For our Unit camps, we prefer, if possible, for you to provide your own tent, if you can’t then don’t worry, we can sort one for you but we need to know in advance, this is an important part of you taking more responsibility for your own camping.
We are extremely flexible, we also understand that spending nights away from home can be quite stressful for some, actually these anxieties can get worse as you get older. So what we’d ask you to do is tell us what you want and propose solutions; we will listen.
If you bring your own then absolutely, if you ask us to provide one it might be a patrol tent with other people.
Yes, they can but be aware there are some additional considerations under the current Covid rules so please discuss this with us in advance.
Yes, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. There are good reasons why there is not an absolute ban. For instance, emergency situations and making sure all young people are included regardless of how they feel about their gender. However, in general we don’t, not because we don’t trust you, but simply because the perception of other people causes more hassle than it’s worth.
Lot’s of our explorers do and we always try and select sites where this is possible. We do have some tarps if you want to give it a go.
Ask this question on any Scout forum and it will start heated arguments in very quick time!
For what it’s worth this is our opinion, but others will disagree.
To be honest we’re yet to be convinced on inflatable tents but by all means prove us wrong. We’ve had lots of explorers turn up with cheap festival tents and to be fair they’ve all worked fine, they won’t last that long and single skin tents do get damp but they’ve kept everyone dry so far.
A Vango Force 10.