We like to go away each term but in the spring term it is too chilly to camp outside so we look for an alternative. This is called a pack holiday rather than a cub camp – level 1 on our camping with the Cubs scale. However, indoor accommodation is expensive so we have decided to go away for one night and use the money saved to pay for activities instead.
What to do now
We have now published our joining instructions which contain the kit list, confirmed timings and other details about the arrangements for the weekend.
Please pack for the weather that is forecast. On Sunday it looks as if our hike will be particularly cold so gloves, scarves and a woolly hat are definitely in order.
When is the sleepover?
We start on Saturday morning 3 February at 1000 and run through until 1600 on Sunday 4 February
Where is the sleepover?
We will be staying at Runways End activity centre near Farnborough. This site is now run jointly by Hampshire County Council and Blackwater Valley Scouts
How much does it cost?
We have set the camp fees at £42 of which at least a £12 deposit should be paid when you reserve your place. This includes a Parbrook Cashback discount of around £10 per person – using the money you raise for us via Easyfundraising to keep your camp fees as low as we can. We can only do this if you continue to raise funds for us when you shop online so make sure you are signed up to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/parbrookcubs
How do we get there?
You will need to make your own way to and from the activity centre. We included directions on the joining instructions.
What is on the programme
After we have settled into our en suite bedrooms (yes really) we will explore the site. After lunch we will split into 2 groups for caving and archery. On Sunday we will have our traditional hike along the canal (wrap up warm).
What to wear
You must arrive wearing your uniform. Once we have started camp we will change into activity gear. While the building will be nice and warm inside, please make sure that you have suitable clothes for being outside – warm hat, scarf, gloves etc. We will be outside on both days, weather permitting, and our hike on Sunday can be particularly chilly by the canal.
What to bring
There is nothing special on the kit list for this weekend. You will need to think about suitable footwear as you cannot wear outdoor shoes in the building. The specific kit list for this camp forms part of the joining instructions.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Each of the en suite bedrooms sleeps up to 5 Cubs using bunk beds.
Is there any paperwork to do?
Thank you to everybody for completing the necessary paperwork
Who is on the guest list?
Cub places are limited to 20 because of the activities that are being run for us on Saturday. We only managed to fill 19 of the places (but had to pay for 20 anyway). At 31 Jan the guest list is:
- Adam (paid+HF)
- Emily (paid+HF)
- Finley K (paid+HF)
- Finn L (paid+HF)
- Harry F (paid+HF)
- Harry L (paid+HF)
- Izzy (paid+HF)
- James (paid+HF)
- Jasmine (paid+HF)
- Joshua (paid+HF)
- Lukas (paid +HF)
- Luke K (paid+HF)
- Luke W (paid+HF)
- Martha (paid+HF)
- Poppy (paid+HF)
- Tegan (paid+HF)
- Thomas (paid+HF)
- Tommy (paid+HF)
- Violet (paid+HF)
What about food?
We will provide a full meals service from Saturday lunch through to Sunday lunch. Please do not bring your own supplies. Food, including sweets and drinks, is not allowed in the bedrooms.
Pills and potions
If you require any medication during the weekend please ensure that it is clearly labelled and has been mentioned on your health form. You should hand it to a leader when you arrive.