Established circa 1980 MAD weekend is not only our proudest tradition but it’s also Essex Network’s premier event. The event is open to anyone in any Scout Network in the UK and it’s also open to anyone in Scouting & Girlguiding who’s over the age of 18.

We look forward to welcoming you and your Networks this year!

We're working hard to ensure we have a great day time programme, we have all the usual campsite activities you’d expect from such an event, with the site offering Caving, Climbing, Archery, Kayaking and Rifle Shooting, plus a few extras we are bringing in just for you.

No Network camp would be complete without something BIG to finish the weekend off with. At MAD we offer you the opportunity to embrace mother nature warmly with our Great Raft Race.

The theme for this year's camp is Movies, so we expect the Saturday night fancy dress to be amazing. Book on your Network, work out what film you want go as and let the good times roll!

For more info on prices and to book in, head to