Scouts near Bedford make sure they don't miss out on camp this year with virtual event

Flitwick youngsters and their families pitch up in their back gardens
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Usually used to the excitement of camping in a large field and having a team to provide all of the meals, Flitwick Scouts and their families had to adjust this year with a virtual camp.

Enjoying hot dogs, a barbecue and campfire cones, the youngsters pitched their tent in the garden whilst some children made dens in their bedroom or lounge.

Families were encouraged to build their own obstacle course, go on a treasure hunt, make a super wand to blow enormous bubbles and make a miniature raft.

Members of Flitwick Scouts with their virtual campMembers of Flitwick Scouts with their virtual camp
Members of Flitwick Scouts with their virtual camp

There were also was a traditional camp fire - albeit from one of the leader’s living room over Zoom - and Scouts also got the chance to make bottle rockets and launch them.

Twins Dexter and Harvey Crane said, “We were so excited about camp that we slept in our den on Thursday because we wanted to sleep in it for three nights. It was a great weekend with so many fun things to do.”

Parent Susie Nikulasdottir said, “An absolutely brilliant, action-packed weekend which has given us a real boost. Heartfelt thanks to all the leaders and organisers for all your ideas, organisation, co-ordination, hard work and unfailing commitment and enthusiasm. I reckon it will be some time before we get Izzy back out of the tent again.”

For more information about Flitwick Scout Group, visit here