Previous Camps, small write ups...

November Camp @ Walesby 2016


Back to Walesby again. We had another great weekend and activities with a great firework display thrown  in for good measure, there was just a spot of wind, no rain but very cold, nothing we couldn't handle. And the winter stew helped! Next year we've booked the log cabin!




Linnet Clough 2016


This was a fantastic camp, on a fantastic site. The staff were spot on and nothing was too much trouble for them, can't recommend it enough. We also managed a day trip to Chester Zoo as well.



November Camp @ Walesby 2015


Back to Walesby again. We had another great weekend and activities with a great firework display thrown  in for good measure, there was just a spot of wind and rain but nothing we couldn't handle. And the winter stew helped!



Peak 2015


Held in the grounds of Chatsworth House, this camp saw 7000 Scouts, Guides & Adult descend  into the park for a week of crafts, activities and fun. This year saw the welcome return of our Friends from Wuppertal, joining us on site with their massive "castle tent" This created loads of interest on site with campers coming from all over to have a look round it.

Where do we go next year? 


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Expedition 2015


Starting off from the Blue John Caverns, we made our may up to Hollins Cross then lose Hill for lunch. then down into Glenbrook campsite for an overnight stop and some great food cooked alfresco! The next day saw us pack up and move onto the cafe at Grindleford for the finish cup of tea, result!


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Spring Bank @ Drum Hill 2015


This years theme was superheros & Supervilains. Loads of activities for the Scouts and the Cubs to take part in. This made sure they had a great time!


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Chilly Challenge 2015


Once again off we went to spend a night out in January under the stars! This year the snow decided to join us too! No matter though we got on with it and once again we can wear our Chilly Challenge badges with pride


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November Camp @ Walesby 2014


Back to Walesby again. We had another great weekend and activities with a great firework display thrown  in for good measure!


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Norjam 2014


This years annual camp was a corker. An international Jamboree held at the Norwich Showground in Norfolk. It was attended by nearly 6000 Scouts, Guides & Explorers from all over the World and a Smashing time was had by all. Activities that some hadn't done before along with crafts, challenges shops, a radio station that 4 of our Scouts managed to get on to and do a show, along with a trip out and new friends made. This made this camp one of the best we have ever been on.


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Hesley Wood 2014


Another back to basics camp with the Scouts using the Patrol tents this time and very much relying on themselves for cooking, cleaning and everything really. They worked well together and a good weekend was had by all


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November Camp @ Walesby 2013


Back to Walesby. We had a great weekend and activities with a great firework display thrown  in for good measure!


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Brexventure 2013


THE BIG ONE! What can we say about this camp, it was epic! 2 weeks of camping and hosting around Koblenz, Brexbachtal & Wuppertal. Loads of activities were laid on for the Scouts  including Dragon Boat Racing. The weather was spot on, the company as excellent, all in all it was awesome. 


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Drum Hill May 2013


This one was a back to basics camp with the Scouts working together, cooking their own food in patrols on open fires with some activities thrown in for good measure


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November Camp @ Walesby 2012


Back to Walesby, in fact we booked this when we were there in May. We had a great weekend and activities with a great firework display thrown  in for good measure!


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October Expedition 2012


Starting off from the Blue John Caverns, we made our may up to Hollins Cross then lose Hill for lunch. then down into Glenbrook campsite for an overnight stop and a great stew cooked alfresco! The next day saw us pack up and move onto the cafe at Grindleford for the finish cup of tea, result!


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Beaudesert Staffordshire 2012

 

This years Annual camp was a corker, a fantastic site, great staff, superb activities and good weather made it one to remember, we shall return there!


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Group  Camp May @ Walesby 2012


We decided this year to throw a group camp for the Cubs and Scouts and the Beavers would come along on the Saturday to join in the fun, the theme was spy's, spying and James Bond. Spot on.

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YHA Sherwood forest 2012 


Nestling in Sherwood Forest this was a superb weekend and despite it being February the weather was fantastic, another great Youth Hostel discovered.

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Bispham Hall 2011


Annual camp this year saw us just outside Wigan with another great site, we pretty much had the run of the place for most of the week too.


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Winter Camp - Walesby 2011


with the colder weather came another camp, this time at Walesby. A fantastic site with some great activities laid on for the cold weather! 


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YHA National Forest 2010


The last camp for this year and this was an activity weekend at the  YHA National Forest in Leicester an activity weekend funded a bit too from the YHA/Government incentive which, sadly has now finished. Arriving on Friday to a new Youth Hostel we settled in and had some tea [apple crumble for pudding!] On Saturday we made our way to another site where we did archery and then took kayaks and canoes down the canal then the river then back along the canal for a great 3 mile paddle. When we got back there was tea again and because we had asked nicely more apple crumble, result! Sunday we did a little walk and then after dinner made our way back to the Scout Hut. A superb weekend and a great round off to the year really


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NORJAM 2010


This years annual camp and it was a corker. An international Jamboree held at the Norwich Showground in Norfolk. It was attended by nearly 6000 Scouts, Guides & Explorers from all over the World and a Smashing time was had by all. Activities that some hadn't done before along with crafts, challenges shops, a radio station that 4 of our Scouts managed to get on to and do a show, sometimes in the style of Jeremy Clarkson!! along with a trip out and new friends made. This made this camp one of the best we have ever been on, ever!!


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District Centenary 2010


Celebrating the district's 100 years, this time at Walesby. This camp was over the May bank Holiday Weekend and had loads of activities to do, most of the Chesterfield District was in attendance but the camp finished on Sunday, however we paid extra to stop until the Monday so we could get some extra activities in. Steve had to go to work on the Monday so missed the end of the camp, but by all accounts it was spot on.


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YHA Ilam 2009


Another YHA stop over after a hike. After Ravenstor we thought that we liked the idea of YHA because of the level of comfort they give us for the price and this one was no exception. Ilam is one of the flagship youth hostels and was spot on. The Saturday weather was wet but is doesn't seem to matter if you are walking down Dovedale in the rain knowing that you've got a warm bed and hot food waiting for you. Sunday was pretty much the same 2 of the 3  groups got geographically displaced and because of the weather had to be picked up. the only group not to be 'rescued' was Steve's group who battled on through the rubbish weather to the finish.


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Great Tower 2009


Our 2009 annual camp, this time in the Lake district. Superb place, excellent scenery, brilliant activities, 'nuff said. Just go there.

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Centenary Camp 2009


This camp was to celebrate our 100 years and we thought we'd give it a pirate theme with fancy dress and making a pirate ship for our gateway. We had loads of activities over the weekend and the Beavers and Cubs were with us too, making it a  full on weekend. A party on Saturday night once again with the pirate theme went down really well and then on Sunday more activities.


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Expedition Weekend 2009


This was another great one this time using the YHA at Ravenstor as the overnight stopping point We walked from the Carlton Lees car park to Ravenstor on the Saturday and then back from Ravenstor to Bakewell on the Sunday. The weather was great for us and we were the only ones at the YHA that weekend. The staff there did look after us very well, so many thanks to them for that and well done to the Scouts for doing the expedition very well indeed


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Expedition Weekend 2008


We got wet on this one. We started out from the Blue John Caverns and walked in 3 groups towards Glenbrook taking 3 separate routes. Once we got to Glenbrook the rain came down on us and everything got wet. In the morning, most of the field we had pitched on had become like a swap so that made packing away nice for us. However we didn't have to carry then tents so once we had eaten breakfast we were on our way again. Once again tacking 3 different route but this time overlapping more. We made our way to  Grindleford Station and the finishing point at the cafe.


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Blackwell Court 2008


After what seems like an age we are now able to do an annual camp go to rest assured this was a Fantastic week! Roll on next years camp!


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Training Camp 2008


To ease our way into 2008, a camp to go over the basic skills has been planned. This was a great success and everyone who took part in it agreed, and learnt some new skills as well!


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Spitewinter Survival camp 2007


To welcome in the new season of Scouts, we had a survival weekend at Spitewinter our district campsite on Matlock road.As the Scouts arrived they were split in to teams, and were set challenges for the whole of the weekend. The theme was a crash onto an island and with help from the 'Jungle Chiefs' & 'Witch Doctor' the idea was to survive.
They did, survive that is and a good weekend was had by all, despite it being October we had good weather too!


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Walesby district camp 2007


To help celebrate the 100 years of Scouting, The Chesterfield District Scout Groups got together and held a weekend camp at Walesby Scout Campsite on the 4th, 5th & 6th of May.Everyone arrived on site on the Friday evening and set up the camp. Once done, supper was served and the weekend commenced. An excellent one it was too!!


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Drum Hill camp 2006


Another activity camp for us to do. Fantastic weekend loads of activities.

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Walesby camp 2006


Another activity camp for us to do. Fantastic weekend loads of activities.
Crate stacking in the snow!

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Peak 2005 - 2005


A welcome return for the German Scouts again and another successful Peak camp meant a great time was had by all.


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Walesby camp 2004


An activity camp AND the APPLELYMPICS (Loads of challenges with Apples)


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Survival camp 2003


Held at Spitewinter, this camp really gave the Scouts a challenge. May I say that they lived up to the challenges set them really well.


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Kingsdown 2002


What can I say - fantastic place, we will return!


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Nine ashes camp in Cornwall 2001


Long drive down there but worth every minute. Beautiful site good facilities and plenty to do. Tintagel and Fistral Beach stick in my mind as two very different but both memorable experiences.


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Lads & Dads Weekend 2000 - Spitewinter


This time the theme was Space. Again loads of stuff to do , great weekend.


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Peak 2000


Our turn to host the German Scouts this time. Loads of activities for the Scouts to do and plenty to keep them busy at night - superb camp in the heart of Derbyshire.


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Ilkley Moor - 1999


Halloween Camp near Ilkley moor, with orienteering on the Moor and spooky stories at night round the campfire - great!


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Nijmegan Holland 1999


First week in Holland on a fantastic Campsite with loads of facilities & activities available to us and with it’s own lake close by. Second week again being hosted by the German Scouts from Wuppertal,fantastic hosts.We got around by the use of a large bus, driven by a Fantastic guy called Terry.


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Lads & Dads Weekend 1998 - Hesley Wood - Sheffield


All I can say is what a weekend! Christmas in August! We had loads of challenges and quiz's to do,including making a sled for Santa! Enough said. Loads of challenges for everyone.

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Fordell firs - Scotland 1998


Close to Edinburgh and with a great caving complex this was a fantastic week. Great views and and loads of activities we had a fantastic time. If memory serves correctly we actually got a chance to see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well, which were on display in a museum in Edinburgh.

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Tansley Weekend camp - 1997


From Spitewinter Campsite After investing a Scout, we did a hike down to Tansley for the weekend with a trip out to Riber Castle, which at the time was a small zoo. A great campfire that the Scouts ran on the Saturday night took place and then on the sunday,we packed up and walked back to Spitewinter for the parents pick up.


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Brexbachtal - Germany 1997


Two weeks abroad the first time for many of the Scouts. Set in beautiful surroundings this was a fantastic camp. We were then hosted in Wuppertal by the German Scouts.
The camp site itself had a fantastic area for the tents and also hills close by and a stream running past where we were camping. There was plenty of stuff to do, we even had a go at crate stacking for the first time


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