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Launching 1st Harpenden Camp At Home

29th April 2020

Launching 1st Harpenden Camp At Home

Although we can’t meet “Face to Face” Scouting doesn’t stop!  We’re organising a Virtual Camp from now until 31st May.  Take up the challenge and let’s carry on Scouting.

The Rules...

Here are the “Rules”. We’re asking you all…… Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, Parents, and all Young People interested in joining in the fun to:

– Pack a bag
– Build a den at home / pitch a tent in the garden/ hang up a hammock (whatever you can)
– Sleep in your shelter of choice
– Build a ‘campfire’ (real or virtual) and remember the marsh mallows!
– Take part in a “Scouty activity” (make something or build something)
– Help with cooking a meal
– Complete by 31st May

MOST IMPORTANTLY……. Each night you participate share a creative photo, video, blog, etc. to our Facebook sites with #CampAtHome:

Each Young Person who takes part will be entitled to 1 Night Away for each night they participate (as long as they aren’t sleeping in their bed). Meaning you could get up to an extra 31 Nights Away if you take on the challenge!

Each Young Person who takes part will be awarded a '1st Harpenden Camp At Home' badge, and this is where you all come in..... 

So what does the badge look like ?..... You Design ! 

We will award each Young Person who takes part in our Camp-At-Home challenge a specially made badge - and we want YOU to design it !

That's right, get out your paints, crayons and coloured pens because we want you all to get designing, drawing and colouring.

The design must:

  • Include the words "1st Harpenden", "Camp At Home" and "2020"
  • Include a design displaying a camping at home type scene
  • Be clear and colourful

The badge can be any shape you like, maximum dimensions 8cm by 8cm.

Please send your badge designs to andywrentmore@gmail.com, along with your name, by Sunday 31st May. All entries will be displayed on our website and the winning entry will be sent off to our badge making factory.


Become a World Record Breaker

Northumberland Scouts are looking to break a world record on Thursday 30th April for the world's largest camp (yes, tomorrow).

I'm taking part - will you ?

The record for the world's largest camp is 65,000, there are 60,055 registered for #CampAtHome so far. 1st Harpenden have completed the Group registration process and we can add names to our attendance list, so if you would like to take part in this world record breaking attempt you must send your names to andywrentmore@gmail.com by midday on 1st May 2020 for your attendance to count. Everyone welcome, leaders and parents too !

More information: https://www.campathome.org.uk/ #CampAtHomeFacebook

Let's break this world record together 1st Harpenden !

Quick Re-Cap

  • Camp-At-Home Thursday 30th April to join the World Record attempt and send your name to andywrentmore@gmail.com by 1st May
  • Carry on sleeping in your tent or home-made camp by 31st May andpost photos on your Beaver / Cub / Scout 1st Harpenden Facebook page, we need to see the evidence !
  • Send your badge design to andywrentmore@gmail.com by 31st May
  • Badge design winner announced in June
  • Badge factory makes our badges
  • Receive your 1st Harpenden Camp-At-Home badge

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