Explorers restarts September 10

Evening all,

I hope you are all having an excellent summer. Just a gentle reminder that Explorers restarts on September 10.

See you in a couple of weeks.

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Summer Camp CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the severe lack of attendees we have decided to cancel (postpone really) our Summer camp in July. Anyone that has paid a deposit will be refunded on Tuesday.

The plan is for us to book another camp shortly after the Summer break. This camp will be at Kibblestone instead.

Details will follow but the likely weekend for the camp will be October 4-6.

‘Ave A Go’ Night

As josh mentioned to you last week please bring something along with you (if you have something) that others can have a go at, it could be a skateboard, a unicycle anything you own that might be fun for someone else to try out.

See you later

AGM this week

As I mentioned last week, we are not at the HQ this week, instead we will be meeting at the Longton rugby club for the AGM. It starts at 19:30 and should be finished around about 21:00. Please wear full uniform.

See you there

Chief Scout Platinum Expedition

All,

As you know this weekend we will be completing our chief Scout expedition. Below is the health form you need to bring with you.

We will be meeting on Saturday 22nd at 10:00 at the location on the map below (Brown End Quarry car park). I cannot find a postcode for this location but please note it is NOT the Waterhouses car park, the quarry is closer to the start of the manifold valley route:

The Explorers will be cycling up the Manifold trail to the foot of Thor’s cave, they will lock up their bikes and make their way up to the cave where they will have lunch and complete a task set by us. After lunch they will go back to their bikes and cycle a little further to Wetton mill where they will leave the Manifold trail and head up hill to Wetton itself. From here they will continue along the roads to the camp site which is about another 8 miles. When they arrive at camp they will set up their tents and prepare themselves a meal on their stoves.

Next morning they will make breakfast, pack up their tents and head to the top of the Manifold trail. They will follow that down as far as Wetton Mill where they can buy ice creams and other snacks. From here they will leave the trail and head toward Butterton then south towards Grindon. After about 1 mile they will reach the Manifold trail once more and follow that back to where we started the route.

We are planning for them to arrive back at the quarry by 12:00 on Sunday June 23.

Kit list – PERSONAL

  • Bike
  • Helmet – MANDATORY
  • Bike lock
  • Bike lights
  • Torch
  • Tent (one between two)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Sleep mat
  • Wash kit
  • Towel
  • Waterproofs
  • Clothes for two days
  • Suitable footwear for cycling and walking
  • Money (for snacks en route)
  • Packed lunch
  • Suncream
  • Drinks (for consumption en route)
  • Snacks
  • Puncture repair kit (these can be shared between two)
  • Food for evening meal
  • Food for breakfast on Sunday

Kit list – TEAM

  • Maps (and route card)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Stove (fuel will be carried by leaders)
  • At least one mobile phone per team, leaders to be provided with the number(s)
  • Bicycle pump
  • Basic tools (hex keys, spanners, screwdriver)

The leaders will be carrying some tools, pumps and other equipment if needed

Any issues please let us know

Camp Health Form June 2019

Bikes

As I mentioned before the half term break we are going to start preparing for our bike expedition tonight. If you have a bike and have the ability to bring it with you, please do. Don’t worry if you can’t.

See you tonight