1st Burnmoor Scout Group is well equipped with camping equipment including tents, kitchen equipment and our 5 star toilets, for our members they need to have their own personal kit too, as Santa prepares for Christmas it might be a good time to ask for some kit so you’re prepared for camping. 

Here are some ideas and advice:

Sleeping Bag

There are lots of sleeping bags to chose from, we recommend a 2 or 3 season sleeping bag to keep comfortable at our camps and sleepovers.  Here’s one that ticks the boxes and is a great price available in regular and junior.

Hi-Gear Spirit Junior 300 Sleeping Bag - £10.00

Hi-Gear Spirit 300 Sleeping Bag -£18.00

Roll Mat

Roll mats are also required to sleep comfortably at camp, we would recommend a foam mat or self-inflating mat. Inflatable mattress and camp beds are not suitable for Scout camp. 

Hi-Gear Military Foam Mat - £7.99

Hi-Gear Camper Self-Inflating Mat - £12.00

Rucksack

We recommend a rucksack for bring kit to camp, a 65 litre is a good size.

Hi-Gear Nepal 65 Rucksack- £30.00

Daysack

We recommend a day sack for camp big enough for waterproofs and a water bottle. 

Freedom Trail Active 10 Daysack - £3.00

Hi-Gear Kids Active Daypack -£3.00

 

Water Proof Coat

Water proof coats are a must for camp, they are available  at a huge range or prices. Here’s a couple we found:

Berghaus Kids' Carrock 3 in 1 Jacket - £45.00

Hi-Gear Kids' Transition 3-in-1 Jacket - £20.00

Camp Blanket

After a full day of adventure we tend to sit and relax around the camp fire, a camp blanket makes this much more comfortable, can be used at night for extra warmth and is a great place to keep all the badges we collect over the years. 

Camp Blanket £20.00 

 

Other items that are on the camp kit list:

Walking boots or strong shoes

Torch

Water bottle

 

Don’t forget Go Outdoors offers 10% off to Scout Association members.

To give positive guidance, the 'Young People First' code of practice (also known as the yellow card) sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouting.

Every adult should have a copy of the 'Young People First' code of practice. It is designed so you can keep it with you at all times during Scouting activities.

Check that:

  • You have your own copy.
  • All other adults involved in working with young people have a copy.
  • You have a copy displayed in your HQ or meeting place.
  • Parents/Carers are made aware of the yellow card and our child protection policy.

Code of behaviour

  • Do remember that you are a role model at ALL times, inside and outside Scouting. Set a good example for others to follow.
  • Do treat everyone with dignity and respect in line with the Scouting Values
  • Do treat all young people equally - do not show favouritism
  • Do follow the adult-to-young person ratios at all times
  • Do remember that you have been placed in a position of trust - do not abuse this
  • Do report all allegations, suspicions and concerns immediately
  • Do remember that someone may misinterpret your actions
  • Do respect a young person’s right to personal privacy
  • Do act within appropriate boundaries, even in difficult circumstances
  • Do encourage an open and transparent culture, where people can challenge inappropriate attitudes or behaviours
  • Do make everyone (young people, parents and carers, Young Leaders and other helpers) aware of our safeguarding arrangements and share our Yellow Card - our Code of Behaviour
  • Do create an environment where young people feel safe to voice their concerns
  • Do have separate sleeping accommodation for young people, adults and Young Leaders working with a younger section
  • Do plan activities that involve more than one other person being present, or at least within sight and hearing of others.
  • Do not plan to be alone with a young person.
  • Do not drink alcohol when you are directly responsible for young people and never allow young people on Scouting activities to drink alcohol
  • Do not trivialise abuse or let it go unreported
  • Do not join in physical contact games with young people
  • Do not overstep the boundaries between yourself and young people by engaging in friendships or sexual relationships
  • Do not allow activities that encourage bullying behaviour including initiation ceremonies, dares or forfeits
  • Do not use inappropriate, suggestive or threatening language, whether verbal, written or online
  • Do not rely on your reputation or position to protect you

Yellow Card PDF

1st Burnmoor are proud of the vast nights away opportunities that we offer young people with sleepovers, activity weekends, expeditions and greenfield camps.

We couldn’t hold events without the volunteers that support them, the leadership team, SASU and helpers make these happen. To ensure adults follow the rules of the Scout Association and the events run smoothly 1st Burnmoor have the Camp Adult Code of Conduct which all adults on camps and nights away must follow.

Camp Adult Code of Conduct

  • The yellow card is always to be followed.
  • Everyone is responsible for the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • All adults are to help with camp duties.
  • Section leaders are responsible for the young people in each section.
  • Everyone is required at flag break in the mornings.
  • Any concerns should be raised with the camp leader, AGSL or GSL.
  • Any injuries or accidents must be reported to the camp leader.
  • No photos are to be taken of the young people, leaders will ensure photos are taken and shared within the group policy.
  • Noise levels should be kept down after members have gone to bed.
  • Any trips off site should be prearranged with the camp leader and not affect the program.
  • No smoking in the presence of young people.

Alcohol:

  • Under 18s must not consume alcohol under any circumstances.
  • Adults must not consume alcohol when they are responsible for young people on an activity.
  • At any one time there will be the correct ratio of responsible adults who must not consume alcohol as per the risk assessment.
  • Adults are not to consume alcohol in the presence of under 18's.
  • If adults are to consume alcohol, it must be in an area separate from young people; adult tents, or after young people are in bed; around the campfire or in the marquee, these areas must be left tidy with no rubbish.
  • Consideration should be given to the effect’s alcohol can have and how it may affect an individual’s ability to fulfil their Scouting duties the next day.

Our values guide us in the way that we act, the decisions we make, what we say and how we treat people.

Integrity

We are trustworthy, honest and loyal. We follow our code of conduct.

Respect

We have respect for ourselves and others. We are fully inclusive. Appropriate language will be used at all times.

Care

We are considerate and support each other.  We care and are considerate to the world around us. Our work includes caring for our environment.

Belief

We are open to all faiths; beliefs and attitudes. Those who can, take part in services as part of the scouting association to remember and to celebrate.

Cooperation

We cooperate with others and make friends; we make a positive difference. We work as a team. Our social events are aimed at building friendships.