Wiltshire Scouts Weekender

21st to 22nd September 2024

We’re excited to offer a weekend of exciting and challenging activities as well as the opportunity to make new friends from across Wiltshire Scouts at our next County Camp.

Come and join us at Wiltshire Scout Centre on 21st to 22nd September 2024 to get involved and learn new skills, all whilst having an amazing time with your friends. The event is open to all sections and we would love to see as many of you there as possible.

Keep your eyes peeled on our social media platforms for announcements and updates. Bookings will open soon.

Ticket Information

Costs

£10 per day per young person

This include entry to the event and access to all our amazing activities throughout the event.

Groups and/or Districts may need to increase the charge to participants to cover catering costs as Groups will be responsible for feeding their participants.

Activities On Offer

There will be plenty of different activities on for everyone to get involved with! From climbing and archery to smaller activities like pioneering and backwoods cooking, there’s something new for everyone to try.

Activities will be similar to those available at our previous Celebration Events, but with double the fun across a whole weekend! We’ve even got a campfire!

Event Location

Q&As

Basic Information
Who can attend Wiltshire Scouts Weekender?

Everyone in Wiltshire Scouts! From Squirrels to Network and everything in between and beyond.

When is this camp being held?

21st – 22nd September 2024.

Where is it taking place?

Wiltshire Scout Centre, 
Potterne Wick,
Devizes,
SN10 5QT

What happened to Wiltshire Scouts @ Woodhouse Park?

You can read our statement here.

Taking Part
How do I register to attend the event?

Groups should register each section to attend. Once your booking is confirmed, you can then register each attendee once on the booking system. Through the system, the group leader can create as many bookings as they need. Once we receive payment for your booking, it’ll be marked as confirmed.

Those with weekend/overnight tickets, we require a list of all those staying overnight. This information is collected through our booking tool. 

Financial Support

Cost should not be a barrier to Scouting. We believe the fee we are charging is fair. If there are participants who have concerns about the cost, the Group should look to subsidise the cost.

Do I have to attend for the whole event?

Ideally, we would love for all members to attend for the whole event.  We understand, however, that this may not be possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any discounts or subsidies for part attendance of the event.

How will I get to the event?

We encourage shared travel where possible to minimise the number of vehicles on-site. From minibuses, to sharing lifts with others or hiring coaches for larger groups, shared travel is just one way we aim to create a more sustainable and accessible camp.

Is food provided?

No, groups should arrange their own provision of food. Food deliveries will be allowed. 

Can I volunteer at this event?

Absolutely! Please register to attend the event using the link above. You’ll need to complete the form and choose the team you’d like to help out with. Please make sure to detail any dietary requirements or preferences, as well as accessibility requirements, on your sign-up form.

Policies and Procedures
Do I need a Nights Away Permit holder?

If you don’t have one, that’s ok! There are plenty of Nights Away Permit holders across Wiltshire who will be happy to work with your Group.

Your local Nights Away Permit Holder can help your group/section deliver a safe and successful camping pitch by sharing their knowledge.

What First Aid provision will be in place?

Each attending group should have immediate access to a first-aider with a minimum of a first response qualification. 

We anticipate most minor first-aid incidents to be dealt with locally, however for anything more major, or for advice, speak to our Event Team who will be on hand throughout the weekend.

What personal information will be collected? How will this be managed?

Please see the Wiltshire Scouts Data Protect Policy, which details all the information collected, how it’s processed and how it’s used.

I am a parent, guardian or carer attending camp overnight. Will I need a DBS check?

Short answer – Yes. This should be organised through your group.

 

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately due to the terms of the site license, only assistance dogs are allowed on site. This includes during drop off and pickup where dogs should remain in vehicles.