Scouts learn to survive in wild

Scouts from 1st Woodford Halse spent last weekend surviving in the wilderness. NNL-150704-161150001
Scouts from 1st Woodford Halse spent last weekend surviving in the wilderness. NNL-150704-161150001

Scouts from First Woodford Halse Troop learned how to survive in the wilderness by camping without tents.

The group of ten children ventured out to Yulberry Scout Activity Camp just outside Oxford on Good Friday and stayed until Easter Sunday.

They had to build their own shelter, cook their own food and sleep in a hammock.

They also learnt how to make a fire and basic emergency aid in case there was an accident.

Jennie Curtis, Cub Scout leader, said: “For some of the Scouts it was their first Scoup camp and were a little nervous, but that soon passed as the more experienced Scouts looked after them.

“Scouting gives people the opportunity to try new things in a safe environment. The weekend went really well and the scouts all learnt so many new things, some of them picked up new skills such as how to light a fire. This is exactly what Scouting is all about.”