The first day of expedition camp is over! Expedition camp is weekend of either hiking or cycling, the hikers hike on Saturday and Sunday and return to Ferny Crofts (the ‘base’ camp) on Saturday for the next hike on Sunday. The cycle which is what we took part in is where you cycle for 4 ish hours on Saturday and sleep at Braggers Wood campsite to return on the Sunday after a similar cycle back. Expedition camp is also mainly so scouts can achieve the Expedition Challenge Award.
Over all the first day of Cycling was well, incredibly rainy. We started out and it was fairly sunny and didn’t look like rain but later on it was obvious that it wasn’t going to stay dry for much longer. And sure enough, we got to lunch time and it began to rain. Given a few minuets it was hammering it down and it showed no sigh of stopping. Just under half the ride later, we arrived at the campsite hut in which we would be staying the night however, just before we arrived, half way down the hill where the campsite is situated, a few people crashed due to the slippery road which left some people in not the finest of moods .
This didn’t last long however as the hut warmed up incredibly fast due the many electric radiators. This meant that we could dry off all our cycling gear and get warm. We had battered sausage and chips for dinner after and before a few games of ‘intensive’ pool games.