Venue: Rutland Showground, Oakham
Date: 21 – 23 June
Winning Patrol: 1st Bowdens Who? Dr Who: Ned Connors, Ellie Bowditch, Lizzie Cooper, Ben Matthews, Toby Ritson-Elliot, Will Casey
2nd Place: 1st Bowdens Leaning Tower of Pasta
3rd Place: 3rd Market Harborough Team Wonka
Presented By: Carol Black, Leics Scouts County Commissioner
Judges: Derek Catt, Eric Gamble, Hannah Dove
Organising Team: Debbie Billington, Phil Reed
Weather: Fine, dry with sunny periods
Site conditions: Part of the Rutland County Showground, level playing field, wide open space.
Judges’ comments: The standard of camping at this year’s competition was exceptionally high.
The site was a very level playing field and each Patrol came up with some noteworthy devices to gain points, from novel or complex menu items to innovative gadgets and themes.
The weather conditions were not challenging but overall the tent pitching was equal to anything.
The kitchen hygiene and food storage was much better than in previous years, apart from a little spilt milk (nothing to cry about) and the site was left cleaner than when we arrived.
There has to be a winner but all the teams were a credit to their Troop and Leaders and also to Scouting in Market Harborough District.
Adam’s challenge: Global Issues Activity Badge
Winning patrol: 1st Market Harborough British Tumbleweeds