News / July 21st, 2023

Couch to camp

On Saturday 10 June, leaders from across Woburn division came together at Milton Bryan Scout campsite for Couch to Camp, an overnight camping experience for unit helpers and leaders to learn new skills, build friendships and have fun. The camp was a great opportunity for members to come together and share examples and experiences of camping which could then be used on future camping experiences with local units. Volunteers of all ages and camping experience attended to share their knowledge from fun activities, such as cooking on fire, using knots to build useful items, craft activities, pitching tents, setting up group activities and more. With a mix of traditional and new activities, that would make for a fun and safe weekend away.

This was a perfect time to dust off our camping shoes after many of us had not camped since before the pandemic, as well as share ideas that could be used at future camps. Emma, a Brownie leader said, “The camp was fantastic to make new friends as well as try new activities I hadn’t previously done at camp such as cooking pita pizzas on a fire and lighting the fire with flint and steel – great activities for the girls to try too. We also got to share our own experiences and challenges of camping away.”

By camping as unit helpers and leaders, experienced campers were able to take the time to pass on their knowledge and answer any questions. All the attendees had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed the archery session and generation game, where their aim and hat making skills really shone. Not to mention our social cheese and wine!

Zita Pascoe, Woburn division commissioner, said, “What a fantastic time we had together, this is what guiding is all about. Thank you all for joining in, having fun, and building some great fond memories.”