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A five mile night hike out to Elmdon, followed by a sleep under the stars to test out our new bivy bags.
Scouts cooked their own dinners over the fire and drank a gallon of hot chocolate to keep out the winter chills.
Waking up by the side of the lake to tea and bacon rolls is the perfect way to start the weekend.
We plan to return to Elmdon for another sleep out in the spring.
Jailbreak 24/25 September 2016
Wasps, catchers and a long, long journey could not prevent this years Jailbreak, held between Orwell in Cambridgeshire and Clavering in Essex, being one of the best ever. All scouts from the 5th finished the gruelling overnight course and had a great deal of fun doing so. No trophies this time, but three teams finishing the course, plus 5th represented in support staff, crossing guards, bus drivers and first aiders. Well done to all involved.