We are offering Cubs an incredible opportunity to get into the great outdoors and climb to the highest point in Cheshire (Shining Tor – 559m). They will learn basic navigation and make friends other Cubs from across the Mersey Weaver. We’ll explore some fun places along the way, including the abandoned Errwood hall and the mysterious Hobbit Church. Our aim is that at the end of the event, each Cub will have had rewarding day on the Mountains having earned a Hikes Away plus Navigator Stage 1 and 2 badges.
Who can participate
Any Cub from Mersey Weaver can attend this event but please note we have a limited places due to Scout rules that dictate adult to young person ratios and size of groups when taking groups out in the hills. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment. We recommend a reasonable level of fitness to participate but we will do our best to accommodate everyone of all abilities. Please speak to your leader or get in touch if you have any concerns.
This is event is being jointly led by members of Mersey Weaver’s Hillwalking and Trekking Team and Cheshire’s Mountaineering Team and there is no requirement for a leader from your group to attend. However, for a limited number of leaders that would like to, we have four places available so they can accompany their Cubs or gain some experience in the hills for themselves. Where possible, we will group Cubs from the same Pack into the same parties that walk up the Mountain together.
If you are a parent booking your young person on, please ensure you have let your Cub Leader know you are attending the event.
- Transport to and from the Mersey Weaver Scout Centre in Moor Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7DD to Macc Forest by Minibus
- A laminated map each Cub can take home with them
- Fantastic memories, experience and photographs!
What to wear/bring
If you do not have the items below please speak to your leader or group to see if you can borrow anything. Otherwise please get in touch as we might be able to help.
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof Trousers
- Synthetic Baselayer (could be a sports top/football shirt)
- Polyester Fleece/Mid layer
- Synthetic Trousers (could be tracksuit bottoms or leggings)
- Synthetic Liner Sock
- Walking Socks
- Walking Boots (no trainers)
- Warm Hat
- Sun Hat
- Buff (optional)
In a rucksack:
- Packed Lunch
- Water Bottle (0.75l minimum)
- Silva style Compass (if you have one)
- Fine tip Permanent Marker
- Spare synthetic mid layer
- Warm Insulating layer (in case its windy/chilly at the top)
- Hand sanitiser
- Miniature suncream (if it looks like it might be sunny)
- Medicine as required e.g. Inhalers
The Target Sports ASU are running an “Open Shoot” session which any Cub Scout can participate in. The idea behind the sessions are to give young people in the district the opportunity to have a taster of the activity. If interested they can attend the shoot regularly and train for the upcoming District and County Shooting competitions.
There will be 5 one hour sessions run throughout the day:
- 09:15am – 10:15am (arrive 9am)
- 10:30am – 11:30am (arrive by 10:15am)
- 11:45am – 12:45pm (arrive by 11:30am)
- 1:45pm – 2:45pm (arrive 1:30pm)
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm (arrive by 2:45pm)
Each session can accommodate 6 Cub Scouts. Each person will be limited to one time slot in order to give as many people as possible an opportunity to take part.
Shooting will take place from a distance of 6 yards using o.177 air rifle.
Who Can Attend?
Any Cub Scout from the District. You can come alone and make some new friends or with some friends from the same troop/unit. There is no requirement for you to bring a leader with you but they are of course welcome.
What To Wear/Bring
Comfortable clothing but if you’d like to wear a necker we’ll be wearing ours!
Permission to Shoot
In order for your young person to participate you must complete:
- A Fire Arms Act Section 21 declaration and permission to shoot form (if this is not provided then they cannot participate as this is a legal requirement); and
- Details of any medication or conditions which the Range Staff should be aware of, i.e. effect their ability to shoot , be affected by shooting or take instruction(s) from the Range Staff.
You can provide this by completing: