Devon Week Camp 2007

 Saturday 4th - 11th August 2007

Saltney Ferry Scouts and Explorers held there annual week camp in Devon, in a small village called Chawleigh. The group would like to pass on extreme thanks to Monty James and his family for allowing this to happen. The group previously visited the area in 1987, and twenty years later we decide to visit again.

The camp was attended by 20 people, and overall the camp was a very big success. Our week camp is a true "back to basics" encounter, how a Scout camp should be. The site had a wonderful stream, plenty of wood, water supply, flat area of field, and most of all a VERY kind farmer.

During the week a number of activities were organised, and plenty of fun was had in the stream. The Explorers went on an expedition on the North Coast for two days, only later to find out they had spent it sun bathing! The Scouts hiked through mid Devon. Explorers held a challenge day for the Scouts. We built a rope crossing, and even swam in the sea at Croyde. Visited Ilfracombe and Dawlish, and had a brilliant time at Diggerland and Babbacombe Model Village. Diggerland was great fun, with a comment from one Explorer saying "it was the best place she had ever been!" The weather was wonderful, amazing when you consider the days before and after it. We also had our usual waterslide, campfires, and ball games.

The week camp allows our Scouts and Explorers to cook on wood fires. Just as well because quite honestly the gas ones were useless. At the end of the camp we hold a special campfire, and award trophies. This year Scout of the Camp went to Mat, and Explorer of the Camp went to Amy.

Thanks to all those who went on this years camp, it was lovely to return to such a special place!

Pictures are found below:

Visiting the Model Village in Babbacombe.

Cubs were there Womberlee was there The village green Stonehenge It was very good.

The most amazing place, Diggerland.

Dig soil Race in dumper trucks Learn to drive Spin round Great fun! it only costs 116,000!!!! Extreme concentration Hook a duck digger style Explorers on there tractor

Having fun on the water slide.

Brotherly love Explorer on slide Scouts on slide The cape crusader

One of the many Explorer challenges. Superb effort by all the Explorers with these, well done!

Blindfold tent pitching

Hiking through mid Devon.

Having fun Getting lost in the ferns Walking through the undergrowth.  some enjoyed it but not sure about others!

Even a hair dresser and weatherman (one of his more mad moments!) came to our camp.

Bless, doing his hair :) Weatherman was certainly lucky

Using our rope bridge.

 Explorers tried the bridge Scouts tried the bridge but most of all, they had fun

Swimming in the stream on site. The water was cold to say the least, but it was deep and plenty of fun.

Diving into the stream Even the sun failed to warm this stream up.Plenty of fun on the tyre Swimming in the stream Swimming the length Some were not as stupid as we thought! It was cold A lazy moment

Trying to make fire, with our very own Bow Drill. At least smoke was achieved!

The Bow Drill

Swimming at Croyde Beach. What a very nice place that is? Pity about the roads though.

Croyde Beach Scouts seeing who can get the furthest

For once the mobile worked! One Scout before he entered the water Resting "I think" on Croyde beach

Playing with the slightly smaller, big ball.

Some played out Some were in goal

And finally......






Well you did not think you would get away with it, did you!!!!!





Our very own drag queens!

 One of our new female Explorers The second new female Explorer How sweet they look! But hold on THEY ARE LADS!!!

Just wait till you write your BBC blog on this mate.

And there I was thinking we only had three female Explorers on camp.

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