We run two main camps over the year attended by both cubs and scouts and in addition the scouts attend the annual RN sea scouts camp at H.M.S Excellent in Portsmouth. Some cubs attend a Sixers camp which runs over a weekend. We also run an annual Chief Scout Gold Award camp and occasionally will run an overnight stay as part of a weekend outing.

A few weeks before the camp you will receive a ‘Parents Information’ letter that will provide all the arrangements for that camp and a detailed kit list.  You can take a look at this FAQs document that sets out some of our standard conditions and provides a generic kit list. However, when packing for any camp you MUST refer to the list for that camp as it may differ. 

Winter Camp

Winter camp runs over a weekend in February and the cubs and scouts sleep in cabins or other indoor accommodation in groups of 4-6.

19:30Scouts and Cubs Arrive
20:00Colours, camp safety brief
20:30Wide game
21:30Hot chocolate
22:00Pipe down
07:30Call the hands
09:30Fire lighting
12:00Scouts cooking lunch over fires
13:30Crate Skating and Navigational Skills
19:15Room inspection
19:30Wide Game
20:30Hot chocolate
21:00Games night
23:00Pipe down
07:30Call the hands
09:153G Swing and Shelter Building
12:30Final Packing/ Room Cleared/ Lodge Clean/ Final Room Inspection
13:30Sunset and Depart
A typical winter camp schedule

Summer Camp

Summer camp is under Canvas and attended by scouts and some of the older cub scouts. Scouts sleep in traditional patrol tents which they put up themselves on arrival and take down when we break camp. The location of camp each year varies and the format and focus varies according tot he location and facilities. The camp is more chilled than the winter camp due to the longer duration and there is time left for the scouts to hangout, meet other groups, practice their outdoor skills and relax. Each day is organised around a common pattern and the scouts cook on the camp fire several times during the week.

RN Camp

RN Scout camp is operated by the Admiral nelson Unit for RN Recognized Sea Scouts at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth. Accommodation is on board HMS Bristol, a retired type 82 destroyer moored alongside Whale Island. Camp lasts a week and the scouts take part in either a week long powerboat or sailing course or participate in a mixed activity week which sees them skipper large sailboats, paddle, sail and powerboat.