Link Camp 2024

Celebrating Teamwork and Diversity: The Olympics-Themed Ryedale District Link Camp 2024

In the verdant expanses of Scampston Park, the Ryedale District Link Camp 2024 unfurled its Olympics-themed banner, heralding a gathering that celebrated the spirit of unity, diversity, and leadership. This year’s camp was as always a special one, as it welcomed both Scouts and Guides, embodying the true essence of inclusivity and camaraderie.

A Torch of Inclusivity

The theme of the Olympics resonated throughout the camp, with activities designed to promote fair play, teamwork, and the joy of participation. Scouts and Guides from across Ryedale came together to engage in a variety of challenges and activities that mirrored the Olympic spirit.

Young Leaders: The Hidden Stars

A Explorer Young Leader demonstrates how to throw an Angel Tomahawk to a Scout at Link Camp 2024

The Young Leaders, an integral part of the Scouts, shone brightly as they took on roles that were crucial to the success of the camp. These individuals, aged between 14 and 18, demonstrated their leadership skills, which they had honed through the Young Leaders’ Scheme—a programme that includes training modules and missions designed to prepare them for such events.

Olympic-Sized Fun and Learning

The camp was built up on a theme of the Olympics, with activities ranging from athletic competitions to cultural exchanges. The participants not only tested their physical prowess but also engaged in learning experiences that enriched their understanding of global cultures and sportsmanship.

A Hearty Thanks to the Organisers

The seamless execution of the Link Camp was made possible by the tireless efforts of the organisers, including the adult volunteers from both the Scouts and the Guides. Their dedication to fostering a safe and engaging environment for all was the cornerstone of the camp’s success.


The Ryedale District Link Camp 2024 was a testament to the power of inclusion and the impact of youth leadership. As the Olympic flame symbolises peace and endurance, so did the camp ignite a flame of unity among the young Scouts and Guides. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the organisers who made this event a memorable and transformative experience for the leaders of tomorrow.