The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!

Senior and Rover Scout Snow Hole Weekend


With their own Winter Mountain Leader, Clive, the Senior Scouts and Rovers were planning a challenging trip to the Scottish Highlands to navigate out onto the Cairngorm Plateau and sleep out in a snow hole.

 Northumbria Area Scout Camp 2009

Northumbria Area Camp 09Friday 12th June saw six groups from Northumbria meet near to Heighington, to partake in a weekend of green field camping.


Rover Scouts in the Snowy Cairngorms


Rover Scouts in the CairngormsHaving never laid a hand on crampons before, the idea of sliding down a snowy slope in January whilst practicing how to use an ice axe would have been somewhat daunting - if Ninette and Clive had told me the fine details.

Winter camping – Sage advice


altWith the recent bout of wintery weather - here's an overview of the important aspects of winter camping.....