Patrol activity camps

Scouts get to do the coolest things in the coolest places. And they even get to receive awards for their efforts!

The Patrol Activity (PA) Badge is part of the Scout award scheme.  Scouts earn this badge through planning their own activity and setting about doing it.

We have some regular camping programs that make it achievable for many of our members. Scouts spend the weekend away working in Patrols on a range of activities – everything from cooking to welding – and they can achieve an all-important PA Badge.

Patrol Activity Camping

Attending a Patrol Activity weekend at campsites like Gilwell Park, Clifford Park or Treetops is one way to get a PA Badge.

At Gilwell Park, Scouts only need to come with their food, personal items and their completed health form. All the camping equipment is provided.

Activities at Gilwell might include, abseiling and bushcraft, welding, environment, orienteering or communications.

Clifford Park and Treetops require each Patrol to bring all their own camping equipment, food, personal equipment and completed health forms.

Gilwell Park 

Patrol Camping Gilwell Park offers nine fun activity camps, they include:

  • Abseiling – activities include abseiling, hay box cooking and mapping
  • Two Tradesman Camps – metal shaping, welding, using a forge, and electronics
  • Two Environment Camps – The April camp has activities supporting the World Scout Environment Badge and the November Camp has activities supporting the Pioneer and Explorer Environment Target Badge requirements
  • Two Rogaine Camps – how to use a compass and orienteering and Rogaine courses – come and break the records set
  • Communication Camp – with activities supporting the Communications Badge for Scouts
  • JOTA – includes fourteen activity bases and a night fair

For more information and booking contact or view the Gilwell Park Patrol Activity Camping page.

Clifford Park

A great program opportunity for your Pack or Patrols! (Cubs need to be accompanied by their local Leaders, but Scout Patrols can do it alone - with gear, food etc)

2020 Patrol Activity Camps

First Aid* - qualify for First Aid badge** February 29-March 1
Water Activities, Crate stacking, Abseiling March 21-22
Welding, Blacksmith, Mechanics May 16-17 <>
First Aid* - qualify for First Aid badge** June 20-21 <>
Electronics/Communications* - earn part of communications badge** July 25-26
Gourmet Camp Cooking* - how to eat well in camp August 15-16 <>
Construction & Building Skills* September 19-20
JOTA/JOTI* - the worldwide amateur radio hook up for Scouts October 17-18
Canoe, Abseiling, Environment November 21-22

* Award badge or section of
**Additional charges may apply
<> Popular, early booking recommended

Mob Muster: The 2020 Joey Scout Activity Camps

Bush Rangers
May 30-31
August 29-30
Medieval October 24-25

Cub Capers: The 2020 Cub Scout Activity Camps

Under The Water
March 14-15
Come searching for Dinosaurs
August 8-9
Circus de Clifford
November 14-15

Participants limited to 36 Cub Scouts. Any number from Pack may participate but must be accompanied by a Leader at the ratio of one Leader per six Cubs - no charge.

All participants are accommodated in cabins which are carpeted, heated or fan cooled. All meals and activities are included in the cost.

For more information and booking contact


First Aid March 21-22
Electronics/Radio May 23-24
Photography July 18-19
Science August 15-16
Bushcraft/Camp cooking September 12-13
Tradies November 7-8

Treetops requires each Patrol to bring their own camping equipment, food, personal equipment and completed health forms.

For more information and bookings contact
Applications close two weeks prior to each camp

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