Our museum sleepover is fast approaching so here is the information that you will need if you are joining us on the trip.
We still have places available
What to do now
Please make sure that you have paid your camp fees of £20 and returned our usual online health form. We need a new health form every time we go away.
When is the sleepover?
We start on Friday evening 1 December and finish on Saturday afternoon 2 December. Meet at the station at 1735 on Friday. On Saturday afternoon the camp ends at the Scout Hut at 5pm.
Where is the sleepover?
The camp is being held at the Novium museum in Chichester. It is a great museum which is built over the remains of a Roman bath house. The museum will be closed to the public while we are there.
How do we get there?
We will be travelling to Chichester by train. On Friday evening the Cubs should arrive at Billingshurst station (Tesco side) by 1735 (for the 1749 train – check if it is on time). If you are not there on time we will be unable to wait for you.
We have to change trains at Barnham on both the outward and return journey
What is on the programme
Our sleepover begins after the museum has closed and you will explore the museum by torchlight before more activities and a special bedtime story high up in the Tim Peake gallery which is where we will be sleeping.
On Saturday we return to the Scout Hut for a day of activities.
What to wear
You must arrive wearing your uniform. This means your cub sweatshirt, group scarf and uniform trousers. You should wear comfortable shoes, e.g. trainers, that are suitable to walk across Chichester but will also be suitable for indoor use. Make sure that you bring a warm, waterproof coat (plus gloves and a warm hat if the weather looks as if you might need them) as we have to walk from the station to the museum, whatever the weather. We also have a bit of a chilly wait on the platform at Barnham where we change trains.
What to bring
We’ve published the kit list which tells you what else to bring. Please consider how you pack your gear as each Cub (and leader) will need to carry their own. The museum itself (and the Scout Hut) is warm inside and so we should not be cold when we arrive. We have reduced the kit list for this camp to minimise the amount that you need to carry. Rather than the usual bedding roll you may like to pack all your kit in a bag that can be carried or wheeled. Remember that the Cubs will have to look after their kit on the train and carry it through Chichester (15 minute walk).
What are the sleeping arrangements?
The whole group will be sleeping on the floor of the Tim Peake gallery. All the Cubs and leaders will be in the same room but we will have separate changing areas.
Is there any paperwork to do?
As usual you will need to complete our online health and emergency contact form (HF). Please make sure that you have also paid your camp fees, ideally via online banking.
Who is on the guest list?
The guest list is still open so it is not too late to book via My Scout if you would like to join us. We currently have 17 Cubs on the guest list:
- Daniel (Paid)
- Evan (HF)
- Finley K (Paid+HF)
- James (Paid)
- Jasmine (Paid)
- Katie (Paid)
- Kristian (HF)
- Lucybelle (Paid £10 deposit)
- Luke (Paid+HF)
- Martha (Paid+HF)
- Thomas B (Paid £10 deposit)
- Tommy (Paid+HF)
- Violet (Paid)
What about food?
Food is slightly different for this camp. Please make sure that you have had your dinner before you come as there will just be a light snack and drink during the evening. On Saturday we will have breakfast at the museum before having a normal camp style lunch at the hall.
You must not bring food or drink to the museum (although you can bring a water bottle if you need one for the journey or overnight). As usual 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 has been mentioned on your health form. On this occasion the Cubs will need to keep their medication in their bags.
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 weather. If you have any last minute questions or concerns do get in touch. Contact information is provided on the kit list.