Kandersteg ski trip 2018

At the February half term a party of Scouts and leaders travelled to Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland for a week of skiing.

Chiltern 20 Challenge & Autumn Camp 2017

8th Holborn entered five teams of Scouts in the Chiltern 20 Challenge hike this year – two teams in the junior competition and three senior teams.

Our junior teams finished 10th and 15th, and our senior teams were 11th and 13th.

After the Chiltern 20, a dozen of our Scouts travelled on to Longridge at Marlow for a two-night autumn camp featuring canoeing on the Thames, laser tag, climbing and more.

Summer Camp 2017: Bournemouth & Poole

This year’s Summer Camp was held at Butchers Coppice, the Bournemouth district campsite.

We were fortunate to be able to visit Brownsea Island on 1 August, the 110th anniversary of the start of Baden-Powell’s experimental Scout camp.

Activities included blueberry picking, hiking, an afternoon at the beach, stand-up paddleboarding, pottery, hiking in the Purbeck Hills and watching a display by the Red Arrows.

Paddle Sports Camp 2017

At the start of the Easter holidays 8th Holborn hosted the North London Scout District paddle sports camp at Longridge on the Thames near Marlow.

Scouts from 1st Islington, 3rd Squirrels Heath, Christ Church, 8th Muswell Hill, 15th Wood Green, 201st Islington and 224 North London took part in the camp, as well as members of our own 8th Holborn troop.

Huge thanks to the volunteer canoe coaches who made it all possible.