Venture Summer camp 2015
Be at the scout hall 6pm sunday 21st .
You must arrive wearing necko and clothes suitable for starting a hillwalk in the evening so warm jacket and extra top. You must have 2 bags. 1 rucksack containing:
Rain top and rain bottoms
A full change of clothes. Remember the weather forecast if for fairly hot, quite cold, definitely rain and wind.
An extra pair or socks
Hat & gloves
Pen and paper
Maximum 1 torch
A water container. Too small and you will have to keep refilling it, too big and it will weigh to much.
Personal medication and sanitary supplies. (please put in a jacket pocket or sealed bag as there will be a gear check.
Fixed blade or locking knife
You can bring a mobile phone for emergencies but they will be turned off and in a sealed bag which you will carry at your own risk.
You cannot bring
A lighter, matches, firelighters, food or sweets.
You will be carrying this bag so make sure it is comfortable
You can have second bag containing a sleeping bag, another full change of clothes, and a change of clothes to sleep in. swimwear, towel. You will not always have access to this bag
When you leave you will be given some extra survival gear including food. On some challenges you will be on your own or at least think you are on your own in woodland, open mountains lakes and swamps. You are probably going to get wet miserable and at some point want to go home. It is up to everyone to make sure everyone pulls through. There will not be adults to fix all of your problems.
There will be someone in each group issues a GPS and shown how to use it if you get significantly lost.
We will be back thursday but the time will depend on how your last challenge goes. it could be anything between 11am and 11pm
Contact Phone numbers.
Denis Sheridan Venture Leader 0878034904
Pauline Connolly Venture Leader 085 1853098
Mobile phone signal at the campsite may be poor in which case we will turn off our mobiles and check for messages regularly. It would be better if you could text rather than call as our battery need to last 4 days. The Venture will not be able to answer call as their mobiles will be switched off except in the case of an emergency.
If you need to get through to us in an emergency and our phone not receiving call Liz Sheridan (0879074117) who will pass on the message.
You can download the consent form From HERE. The cost of the camp is 50 Euro to be payed on friday or sunday.