Commondale Camp – 11th-13th July

Arapaho, Cherokee and the Scouts joined together for the weekend to head up to Commondale near Whitby for a camp.

We left on Friday evening and got to Raven Gill Campsite in time to get everything set up before it got too dark. There was then just enough time to go for a night walk navigated by the stars and have some supper before bed.

Once everyone was up on Saturday morning, the Cubs and Scouts cooked their own bacon butties for breakfast and even did all their own washing up! The Scouts then headed off to Whitby for the day, while the Cubs got ready for the days activities.

We started off with a walk following the stream that runs through the campsite, some got more wet than others, but it cooled us down in the hot sun. We then stopped for some lunch before making a bridge to cross over the stream, which of course ended up with even more fun getting wet in the stream! The Cubs then had some free time until the Scouts came back, where they had a kick around on a spare field and the Commondale Beauty Salon was opened by the girls! Everyone also had the option of sleeping outside in bivvies on Saturday night too which the Cubs put up and a few slept in with their sleeping and survival bags.

Tea of spaghetti bolognese was cooked with a selection of methods; billy cans on charcoal, dutch ovens and Swedish log candles which were new to everyone. We finished the night off with a small campfire and come songs before supper, bed and the rain arrived!

Sausage sandwiches were cooked by the Cubs and Scouts for breakfast on Sunday morning before we started packing up. The rain then came back so whilst we waited for it to stop, everyone got to visit the little shop on site whilst the Cubs made water filters and the Scouts got creative with paracord.

It was then time for all the tents to go down a little damp and a final litter sweep of the site before it was back on the buses to go home!

We hope everyone had a great weekend and all the leaders were impressed by the Cubs and Scouts behavior!