Regarding Family Camp, we’re still trying to get clarity from Walesby and the District about if we can go ahead. And if we can, whether it will be as normal or with some changes. I know it’s pretty short notice now but we’ll try and let you know as soon as possible. The dates we currently have booked are the 25th-27th June – which we pushed back a week from normal to benefit from the proposed easing of restrictions on the 21st – apologies if this has caused some confusion. Below is a brief intro to Family Camp if you’ve not been before – but as I say things may be a bit different this year if we’re able to go ahead.
The Leaders and Exec 35th Nottingham (Kingswood) Scout Group
New to 35th or just haven’t been to Family Camp before? Here’s what you need to know…
Family Camp is open to everyone who’s part of 35th Nottingham Scouts – so that’s Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and their families including younger and older siblings. As the name suggests it is a camp for families so at least one grownup needs to accompany your children. You’ll need to camp as a family group (don’t worry if this is a new thing for you – we can help you out with kit and getting organised nearer the time!) but we all camp together so there’s a big communal area where you can socialise and the kids can play. Plus we have a big mess tent and kitchen tent and provide quite a lot of the food during the weekend. You’ll have a chance to book on to a range of activities during the weekend – like kayaking, archery, lazer tag, low rope course to name but a few plus the inevitable games of cricket and football. But, it’s also fine just to hang around the camp and enjoy a bit of time away. The Camp takes place at the Walesby Forest Scout Camp in North Nottinghamshire so have a look at their website to find out more about the place (http://www.walesbyforest.co.uk/scouts.html)
If you’re not sure if it’s for you, or you have questions, do speak to one of the leaders – or other parents who’ve been before – it really is a lot of fun! I genuinely think the adults enjoy it just as much as the kids!