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Group Camp 2021

Date: 12th May 2021 Author: Ciarán Carr

Dear Parent,

I am delighted to provide details of the 2021 Group Camp, unfortunately due to continuing restrictions we are unable to camp together. BUT, we do have a weekend of activities some online and some in real life!

Group Camp 2021 will take place over the weekend 28th – 30th May all members of the Group are very welcome to join us. The camp is FREE for all to participate but it is essential (for Covid-safety) that you book places for the activities on Saturday. Covid risk assessments and sanitizing stations will be available at all our activity sites. Attendance is acknowledgment of complying with the restrictions and directions of the site Leader and their team. All young people should be attend on Saturday in uniform with their necker, daypac containing water, snacks/lunch, personal medication/first aid and Covid kits. Sun hats and waterproofs!

To reserve a place (please note that activity day slots are for 2 hours at each of the three activity bases, you can book all three) you will need to identify the number of young people attending AND the time slot you require. We have a limited number of spaces and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Nicola Carr (ABSL) will be taking bookings, please email her at kentishlass2005@aol.com

Further details will be shared on our social media feeds and on our website.

On behalf of the Leadership Team, I would like to thank you for your continued support and hope that your child(ren) will be able to join us for the weekend. There is no need to attend everything or even camp, the programme is designed as a pick and mix. Join us for the entire weekend or select just a few activities it’s totally up to you. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Andrew.aaldersdunthorne@talk21.com
While the Group Camp is free to participate in, we would welcome any donations towards the running costs. Each activity base on Saturday will have a collection bucket or you can make a donation via a BACS payment to the Scout Group account. All contributions will help us continue to provide scouting activities for your children.

For the credit of: 1st Fressingfield Scout Group
Bank Details: Account Number: 65499591
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Reference: Group Camp 21

Looking forward to a great weekend and seeing lots of you.

Friday 28th May 2021

6pm: Join us on Zoom and our YouTube channel for Group Camp 2021 Opening ceremony.
6:30pm: Cooking up a storm (curry special) live cooking demonstration with Susie M (ACSL) to create that perfect first night curry dinner. (Zoom meet)
8:30pm: Campsite by night – whether you are camping in the garden and sleeping in a den in the lounge, upload your pictures to our Facebook site – we would love to see lots of pictures of happy campers settling in for the night.

Saturday 29th May 2021

10am-4pm: There will be three activity bases operated by our Scout Group Leadership Team. With three site sessions you may book 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4.

SITE 1: Fressingfield Scout Field (limited parking available on the field but better to walk)
Activities available include: Archery, fencing, air rifle shooting, assault course, Campfire and circular nature walk.
Please note there is no toilet facilities on site.
Site Leader: Skip (GSL)

SITE 2: Daganya Farm, Hoxne (limited parking available on site and on the road but better to walk)
Activities available include: Axe and Saw, fire lighter making, field ovens, backwoods cooking, tin-can pancakes and a map reading exercise.
Site Leader: Michael (AGSL/SL)

SITE 3: The Gardens, Hoxne (parking available at St Edmund’s Village Hall)
Activities available include: Frisbee golf, tracking and environmental arts and crafts Please note there is a short walk to the activity base from the village hall car park. Site Leader: Julie (CSL)

Time for dinner….
6pm: Campfires burning – Zoom meeting around your own campfire, dial in to join us for a chat, a smore and a toasted marshmallow or two! There may even be a few
surprises along the way ☺

Sunday 30th May 2021

8am: ZOOM into a BIG BREAKFAST, join us on line and share breakfast with friends.
10am: Dust off those trainers and get ready for a ‘Work out with Cam’, Cameron (CSL) Zoom meeting.
11am: Join us for a ‘Scouts Own’ lead by Mirin (ASL) – opportunity to reflect. On Zoom and YouTube.
12noon: Closing Ceremony. Join us again on Zoom and YouTube for a look back on the weekend, closing remarks from Skip and maybe a few fireworks too!

See Below on Joining Instructions

We will be using Zoom, like last year’s Group Camp (V-Camp), although there will be a mix of virtual and face-to-face activities.

  • If you are using a VPN, you may not be able to access the Zoom meetings. Please consider alternative options if this is the case.
  • Please also join with the first name of your Scout.
  • Zoom sessions will be recorded for media purposes exclusively to the group
  • The below graphics will be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter 1 hour before each event starts.

Online/Virtual Interactions…

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