West Oxfordshire District Camp – July 2023

West Oxfordshire District Camp (WOD Camp) happens every 4 years, the last one was in 2019, so this was a very special event. It’s a camp where everyone involved in scouting in the West Oxfordshire District area is invited to a camp. This meant that for the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19, our beavers, 2 cub packs and scouts could all go on camp together. The camp had about 800 people on site. 1st North Leigh Scout Group took 81 people, which was a great turnout!

We were allowed to put the tents up on the Thursday before the camp, which is lovely since it allows us to get organised before the young people come on site. However, it did mean our tents were exposed to torrential rain before we had even started camp and we had to clear up a few puddles before we could settle in to our tents. The tents took quite a beating over the weekend, with very strong winds in addition to the rain. However, they all manage to stay up and we only had 3 broken tent poles as a group.

The cubs got to have a go at lots of activities, including axe throwing, archery, glass engraving, a helter skelter, frisbee golf, tile decorating and various other crafts. Windmill Pack came second in the cub Tug-of War tournament. We also attended the silent disco, which was very funny. In addition, we got to play lots of games with the other sections in 1st North Leigh Scout Group.