One of the highlights of the Scouting calendar – our annual summer camp. With social distancing restrictions easing and all restrictions due to be be lifted on 21st June, we are planning to run Summer Camp for both Renown and Solebay Troops at the beginning of the summer holidays.
This year we’re returning to one of our favourite sites at Marlesford, near Wickham Market in Suffolk, from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st July.
The focus of the camp is back to basics: the Scouts in their patrols in tents for the week, cooking for themselves over open fires. There’s a packed programme of training, activities, games and competitions throughout the week, as well as a day or two off site to the beach or local town and the chance to relax around the camp fire in the evenings.
The cost of the week will be £165 which covers everything. A deposit of £65 is required by Friday 28th May, with the balance by Friday 9th July. The deposit is non-refundable, unless we are forced to cancel the camp (eg a chance in COVID restrictions), in which case we’ll provide full refunds.
The Advance Party of leaders and Patrol Leaders will leave on Friday 23rd July to get the majority of the tents and other large equipment pitched and set up before the rest of the Troops arrive on the Saturday.
Summer camp is of course subject to the COVID conditions in force at the time, but it’s looking really positive at the moment and we want to plan for success. If the situation changes and we can’t run the event we’ll provide full refunds.