Beaver & Cub Fundays 2024

Between: 13th July 2024 - 14th July 2024 Location: Forest Camp Scout Camp, Overdale Lane, Northwich, UK Sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts

Saturday:
Alderley & Knutsford, Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston, Mid-Cheshire and Warrington East.

Sunday:
Macclesfield & Congleton, Mersey Weaver, Southwest Cheshire and Warrington West.

Pricing

Young People – £15 per head

Adults – Free entry to all accompanying adults & young leaders

Badges – Available from the campsite shop

T-Shirts

  • Optional extra @ £6.50 each for young people,
  • £8.50 Adult-Shirt
  • £10.50 Adult Polo-shirt


Arrivals

Parking & Arrivals: Forest is open from 9:00am on both days with activities starting at 9:30am. We recommend arriving by 08:30 to give you time to make your way to the site

  • Coaches: All Coaches to drop off at Blakemere and our Operations Team will be there to help you.

Note: Vehicles will not be able to stay for the day at Blakemere and cannot return before 5:15pm. This is due to us using the Blakemere site while it is closed to the public.

  • Minibuses: All minibuses may drop off at Blakemere, but will need to park at Sandiway & Cuddington, from here the drivers will be shuttled onto camp. You will be directed to these carparks on the day.
  • Cars: Cars will not be permitted due to congestion.
  • Accessibility – Anyone who needs accessibility parking, may park at forest camp but please get in touch so we can provide a campsite vehicle pass.

Pick-up is at the same locations.

Once you have arrived, please follow signage and directions through the forest to the site. Beavers and Cubs will gain a Hikes Away Activity badge.

Check-in

Before the event groups will receive:

  • Map of the event
  • The order of Zones for their group
  • Tickets to their ‘big ticket’ items.

Once you have walked onto Forest site you can go straight to your first zone, however there will an information desk by the Forest Camp Wardens Building for those who are unsure. Activities start at 9:30am.

Lunch

Lunches will be had on the Zones you are currently on. This means you may need to bring something to sit on the floor where chairs and benches are unavailable. For wet weather, indoor areas will be used for lunch. You’ll need to carry everything with you, so be prepared and pack light!

Please keep paths, marked emergency access and other signposted areas clear.

Programme

We’re aiming to run our programme from 09:30am – 16:30pm each day. Activities will break for lunch.

Get active, challenge yourself, meet others, be creative or use your brain. There’ll be flavours of fun for everyone.

Some Highlights include:

  • Climbing Wall
  • Cave Bus
  • Shooting
  • Gladiators
  • Fencing
  • Backwoods cooking
  • S’mores station
  • Circus skills

Some of our most popular activities may have restrictions to allow everyone to take part and to prevent large queues. Unfortunately, adults won’t be able to take part in activities unless required to do so for safety reasons.

Welfare, Safety & Security

Welfare & Safety

Forest Camp does not get data signal across the whole site and so we strongly suggest you print out any medical and in-touch details you may need for your young people. Ensure these are kept with you in a secure place through the day.

It’s really helpful to ensure that young people have or know their group name so we can locate them as quickly as possible if we need to.

We will have first aid members and a designated First Aid tent; however, volunteers are responsible for the young people in their care and should bring a small group first aid kit for minor injuries.

There are no fridges or freezers available to store food and drink. If medication is needed to be kept cold, we can do this, just let us know.

Please ensure all adults are familiar with the Young People First code (Yellow Card).

Please be considerate of others wishes when taking photos.

Security

Please always know the whereabouts of your young people during the event.

The centre is mostly fenced but does have a nearby public footpath and various access

points. Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to a member of staff.

Keep valuables at home if you can and keep anything you do bring in-sight or on your person.

On-site Shop

The shop will be selling small souvenirs, gifts, sweets, cold drinks etc.

Site Information

No pets, other than assistance animals, are permitted on site.

Smoking is not permitted in front of young people, and only in designated smoking areas. No alcohol is permitted into the event.

Bins are located across all areas of the site. Please help us to recycle by putting dry, clean mixed recyclables into the large green bins; and any other waste in the black bins or litter bins.

Toilets will be cleaned regularly by our team, and hand soap and toilet roll are provided. Accessible toilets are available.

Our event staff are volunteers who have given up their time to make your event safe and enjoyable. Please keep the Scouts values in mind when interacting with others.

Contact Information

Beavers – Ruth Clemson: [email protected]
Cubs – Pam Owen: [email protected]

Forest Camp Scout Camp, Overdale Lane, Northwich, UK

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls