The 12.5+ Camp is designed for the older Scouts and Explorers, and we try to do something a little different.
This year, our camp took the Scouts via Brownsea Island – the site of the first Scout Camp.
Over a gloriously sunny weekend, we traveled by minibus down to Bournmouth, where we split into sleeping groups, and was given a tent for the weekend. We setup camp for the evening and had a roaring campfire and supper.
The following morning, after breakfast, we packed everything away, and with the tents in our rucksacks, headed into Poole on the local buses.
After a short look around the town centre, we grabbed lunch from the local supermarket, and all the food we would need to last us for the next 24 hours, before walking
down to the harbour and catching the ferry over to Brownsea Island.
A walk across the island took us to the spot where Baden Powell held the first Scout Camp, and we pitched our tents right there, overlooking the beach!
We then went for a walk to explore the island and shoreline, before cooking our evening meals, playing some games, and settling in to watch the beautiful sunset.
We packed up and returned to Poole the following morning, and had a hearty meal at the local Weatherspoons, before heading back home.