Programs - Scout Camp - Camping Competitions

Camping Competitions

  • 2004 (almost unchanged from 2004 to 2008)

Other Scout Camps

Scout Camp - Camping Competitions - 2004 onwards

Downloadable Program


Note that although we have been entering the Camping Competition for over 25 years the program has hardly changed since 2004, when new rules were introduced.


9th Barking & Dagenham

Patrol Name


Patrol Members

PL Emma Guise
APL Daniel Elliott
Geoffrey Morley
David March
Samantha Harvey
Jamie Reed
Hollie Greene
Alex Searle


9:30 a.m. Arrival
9:45 a.m. Inspection (Full uniform as worn in the Troop)
10:00 a.m. Setup Camp. Pitch Tents. Construct Dining, cooking and chopping areas
12:00 p.m. Packed lunch from home.
12:30 p.m. Tidy up. Collect Wood. Prepare fire and woodpile
1:15 p.m. Oddjobs around campsite. Prepare gadgets, make useful items, make camp nice and cosy
2:00 p.m. Thriftwood Site Activity
3:00 p.m. Finish making gadgets
3:30 p.m. Site & Kitchen Inspection
3:45 p.m. Rest. Relax. Discuss events and problems from inspection.
4:00 p.m. Collect wood if needed. Prepare fire for tea. Finish any gadgets or jobs
5:00 p.m. Start cooking Tea.
6:00 p.m. Tea for judges
6:30 p.m. Washing up. Clear up
7:15 p.m. Finish off gadgets.
7:45 p.m. Relaxing time. Play cards. Get stuff ready for supper so it can be put on straight after campfire to allow time for game.
8:25 p.m. Get ready for campfire
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Thriftwood site campfire
9:30 p.m. Put water on fire for supper. Build up fire. Quick wide game
10:00 p.m. Get supper ready for 10:15 p.m. Then tidy up and wash up.
10:25 p.m. Wash. Get ready for bed.
10:30 p.m. Lights out
11:00 p.m. Silent


7:00 a.m. Wake. Dress and wash.
7:30 a.m. Start fire and start cooking breakfast.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast ready for judges. Eat. Wash up.
9:00 p.m. Tidy up and wash up all stuff that wont be needed for lunch. Start putting away items that we wont need later. If time and judges allow us half hour on assault course.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Full site and kitchen inspection.
Any time spare is spent preparing stuff for Scouts Own.
11:00 a.m. Scouts Own (each patrol has to contribute)
11:30 a.m. Start getting lunch ready.
12:30 p.m. Lunch. Clear up and wash up. Lots of hot water for all cleaning.
1:15 p.m. Start packing up camp. Clear site. Wash and clean everything. Pack own gear. Pack tents away. Stack everything neatly for judges to have a look at. Keep utensils and pots and pans out for judges to check.
IF there is any spare time after clearing away organise a quiet game that will not disturb other patrols.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Final gear inspection (all tents to be packed before and things cleaned)
4:00 p.m. Final site inspection


Lunch Packed Lunch from Home

Tea Mega Stir Fry (veg, mince, chicken pieces, peppers, sauce as required)
Stewed Apples & Custard
Drinks (orange, blackcurrent, water. Hot drink for those that want it)

Supper Hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Biscuits & cake.


Breakfast Cooked breakfast (egg, sausages, bacon, beans, bread, mushrooms)
Drinks (orange, blackcurrent, water. Hot drink for those that want it)

Lunch Sandwiches (variety of fillings- ham, cheese, turkey etc.)
Fruit (choice – banana, orange etc)
Drinks (orange, blackcurrent, water. Hot drink for those that want it)

Suggestions & Advice

Remember it is a patrol camp, so work as a patrol. Each member of the patrol has a part to play. If you do not pull your weight you let down the rest of the patrol.
There are plenty of points for your programme and menu. These are put together before you arrive so plan them carefully and present them in a neat and imaginative way. The judges are looking for an active programme which includes some training and onsite activities. Free time will earn you no points if in your programme.
It is important you stick to your programme and work hard. Patrols that are found to be ‘messing about’ may be asked to leave at worst or they will lose a good deal of points at best.
Menus should contain meals which you all like and will eat but they should not be just fried food. Vegetables and fruit are important for a balanced diet. Remember you have time to get it right!
Try and get your meals ready at the time you have put in your programme and remember to inform the judges when your meal is ready, so it can be marked. It is no good telling the judges that you have just eaten a great meal!
Make a note of all the things that need doing during the site inspection on Saturday so you can put them right before Sunday morning inspection.
There are easy points to be had for being quiet (not silent) at 10:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m. and at 12:00 a.m. also for all being awake and up at 7:00 a.m.
If you have any problems or questions about the camp, ASK!


Gadgets we could make – wood store, shoe scraper, pot holder, table, dresser, mug stand, washing up bowl stand, tea towel drier rack

St. George's Camping Competition

To consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 Scouts
Composite patrols are allowed
Troops are allowed to enter more than 1 patrol at the organisers discretion
Maximum of 2 PL's and 1 APL or 1 PL and 2 APL's, any extra PL's or APL's will not be eligible to compete.
Please list who is in your patrol for the judges.
To arrive at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for a 9:45 Inspection.
Inspection will be judged on each troops known choice of uniform as well as neatness (top half of uniform only)
This is to be handed to the judges during inspection. Remember to keep a copy for the patrol
Times for meal inspections should be included as points are gained for keeping within 5 minutes either side of the time given for meals.
The following times must be included in the programme as they provide some structure for you to plan your programme around.
Saturdays Lunch You need a packed lunch from home
Site & kitchen inspection 3:30 p.m. Saturday This is to make sure you have a safe and usable site
Saturdays Dinner between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thriftwood site campfire 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturdays Supper no later than 10:15 p.m.
Lights out 10:30 p.m.
All patrol members to be up at 7:00 a.m. Sunday
Sunday Breakfast between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Full site/kitchen inspection between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Patrols are expected to have put things right
Scouts Own 11:00 a.m. on Sunday Each patrol is asked to contribute.
Sundays Lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Final gear inspection between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday (marked on all equipment and tents)
Final site inspection 4:00 p.m. Sunday. If not packed away patrols will lose marks.
Patrols may bring a table with them but all other gadgets must be made from materials found on site. You are required to make 5 gadgets, which will be marked.
Sites are to be drawn for after inspection has taken place.
This is to be handed in during inspection. Remember to keep a copy for the patrol.
Write clearly what food is to be prepared and eaten i.e. Potatoes should be stated as boiled, fried, tinned, powdered etc.
Saturday's evening meal MUST be prepared from fresh foods, no tins or packets will be allowed except for gravy, soy sauces etc. and custard.
All cooking to be done on open fires.
Please remember that points are awarded for cooking and presentation.
You need a packed lunch from home for Saturday afternoon as you will be setting up camp.
All visitors including leaders should report to the judges once the competition has begun. No one will be allowed on sites unless a judge accompanies them.

Equipment List

1 triple dome
1 or 2 gazebos
2 mallets
full set of cooking equipment for 8 people
large frying pan
large dixie
2 griddles
2 washing up bowls
washing up liquid
jay cloths
brillo pads
tin opener
potato peeler
wooden spoon
large knife
cool box and ice packs (cold)
2 water butts
store boxes for food
first aid kit
chairs or benches
blanket (large)
2 lanterns & batteries
2 boxes of matches
5 candles

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