St George’s Day 2021 Virtual Camp

As Scouts, we come together every year on or around St George’s Day to renew our Promise, meet and catch up with other Scouts. We look back on the year that’s been and look forward to the year ahead – and 2021 will be no different.

We’re bringing Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and adults together in Wolverhampton North for a virtual camp on Sat 17th & Sun 18th April 2021. There will be 7 live Zoom activities and more challenges for you to try – and you can join in with as little or as much as you want to.

How does it work?

  1. Join the Facebook group to stay updated, see the challenges and post pictures of you taking part.
  2. Look at the Zoom activity schedule and sign up for the activities you want to do 
  3. Receive the joining instructions via email
  4. Try one of our treasure trails in your local area (more info below)
  5. Join in on the weekend of 17/18th April, posting your pictures in the Facebook group
  6. Attend the Closing Ceremony & Promise Renewal at 16:30 on Sun 18th to look back on the weekend, renew your Promise and look ahead to the next year

What makes it a camp?

You can earn a night towards your Nights Away Staged Activity Badge by sleeping anywhere but your bed! You could:

  • Pitch a tent outside
  • Setup a hammock or outdoor shelter
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Sleep in the bathtub
  • Set up camp in the under stairs cupboard
  • Anywhere else you see fit – make it adventurous!

The programme

You’ll need to pick which sessions you want to attend and sign up here by Friday 16th April. There’s no upper limit to any session, but if there isn’t enough interest for a particular session it may not be able to run. 

Throughout the weekend, there’ll be short activities and challenges posted in the Facebook group to keep you busy.

Useful downloads:

Treasure Trails

Our camp at home isn’t about being on Zoom all weekend – we want you to get out and about before, during or after the weekend. We’ve prepared a generic Nature Scavenger Hunt for you to try anywhere, and we’ll be uploading specific routes here throughout the week.

  1. Nature Scavenger Hunt (generic)
  2. Bilbrook & Codsall Route and Answers
  3. Coven Route
  4. Featherstone Route
  5. Essington Route

If you try our Nature Scavenger Hunt or one of the routes, let us know how you get on by posting pictures and your score in the Facebook group.

Who can take part?

Activity sessions are open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in Wolverhampton North. Siblings and your household are very welcome to join in.

Leaders are welcome to join activity sessions. Please sign up in the same way to receive the joining instructions and so we know who to expect.

All members of the District (young people, Leaders, Executive Committee members and supporters) are encouraged to attend the Closing Ceremony & Promise Renewal at 16:30 on Sun 18th.

How much does it cost?

Totally free! There’s no cost to take part in this event.

All of the activity sessions will require the minimum resources possible, and hopefully things that you’ll already have about the house – but just in case, you’ll receive an equipment list a week ahead of the event for the activities you’ve signed up for.

Why St George's Day?

Founder of the Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, wrote in February 1914:

‘I’m hoping to get St George’s Day adopted as the day on which Scoutmasters, Commissioners, Leaders and Scouts will look up their instructions, read through their handbooks and review their promises for the ensuing season.

‘St George is the patron saint of Scouts, and their observance of his day will bring all Scouts the more in touch throughout the world.’

Have more questions?

If you have questions about this event or need to change your activity bookings, email [email protected] and one of our volunteers will get back to you.