Camp details

For those of you that do not know where Beaudesert is, below is a map along with the address of the camp site.

I think most (if not all) of you have given me your completed camp and consent forms, last week I gave out a further consent form which the camp site requires to be filled in before any of you can go rifle shooting.  If you have not had one of these forms you ABSOLUTELY MUST fill in this form, if you do not bring this form with you, you will not be permitted to shoot.

If you have not already checked out the kit list then please do so, please make sure you bring suitable footwear, the weather looks like it might be reasonable for us but the field will still be wet.

This should be a good camp, see you all on Monday around 3 pm on-site, have a good weekend.


Site address: Beaudesert Park Campsite, Cannock Wood, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4JJ
Web address:

Camp kit list

All the usual stuff for camp plus the below:
Old clothes for coracling (including shoes, not crocs or wellies)
Wet weather gear
Walking boots
Suncream (laughable I know)
Day bag (small rucksack)
Money for the tuck shop (optional)

Wide game tomorrow

Just to remind you all that we have a wide game tomorrow night at Kibb.  Please wear suitable clothing and walking boots (ideally), it could be wet.  We will meet in the main car park at 19:00, please bring subs as normal as there is a charge for visitors.

Also, those of you coming to camp next week please can you make sure you bring your money and forms, we need these tomorrow.

See you tomorrow

Job opportunity at Cotswold Outdoor


As I mentioned last night, I was contacted by the chap that came down and gave us a talk from Cotswold Outdoor.  They have a job vacancy in-store and they would like it to be filled by a Scout.  They contacted me specifically because they were particularly impressed by our unit.  Here is the job posting:


This diverse role involves working within a friendly sales team to achieve sales and service targets. This role combines sales, merchandising, and customer service skills in a busy store environment. The ideal candidate will have previous retail experience; be passionate about the outdoors and or travel, and the delivery of exceptional customer service.

Previous customer service experience is desirable but full training will be given.

Previous retail experience is desirable but full training will be given.

Outdoor or Travel experience is essential.

They need someone that is 16 or over.

If you are interested please get your CV together along with a covering letter written to the attention of Sarah Howell and either send it into the store or drop it off in-store.  I am happy for you to use me as a reference and I am sure Cliff or Meagan would be equally happy.

If you need any help putting your CV together then we can help you out with that too.

This is a great opportunity to earn a bit of cash over the summer holidays, if I were you I would jump at the chance, you never know you might get an even better discount in-store!

Summer camp 23 – 27 July

Camp is fast approaching. I have booked some of the activities we discussed last week and the program for camp looks a little like this (for now):


14:00 – 15:00  Arrive at camp, pitch tents etc.
17:30  Evening meal and clear up
18:30 Evening activity
21:00 Supper and clear up


08:00 Breakfast and clear up
10:00 Crazy golf
13:00 Lunch and clear up
14:00 – 16:00 Free time
17:00  Evening meal and clear up
18:00 Coracling (for those of you that do not know what this is check this out here)
21:00 Supper and clear up


08:00 Breakfast and clear up
Pedal go-karts
12:00 Hike to base 1 (on the Chase Challenge route), have lunch and hike back later on
17:30  Evening meal and clear up
18:30 Evening activity/Free time
21:00 Supper and clear up


06:00 Breakfast hunt
08:00 Breakfast and clear up
10:00 Rifle shooting
13:00 Lunch and clear up
15:00 Activity/free time
17:30  Evening meal and clear up
19:00 Wide game
21:30 Supper and clear up


08:00 Breakfast and clear up
09:30 Pack up tents & kit
11:00 Activity
12:30 Lunch and clear up
13:30 Pack away all kit & equipment
15:00 Leave camp

Just to confirm, the price of camp will be £70 each, if you want to come please bring your cheque, health and consent forms ASAP.

Activity consent form

Summer camp health form