Senior Scouts and Explorers @ Winter Camp 2020

Posted on 26th August 2019 by Tony Brewis

We are offering an opportunity for our Explorers and senior Scouts (over 12s on the date of the camp) to take part in a real outdoor challenge…

January is nobody’s favourite time of year. It can feel like you’re trapped on the sofa, bored of the telly and sluggish after a holiday season of over-indulgence and board games.

That’s why you need Wintercamp.

Wintercamp runs right in the dead of Winter. Previously pitting its participants against snow, mud, and sub-zero temperatures, it’s the challenge you need to switch you back on for the year ahead.

Wintercamp is The Scout Association’s biggest winter event yet, at both Gilwell Park in London/Essex and Hawkhirst in Northumberland… Our next event takes place between 10-12 January 2020, and Chester-le-Street District Scout troops will be going to Hawkhirst.

Wintercamp is an activity camp running right in the middle of winter. You can certainly expect the extremes of British weather. We have seen snow, ice, torrential rain, and bright sunshine. Combine that with the best activities going and we’ve got ourselves a very exhilarating weekend.

At Wintercamp 2020 you’ll be able to try a number of activities including the usual favourites: shooting and archery, crafts, water slide, prussiking, radio orienteering, wide games, quad bikes, go karts and a disco, camp fire and cinema. There will be many others too. Our day and night programme will keep you totally entertained.

Joining instructions and all permission/medical forms will be circulated by leaders nearer to the event date.

You can have a look at previous Wintercamps and get some tips here –

Wintercamp is a popular event – we usually sell out all spaces! As we will be attending as a District, and as it’s a popular event, we need confirmation and payment by 31st October. [Joining instructions will be sent out late November].

How much?

Our prices for 2020 will be £70 per Scout – this includes catering and transport to the event from our district (setting off around 5pm Friday, returning around 5pm Sunday). You can pay online (if your troop uses online payments) or you can write a cheque to “CLS District Scout Council” and hand it with the slip below to your Scout Leader.


Download the flyer and booking form here – if your troop uses OSM, you should find the event listed there