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Gilwell Winter Camp

Winter Camp at Gilwell is a mid winter camp at UK scouting's headquarters at Gilwell. Activities fill the whole weekend; it is like a mini-jamboree but in the winter. Four season sleeping bags at night (sometimes two!) and plenty of warm clothes with lots to eat are the order of the day.

This video created by one of our Scouts, Thomas Morris

Photograph courtesy of Telegraph Newspapers

Some years the camp has deep deep snow, which even saw our scouts, Danny, Brett and Jonathan grace the front page of a national newspaper one year in this snow dusted photograph

Other years it can be an utter mudbath, as this series of timelapse pictures from our 2016 visit shows:

Winter Camp is full of activities and fun in mid-winter ranging from four wheel drive cars and mini-diggers through abseiling and zorbing, robot wars and a flight simulator to the scouting staples of wide games, camp fires and orienteering

Here is a video from Winter Camp 2015

This video created by one of our Scouts, Thomas Morris

And finally, here is a video from Gilwell itself on Winter Camp: