A few more Scout Leaders enjoyed a weekend in the woods learning Bushcraft; introduction to knife skills and safety, making candle sticks, splitting wood without an axe, lots of different methods of fire-lighting, building shelters, setting up tarps and hammocks, and cooking all their meals on a campfire. Continue reading “Scout Leaders enjoy a weekend in the woods”
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”
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”