Scouts our PGL Camp (20-22 November is almost here)! Isn’t it exciting! I can’t wait! Here are a few details and answers to questions I’ve been asked.

Arrival time

I have told PGL we will arrive any time from 5:00pm. I think I might get there (if I’m lucky) around 5:30pm. When you get there head for reception. I expect you’ll be directed to the accommodation to drop off your gear. Then you can explore the site and look at some of the activities on offer ahead of our evening meal.

Evening meal on Friday

I have ordered an evening meal for Scouts in the cafeteria from 6:00pm. It’s a help yourself affair so, I would suggest: help yourself. Look for the rest of the group who will be turning up and watching out for you. If you’re still sitting there on your own at 7:00pm (I don’t think that will happen) PANIC and ring me 0788 181 6038.

Getting there

This is where you are aiming for: PGL Caythorpe NG32 3ER. It’s about 1 1/2 hours up the A1. Once you get to Grantham you’re most of the way there.

Try and share rides so hopefully your parents will only have to drive one way. If you want to know who else is coming we have Ivan, Toby, Andrew, Charlie, Miles, Thomas, Connor, Faith, Lucy, Joseph, Anastasia, Sam, Sophie, Jake, Hannah, Elsa and Scott.

Departure time on Sunday

We are due to finish approximately 4:30pm on Sunday so that’s the time your parents should be aiming to pick you up.

Kit list

No electronic gadgets or valuables at all please! I will have a phone if you need to ring your parents or they need to ring you. It’s a big site, there will be a lot of people around, and it’s impossible to keep valuables secure. Something could easily get lost, broken or stolen so, to avoid that, don’t bring it.

Bring a sleeping bag and your own nice comfy pillow and pillow case. If you bring some pocket money (max £5 please) you’ll find there’s a shop on site that can sell you a souvenir.

Attached please find a full kit list. We’re not doing water activities but a few changes of clothes would be good. Make sure you bring waterproof footwear (Wellies best), a warm waterproof coat and a torch. You’ll also need trainers for climbing type activities. Here is the full kit list from PGL:

  • Bedding and pillow
  • Nightwear (slippers may be nice)
  • Several changes of underwear
  • Toiletries bag and contents (soap, shampoo, toothpaste – do you need any other clues about what to put in it Scouts?)
  • Bath/hand towel (for use in your room)
  • 2 old sweatshirts or (better still) fleeces
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeved t-shirt (required for some activities)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of strong, loose fitting trousers/ tracksuit bottoms
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of old non-designer trainers (only non-marking soles allowed in sports halls)
  • Wellingtons
  • Waterproof anorak (and waterproof trousers if you have them)
  • Hat and gloves (in case it turns cold that weekend)
  • 1 extra complete change of clothes for the evening
  • Named bin liners (not black) for bringing any damp or wet clothes/towels home (black bin liners can be mistaken for rubbish bags!)
  • Small torch and batteries
  • Any medication required including spare asthma inhalers
  • Refillable plastic drinking water bottle
  • Please wear your Scout uniform when arriving and leaving

Planned programme

Our draft programme is attached. Doesn’t it sound exciting? When you get there you will notice there are so many activities on site that a weekend is not enough to do all of them – but we think we’ve got a great selection and we can come back another time for the others. The plan is just draft (arrival time is now from 5:00pm) and other things could change. Some of the activities might be a little bit scary. Don’t worry, we will be VERY encouraging but we won’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.

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Anything else?

Are there any other questions? Is there anything I have missed? Please email me or ask me when you see me!

I can’t wait!