Dear Scouts and Parents/Guardians

We had a great time at Winter Camp last year. It’s a short Camp at Gilwell Scout Centre HQ where the entire site gets overtaken by scouts from all over the country.

There are activities literally everywhere, and the scouts are free to roam the site at minimum in pairs to go on whatever activities they choose. Last year I saw activities ranging from the normal air rifle shooting and abseiling to canoeing, archery, crafts, water slide, radio orienteering, wide games, quad bikes, go karts, camp fire and cinema. They even had Segways to ride and laser tag in the forest. They have a Massive Disco every evening, and even a fair with rides open till late.

Dates: Fri 9th to 11th Jan 2015

£65 per Scout

Cost includes camp fees, food and a t-shirt

I’ll be going with Connor and using Comberton as our Parent group as they have a big HQ tent where we can base and eat (great food provided by Comberton).

However our Caldecote Scouts will be in tents together (girls separate to boys). I’ll have three spaces in my car, or you can make your own way there and back.

The website is here for more info –

It did not snow last year, and wasn’t too cold as long as the Scouts bring a warm sleeping bag.

It would be great to see a few more Scouts from Caldecote attend this year.

I’ll be asking for confirmation in a week or two.

Yours in Scouting


(Caldecote ASL)