Avon Scouts Camping Award

Camper Awards

Introduction

The idea of the Avon Scouts Camping Award Scheme is to empower young people to spend at least one night per month out of their beds and engaged in some form of camping activity. This does not need to be as part of an organised event it could be sleeping in your garden when the temperature goes below zero degrees or it could be sleeping with your patrol at Woodhouse Park or with another Scout in the tree house at the bottom of the garden.

The scheme started on the 1st June 2010 and re-launched in April 2014.

Rules of the Camping Award

Scouting is a movement build around trust so validation of the completion of a section will be the record card (downloadable below)

The Camping Award scheme is open to all members of the Scout, Explorer Scout and Scout Network sections of Avon County and adult members.  A Record card should be completed with the date of the camp and countersigned (using initials) by a Leader/Parent or camping companion.  The completed card should be returned to the ACC (Explorers) who will arrange for the relevant award to be made.

Mess Tent Award

  • Spend one night per calendar month for a total of six months in the year under canvas, in a bivouac or bothy.
  • Three of these camps should be from the list of challenges on the record card. Three free nights have been given to aid completion of the award
  • Sleep in the tent the badge is named after (optional)

Patrol Tent Award

  • Hold the Mess Tent award
  • Complete a set of challenges from the list, different from those already done, for a total of eight months in the year
  • Two free nights have been given to aid completion of the award
  • Sleep in the tent the badge is named after (optional)

Toilet Tent Award

  • Hold the patrol tent award
  • Complete a set of challenges from the list, different from those already done, for a total of ten months in the year
  • One free night has been given to aid the completion of the award
  • Sleep in the tent the badge is named after (optional)

Download the Record Card and Requirements