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Scouts & Zebra Explorers Summer Camp 19

Posted on August 4th, 2019 by Steve McCarthy

We are all just back from an incredibly busy week in the Gower.

A great set up with young people and Leaders meant for a really amazing week.

From beaches, to Coasteering and surfing there was definitely a coastal theme.

Other highlights included trips to Worms Head, cooking, swimming, Porthcawl fun fare and the end of camp Disco.

It seems everyone had a great week.


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Cub Camp Summer 18

Posted on July 20th, 2018 by Steve McCarthy

The Crays Pond campsite near Goring was the fitting location for 3rd Reading’s 2018 Summer Cub Camp – originally founded in the 1920s, the picturesque location was the perfect setting for over 40 Cubs to discover some of the more traditional scouting skills, such as pioneering and camp fire cooking, as well as to become acquainted with a variety of more contemporary ones, such as circus skills and bicycle pump rocket blasting – perhaps not surprisingly, a firm favourite! Slathered in sun tan lotion to cope with tremendous weekend weather, the Cubs revelled in the camaraderie and the challenges. 2018 Summer Cub Camp was a tremendous experience for young and old hands alike.


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Summer Camp 2017

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by Carl Gaskell

The rain didnt dampen spirits on what proved to be another amazing and successful Summer Camp to Snowdonia 2017.

Ups and downs abound, this year the 50-strong campers scaled Wales highest peak, and abseiled, zip-wired and traversed through one of Britain’s deepest slate mines with equal aplomb.

And when the weather wasn’t wet enough, off they went in search of a more extreme drenching – turning their hands (and feet) to Gorge Walking, Kayaking and fabulous White Water Rafting.

To wrap around this, all the usual fun – cooking on fires, hiking around the local beautiful lakes, trips to local towns and beaches – and you can imagine everyone (leaders especially!) came back in high spirits but in good need of a rest!

Enjoy the Summer Break everyone, and see you back in September!!


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Summer Camp 2017 Sign-up

Posted on March 19th, 2017 by Carl Gaskell

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That’s right folks! It’s time to start thinking about the 3rd Reading Scout Group Summer Camp 2017!!

This years camp will take us to a private campsite by the side of a mountain lake, in beautiful Snowdonia.



You can expect some amazing activities this year, including:

  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Gorge Walking
  • Go Below
  • Llandudno
  • Scaling the summit of Snowdon
  • Fencing

Applications for the camp are now closed

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Summer Camp 2016

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Carl Gaskell

Phew!! What a week!
We’ve all just returned from our annual Summer Camp, this year held near Brecon in South Wales.

The Summer Camp is one of our favourite camps each year. It combines both the Scout and Explorer sections at 3rd Reading, and being a week long, provides us with plenty of premium activities and opportunities for fun.

This camp was no exception, with White Water Rafting, Caving, Gorge Walking, Air Rifle Shooting, a visit to (and under!) Ystradfellte Waterfalls, Swimming, Funfairs, beach BBQs, cooking competitions, and of course the ever-popular Party Night, which this year went with a ‘Bling’ theme.

This years camp was a ‘Green field’ camp, which was fabulous and really took us back-to-basics – just a tap on a farmers field for clean water, and a nearby stream to paddle in. We were under canvass for everything… including the bathrooms! But the Scouts and Explorers loved it, and as the weather was reasonably kind to us too, we had plenty time to enjoy the sun and the great outdoors.

And now for a well-earned summer break… see you in the Autumn!!


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Summer Camp 2015 – Sleeping Preferences

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Carl Gaskell

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It’s not long now to Summer Camp 2015!!

We’re just finalising your sleeping arrangements.

Want to help? Talk to your friends and work out who you want to share with, following the instructions on the email you should have received, then let us know by filling in the form below.


The Leader Team



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Summer Camp 2015 – Sign Up Here!

Posted on March 19th, 2015 by Carl Gaskell

Preparations for the annual 3rd Reading Summer Camp are now well under way.

This year it will take us to Bude in Cornwall. Check your email for full details!

Thinking of joining us ??

Please complete the form below and let us know!




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Summer Camp 2014

Posted on August 3rd, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

This evening, we all returned from our Summer Expedition to Zedelgem – just South of Bruges, in Belgium.

That’s 27 Explorers, 42 Scouts and 14 Leaders – so a big trip for the 3rd.

We all had loads of fun – check out what we got up to here.

And now for a well-earned Summer rest!




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Greetings from Belgium!

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

And we’re off!!!

Early this morning, with beautiful skies all around us, we left sunny Reading in high spirits, and headed for the South Coast for the start of our Summer Camp 2014, which this year takes us abroad to Bruges in Belgium.

We have plenty fun in store over the coming week – keep checking back here and we’ll upload pictures and commentary as the week goes on!


Day 1 – The journey

Day 2 – All around Bruges

Day 3 – Railbikes!

Day 4 – Let’s get ready to rumble..

Day 5 – No rest yet..

Day 6 – Out and About

Day 7 – One last look

Day 8 – Homeward Bound



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