Join us on our Camp@Home Christmas Specical!

Although we can't go to camp right now, that's not going to stop Durham Scouts from having a Camp@Home Christmas Special

Following the success of our first three Camp@Home experiences in May, August and October - which had all of the aspects of a traditional camp, but in and around your own home - we are now looking forward to sharing our Camp@Home Christmas Special - The Forgotten Sprout

  • Date and Time: 10.00am to 5.30pm, Sunday 13th December
  • Cost: It's Free!
  • Location: In and around your own home!

Although it's a one-day Christmas special, you can still build a blanket fort, camp under the dining table, or sleep outside on your balcony or pitch a tent in your garden or back yard if you want to.

There will be plenty of interactive sessions full of festive fun including a special Breakfast Club, a 'Forgotten Sprout' story telling session with Conrad Burdekin, crafts and competitions, our usual Wide Game craziness, a family Christmas Quiz, an Explorer Scout 'Festive Fizz' event and even an online Pantomime! It's the ideal opportunity to spend time with your family and get in the mood for Christmas.

There's no need to register for  Camp@Home Christmas Special - The Forgotten Sprout - it's open to all. Just follow these pages over the weekend, or join the Camp@Home Facebook group, which is the best experience for participating in the event (see below)

  • The event is being organised by Durham Scouts, principally for our members as part of our 'Scouting from Home' programme
  • Scouts and Guides from the North East region, the UK and overseas are especially welcome to join us
  • Families with no existing or previous involvement with Scouting are also welcome - we want to provide something for all young people to do in these unusual times

For the original Camp@Home we set up a special Camp@Home Facebook Group which is still going strong and this is where you (or your parents) can share your stories, photos and videos of the event. This is about providing a sense of community while many of us are having to spend time at home and and it's about helping everyone to remember that we are all part of one worldwide family (please be sure to answer the registration questions fully if you want to join the Facebook Group)

The live events will be streamed to the Durham Scouts Facebook Page where you can join in with interactive chat and we'll also stream to the Durham Scouts Website so you can join in if you don't use Facebook.

Event Badge

Due to popular request, we'll also be producing a limited edition Camp@Home Christmas Special - The Forgotten Sprout badge which you'll be able to order on the day and during the week following the event

Online Links

  • If you haven't done so already you can join and access the Camp@Home Facebook Group