the Lee logo
The Lee Newsletter
June 2011
Home page
June Contents Page
camping Lee Common Scout Group
By Fiona Jones

In early May, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from 1st Lee Common Scout Group enjoyed a fantastic outdoor activity day at Braid Wood in Asheridge.

Following a bracing hike from Lee Common to Braid Wood through buttercup fields and bluebell woods, the boys enjoyed an action-packed day in the fresh air. Thankfully, the sun shone and the predicted rain held off!
Highlights included a demonstration of axe, saw and penknife skills, orienteering and gutting fresh sardines before cooking them in a Canadian log oven.

The Scouts taught the Cubs and Beavers how to put up hike tents, the Cubs and Beavers having to pay extra-special attention as they were then required to put up the same tents themselves!

The boys cooked their own lunches over open fires. All were so ravenous by 2:00 pm that they wolfed down their delicious mince and vegetable parcels. The pudding was a real treat:  foil-wrapped banana and chocolate, melted in the embers of the fire.

All agreed that this is what good scouting is about – enjoying the outdoors while learning exciting new skills. The boys returned home looking positively rosy-cheeked and, apparently, all slept like logs that night (Scout leaders and helpers included!).

For more information about 1st Lee Common Scout Group, please contact the Group Leader: Chris Nevill on 864881 or

Top of Page
How to find The Lee
Your comments and feedback are welcome, please contact: