Your news: Scouts brave the chill for this year’s Frost Camp

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Around 300 Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Guides and Leaders camped at Bentley Copses’ Frost Camp from January 13 to 15.

Scouts from 7th Burgess Hill joined Groups from across Surrey and Hampshire to enjoy a weekend of activities which included quad biking, Jacob’s ladder, crate stacking, zip wire, archery, air rifle shooting, climbing and abseiling, survival skills, laser tag but to name a few.

In the evening there was a campfire and disco.

Previous Frost Camps have seen many different weather conditions and this year was no exception. Starting with a white welcome on the Friday, below freezing temperatures saw a hard frost start on the Saturday morning opening up to a glorious sunny day, where Sunday saw a bit of rain. None of this spoilt the weekend.

Alex, 12, from Burgess Hill said: “I enjoyed the archery most and it is one of my favourite sports.”

Liam, 12, also from Burgess Hill said: “I liked the campfire as everyone got together.”

Carl, the centre manager at Bentley Copse said that it had been another great success, with the snow once again topping off the weekend for the children. All the children had gone home full of joy, though he was sorry to say the parents having lots of muddy clothes to wash.

Contributed by Surrey Scouts

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