Join us on our Camp@Home Christmas Specical!

The Sprouts are in Town - Join us from 10.00am for 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 (as shown on the left) which you can order using this badge order link.

Note that badge orders will close at midnight on Sunday 20th December and not late orders will be accepted

Online Links

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

Christmas Competitions

Post your entries to our Christmas competitions to, or post them in the Camp@Home Facebook Group

Last entries by 16:00 please.

Best Christmas Cracker Joke
We are looking for the best (worst) joke that you might find in a Christmas Cracker. The kind of joke that would make you groan not giggle - but giggles are okay too!

Snowman Making Competition
Nobody knows if we will have a white Christmas this year, or indeed if we will get snow for our Camp @ Home Christmas special. If we do get snow, you might be able to build your biggest and bestest snowman to enter our competition. If we don’t get snow, you will have to be creative and make your snowman out of other things. Now where did I put my Sellotape…?

Sprout Scout
As we’ve called our Christmas special ‘The Forgotten Sprout’, we thought a really fun thing to do would be to challenge you to make a Scout out of a Sprout. You can use anything you like to make your Sprout Scout, but it must be made using at least one sprout – and look like a Scout. Maybe the Scout could pout, or have a picture taken when out, or if it’s the winning design you may just wish to shout!