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Leader Skills Weekend 2020
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 15 @ 5:00 pm£35 – £70
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 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.
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
Camp cookery (Saturday)
Intro to green woodworking (Sunday)
Leaders will also be shown how to site and setup a hammock & tarp.
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.
All meals will be included over the weekend. Including brews and biscuits. Full menu TBC.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
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
N.B. Please do not bring your own axes, knives and saws. These will all be provided.