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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com (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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or see Signals for phone number
this is a Discovery Event for Junior TARS log books
BBC4 (television) are broadcasting a programme ‘Britain’s Lost Waterlands: Escape to Swallows and Amazons Country’ at 8pm on Wednesday 6 July. According to the Guardian “chateau renovator Dick Strawbridge and Professor Alice Roberts explore some of the landscapes that inspired Arthur Ransome’s tales of children messing about on the water. While Strawbridge navigates the waterways of the Lake District, the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk’s coastline in a variety of creaky tubs, Roberts prowls the surrounding countryside in search of wildlife”.
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 email@example.com_
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .
Midland TARS Rudyard Week-End
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July 2016
at 89th Stoke Sea Scout Group Rudyard Training Site,
Near Leek, Staffordshire
£19 per Adult £13 per Junior for w.e.
or come for the day – ask for price
Self catering but price includes sailing/canoeing
Either bring your own tent for camping or make use of one of the bunk houses – (first come first served)
– good size kitchen and wet clothes & sitting area inside- plus fridges for storing food etc
If you have a dinghy or canoe please bring these too – launch fees to be paid by group-
Good dogs with well behaved owners welcome
Book places with ￡5 per person deposit by July 15th to Paul Green, see Signals or e-mail email@example.com for contact- Cheques made out to “Midland TARS” please
this is a nautical event for Junior TARS
Prof Callum’s Cave Art
(then follow signs when in the vicinity)
the site of Britain’s only known cave art
We will be taken on 2 cave tours, one to see the 13,000 year-old rock art and the other to learn about life in the Ice Age. We also plan to fit in some ‘cave art’ actitivies of our own to make this a Titty’s Challenge event for the Junior Log Book scheme. Finally we have booked an Ice Age survival skills workshop which includes spear throwing, fire lighting and shelter building.
The Cost for this package is £12 for Adults & £10 for Juniors
Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. For further information & to find out how to book see Signals pages 19 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
this is a Titty’s Challenge for Junior TARS
in the Forest
at Trentham, Staffordshire
Saturday 13th February 2016
Trentham Monkey Forest, situated in Staffordshire, is completely unique to the UK. With 140 Barbary macaques living freely within the beautiful 60 acre woodland. Walk amongst the monkeys along the ¾ of a mile pathway and watch as the monkey antics unfold right in front of you. With no cages or bars to hinder your view, visitors get an in-depth insight into the lives of these fascinating monkeys, as they live just as they would in the wild
£8 for adults (senior/students 7.50) £6. Juniors (3-14)
for more information and to register your interest contact Mike – see Signals p19 for details or e-mail email@example.com
this is a discovery activity for Junior TARS