On 12th October, over 3,000 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will raise funds for Porchlight by getting sponsored to spend a night outside in cardboard boxes. 

The young people taking part hope to raise a significant amount for Porchlight’s work helping rough sleepers and vulnerable people across the county. ‘Knot’ bad!

We’re joining in (by invitation only, please see My.SCOUT ) with a night at the hall, sleeping outside on the decking in cardboard boxes (and a sleeping bag!). There is no charge for this event, however, it is a fundraising event, so we’re asking everyone that comes along to get a few sponsors to help out. Download a copy of the sponsorship form from here.

All participants will need to bring along their cardboard box – and importantly – take it away with them afterwards. W’ll have lots more boxes available as well.

Participants will also need:

  • A good quality sleeping bag (if you need one and haven’t got one, have a chat with the leaders – we have a few spare for loan)
  • Lots of layers – don’t just wear one layer, come along with at least four layers with pajamas as the base layer
  • A hat and gloves

We’ll provide soup/hot dogs in the evening and cereal/toast in the morning. Hot (and cold) drinks will be available all night long and a few of the leaders will be monitoring all night in case the weather changes suddenly.

If it’s really wet, we’ll move into the hall!


05/11/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now back at at RED. There will be no face to face meetings until January 2021 at the earliest. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.