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Scouts have been enjoying outdoor music, celebration and nights under canvas for over a century – long before Glastonbury and Woodstock. So as the festival season kicks off with the Isle of Wight, who better to dole out advice on everything from noxious toilets to campsite navigation? Here are our music festival survival tips...

       
The Scouts' Festvial Survival Guide  - festival packing tips   Part 1: What to take and how to pack

Unless you're being chauffered right up to your tent, you'll spend a lot of time carrying your kit.

Here's our guide to what to take, and what to leave. Your weary arms will thank us.

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The Scouts' Festival Survival Guide - Pitching your tent   Part 2:

How and where to pitch a tent

How to find the best pitch, get that tent up (even if it's raining) and have a comfortable night's sleep with or without a ground mat. 

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The Scouts' Festival Survival Guide - How to make sure you don't lose your friends   Part 3:

How to navigate the festival site

Make sure you can find your tent and don't lose your pals.

And follow our tips to navigate the nightly guy rope assault course after the last band has left the main stage.

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The Scouts' Festival Survival Guide - Wellies   Part 4: 

Stay warm, dry and un-burnt 

Don't let your festival spirit dissolve in the rain.

You'll need to be prepared for rain and sun and chilly nights.

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The Scouts' Festival Survival Guide - Mosh Pits   Part 5: 

Essentials: from mosh pits to long drops

Apply some Scout tips to make sure you don't lose your spot, survive the mosh pit and find the festival's least gross toilet.

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