Archive | May, 2013

Local Camp Itinery . (No scouts on 28th half term)

26 May

Hello Every one,

Please see at the end of this post the Itinery for the Local Camp to be held next weekend.

We would encourage all scouts to stay the full weekend but if this is not possible we encourage the scout to attend for just for the day Saturday and/or Sunday. As you will be able to see from the itinery below we will use the “local Camp” to achieve quite a few badges.

I will email every parent ( I have an email address for) the itinerary.

Can you reply in the comments or via email ( wether your scout wants to attend the full weekend or just attend on either/both days by WEDNESDAY. If I receive no reply i will presume that scout isn’t going. I must stress that we would we would love it for all the scouts to attend that can and there is no cost for this “local Camp”.




1st Tarporley Scouts activity weekend

Friday 31st May – Sunday 2 June

Tarporley Scout Hut


During the course of the weekend scouts will receive a taster of what it is like to be on camp with us, hopefully motivating them in wanting to attend our summer camp. They will also complete activities, which will lead to completing a selection of badges. Scouts who visit for a day or days but do not want to stop over, will still be able to receive the majority of the badges completed, however, may need to do some work at home to finish them off.


Badges to be completed – Outdoor Challenge, Chef Badge, Camp Cook Badge, Astronomer (weather permitting and only scouts camping on Saturday night), and Athletes badge (only full weekend attenders)



7:00pm – Arrive at the hut

• Wide games on the school field

• Teambuilding activities

• Begin athletes badge

• Supper (Tea and biscuits)

10:00pm – lights out



Those camping to be woken at 8:00am followed by breakfast

9:30am – Day visitors to arrive at the hut

Activities for the day;

• Incident hike (boots or strong shoes, suitable clothing, waterproofs and rucksack

needed) Alternative activity for very poor weather will be swimming

o Lunch during the hike. (Day visitors to bring own packed lunch for the day)

o Wide games

o Map and compass skills (part of Adventure Challenge and Hikers badge)

o Team building

• 5:00pm arrive back at the hut

• Scouting skills for camp cook badge

• Make and light fires to cook tea (Camp cook and chef badge)

• Bake fairy cakes for desert (chef badge)

o Planning a meal and completing tasks to be awarded camp cook badge

• Games/own time (athletes badge)

9:00pm –Day visitors to be collected from the hut

• Astronomy badge activity (for those stopping the night)

• Games/free time

• Supper

10:00pm – Lights out



8:00am – Campers to wake and have breakfast

9:30am – Day visitors to arrive at the hut

10:00am – leave by minibus for Delamere forest

Activities for the day

• Bivvi building

• Wide games

• Following a compass trail to receive their lunch food parcel

• Cooking lunch on a trangia (all scouts)

1:30pm – Arrive back at the hut

• Tidy, pack up and close camp

2:00pm – All children to be picked up.


o Short activities that will provide all participants with the astronomers badge

Spring Camp Cancalation

22 May

Its with great reluctance i have to announce that due to dwindling numbers Spring Camp will have to be cancelled. We can not financially run the camp with the number we have.

The leader team have been working on ways to keep the camp in Windermear going but we just cant do it. The two camps we (the leader team) run a year are in our views the best part of scouting and we hope for summer camp and camps in the future we can make them work.


In the interest of keeping something going the leader team are going to run a “local camp” from the hut over the same weekend (stay night in the hut Friday and Saturday night and do activities Saturday and Sunday). The itinery for this “local camp” will be released on the web site and email over this coming weekend. We still plan to do Hill walking and outdoor activities but unfortunately these will only be in the local area, not some where “new and exciting” as had planned originally.


In an effort to try and get more scouts to participate they can either join us for the full event Friday night to Sunday afternoon or just for the days on Saturday and/or Sunday. we will start and finish the activities from the hut.


The money paid for camp will be refunded (our scout treasurer is on holiday for a couple of weeks so please bare with us) and the “local camp” will be run for free.


The leader team can only insist that we would love for as many scouts to participate on this “local camp” either full weekend or “day visits” as we are now lacking a “proper spring camp”.


An Up dated itinery will be posted on the website and email. I will contact parent via phone over the bank holiday weekend, until then please comment or email your questions.



Tue – 21 may – Alter fire cooking (change to program)

15 May

Hello every one,

Normal night at the hut this week. Climbing is going to be moved to another date (i’ll post the details when finalised on here).


I have been trying to get my camp records up to date and below is what i currently have down. If you disagree please comment or email or see me on Tuesday.

Henry O- paid – Need consent form

Will M – Paid – Consent form

Lucas D – Paid – Consent form

Sean M – Paid – Consent form

James H – Paid – Consent form

Kate K – Paid – Consent form

Matt H – Paid – Consent form

James A – need both

Jasmine K – Need both.

Please let me know if you disagree with anything on the list above.


We still have space for more scouts to go (the more the merrier) so let the leader team know if your scout wants to go.




Tue – 14 may absolutely knotting

14 May

Normal night at the hut tonight 7-9.

Tuesday 7th may – science night

6 May

Normal night at the hut 7-9.

Please bring any camp letters with you on Tuesday.

See you on tue