At the end of August 2011 the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade held their annual Camp at the West Midlands District Camping Centre, Dyffryn Ardudwy in Wales.

This year the Boys’ Brigade celebrated 125 years of camping and all those who attended the camp were presented with a commemorative badge at the end of the week. This was also the 111th year of camping within the North Staffs Battalion. During the week, a whole range of activities took place both on and off site. These included canoeing, abseiling, karting, quad biking, football, parachute games, swimming and a BBQ.

Various competitions were held and the winners were:

Best Tent – 18th Dresden Company
Tent Inspection and Activities Afternoon Winners– 7th Bradwell Company
Table Tennis – Under 14 – Ryan Willliams (18th Dresden) 14 & Over – Ryan Webb (8th Longton)
Chess – Ryan Webb (8th Longton)
Wii Bowling- Ryan Williams (18th Dresden)
Sand & Surf Race – Under 15 – Liam Toft (18th Dresden), Open Age Group – Ryan Nickisson (8th Longton)

Camp 2012 will be held at the North West District Boys’ Brigade Camping Centre at Kirkham near to Blackpool. Any boys interested in going to the Camp should ask their Company Captain for further details.