Scout Leaders want to be doing Bushcraft; an opportunity to learn new Bushcraft skills, sharpen up on old ones and put them all into practice.
Starting on a Saturday morning, you will be learning knife skills, fire-by-friction and other methods for lighting fires, building natural and man-made shelters. In the evening we’ll be back country cooking and sleeping out, experiencing our new shelters. The sleepover will finish after breakfast on Sunday morning. Continue reading “Buckinghamshire Scouts – Back to Bushcraft”
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”
Being the first course of the year there was plenty to do; building a new table, setting up benches with timber from the managed plantation, making big tent pegs and cutting timber for the fire. Friday afternoon was spent setting up camp, putting up the parachute, big tarp and or course the on-suite toilet facilities! Continue reading “Back to Bushcraft for Scout Leaders”
Scout Leaders never tire of learning new practical skills. Blessed with a sunny day, it was out with the parabolic mirror to create an ember – success! We had fun with fire-by-friction, flint and steel and create magical firework displays with wire-wool and batteries. Continue reading “More practical skills for Scout Leaders”