Scouts are invited to join us for a back-to-basics patrol camp at Callisham Cross, Yelverton for the weekend 14-16 June 2019. We’ll be dividing our Scouts into small patrols, and each patrol will take charge of prepping and cooking their food over campfires. Leaders will be on hand to give instruction in the safe use of tools and equipment and ensure they don’t poison themselves or set fire to any tents!
On Saturday afternoon we’ll be visiting Meavy Oak Fair where Scouts will be able to join in the various games and activities on offer. Scouts should bring some pocket money (suggested amount £10) for this activity. There should also be plenty of time for fun and games back at the campsite, including grass sledging and wide games.
To book your place, please download, complete and return the activity information form below to Simon Miles, Group Scout Leader, by Wed 22 May with your payment of £30 per person. Cash in an envelope or cheque payable to Bridestowe Scout Group.
The kit list below should help you prepare for camp. Don’t forget to pack some warm clothes as it gets cold on camp at night. A reminder that leaders don’t recommend bringing mobile phones or other electronic devices on camp owing to the risk of loss or damage. Young people are responsible for their own personal kit and leaders are not accountable for any loss or damage to young people’s personal belongings.
- Sleeping bag/pillow
- Camping mat
- Basic personal wash kit
- Activity clothes and group necker (full uniform not required)
- Warm fleece, hat, scarf, gloves
- Waterproof coat (essential)
- Walking boots
- Torch with fresh batteries
- Pocket money for Meavy Oak fair
- Penknife (but don’t worry if you don’t have one)
- Optional cake or other contribution to camp stores
How to get there
From Tavistock, on approaching the Yelverton roundabout, go straight across past the shops and down the hill into Meavy Lane. Follow the road downhill until it crosses the River Meavy. Continue uphill a short way until you reach a crossroads where you turn left to Meavy. The campsite is immediately on the right (gated field entrance). Click here for map.