1st Great Paxton and the Offords

Scout Group

Scout Camp

Our Scouting camps are the highlight of the year for our Scouts and leaders, and gives everybody a change to really mix and get to know each other. We always go away to a Scout approved site for the weekend, starting on the Friday night with a pickup on Sunday afternoon.


Everybody has to camp out over the weekend, many of our scouts find this the most exciting part of the camp.


During the camp we plan various activities to entertain the scouts and parents, and we try to have a mix of fun activities and some more traditional scouting themes such as "Fire making" and "Crafting" to help develope our young people. The evening starts off with the traditional fun of putting up their tents, which is always a good way of bonding friendships. The best part is watching our adult helpers trying to help with the tents!


The following day we start off with a cooked breakfast to fill the bellies, and then the days activities begin...


We always try and include some traditional Scouting sports such as Air Rifle shooting, Archery and Traditional Rafting or Canoeing. These activities always prove very popular with the Scouts, and we always encourage our adult helpers to have a go at being kids again during the weekend.


A few years ago we were tidying our store area when we found this dirty looking awards cup. After cleaning we found it to be a silver presentation cup from our original Scout group from the 1930's, this has now been used to award the best Scout of the camp.


To be in with a chance to win the award, our Scouts have to show fantastic personal development, helping others and for having fun and getting stuck in...


Camp is a great way for our young people to explore themselves and to make lasting friends within the group. Many will find qualities they never knew they had, and conquer fears.

Copley Directions

Drive through Godmanchester and get onto the A14 towards Cambridge.


Come off the A14 at junction 26 towards St.Ives.


Follow the A1096 over roundabout and river bridge.


Continue over next 2 roundabouts until you get to the main A1123 junction.


Turn left onto the A1123 towards Houghton.


Stay on the A1123 at the next roundabout.


At the traffic lights take the lefthand lane onto Ramsey road.


Turn right into Westwood road.


Follow through the houses and park in the St.Ivo leisure centre carpark.


Walk to the Copley centre down the pathway opposite the carpark - signposted "footpath to Houghton and Wyton"


We are through the large railing gates...

Nights Away Kit List

  • Complete scouts uniform.
  • Warm sweatshirt or jumper.
  • Two Tee shirts or short sleved tops.
  • Two pairs of trousers and shorts.
  • Spare underclothes just in case they get wet.
  • Spare pairs of socks as they will get wet.
  • Night clothes, PJ's or onesie etc...
  • Waterproofs (Coat and trousers).
  • Hiking boots or strong shoes.
  • Trainers that don't mind getting wet.
  • Personal washkit and toohbrush.
  • Towel, plus a possible spare.
  • Sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses.
  • Single one person sleeping bag (camping style).
  • Blow-up single matress or roll mat.
  • A nice soft pillow or two to use in the tent.
  • Blanket or dressing gown for around the fire.
  • Plate, mug, bowl and cutlery.
  • Plastic drinks bottle.
  • Torch and spare batteries.
  • Small day bag or rucksack for hike.
  • WATER GUN... To soak the leaders.
  • Plastic bag for wet clothing.
  • Your favourite Teddy bear to cuddle upto a night.

Leslie Sells Directions

Follow A1 south to the 'Black Cat' roundabout.


Take the A421 towards bedford.


Stay on the A421 for several miles.


Take the A428 at the Asda Junction towards Bromham.


At the second roundabout take the road to' Box End'.


Follow Cemetery road onto Box End road.


Follow Box End road under the A428 into Bromham.


At the Tee junction turn left...


Then turn right onto Village road.


Follow Village road past the Baptist Church.


Turn left onto Molivers Lane.


Go past the Campsite entrance down the farm track.


Turn left at the bottom down small track to the carpark.