District Scout Network Alton Towers Camp

For some, the definition of a good camp could be summed up by beautiful sunny weather and the calming serenity of being one with nature. This camp was none of those things. In the latest episode of Hornchurch Network, we were plagued by heavy rain on day one and experienced the heart pounding stress of being flung around and dropped 100ft on various metal scaffoldings on day 2. Conclusion… best camp ever 🙂

On this adventure, Network had gone further than ever before. A four hour trip to the wonderful Consall campsite. A delightful wooded area where you can truly feel isolated from the world (quite literally as there was no phone signal). After putting up our tents in heavy rain, we met day two with anticipation of the main attraction, Alton Towers. Thankfully the weather held off and we got to enjoy the terrifying wonders of the Towers, from the vertical drop of Oblivion to the infamous loops of the Smiler. With the day coming to a close and our adrenaline pumping, we made our way back to camp for a tasty home cooked butter chicken curry with rice and naan. After another healthy dose of rain we wound the evening down and met the following morning with a cheesy, beany, eggy bready and bacony breakfast (courtesy of head chef Alan and sous chefs Lynden and Lauren) to set us up for the journey home.

 Despite being one of the wettest camps network has done, it was a camp full of the typical Networky banter and immaturity that can never be dampened. We may be adults, but we’re children at heart!

Elliot Chang – District Network Scout Member

July 2, 2019

Scout Network Christmas camp

So this weekend saw the first Hornchurch Scout Network Christmas camp bringing together 30 of our leaders and supporters together aged between 18-25.

the weekend was full of xmas themed events in true scouting style and even managed a full Christmas dinner using traditional cooking styles and also the use of a fire.

it went really smoothly and everyone who was in attendance enjoyed themselves i can say that even tho Network is still very young in this district you can see from the photos that it has a very bright future

i would like to say a massive thank you to Jack Bresslaw who took the lead in this event as event co-ordernator bring all these young people together and providing an awesome event

December 18, 2016

Network Christmas Party

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