Borough Camp – it’s great to be back!

Date: 7th Jul 2022 Author: Phil Hunt

What a bunch of happy Borough Campers!

After an enforced 2 year break during the pandemic – Borough Camp 2022 took place over the weekend 1st-3rd July.

And what a wonderful weekend it was! Enjoyed by over 600 campers from Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts and Explorers – joined by a number of Beavers visiting for the day – the camp was wall-to-wall fun and excitement. The weather was perfect too!

Activities included rope making, backwoods cooking, branding, metal detecting, water slide, water bombs and many more… all that on top of the various inter-Group sporting competitions such as football, volleyball, tug-o-war and rounders. If that wasn’t enough, all of the site activities and games offered by Walton Firs were available too; archery, caving, high and low ropes, crate stacking, skittles, bows & arrows, the Maze, the adventure course, bouldering wall, frisbee golf … would there be any time left to visit the Tuck Shop? (Answer = yes!).

Did you know?

This camp is an annual event held at Walton Firs organised by the Guides (thank you Sally!). When it was first established many years ago it was attended by all the local uniformed youth groups such as St. John’s Ambulance, Boys Brigade and others in the Borough. Now only the Scout and Guide movements remain.

Is his name really Joe and does he really work in a button factory?

Saturday evening saw a well-attended traditional campfire singalong, hosted by Nathan, one of the newest members of the Walton Firs crew and featured guests Rich and Phil.

Because of Covid, for over 100 Young People, this camp turned out to be their first experience of Scout style camping. Judging by the smiling (but tired) faces at the closing ceremony it’s unlikely they’ll want it to be their last!

Roll on Borough Camp 2023 …







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