Wintercamp 2018


From Friday 12th January 2018- Sunday 14th January 2018, St John’s Scouts and leaders joined Tunbridge Wells District and headed to Gilwell for the Annual Winter camp. We where on site with around 2,800 young people and 800 adults.

It was an amazing weekend full of activities including 4×4 off roads, climbing, disco’s, mini tank driving, 3G swings and a lot more (see the video below for a summary).

One of our scouts wrote a review of her time at Wintercamp-

This was my first ever winter camp and first time at the Gilwell campsite. Gilwell was an amazing space allowing us to partake in many activities such as tank driving, riding in 4 by 4s and going on the funfair rides. I really enjoyed the off-road Segway riding as I had never been on a Segway before and it’s such a cool but weird feeling. We camped as the Tunbridge Wells district which meant I shared a tent with people I hadn’t met but that was absolutely fine because I got to meet new people and spend my camp with them. The first activity I did was ‘turbo’ which was a ride that used g force to make you spin around parallel to the floor! It was a strange sensation but we all loved it and then did it again. I would definitely go to winter camp again.


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