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3rd Gidea Park Scout Group
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HQ. The Rowswell Hall, St Michaels Church, Gidea Park.
 Beavers (6 - 8 years) Tues & Fri | Cubs (8 - 10.5) Tues & Fri | Scouts (10.5 - 14) 7:30 Thur
 SUMMER CAMPS
It's all about Summer Camp.
Everything the Scouts do is getting ourselves ready for summer camp. This page lists as many of our summer camps as we can remember.
 
 2017
scouts
2017
WHERE:Snowdonia National Park
BASECAMP:Gwersyll Y Bryniau Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS:12
THE BIG HIKE: Tarren Y Gasail (667m) from Abergynolwyn Station (60m) to Gwersyll Y Bryniau. 12.2km
REPORT:Here
VIDEO: 

 
 2016
scouts
2016
WHERE: Lake District National Park
BASECAMP: Ennerdale Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 11
THE BIG HIKE: Scafell Pike (977m) from Wasdale and back via Sprinkling Tarn. 13km Total Ascent 1166m
EXPEDITION: Wray Castle to Bowness on Windermere via Great Towers Scout Campsite and Lakeside.
REPORT:Here
VIDEO: 

 
 2015
scouts
2015
WHERE: Swansea and the Gower
BASECAMP: Silver Cross Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 9
NUMBER OF CUBS: 5
NUMBER OF EXPLORER SCOUT YOUNG LEADERS: 2
THE BIG HIKE: Rhossili Down (193m) and the Gower Coast
REPORT:To be completed...
VIDEO:Err only this...

 
 2014
scouts
WHERE: Snowdonia National Park
BASECAMP: Gwersyll Y Bryniau Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 12
THE BIG HIKE: Cadair Idris (893m) 10km
REPORT: here and here
VIDEO: 


 
 2013
scouts
2013
WHERE: The Swiss Alps
BASECAMP: Kandersteg International Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 6
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

First (2548m)
Entschligegrat (2659m)

REPORT: To be completed...
VIDEO: 

 
 2012
scouts
2012
WHERE: Swansea and the Gower
BASECAMP: Silvercross Scout Camp Site
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 6
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 3
THE BIG HIKE:

Pen-y-Fan (886m) 15.4Km

REPORT: To be completed...

   
 2011
scouts
2011
WHERE: The Lake District National Park
BASECAMP: Great Towers National Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 12
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

Crinkle Crags (815m)

REPORT: To be completed...
VIDEO:  

   
 2010
scouts
2010
WHERE: Snowdonia National Park
BASECAMP: Gwersyll Y Bryniau Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 19
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

Cadair Idris (893m)

REPORT: here
VIDEO:  

 
 2009
scouts
2009
WHERE: The Swiss Alps
BASECAMP: Kandersteg International Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 19
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

First (2548m)
Jegertosee (2157m)

REPORT: here

 
 2008
scouts
2008
WHERE: Snowdonia National Park
BASECAMP: Gwersyll Y Bryniau Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 18
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 2
THE BIG HIKE:

Cadair Idris (893m)

REPORT: here

 
 2007
scouts
2007
WHERE: The Lake District National Park
BASECAMP: Great Towers National Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 23
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

Blencathra (868m)
Jake's Rake, Paveys Ark, Harrisons Stickle (736m) Pike of Stickle (709m) and Bowfell (902m).

REPORT: To be completed...
VIDEO:  

 
 2006
scouts
2006
WHERE: The Swiss Alps
BASECAMP: Kandersteg International Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 16
THE BIG HIKE:

Doldenhorn SAC hut (1915m) + Blue Route
Hockenhorn - Leaders only (3293m)

EXPEDITION: Bus to Selden then Hike to Lotschepass (2690m). Following day hike to Goppenstein
REPORT: here

 
 2005
scouts
2005
WHERE: Snowdonia National Park
BASECAMP: Gwersyll Y Bryniau Scout Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 12
THE BIG HIKE:
  • Dawn Hike Snowdon (1085m) Up Rhyd Ddu path and Down the Snowdon Ranger Path
  • Cadair Idris (893m)
REPORT: here

 
 2004
scouts
2004
WHERE: The Lake District National Park
BASECAMP: Great Tower Scout Camp
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 5
THE BIG HIKE:

Scafell Pike (977m)

REPORT: here

 
 2003
scouts
2003
WHERE: The Swiss Alps
BASECAMP: Kandersteg International Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 6
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 7
THE BIG HIKE:

First (2548m)

EXPEDITION:
  • Bus to Selden then Hike to Lotschepass (2690m). Following day hike to Ferden
  • Scout Overnight hike to Frutigen
  • Explorers 3 day hike south
  • Leaders Overnight hike to Balmhorn (3698m)

 

REPORT: here

 
 2002
scouts
2002
WHERE: Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the woodland of the Wye Gorge Site of Special Scientific Interest
BASECAMP: Biblins Youth Campsite
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 6
NUMBER OF EXPLORERS: 5
THE BIG HIKE:

Sugar Loaf (596m)

EXPEDITION:
  • Explorers did Silver D of E in Brecon Beacons
  • Scouts did Pen-y-Fan (886m) and wild camped near Upper Neuadd reservoir.
REPORT: here

 
 2001
scouts
2001
WHERE: The Lake District National Park
BASECAMP: Great Tower Scout Camp
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 5
NUMBER OF VENTURES: 7
THE BIG HIKE:

Foot and mouth restrictions were lifted in time for us to do Scafell Pike (977m) and Hellvellyn.

REPORT: Will be back soon....

 
 2000
scouts
2000
WHERE: The Swiss Alps
BASECAMP: Kandersteg International Scout Centre
NUMBER OF SCOUTS: 4
NUMBER OF VENTURES: 4
THE BIG HIKE:

First (2548m) Scouts
Hockenhorn (3293m) Leaders & Ventures
Rinderhorn (3448m) Leaders only

REPORT: To be restored...

 
 SUMMER CAMPS
To be completed....