1st Surbiton (Sealion) Sea Scouts

Fun Water Activities for Young People in Royal Kingston

X Camp

Here is the letter with details of the ‘X’ Camp event taking place at Polyapes on the 21st June and 22nd June 2014. We will be attending this event which is being organised by our District for the enjoyment of all our young people.  It will celebrate 10 years of the Royal Kingston District.


The ‘X’ Camp Committee is well on the way to finalising all the details and are working very hard to ensure that this is a memorable and spectacular event.  We very much hope that your youngster(s) will come and join us and enjoy all the activities and events that are being put on. 

The activities will start on Saturday morning and continue through to early afternoon on the Sunday. These will include:

  • Fair Ground Side Shows
  • Archery
  • Aerial Runway
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Giant Slide
  • Talent Competition
  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Monkey Bridge
  • Bloody Bandages
  • Band Concert
  • Camp Fire


Costs for the camp are as follows:


£15 for the Saturday visit

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers



Summer Camp 2013 - 26 July to 2nd August

Roadford Lake, Devon - This year’s Summer Camp was at Roadford Lake in Devon. With over 730 acres of water, Roadford Lake is Devon’s largest reservoir; a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston.  There are miles of footpaths and a cycleway which winds its way through a forest overlooking the Lake. From our pulling and sailing boats, kayaks and canoes we explored the beautiful scenery from the water.

In 2011 travelling down by coach, we took 40 Scouts and 10 Explorers for an action-packed week: Sailing, Kayaking, Gig pulling, Water/Land Hiking.  Our theme was Pirates of the Caribbean.  We camped in a field adjacent to the ‘Outdoor + Active’ centre which is run by the South West Lakes Trust.  We had traditional Scout camping activities including games, sports, cooking and camp fires, with lots of opportunities to do loads of badges.

Roadford Lake Country Park is, between Okehampton & Launceston, Devon PL16 0JL

See : http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes-and-facilities/the-lakes/roadford-lake

Kit List - see below.

Camp Leaders: Dom Toloui (dom@sealionscouts.org.uk) and Floor Woulters (floor@sealionscouts.org.uk)


Thursday 25th July 2013


  • 3 PM start at HQ for packing kit Any Explorers/PL’s available to help!!
  • 5PM parents with big cars and vans willing to help load kit meet at HQ.
  • 6.00 PM scouts/explorers to drop camp bags to the Island plus help load lorry.
  • 7PM Artic lorry arrives to be loaded of camp gear.
  • Anyone that has forgotten to give in health forms give to Dom


Friday 26st July 2013


  • Scouts/Explorers and leaders on coach/Minibus to meet at HQ for 7.15AM.
  • Scouts/Explorers need to bring pack lunch and drinks for the journey and snacks as it will be a 5 hour journey.
  • All waterproofs to be packed in day bag.
  • All medicine to be handed to Jon if on minibus and Dinyar if on Coach.
  • Camp bank will be sorted out on the coach please see Tom Hunter.
  • To travel in Full uniform (no uniform hats needed).
  • Hiking boots would be better to wear then school shoes.


Friday 2nd July 2013


  • Coach/Minibus with scouts/explorers will arrive at HQ for 6PM.
  • We will try and update if any earlier via Facebook/website/InTouch Contact.
  • All Scouts/Explorers to stay behind and help unload Artic Lorry.
  • Artic Lorry will arrive back to the Island same night at 6PM to be unloaded then.
  • Parents with big cars and vans willing to help take kit back to HQ from lorry.

Easter Camp 2013

We camped at Walton Firs in Cobham over the Easter weekend, from 9am on Good Friday to 4pm on Easter Monday.  It was freezing (literally).

The Archery, shooting, climbing, abseiling and caving were very exciting and the assault course at Walton Firs was a tough one.  There were plenty of badges to be earned and fun to be had.  We roasted pork on a spit roast over an open fire.

Camp: What should I bring?

Standard Camp Personal Kit List

  • Waterproofs
  • Rucksack with (bin) liner
  • Torch + spare batteries, bulb
  • Foam Karrimat/groundsheet
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Small personal First Aid Kit
  • Thermos Flask/Water bottle
  • Full Scout/Explorer uniform
  • T-shirts & Sealion t-shirt(s)
  • Polo neck/sweaters
  • Thick warm shirt/jumper
  • Warm coat/jacket
  • Polycotton trousers
  • Walking Boots/Sturdy Shoes
  • Plate, Bowl, Mug
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Tea Towel
  • Wash Kit & Towel
  • Money pouch (named)
  • Watch & Pen/pencil
  • Plimsolls/Deck Shoes
  • Trainers
  • Wet suit (if owned)/swim wear
  • Underwear
  • Gloves and Sun Hat/Cap (or Wooly Hat if cold) 
  • Sun cream/Insect repellant
  • Track suit (for nightwear)


This list can be cut down as appropriate for weekend or overnight camps. Mark your equipment with your initials etc. All kit to be packed in one bag. Uniform (except caps) is to be worn on the journeys both ways.

If weather conditions are poor, warm clothing will be essential. Many small layers are better than few thicker ones. You will need a set of good waterproofs and decent boots. Hat and gloves are useful too. Remember all your boating clothes may be wet after the first activity, so a second set is necessary for other activities. For summer camp remember plenty of T-shirts and shorts, sun cream and a cap or sun hat.

Penknives are only allowed at camp with permission and must not be worn as part of uniform. Other knives are generally not permitted.

Radios, electronic games and mobile phones are not permitted at camp as they frequently are lost or broken. All telephone contact with home should be through the leaders and/or the campsite pay-phone, not mobiles.

There is a substantial amount of lost property without a nametag after every camp. Write or sew a name onto everything to ensure its safe return.


For those of you who want info on past camps the Camp Archive is for you!



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