Tenderfoot 2016

DrumHillLogoIn May 2016 the Scouts went back to Drum Hill Campsite in Derbyshire for the anual Tenderfoot Camp.  Tenderfoot camps are more about Scouting skills than activities, so the focus of the camp is on things like: tent pitching, axe and saw, back woods cooking, keeping the site tidy and generally learning the skills of Scout camping.
 
On the Thursday before the camp the whole senction went to the Drum Hillto help put the tents up.  This went well despite a few "learning opportunites" with the ridge tend flysheets and we managed to get most of the tents pitched.  Tent pitching was finished off on the Friday night along with a large pile of Hot Dogs.
 
On Saturday moring we made fires, got the axes and saws out did some serious wood chopping before moving on some outdoor cooking. 
 
In the afternoon we palyed games and also made use our new ideo equipment to make some "David Attenbrough" themed videos.  Some of which were vrey good.  We finished off the day with some traditional woggle making and a night wide game before cooking marsh mellows over the an open fire, in the woods.
 
On Sunday we made use of the "Low Ropes" and the "Black Hole", which is a kind of caving activity.  Finally we made our way back to the camp for the long and slow tent packing process.  The weather had been very good so the tents went away dry for the first time in a number of camps!