Aqua Camp 2018

When is it? Aqua Camp is taking place 1st - 3rd June 2018
What is it? Aqua Camp is a County event open to all Scout Troops in Oxfordshire. It sets out to provide both beginners and the more experienced Scouts with the opportunity to:
  • Take part in a wide range of water activities, which they may not otherwise have access to
  • Experience a large Scout section event, with the chance to meet hundreds of other Scouts
  • Enjoy a weekend camping with their Troop, that contributes towards their own badge work
We also offer kayaking, open canoes, raft building, sailing, gig pulling and dragon boating, alongside some additional land activities, and of course evening entertainment too.
How do we book? Bookings are open between Saturday 17th February and 7th April 2018 and are offered on a first come first served basis. However due to this we often have a reserve list of unsuccessful participants who get first offering on this popular event.


County Patrol Camping Weekend

Oxfordshire’s County Patrol Camping Weekend is a fun weekend camp where your Troop leaders will not camp with you, but there will be plenty of adults around to make sure you are OK. You will also get to try out a wide range of activities and the chance to meet other Scouts from all over Oxfordshire.

You will camp as a Patrol and cook your own food over altar fires. If not every member of your normal Troop Patrol can come, then you can make up a Patrol from your Troop, but you should try to make sure it is as near as possible to a normal Troop Patrol, i.e. 4 to 7 Scouts, including one PL, one APL and a range of ages.

Scroll down toward the bottom of this page for specific information for Patrol Leaders and Scout Leaders.

Where is it? The camp is at Horley Scout Campsite, Wroxton Road, Horley, Banbury OX15 6AU from Friday 6 October to Sunday 8 October 2017. It costs £27 per Scout, but ALL of your activities and the Saturday evening meal are included.   

This years Theme:

Saturday teatime is a huge “bring and share” picnic based on the theme of “jungle”. Each Patrol should bring some food (including one hot, savoury item) and dress-up based on their interpretation of the theme. Points will be awarded for food and costumes. 


Getting there:

You will need to arrange to be dropped off at Horley Scout Campsite with your kit and camping equipment between 1800 hrs and 2000 hrs on the Friday evening. Please arrive as a team together and keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.



The closing ceremony and presentations will be at 1600 hrs on the Sunday afternoon. Please encourage your parents/carers and Scout Leaders to join us for the presentations.


So you want to come:

Take these three steps:

  1. Send a completed application form (one for the whole Patrol), or register on line by clicking here as soon as possible.
  2. Post or bring with you in October, all the completed permission to camp forms from the Joining Instructions below (one for each member of your Patrol),
  3. Post or bring with you in October, a cheque for the full fee made payable to “Oxfordshire County Scout Council”: £27 for each member of your Patrol attending. 

If you are posting your entry or registering online, please send all information by Thursday 21st September 2017 (By post to: Oxfordshire Scouts, Youlbury Scout Adventure, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HD.)


Documents for Patrol Leaders   Documents for Scout Leaders
  Download full Joining Instructions, Booking forms, Permission to camp form and suggested kit list by clicking here.     Download full joining instructions, Booking forms, Permission to camp form and suggested kit list by clicking here.
Patrol Leader Hints and Tips     Notes for Scout Leaders new to CPCW  
Patrol leader Check List   Scout Leader Check List  
Map to Horley Scout Campsite    

Map to Horley Scout Campsite  

  Supporting CPCW The County Patrol Camping Weekend (CPCW) has been running as an annual event for around 26 years. Over this time the number of Scouts attending has increased and the event has developed to ensure that it is a great experience. To find out more about getting involved as a volunteer Adult click here or as an Explorer Scout, click here. (Documents coming very soon!) To register your interest in helping out over the weekend, please click here to be taken to the registration form (Naturally we cannot guarantee that you can help in the area that you first choose, but we will get in touch to discuss how you can help)   More information For more information about CPCW please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with your Scout Leader or a member of the organising team.