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Adventure Day is back!

Following the success of last year we are going to hold another adventure day at Great Tower Scout adventure centre on Sunday 23rd of June 2019 8.45 to 5.30.

The day is open to any Brownie aged 9 + on 1st September 2019 and all Guides. We hope this day will help bridge the gap between Brownies and Guides and give the Brownies a chance to get to know the Guides, so it would be fantastic if Guides could invite the Brownies in their area to join them. We hope the day will encourage the girls to learn outdoor skills, team building and independence.

Cost and how to book

The day will cost £20 and this will include 3 activities, a badge (same as last year’s), refreshments and lunch which we will provide but they will cook on an open fire but you will need to organise your own transport.

We will hopefully offer each girl two high wire type activities (like crate stacking, Jacob;s ladder, Leap of faith, tree climbing) and a team building activity (like shelter building, bouldering, low ropes, pioneering). After the first session we will all come together and in groups the girls will build fires and cook their own lunch on the open fires using ingredients we provide.

Units will need to provide enough leaders to cover the ratios of the girls you bring and may be asked to help lead your team building session for the group you are with but full instructions and support will be given with this

Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis (we are limited to 144 girls) and we would like to have your bookings and payment in by 3rd June.

Please send your booking slip along with payment to Caroline Gunningham at the address on the form or if you’d prefer to pay by BACS then contact her on amblesideguides@hotmail.com.

Camp Craft Skills Day

Calling all members aged 16+

Do you know your fly sheet from your bed sheet?

Or get knotted up when it come to gadgets?

Does your campfire cooking food turn out as black as the pans?

Would you know the tricks to getting those pans sparkling clean in a jiffy?

Not feeling confident about taking your girls away under canvas?

Want to learn  skills, refresh old skills or just have some outdoor fun?

Then come along to our Camp Craft Skills Day at Great Tower on Saturday 23 June 10am to 4pm!

Book for our Camp Craft Skills Day

International opportunities with Girlguiding Cumbria South

The county IntOps selection evening will be on Monday 21 May 2018, 7 to 9pm at Park House, Hawkshead. Continue reading International opportunities with Girlguiding Cumbria South

Outdoor Team

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We live in a beautiful part of the country and whether you want to take your girls up a mountain or shopping in a city, the Girl Guiding A to Z of activities has all the guidelines you need to ensure your and your girls are safe on their adventures.

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Use the Link A to Z of activities to check out what ever adventure you want to embark on. If you are still unsure then contact our Outdoor team who will be able to support and advise you.

Part of any adventure whether in a meeting or away on a residential or day trip will involve Risk Assessments.   Use the useful PDF download that will take you through how to write one. These are invaluable as and we all need to be doing them even if you are going somewhere you have used before.  Risk Assessments

Residential Venues

Within Cumbria South we have the fantastic Park House in Hawkshead.

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In Lancashire there is Guys Farm and Waddow Hall.

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Other venues that can be used are:

Rydal Hall Youth Centre

Kepplewray

Great Tower

All of the above centres offer Outdoor Activities. Remember to use the A to Z to check  qualifications requirements of instructors. Do not be afraid to ask the Centre to see Instructors Certificates it is your responsibility to ensure you do.

Going Away

Thinking of Going Away and need advice?  Lindsey Cooper is the County’s Outdoor Adviser and can be contacted at the outdoors email address.

Please contact the Outdoor Team via outdoors@cumbriasouth.org.uk

 

 

 

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