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Showing Their Caring Side

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Our Subcamp is named after Florence Nightingale a remarkable woman who lived for 90 years from 1820 to 1910. 

She made hospitals cleaner places and demonstrated that trained nurses and clean hospitals help sick people get better. In many ways she created modern nursing. Florence famously served as a nurse in the Crimean war working with a team of other nurses to save many wounded soldiers. Our subcamp will celebrate her life and achievements.  

Participants will be able to ‘operate’, learn about medical advances through the years, make their own mini lantern and compete for the prized ‘syringe’ during the week.

So, who are we? Well, if you were on Everest Subcamp in 2012 then you will recognise a few of us. This year we are ably lead by Steve Clarke and Charlotte Claughton.  The team are made up of Scouters and Guiders from all over the UK, not just local Essex folk.  We also have a number of first timers to the Jamboree as staff. So it will be a big learning experience for them to see what it’s like on the ‘other side’!