County: Dryburn Camping & Vaux Ambulance Shield

Between: 17th May 2019 - 19th May 2019 Location: Moor House Adventure Centre Sections: Scouts

Dryburn Cup Camping Competition / Vaux Ambulance Shield Emergency Aid Competition

17th – 19th May 2019

Celebrating 100 years in 2019, 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. games, 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



Dryburn Cup / Vaux Shield

Moor House Adventure Centre

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