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
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 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 .
Midland TARS Rudyard Week-End
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018
at 89th Stoke Sea Scout Group Rudyard Training Site,
Near Leek, Staffordshire
£19.00 per Adult Junior TARS FREE
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
£5 deposit per adult made payable to Midland TARS by 7th July to Nick Ardagh-Walter, see Signals or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for contact-
this is a nautical event for Junior TARS
Deck the halls in Swallows and Amazons style with these mini lantern tree decorations.
You will need:
- black or grey card
- black thread
- battery operated tea light
- glue stick
What to do:
- Print the template, if the card you are using is light in colour you may be able to print directly onto the card. If not print onto plain paper, cut out and draw around the template.
- Carefully cut out the shape.
- On the large rectangle there are two very small spots, ask a friendly native to help you pass the thread through these two spots using a needle. Tie the ends of the thread together using an overhand knot. This is the hanging loop for your decoration.
- Fold along all the dotted lines.
- Line the bottom of your card shape up with the bottom of the tea light. Stick the end not marked with shading to the tea light using tape. If you printed directly onto the card make sure the printed side faces inwards.
- Wrap the card around the tea light making sure the bottom of the shape stays lined up with the bottom of the tea light. Glue where the shaded area is an stick the end down.
- Fold the square down and stick the two small tabs on the posts either side onto the square.
- Fold the rectangle over so it forms a tent shape over the top, glue onto the narrow tab along the edge and stick this onto the square as well.
- When the glue is dry. Switch the tea light on and use the thread loop to hang it from your Christmas tree.
If not duffers…
Remember to take care when using, passing and walking with scissors and needles.
Following the success of last year’s Sailing Day hosted by the Battys of Bank Ground Farm, and our failure to raise a fit team of Dragon Boaters, we decided to repeat the experience.
Join us at Holly Howe for a spot of sailing, canoeing or native rowing.
Bank Ground Farm, East of Lake Rd, Coniston, Cumbria. LA21 8AA
Saturday August 2nd, from 10am till 4pm. Bring a model boat, hoist a signal, make a fire place, use leading lights, meet new friends and share lunch in style.
Cost £15 to include lunch and access to the site.
Please contact Helen Lewis 0191 373 6312 by 22nd July.