View Full Version : Gilwell 24 2011

11-02-2011, 06:08 PM
Two years ago I helped Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine on their base that they did at an Explorer camp called Gilwell 24 which is near Chigwell, Essex. They had been invited to cover Bear Grylls being made Chief Scout there and I was drafted in to help.

The next year I was asked to organise it and we had a great base...so this year I am putting this thread up to show folk that there is a place for bushcraft in Scouting and to see if, by chance, there are any bushcrafting Scouters (or is that Scouting buschrafters-Discuss;)) on here who are interested in joining the team this year.

It is on 9th July and is held in a tree shrouded fire circle under a parachute and I have some allocated places spare on a first come first served basis (although anticipating a rush is probably slightly delusional on my part).

Sorry, but anyone interested must be a member of the Scout Association

12-02-2011, 10:21 AM
do former members count. 22 years service

13-02-2011, 06:11 AM
I'm asking the question for you...stay tuned.

Aaron Rushton
13-02-2011, 09:48 AM
im an explorer scout and young leader :) not sure i agree with bear grylls being made chief scout though :/

13-02-2011, 11:36 AM
I'm a ASL.

I'm interested in your plans/thoughts.

20-02-2011, 06:15 PM
Welcome to the Gilwell 24 bushcraft base fire Freddy:campfire:...I was getting my posts mixed up hence me introducing you to the others as 'former'!:confused::p

07-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Quick post to say that the Gilwell24 bushcraft base is happening this Saturday, I'll post some pics of it when I have time. Tamarack Outdoors are going to be coming down tomorrow, and I asked Woodlife Trails, who were hoping to come, but Pablo isn't well :-S

07-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Bloomin' Scouts get everywhere! ASL myself

20-07-2011, 01:51 PM
Great weekend. some pictures.

John my son carving his first spoon.


Tracey my wife making Bantoc.