Walk on Saturday 29/02/14

Hi everyone,
For the walk this weekend we will be meeting at the windmill pub at 7:45, same as last week. Anybody doing the actual walk should attend and should have full kit. Also anyone who hasn’t already brought in money or health forms should bring them in this weekend.

Kit check tonight – Chase Walk

For those of you doing the Chase walk, tonight we will be having a full kit check.  The kit list can be found here (page 10), please bring everything you have on the list (including the team kit, excluding food).  If you are missing kit then you need to get it by next Tuesday, this is when we will have our final kit check ahead of the walk.

Practice Walk 22/2/14


The walk this weekend is the first half of the actual Chase Walk route.  We will be meeting at the Windmill pub car park in Meir Heath (map below) at 7:45 am, please be on time, we will then drive you to Beaudesert Scout camp which is the starting point for the walk.  Make sure you have all the kit I told you to bring last week plus food and drinks.  It is very important that you all attend, particularly if you have not done the walk before, part of the function of these next two walks is to familiarise you with the walk route.

Also, please can you bring with your your completed health form (link) and your £23 for the actual walk.

See you bright and early on Saturday

Practice Walk 15/2/14


As I have already mentioned the practice walk will commence at the usual time (9 am) from the HQ on Saturday, please be there on time.

This will be the last walk from HQ to Consall and back so I want you all to bring your “a-game” we need to pick up the pace across the board.

To get you ready for the actual walk please can you all bring the following (you can be wearing some of it):

  • Warm shirt
  • Warm hat
  • Socks
  • Full length legwear suitable for outdoor use (NOT denim)
  • Two long sleeved tops
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Quality wind & waterproof coat & over trousers
  • Pencil and paper
  • Whistle and Compass. (The compass should be of Silva or Suunto type with a roamer and base plate to take and walk on a bearing.)
  • Torch with spare batteries and bulb. Your torch must be of a suitable size to provide sustained light suitable to illuminate your route over several hours during darkness. LED torches do not require spare bulbs. Wind up torches are not suitable
  • Polythene exposure bag at least 6’x 2’6” 500 gauge
  • Watch
  • Mug
  • Hi-visibility waistcoats with reflective banding which must be visible front and rear

This is the majority of the kit you will be carrying for the actual walk, if you do not own some of the items on the list don’t worry, bring what you have.  When we return to Explorers after the half term break we will be doing a full kit check with you so please make sure you have EVERYTHING on the above list by then.

If you are doing the practice on Saturday and you are not taking part in the actual walk then you do not need to bring all of the above kit.

See you on Saturday in time to LEAVE at 9:00 am, I am expecting all of you with the exception of Adam G.

Swimming Gala 8/2/14

As I mentioned on Tuesday, the annual Scout swimming gala will be held this coming Saturday at Fenton Manor. Those of you that volunteered to be lane judges need to be there no later than 18:00. Please make sure you are wearing your uniform shirt and necker. If you would like to help out and you did not volunteer please feel free to go. When you get there on Saturday please seek out Nick Moss and report to him.


Walk on Saturday

Hi everyone,
The walk this Saturday will be starting promptly at 8:00am. It will be from Caverswall Scout Hut to Consall nature reserve and back again. It will finish at around 12:30-1:00pm, be sure to check weather forecasts before the walk and dress accordingly,