A camp to remember

On the weekend of the 30th June – 2nd July 2023, members from across Girlguiding Durham South came together for a camp all about the traditions of Guiding.

‘Ethel’s camp’ was organised in memory of a well known Durham South Guide Leader, who had been volunteering for nearly fifty years. Ethel loved all traditional aspects of Guiding which were included in the weekend – canvas tent pitching, knot tying, fire lighting, gadget making, campfire singing, to name a few. 

Ethel had a lot of friends in Guiding and this weekend was an amazing opportunity for lots of units across the County to get together, for old friends to meet and for new friendships to be made. 

It was a very busy and active weekend and everyone had a fab time. There have been lots of comments about how much everyone enjoyed the camp and a lot of units are now planning their next adventures. 

Ethel's Camp Badge Design
Campfire sing-a-long
Camp fire singing with actions
camp chairs surround the campfire for the sing-a-long
leader leading the camp fire singing
Raising the Colours
Leaders show how to raise the colours
Guides raising the colours
Wood Whittling
Guide whittling
finished whittling products
group of Guides Whittling
Camp Gadgets and Fire Lighting
Camp gadget - washing up stand
guides after lighting their fires, cooking marshmallows
Den Building
Guides building dens
Guides in their dens
Guides in their dens