BIRD WATCHING & MORE
Saturday 21 October 2017
Visit the Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Adult tickets cost £12.26, concessions £9.45, 4-16 years £6.75 and there is also a family rate of £34.27 for two adults and two children ( a 10% discount can be obtained by booking online in advance). Under 4s and WWT members will get free entry.
Once inside we will meet at the coffee stand at 11am to decide where people are interested in going as there are many different areas where you can see particular birds, including flamingoes, and also otters.
Benjamin particularly suggests going up the tower for fine views over the Severn estuary and, for the more energetic, undertaking a canoe safari. The cost for this is £7 per canoe for one hour, with each canoe holding three people. There are no age restrictions, but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and you must fit into one of the supplied life jackets. It would be a good idea to bring telescopes, binoculars and cameras if you have them.
Food can be bought in the Kingfisher Kitchen, or bring a packed lunch. See Signals for how to contact Vicky or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
a discovery event for Junior TARS
Saturday 23rd September
Requests have been made for a ‘good long walk.’ People have differing ideas about what this means! Our walk will be 8½ miles, there will be some rough terrain, and the Peak District has hills! However there is also the option of a shorter route of about 3 miles. We will meet in Hathersage at 11am. There is a station in Hathersage so perhaps consider coming by rail. The long walk will go up onto Stanage Edge and will include Crow Chin and High Neb. On the way back it visits the grave of Little John, friend of Robin Hood. We hope to be back in Hathersage with enough time to have a swim at the wonderful outdoor pool before heading home. For details of where to meet and to book please contact Amanda – either see Signals or e-mail email@example.com
an Adventure Activity for Junior TARS log book
Wild Cat Island Event
Saturday July 22nd – Sunday July 23rd 2017
Spend a S&A night
on a “Wild Cat Island”
in the River Trent
Thanks to 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts who will ferry us from Beeston Marina to their Barton Island on Saturday at 11 and not pick us up until Sunday at afternoon
Ideal for those who can manage with no electricity and running water!!
Practice your campfire cooking; bring your own food (or fishing rod) and tent; Lots of space to camp and some bunkhouse space also available.
£20 per person for the 2 days –(this is the charge made by Beeston Sea Scouts)
but we hope to be able to offer Junior TARS a reduction – Watch This Space!
p.s. really we plan to have an open canoe so not quite abandoned- see here for last time we went
£5 deposit per person by Friday 14th July see Signals for full contact details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details e-mail email@example.com.
Want to become gain promotion?
For anyone working towards becoming a mate come along to complete Susan’s Challenge in your log book. Already a mate? This also counts as a John’s Challenge.
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2017
come for a day or the weekend
Camping and sailing from Pant-yr-Onnen, Llyn Tegid (Pemblemere or Bala Lake for those who can’t manage ‘ll’),
Bring a boat or canoe if you have one, or grab a chance on someone else’s; to explore uncharted waters, said to have opened up to drown the court of Tegid Foel, husband of the witch/goddess Ceridwen.
Camp fires on the foreshore
Should anyone fancy swinging the lead / charting unexplored waters,a lead line will be provided
the campsite Bala Camping is already full but camping and boat launching available at Glanllyn (‘Horseshoe Cove’?), http://www.glanllyn.com, 01678 540 227 (National Park day-permits, sailboats, £4, canoes, £3.50) .
For more information please contact Stephen Benham see Signals or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
this is a Susan’s Challenge (mate’s log book) John’s Challenge (Captain’s Log Book) or a Nautical Event event for junior TARS
Kanchenjunga Training & The City of Outlaws
Saturday 4th March 2017
(Bouldering = low-level un-roped climbing – with soft mats for any slippage)
the Depot Climbing Centre Nottingham (instructions 12-1 then independent practice for an hour or so)
THE TRAM DEPOT
4 KING EDWARD STREET
Bouldering costs £10 per head (Junior TARS £5 reduction from regional funds) but please note minimum age of 7 years.
Afterwards (or for less active) head into Nottingham, explore Nottingham’s Caves &/or Castle and learn about the country’s best-known but elusive outlaw
For further details & to book – Bouldering session must be by 18th February – contact Fiona via Signals or e-mail email@example.com
this is a adventure event for Junior TARS
Midland Region AGM
All At Sea
Saturday 21st January 2017
Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House
930 Bristol Road
Birmingham B29 6NB
your chance to have a say in future events at our AGM and afterwards to celebrate Arthur Ransome’s birthday with a maritine-themed bring-and-share lunch then join an afternoon of nautical activities including shanty singing, rope work & firing party-popper cannon
for more information please contact Fiona firstname.lastname@example.org (or see Signals for phone number etc) especially so we can plan activity materials – cost will be about £1 per item you make but the AGM of course is FREE
this is a discovery event or Titty’s Challenge for Junior TARS Log Books
Saturday 12th November 2016
Friends Meeting House
Come and examine some of Arthur Ransome’s journalistic writing and perhaps have a go at some light-hearted reporting yourself.
more details from Amanda e-mail – email@example.com or see Signals for phone number
this is a Discovery Event for Junior TARS log books
LOST & FOUND AT FELDEN LODGE
a black tweedmill picnic rug
two ladybird pegs (possibly someone in the shanty band using them to hold down music?)
a camouflage material sunhat
a black Marks and Spencer’s ladies fleece
a beige coloured cotton sunhat size large. The label inside calls it an All Terrain Hat found in one of the rooms on the top floor.
To claim these back e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org_
From 2017 IAGM
Winter Holiday Sunday Service with homily
this was our intro to………..
Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August
Come and camp at ‘Swallowdale’ in north Derbyshire, close to Sheffield. We will be following trails, having adventures and cooking on the camp fire.
There are basic camping facilities on a field owned by TARS members. The weekend will cost approximately £12 per person, which includes some of the campfire cooking ingredients.
Places are limited and booking by 30 July is essential, with a deposit of £5 per head please. For more information, please contact Vicky see Signals for contact details or e-mail email@example.com
Want to gain promotion?
Attend this event to complete the adventure event in your log book, alternatively this is a Susan Challenge for anyone working towards becoming a mate or a John’s Challenge for anyone on their way to being a captain .