Every now and then friends, work colleagues and even members of my family question me ” why do I do Scouting?”, you don’t get paid for scouting so why would you spend all your free time and not get a single penny for giving up that precious time, the Young people’s Parents see you as a free child care evening or weekend when you go … Continue reading You’re such a Bear Grylls wannabe
With Father’s Day just a few weeks away- Sunday June 18th 2017, Ive come up with some ideas for the Camping Dad that will show your dad how much you love and appreciate him – and know him! TBS- The Ultimate Fire Steel Buy it here This is my go to Fire steel, a used fire steel that gives out a good spark for the … Continue reading Great Gift ideas for Father’s Day
So its bank holiday weekend, it’s a nice Friday evening and everyone else is fast asleep..but for how long is the question?? We were meant to be going away for a weekends camping trip teaming up with The Caravan & motor home Club who are launching a new cycle festival to encourage families to spend some quality time together in the great outdoors cycling. Unfortunately … Continue reading Another Random week….
Recently after the numerous appearances of my Daughter- Producer Grace on the recent vlogs & Podcasts, I’ve been asked if I have any tips/advice on taking young children i.e. Babies/toddlers camping. It got me thinking as I haven’t taken Grace camping yet as she’s a bit young and hasn’t hinted to me that she wants to go camping at night. We’ve done camping in … Continue reading Tips for taking young children Camping
I recently attended a basic carving day run by a very talented scout leader. I set off nice and early on a Sunday morning for a 1 hour drive, I didn’t know much about the course, what it would entail, I knew that I had 1 project I wanted to achieve by the end of the course – a beetle. It’s basically a wooden mallet … Continue reading Review on a Basic Carving Course I attended
One of my favourite times of the year to take my scouts camping is in the autumn, nice and crisp mornings and cozy and relaxing around the warm campfire in the cold evenings is just magical, On a recent autumn camp, even though I spent the previous few weeks telling the scouts to wrap up warm in the evenings, bring a nice warm jumper, hat, … Continue reading The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide when Camping
Back in September 2014 I was lucky enough to be asked if I would like to bring a team along to The Tower of London to plant what turned out to be an experience of a life time. My brief was to arrange a team to come to the Tower to plant some ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London. I … Continue reading A life changing experience
So yesterday – 29th May 2016 I headed down to Romford in Essex to attend a Scouting event which had just over 500 Scouts and leaders attending. I was asked to host the stage and introduce Bear Grylls when he arrives to the campsite via his helicopter. It was a great day, lots of fun activities for everyone to do- all for free!! A big … Continue reading #notdoingmuch