Chilly Goat – Drone – New DC

Ruislip Eastcote Northwood Scouts start the New Year with a Winter Camp!

Well over 80 Scouts started 2016 with their annual winter camp, known as the ‘Chilly Goat Challenge’ (the origin of the name is lost in the mists of time!) Their ages ranged from 10-15 and all participated in a wide range of activities under the theme of ‘Up in the Air’. This reflected the huge number of activity bases throughout the two days of the camp.

The Scouts made and flew model hot-air balloons, drinks can aeroplanes, attempted a simulated casualty mountainside rescue operation, learned semaphore and launched water-powered rockets. And these were just a few of the activities on offer for all to enjoy and participate in. Many more camps and activities are available throughout the year to members of Scouting. Truly, Scouting offers so much to so many – something for everyone in which to participate.

Conditions at the weekend were more wet and muddy than chilly but all agreed that they had greatly enjoyed their time, despite regular downpours!

Watch our video, filmed from a drone, here:

REN District is also pleased to announce that it has welcomed a new District Commissioner – Stephen Plume. Stephen has been a keen member of the Scouting movement ever since he joined the Cub Scout section some 30 years ago. He has held many senior positions in the District so brings with him many years of Scouting experience.

Stephen replaces Leo Mindel who had been D.C. for 7 years and who is moving to a new role managing the Scout Network and Active Support Units in the District.

Commented Stephen, “I would like to thank Leo for all the many great things he has done and achieved during his tenure as DC. It will certainly be a tremendous challenge following in his footsteps. I am now looking forward to working with all the Scout Leaders right across the District and to continue the solid growth of Scouting here in REN.
One of my many ambitions is to see the Scouts who ‘survived’ the mud at the weekend going on to complete their Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Awards during the coming years.”