Dryburn Cup / Vaux Shield

Scout Camping

Dryburn Cup Camping Competition / Vaux Ambulance Shield Emergency Aid Competition

18th - 20th May 2018

After a break of a few years, these popular Scout section competitions have been revamped and combined into a single action packed weekend for your Scout Patrols. While retaining a competitive element, there is no longer a requirement for Patrols to have won any district competition and the emphasis is as much about having a fun, action packed weekend as it is about winning.

  • The Scout Camping Competition (competing for the Dryburn Cup) has been updated to reflect more modern camping trends, recognising that different Scout Troops use different camping equipment (e.g. the use of Patrol tents is no longer mandatory)
    • There is now more of a balance between programme activities provided by the competing Patrols and fun and engaging activities which are provided by the organising team (e.g. team challenges and a camp fire)
    • Scouts camp under a Camp Passport, encouraging the use of these valuable tools which are designed to allow independent Scout Patrol camping
    • The focus of the competition is team work and modern camp craft rather than just 'traditional' scout camping (there are still elements such as making traditional camp gadgets)
    • Patrols are expected to plan their own menus and cook their own meals
    • The weekend now incorporates the Scout Emergency Aid Competition
  • The Scout Emergency Aid Competition (still competing for the Vaux Ambulance Shield) has an exciting new format
    • The competition is now part of the Dryburn camping competition weekend
    • All Scout Patrols competing in the Dryburn camping competition will complete emergency aid challenges as part of a 'incident hike', which starts and ends at Moor House on either the Saturday morning or afternoon
    • The revamped competition will require basic navigation skills and will test emergency aid knowledge up to Stage 4 of the Emergency Aid staged activity badge

For more details download the following documents:

 

How to Enter

The cost is £5 per Scout (plus up to £15 to be spent on food for the Patrol), for teams of between four and six Scouts in each Patrol. Note that as this is the first year in the new format the 2018 competitions will be limited to the first 20 Patrols to enter. The closing date for entries is 7th May 2018, or when 20 Patrols have entered.

Note that each Scout will need to bring a completed Under 18's Medical / Consent Form with them.

Leaders are invited to stay and help deliver the competition, camping and catering centrally (but not to aid their Scout Patrols) and their will be no charge for this.

To enter one or more Patrols, please complete the form below and send payment (£5.00 per Scout) as detailed in the form. [To complete the form will need to provide your own contact details, the names and dates of birth of all Scouts and decide who will be Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader for the weekend. You will also let us know the names of any leaders attending, any dietary or additional needs as well as how you will pay.]