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Wintercamp 2015 – a blog from the new 8th Carlton Trailer on camp

10 January 2015

Friday, 9th Jan
We made good time getting down to Wintercamp 2015 at Gilwell Park last night arriving about 9:30pm.


Weather was strangely warm around 14degC!! But very windy! And muddy! Oh the Mud! Thank God for a good pair of wellies!

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After queuing to get to our pitch (along with many others who had arrived at a similar time), We pitched camp in the dark (and the mud… Did I mention the mud!) about 11:30pm. The kids then went to bed ready to get some sleep before a busy day tomorrow enjoying loads of activities.
The adults then stayed up a bit longer putting up the patrol shelter and squaring the camp away ready for a rather blustery night.

By about 1pm or so, most people were in bed…

Saturday, 10th Jan
After a very windy night, with some very noisy neighbours we started to awake at about 8am.
Our resident chef, Mr Al Doody who had specially flown in for this event, took up post at the stoves in our new trailer out of the wind and started producing lots of great bacon. Some if the scouts sliced the butties and we all had lots for breakfast. I (Ziggy) worked the water boiler churning out hot squash for the kids and keeping the adults mugs topped up with tea and coffee!

We then sent the kids on their way to explore the camp and experience as many of the great activities of offer as they could! This morning, before lunch they’ve been on the argocat, 4×4 off roading, 3G swing, laser clay pigeon shooting amongst others. Great fun!

We’ve just enjoyed a lovely catered lunch by the event team… The Shepard’s Pie proving very popular!


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The blogger’s view across out campsite!


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