rabbitsReigate District ran its first District Survival Camp at Jordan Heights Scout camp site Reigate and the event was a great success.

We had leaders from the 2nd, 30th, 34th, Network and District helping over the weekend.

In the end the 2nd Reigate and the 34th Reigate (Meadvale) won the event jointly and received the trophy.

Who could forget the seriousness of the mountain rescue but the fun and determination of the teams to complete the rescue, the fantastic cooking by the 34th one pot meal and the best nettle tea we have ever tasted. The superb shelter built by the second and the rabbits gutted and cooked for lunch by all the teams.

Over the weekend the Explorers learned skills of making and improving shelters, backwoods cooking, one pot meals, emergency rescues, finding articles in the dark, axing, knives, saw. How to use different types of cookers and making gadgets. They gutted rabbits and cooked them for lunch and learned what you can do with a potato! They finished by making luminous fires to get rescued by the smoke.

A true weekend of Scouting and the Explorers were a true credit to the District

We have just had for Explorers Hannah Glasgow, Lauren Freeman, Chris Rimmer and Izzy Smithson complete the highest Award in Scouting -the Queen Scout Award. They were presented with their badges from Assistant County Commissioner Mr Phil Currie. The four will now be attending the Queen Scout parade at Windsor on St Georges Day and meeting the Queen. the four youngsters have completed a number of projects over the last two years including International Trips to Switzerland, working with the National Trust for a week on Reigate Hill, completing a sixty mile hike in Somerset and doing a special project along the way. they have also learned many new skills, helped at the local camp site Jordan Heights and taken part in may activities including Rock Climbing, White Water rafting, Cannoning and taken part in shows ,musicals and completed hikes on Glaciers.


1st 34th Reigate (Meadvale) 79 points (1st ever winners)

2nd 9th Horley 73 points
3rd 2nd Reigate 66 points
4th 7th Reigate 60 points
5th 30th Reigate 20 points
6th 17th Reigate 17 points

Winner highest score

1st William 9th Horley 33 out of 50 (On count back) Great score well done

2nd William 2nd Reigate 33 out of 50

3rd Jake (9th Horley) , Ollie 34th Reigate (Meadvale) ,John 2nd Reigate 31 out of 50. 

We will be posting out certificates for all that took part and will arrange the presentation of the trophy for highest score to William 9th Horley with District.

Well done to all Units who took part many thanks to Tim (Archery Instructor) and Aaron for helping run the event.

It was also good to see our DC Steve Robinson pop in on the day as well.Over 20 Explorers took part in the event from six different Units.