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
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