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Leader Skills Weekend 2022

4th March 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 6th March 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Want to learn a few new skills or brush up on some old ones? Join us for a fantastic weekend at Queen Charlotte’s Wood, socialising with other Adult Leaders and enjoy participating in the activities for once!
The course will run over two days.  The course will be delivered by outdoor accredited Bushcraft instructors who will teach you plethora of skills, techniques and teaching methods you can use with your Squirrels,  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers.
Who Should Attend?
The event is open to all adult appointments in Mersey Weaver. The course will cater to everyone from the complete novice to the seasoned outdoorsman looking to hone their skills! The course is designed to be more in-depth and intimate than the Skills weekend organised by County and will allow you to explore the resources we are incredibly fortunate to have on our doorstep.
Course Syllabus
To be confirmed. We are looking at making the syllabus different enough from last year that those who attended last year can develop their skills further but still be accessible to new comers
Cost
We have managed to negotiate a significant discount from th instructor who would normally charge £120 for a 1 night course. In addition the District Executive have agreed to subsidise the cost of the event further by waiving camping fees.
Catering
All meals will be included over the weekend. Including brews and biscuits. Full menu TBC.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Camping
All camp fees are included in the cost. Participants are invited to camp from the Friday evening (bring your own evening meal) or you can arrive between 8:00 – 8:30am on the Saturday morning. Participants are encouraged to to camp on the Saturday night for the best experience bushcraft experience but this is not mandatory. We will provide hammocks and tarps and a couple of tree tents for any leaders who would like have either of these two experiences, alternatively you can bring your own tent or test out the shelters you built!
What to wear/bring
Clothing:
Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Trousers
Synthetic/Wool Baselayer
Polyester Fleece (& spare)
Synthetic Trousers
Synthetic Liner Sock
Hiking Socks
Hiking Boots/Strong Shoes
Warm Hat
Gloves
Buff
In bag:
Tent (if don’t intend to hammock)
Sleeping Bag & Blanket
Insulating Mat / Thermarest
Bowl/Plate
Cutlery/Spork
Insulated Mug
Water Bottle
Headtorch
Change of clothes
Personal First Aid Kit
Gardening Gloves
N.B. Please do not bring your own axes, knives and saws. These will all be provided.

Details

Start:
4th March 2022 @ 7:00 pm
End:
6th March 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://bookings.mwscouts.org/event/leader-skills-weekend-2022/

Organiser

Oliver Chambers
Email:
oliver.chambers@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk