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A Thousand Amazing Moments. One Video.

11 days 54 people 81.5km of hiking 524 total nights away 1700 individual videos On the 29th of July, we climbed aboard our coach, ready for the 19 hour drive to Kandersteg International Scout Centre. Last Wednesday, 56 days later, we premiered our summer camp video at our parents’ meeting. Condensed from 1044 minutes of footage into […]

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Gold DofE: Cream Teas and Canoes

Last week, several teams from Explorer Units across North London District headed up to the River Wye to complete the expeditions for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. One Wild Wolf group, made up of Ellie, Carina, Dearbhla and Zuzanna, have written about their Gold expedition: We arrived at Scout Park, bright and early, on Saturday […]

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Kandersteg: Bunderspitz

On the penultimate day of camp 7 intrepid Explorers decided to hike up one of the larger mountains surrounding our valley. Thomas reports… Our day started much earlier than anyone else’s with a planned get-up of 4:30 (which failed for me as it turns out setting your alarm too quiet to wake the rest of […]

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Kandersteg: Homeward bound

Hello! Leader Mike here. This blog post comes from a cosy coach cruising up the French motorways, just North of Strasbourg. By the time you’ll have read this the sun will be coming up and the crew will be preparing to board the ferry. Just across the aisle to me is a snoozing Marlon and […]

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Kandersteg Day 9: Brigerbad

Day 9 – Brigerbad We awoke this Sunday morning to heavy hearts at the thought of leaving Kandersteg. However, there was no time for contemplation as we quickly leapt into action, dismantling our camp. Once the van was packed and sent on its way, we trekked into the village to catch our train, sprinting a […]

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Kandersteg Day 8: Oeschinensee

Today we reluctantly turned towards the end of camp, but there was no way we were heading home without visiting Oeschinensee again… After two busy days of hiking and international-campfiring we were keen to have a relaxing morning, and what better way to relax than to sort through 52 people’s laundry! We had amassed a […]

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Kandersteg Days 6 & 7: Hiking

It is hard to believe we are now halfway through camp! Today we are going hiking. Normally, hiking involves getting up ridiculously early and heading off into the wilderness under dubious clouds. Well, in England at least. In Switzerland, it was a bit different. As we’d spent most of the night at the disco, we […]

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Kandersteg Day 5: Berne

  On Wednesday, the entire unit hopped in the coach to drive to Bern, Switzerland’s capital city. After a short drive, and some rejuvenating napping, we arrived and quickly set off to explore the city. While some groups took advantage of the various shops, others lazed by the river bank and enjoyed paddling in the […]

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Kandersteg Day 4

The Unit climbed from it’s tents this morning for one of the most anticipated days of the camp – high ropes and white water rafting: two of Kandersteg’s best activities. Phil has go pro addiction and is a slippery fish. Tragically our group was split down the middle so that activities could be rotated. We arrived […]

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