So recently I won a competition with the Scout Store. This is the official store to buy your scouting stuff online with all profits going back into scouting.
I entered just by chance stating that my favourite food when camping is ‘Toasted marshmallows on a campfire – the jumbo marshmallows are always the best in the evening when everyone is sat around the campfire’.
I won one of their adult camp packs which included a new sleeping mat, sleeping bag, rucksack and torch. (You can see it in their shop: https://shop.scouts.org.uk/equipment/scouts-camp-pack-2017 )
The sleeping bag is an Vango Atlas 250, the rucksack is a Vango Pathfinder 65 and the headtorch was also a Vango. The sleeping mat is a Yellowstone brand.
All items look great and I especially like the colour of the rucksack as I received a blue one. The sleeping mat has a reflective coating for extra warmth which would have been great back in March!
My favourite item was the headtorch. You can easily unclip it from the headband to attach to your top or bag. It’s also really easy to change the batteries.
I used the headtorch this weekend and I was very impressed, I was easily able to see the Beavers when we were playing wide games in the dark. I’m so happy with it that I’ve now put my old headtorch (which I’ve had since I was a Beaver) into retirement.
I’m really pleased with my prize. Thanks Scout Store!