14 Young Leaders spent the weekend entertaining cubs, beavers and scouts at Silverhelme, 11th to 13th November.
The camp, which was planned entirely by the young leaders themselves, had a real focus on awards. The cubs (Silverdale) and beavers (1st Warton) that attended the event achieved their Outdoor Challenge Awards. The explorers worked to gain their International Partnership Award, as well as mission badges. For those explorers with enough nights away, they also achieved their scouting skills activity award.
The weekend began with scouts from Warton and Kirby Lonsdale attending to play a wide game, followed by lamp making.
The Saturday morning Beaver programme consisted of games, including traffic lights, dodgeball and beans and three outdoor activities: winter tree and leaf identification, a blind trail and tracking. The afternoon was spent entertaining cubs for three hours. The programme was made up of a variety of games, crafts (including lantern making) and a number of outdoor activities and skills, including tracking, treasure hunt, blind trail, tree identification, erecting a tent and outdoor games.
Saturday evening saw the explorers run an inter-unit competition which was themed on groups of refugee’s trying to escape persecution. The explorers had to navigate around the local area, taking on various challenges as they went, including shelter building, fire lighting, medical emergencies, health and hygiene, supporting weaker team members, food and hydration and lighting.
The weekend closed with the young leaders all attending the Silverdale Remembrance Service with the Silverdale Scout Group.
The explorers planned the entire menu themselves and did all the cooking and housekeeping. The explorer programme completed activities in a number of programme zones including attitudes and beliefs, outdoors and adventure, service, physical and global.