The start of our weekend camp is fast approaching. Now that we have closed the guest list we are busy working behind the scenes to plan the menu, order the food, prepare the kit, plan the programme and work out the tent plan. To make sure you are ready, here are the final arrangements.
This page will have the latest news before camp and remember to follow us on Instagram @ParbrookCubs for updates during the weekend.
What to do now
Please make sure that you have paid your camp fees of £30 and returned our usual online health form. We need a new health form every time we go away.
When is the camp?
The camp is from Friday evening 29 September through to Sunday afternoon 1 October. On Friday evening the Cubs should arrive from 7pm. If you think you might be much later than this please let us know.
On Sunday afternoon the camp ends with our closing ceremony at 3.30pm. We hope to be off site at 3.45pm.
Where is the camp?
The camp is being held at Stedham Camp site, which is rather tucked away in the South Downs on the other side of Midhurst. You will need to make your own way to the site. Once you have negotiated the narrow lanes and found the camp site you must park in the car park at the top of the field and then carry your gear down to where we are camping.
How do we get there?
Although a lovely site when you get there, access is along some very narrow single track roads with high banks on each side. Passing is difficult on these lanes so please be considerate to other drivers (probably other Cub parents) and the verges if you meet somebody coming in the other direction. To reduce the chance of meeting any of our parents in the narrow section, we suggest that you approach via Woolbeding and leave via Stedham village. You can download a map of the route and detailed step by step directions from http://tiny.cc/Bill2Sted. The nearest postcode to the site for satnav purposes is GU29 0PY which takes you to just south of the site.
Once onto the site you should follow the drive until you come to the car parking area at the top of the main field. Please park there and then carry your gear down the field to the camp. You will see the kitchen area and large white mess tent marquee in front of you.
What to wear
You must arrive wearing your uniform top. This means your cub sweatshirt/t-shirt and group scarf. Uniform trousers are not required.
What to bring
We’ve published the kit list which tells you what else to bring. Make sure that you bring a warm, waterproof coat as we will be outside for much of the time, whatever the weather. The weather is getting colder at night too so make sure you bring at least 1 warm blanket to keep you cosy overnight plus your welly boots for first thing in the morning when the grass is wet.
You should also bring an empty 1.5 litre plastic bottle and a cardboard tube from a toilet or kitchen roll.
Is there any paperwork to do?
As usual you will need to complete our online health and emergency contact form. Please make sure that you have also paid your camp fees, ideally via online banking.
Who is on the guest list?
With camp fast approaching we have now closed the guest list but we are delighted to have 18 Cubs with us at camp. They are:
- Thomas B
- Thomas F
What about food?
As usual with these camps, the first food we will be providing will be a hot drink and biscuit before bed. You should make sure that you have had your tea before you come. Apart from that we will be providing a full service of meals through from Saturday breakfast until Sunday lunchtime so there is no need to bring your own supplies. We don’t allow food or drink in the tents, not even water bottles. We will have squash or water available at all times so please don’t bring your own. Sweets in the tents cause litter and can attract insects so we do not allow the Cubs to have sweets at camp.
Pills and potions
If you require any medication during the weekend please ensure that it is clearly labelled and handed into to a leader (not buried deep in a bag) when you arrive at camp. If you sometimes need an inhaler for asthma please remember to bring it. Activities at camp can be strenuous and tired Cubs are more liable to need their inhalers.
Last minute checklist
We’ll keep the web page updated until Friday lunchtime. After that all updates will be via Twitter so remember to follow @parbrookcubs, text follow parbrookcubs to 86444 or check our twitter feed at www.twitter.com/parbrookcubs. We also hope to provide photos from the site on our instagram feed – www.instagram.com/parbrookcubs
We are looking forward to a great weekend. Please check the weather forecast and come prepared for the cool nights. If you have any last minute questions or concerns do get in touch. Contact information is provided on the kit list.