A group of Scouts from 1st Broughton Gifford & Holt Scout Group triumphed recently in the West Wilts District Maurice Gullis Camping Competition.
The six boys – Curly, Harvey, Alex, Digger, William H and G – demonstrated outstanding teamwork, organisation and cooking, as well as succeeding in a range of challenges. Of particular note was the way the team pulled together and the quality of the meals they cooked on an open fire. The competition has been run since the 1920s in memory of a Scout who loved camping. This was the first time we’ve entered.
A team of BGH Scouts has scooped first prize in the district’s Best of British Cooking Competition.
Dermot, Ellen, William H and William K (right) wowed the judges with their menu of coronation chicken, fish & chips and Eton Mess.
Comments from the judges included that the coronation chicken was “to die for” (let’s hope not!) and they particularly liked William H’s origami table decorations.
Two weeks before the competition, the Scouts held a trial run for the whole troop. Some delicious dishes – as well as some interesting experiments! – emerged. Photos of the night are here.
Scout camp will never be the same…
Well done to the dozen brave members and parents who turned up on Saturday for the work day in Jubilee Woods.
Despite horizontal rain and gale-force winds, we managed to clear a good length of ditch, using the hazel we felled as material to build a boundary fence to try and stop the cows munching the trees.
As it turned out, and despite Kaa’s intrepid claims to the contrary, there was such a thing as the wrong weather as proceedings were curtailed early because of the risk of venturing deep into the woods in such high winds. Apologies to anyone who may have turned up in the afternoon to find the site deserted.
Jubilee Woods is looking good now and we hope to use it for camping trips this year – in somewhat better weather.
Our group is set to take delivery of a set of smart new tents with the help of a £2,300 grant from Melksham Area Board.
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After obtaining permission from our Parish Council we were all set to instigate our Centenary Celebrations with a traditional Scout Camp on the Common outside our Headquarters.
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