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London Scout Camp Programs

Are you looking forward to the activities that you can do when you join the scout? Then, check out this list we have for you!

Many people look forward every time to the London Scout programs since this helps them improve their confidence and they learn how to work with others. 

We are going to list down the activities that you can experience after joining the scout. We made sure that all of the activities here are  exciting and will teach your kid a lot of things they can use in life. 

Beaver Scouts Activities

Our Beaver Scouts are encouraged to go out and be active. We believe that the activities listed below are perfect opportunities for them to learn more about the outdoors. 

  • Nature walks and hikes
  • Picnics and family-based camping
  • Tree planting
  • Games and sports
  • Crafts
  • Storytelling and playacting
  • Spiritual fellowship

Cub Scouts Activities

There are six areas that the Cub Scout program is focusing on: the natural world, outdoors, creative expression, healthy living, home and community, and Canada and the world. These activities includes: 

  • Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and outdoor activities
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Model-building
  • Music, storytelling, and play-acting

Scouts

The Scout program focuses on outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership, and personal development and includes a variety of activities:

  • Mountain biking
  • Rock-climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking and camping
  • Running an activity
  • Organizing a camp
  • Participating in provincial or national youth forums

Venturer Scouts 

Our Venturer Scouts not only give back to the community but also experience life changing activities. We give them different types of activities that they can participate in to become more active and continue to hone their communications and practical skills

  • Participating in the Survivorman challenge
  • FOCUS Training
  • Adventure 14
  • Scouts of the World Program
  • Scouters-in-training and activity leaders
  • Vocational Venturers

Rover Scout

The development of the Rover Scouts into leadership is one of the priorities of us, but we don’t make them forget to give them a good time. We let them participate in the different activities that let them hone their skills in leadership. 

  • Participating in the Survivorman challenge
  • FOCUS Training
  • Scouts of the World Program
  • Rover round tables
  • Vocational Rover Scouts

Parents don’t have to worry about the safety of their children since they are being supervised by our senior and rover scouts. 

Scout camping can be fun and beneficial to a person’s growth. If you want to know more about the benefits of sending your child or going to a scout camp because you’re hesitant, then continue reading. 

Benefits of going to a scout camp

Joining a scout camp is a great way to spend your free time. You’ll learn a lot and will meet new friends. Still many parents today are not unfamiliar with the concepts of this. That’s why we are going to list down some of the great benefits that you can get while being in a scout camp. 

They’ll spend their days being physically active

With different activities to do around the camp like swimming, canoeing, hiking, and more, we are sure that scouts will be physically active while having fun during these days. 

They’ll earn advancement and experience success

Camping is a great way to build great self-esteem and self-confidence by giving awards and merit badges to the members that showed great leadership skills throughout the process. By giving them different accomplishments and active participation, we make them grow to be an achiever. 

They’ll unplug from technology

Taking a break from technology is a great thing. It makes them more active and feels responsible for their surroundings. By interacting with real and different people in different activities, they realize that there are plenty of things to do besides looking at their phones. They’ll get to experience nature while having fun with their friends.  

They’ll have the freedom to get dirty

Who doesn’t want to play in the mud and get dirty? Stepping outside their comfort zone is one of the benefits of joining a camp. Hiking through muddy swamps and camping through the forest is one of the activities that scouts have. But the parents should not be worried about their child since different camps have shower houses to clean off the dirt and mud. 

They’ll conquer their fears and try new things

Scouts will develop courage and try new things when they are in a camp. The environment and their newly found friends will help them to conquer new things that they will try. Even overcoming homesickness, our counselors will try to help get rid of this problem. It will help them gain responsibility and resiliency. 

They’ll explore careers and develop a life-long skill

Camps will help provide the scouts with the right instructors, programs, equipment, and facilities, so that they can develop new hobbies, build new skills, and have new adventures. 

Camps make sure that everyone who is a part of this organization will learn a new thing that they can use for the rest of their lives. 

They’ll be creative and productive

Being creative is one of the benefits of joining a scout since they are forced in different scenarios like how to tie a stick together without a proper rope and many more. They will learn useful life skills that they can apply after leaving the camp. 

Scouts can also experience rapid mental growth since they are being creative and it might help them develop new hobbies. It will help them gain a positive outcome in life and be a fighter no matter what is thrown at them. 

They’ll grow more independent

They’ll learn who they are inside a scout camp since they are required to decide for themselves without the help of parents and teachers. Even if they are in an independent environment, camp counselors will help them decide the safe and caring way as possible. This can help the scouts to be a new and better person before entering the camp. 

They’ll build social skills and develop teamwork

Having new friends is fun and you can do it in a scout camp. You’ll learn how to communicate with other people since scouts are required to live with each other on a campsite. 

Everyone will share responsibility, solve problems, communicate properly, and build a sense of community and teamwork. 

They’ll enhance their spiritual growth

Even if you have a different religion, camps help you develop personal value and character when you are a part of this great organization. The camps encourage scouts to live by the Scouts Law to be a great person throughout their whole lives. This helps the scouts fulfill their duties to the country and the community. 

Camping is really fun and challenging but going to a scout camp is different than the real deal. If you decide to do it with the other scouts, continue reading this to learn more about the thing you need to prepare. 

Things you need to prepare when camping

Going camping is relatively hard especially if you’re not prepared for it. That’s why here at London Scouts, we made a life of the things you need to prepare when you decide to do it. 

Warm clothes

Even though it is sunny, you need to prepare yourself a thick blanket or sweater since the temperature during nights can be cold. 

Extra clothes and rain gear

You need to prepare this for the uncertain things and weather that you can encounter during camping. Having wet clothes can give you a hard time when you’re outside. 

Trash bags

Always remember to carry these with you since cleaning the place that you slept on is your responsibility. 

Lighter or matches

Rubbing two sticks together to create a fire is fun but it is a hassle since you need to relax and conserve energy to put up your tent and do different things. 

First aid kit

It is important to clean the minor and little cut on your skin to keep it uninfected to prevent further damage. You can also carry insect repellent and sunscreen with you since some of your buddies might be allergic to insects. 

Flashlight and extra batteries 

You don’t need to trust your campfire to give you light the whole night since the woods can be dark especially at night. Bringing flash and batteries can help you see more when it’s dark outside. 

Solar or hand-cranked radio

This is also essential since it can help you provide different warnings about the different storms or give you some entertainment while camping. 

Scouting is different and can be challenging but you’ll learn a lot of things that you can apply for everyday living. Don’t be afraid to join the scouts at an early age, you can just send us a message or visit our office. We accept any questions and suggestions for us to improve our programs.