With the knowledge they would have a dry place to sleep, the Troop then took the somewhat easier challenge of constructing their Dining Shelter in rapid time so there would be somewhere less damp in the morning to cook breakfast.
After a remarkably pleasant, warm and dry evening, the Scouts awoke and swiftly began to cook an English breakfast on gas stoves under the Dining Shelters erected on Friday evening. Leaders joined the Scouts for a nourishing breakfast before undertaking a lesson on navigation. After a brief quiz helping the boys and girls to set a map and compass, plan a route and consider bearings, the Troop departed the camp site for a hike over a Headley Heath to put their training into action. Despite a few detours which weren't planned for, a safe return to Boidier Hurst was achieved.
Throughout the remainder of the camp, Scouts developed their use of an axe, saw and splitting wedges to prepare wood for fires, fire lighting with alternative means and pioneering.
The Troop will next be sleeping away from home when they depart over the firework weekend to sleep at the HQ of 1st Battle Scout Group near Hastings. More exciting tales will inevitably follow!