Broadstone Warren, Forest Row, East Sussex

On Saturday 17th August, we travelled to Broadstone Warren Camp Site, Forest Row, East Sussex for a week of camping filled with Fun and Adventure.
We arrived at 2.30pm and set up our dining room shelters and patrol tents in the woods of Ashdown Forest.
Activities for the week were: Leap of Faith, Archery, Crate Stacking, Sumo Wrestling, Gladiators, Kubb, Swing Ball, Volleyball, Wide Games, Cooking on Altar Fires, Patrol Cooking Competition, Gadgets, Tent Inspections, Camp Fires, Swedish Candle and Swimming in the on-site pool which was challenging as it was not heated!
We drove to Hastings and visited the beach for swimming and kite flying. Fun in the sea as there were some large waves crashing on the beach!
Our day out on Wednesday was to Chessington World of Adventures – Theme Park, Zoo and Sea Life Centre. Scouts and Leaders did rides of: Rameses Revenge, Dragon’s Fury, Kobra, Rattlesnake, The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, Tiger Rock, Tomb Blaster and Vampire.
Our hike was along the South Downs Way and this started at Beachy Head Car Park next to the Public House. We walked along the high cliffs and could see Eastbourne, Harbour, Wish Tower and Pier and wind farm, Beachy Head Lighthouse and we carried on walking to Belle Tout Lighthouse and then to Birling Gap for a lunch stop and swimming. We headed back via Horseshoe Plantation, Frost Hill, Kiln Combe and Long down. We saw a kit boarder on the top of the cliffs on his skateboard which proved very interesting to the Scouts – especially when he did his turns in the air!
On Saturday, we striked camp in the nice sunshine and headed home for a well earned rest.
Paul, Nigel, Eddie, Liz, Callum and Ian