Make a hike stove with a drinks can for free

IMG 1790When Mr Kennedy came to camp and announced it was possible to make a stove out of drinks can we were very interested. The Scouts had a go at making one as their camp gadget for the Outdoors Badge. Since then the Explorers have had a go at making one too and they really are impressive. It turns out that there are lots of different designs but we had a go at making Tom's stove as it requires a single can and a pocket knife to make. Our tip is remove the lid with the can opener on a Victorinox Swiss Army knife if you want a nice neat job. There are loads of websites that give you ideas how to make it. This one even rates all of the different designs. Ours beat a trangia - which is pretty impressive. We're about to try out some of the more complicated designs too.

Scouts shoot each other for fun

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Ok so you have always wondered what it would be like to play Call of Duty for real. I can tell you it's really good fun. We 've been up to Laser Battlefield near Beamish on our lat Troop night of the Summer term. I have to say that the Scouts had far too much fun chasing down and shooting the leaders. Despite both of us being armed with extra powerful sniper rifles we were both well and truly shot.

Explorers go back to the 80s

Take a look at the results of our two week project to recreate an 80s pop video. Moody poses and mullet haircuts are definitely the thing.

The Troop sets a new World Record

While looking at the web - as we do - we came across Recordsetter is a site where you can set your own World records or, better still beat other people's. Both the Explorer Unit and the Troop had a go at the "Most people shoving their faces into cake at once" record. The Explorer unit did break it but sadly the camera wasn't rolling. the Scouts had a go at beting the previous record and have a video to prove it. We're just waiting for the judges to officially agree that we did. Meanwhile check out the results of our efforts here. We will definietly be having a go at setting, and breaking more records soon.


Breaking news we have officially beat the record

Summer Camp Pictures Now Online


Hi all. Just to let you know that the Summer Camp pictures are now available in the gallery. Remember if you want to see the gallery link you have to register with the site. Check out the first lot of pictures which was our attempt to better the muddy faced kid picture on the top of our website header. I think you will agree we won that one. Other highlights include. the end of camp group shots and the ones from the hike up Grisedale Pike. The video collection will be coming soon. If you want to download any of the pictures add them to the cart and you can download them as one big zip file. For more Summer Camp stuff be sure to check out the blog. Yes we blogged from a field in the Lakes..

We go surfing

Recently we visited the flowrider at Heworth. The activity was officially rated as 'Epic' by the Scouts who attended. The rest of the troop, who were doing archery can't wait to give it a go. Check out our youtube channel for more spectacular videos of us falling over