbing, abseiling, quad biking and having a go on the high ropes, all in the coldest month of the year.’

Everyone at the 5th had a fantastic time and a big thanks to the leaders who gave their time to ensure our members have memories and experiences they will treasure for life.