Island Explorers Give a Helping Hand at Corf Camp

Last weekend explorers from all over the Island braved the wet and the cold to give service to Corf County Scout Campsite. Corf County Explorer Support Team (CCEST for short) is a sub-team of the Isle of Wight Explorer Scout Forum and is made up of explorers and explorer leaders who are dedicated to assisting with the upkeep of Corf.

This time around their efforts in clearing ditches and trenches should see that the site is less saturated should we have the same wet weather as last year. Previous tasks have included tidying the site, washing and packing away kayaks and installing (and assessing safety of) a replacement rope swing. Barrie Price, campsite warden, commented on CCEST, saying “[CCEST] have carried out the work I have given them without any problem which I appreciate very much. The last time they came out they had to clear ditches to allow the vast amount of water we have had lately to flow towards the Corf Lake and it was raining, but they just got on with it. My thanks to the CCEST and I believe they will be coming out again soon”.

All members help out because they have spent a large amount of time out at Corf and want to be a factor in its upkeep and success but, of course, to sweeten the deal, food is provided on each work day and every member who attends will work towards awards in scouting. 

We look forward to continuing to work to make Corf a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all its visitors.

If you would like to find out more about CCEST (or want to join), please contact Ashley Russell (on ashley.russell [at] isleofwightscouts.org.uk), David Mears or Elaine Sharkey (both by the usual means).