Explorer Scouts Bushcraft Weekend

Setting the scene for the weekend, the Explorer Scouts sat by the campfire, in the outdoor classroom, a big cargo parachute. They listened to the weekend’s itinerary and safety brief. Whilst the camp is located on a Scout site, we were a ten minute walk from the main camp. Based in a small plantation, there is a nice variety of trees and under-story, so we disappear into the woodlands, out of sight of the campers on the main site. Continue reading “Explorer Scouts Bushcraft Weekend”

Girlguiding Survival Camp

It may have been November, but the local Girl Guides were keen to be out side having fun at their ‘survival camp’. The day started with a safety briefing and introduction to the Bushcraft skills they would be learning. The first activity was with learning how to successfully light campfire. The Guides gathered tinder, sticks and branches from the woods and then set about lighting their fires using fire steels. After some practice with the fire steels, each team had a fire. Continue reading “Girlguiding Survival Camp”

Scout Leaders sharpening their practical skills

Scout leaders having fun down in the woods – the Back to Bushcraft – Scout Leaders sleepover provided the opportunity to learn new Bushcraft skills, sharpen up old ones and put them all into practice.

Enthusiasm for practical skills by Scout leaders has been fantastic, I’ve had to add extra dates to meet demand and there is already a keen following for courses in the Spring! Continue reading “Scout Leaders sharpening their practical skills”