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February 2018

Narrowboat Steerers Course

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
£175

Dates: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, AND Friday 09 to Sunday 11 March 2018. Course Fee: £175. This two-weekend course is for adults and will cover narrowboat steering, operation of locks, basic maintenance and safety requirements, and crew management. The course on both weekends will start on the Friday evening from Harefield, returning there on the Sunday afternoon. The course fee will include boat hire and food (assistance with the catering will be required), and Certification. The boats used…

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March 2018

Discover Scuba Diving

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sir Thomas Rich School, Gloucester
£27.00

Thinking....I want to do something different, but what? Ever tried scuba diving? Do you get enthralled watching Blue Planet and other underwater exploration programmes? Do you want to be like the teams producing these shows? You NEED to be a scuba diver! Come along and give it a try. Our 1 hour session in the safety of a swimming pool is an ideal way to decide if scuba diving is something you would like to do - and our professional…

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Expedition Challenge Weekends

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - April 15 @ 2:30 pm
£55

Expedition Challenge Weekends (Scouts) 23rd/25th (W1) March AND 13th/15th April (W2) £55 covers both weekends W1: Training** based at Eastcombe HQ. W2: Expedition hiking with day kit and camping at Cranham. **Training will include map reading, compass work, route planning, first aid, hike camping, cooking, kit check, Highway & County Codes, emergency procedures etc.  Bonus! Your walking during both weekends will also count towards the  Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges All this for just £55! Ex Chall Booking-Form-18 Report on the 2017 weekends: This year's…

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CS Platinum Expedition Weekends

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - April 15 @ 4:00 pm
£55

CS Platinum Expedition Weekends (Explorers) 23rd/25thMarch (W1) AND 13th/15th April (W2) £55 covers both weekends W1: Training and team building based at Eastcombe Scout HQ. . W2: Expedition hiking with full kit and camping at Cranham. .  Places are limited at the moment. Priority will be given to individuals who are unable to complete the expedition section with their Explorer unit. All this for just £55!  Commercial companies charge around £200 Platinum Booking-Form-18 Report on 2017 weekends: This year's course saw a total of 22 Scouts and 7 Explorers out…

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April 2018

Climbing Course

April 4 @ 11:00 am - April 5 @ 4:00 pm
£50

Climbing Course Wednesday  4th & Thursday 5th April Mid-week course at the Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester: Climbing & bouldering using the extensive facilities and fully qualified instructors. Scouts gain the Climber badge. Explorers gain the Explorer Climber badge. All climbing equipment provided. Non-residential. £50  Climber Booking-Form 4-18   This is a report om the last course: Once again the Warehouse Climbing Centre at Gloucester Docks hosted another climbing course. The Scouts were under the expert tuition of the centre's team and were able to use both…

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Badge Weekend

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 8 @ 3:30 pm
£35 - £40

Badge Weekend  6th/8th April Cranham indoors, catering provided. Choose ONE badge: 1. Geocaching Badge: Use GPS and learn about this exciting new sport. £35 2. Electronics Badge: Are you s bright spark? Create clever systems and circuits that support our modern lives. £40 3. Naturalist: We rely on the natural world for our very survival. This badge will demonstrate your impact and role in preserving it. £35 Badge Weekend Booking-Form 18   Badge Weekend 17 The weekend at Cranham saw  28 Scouts and Explorers taking part in one badge: Electronics We had fourteen Scouts…

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 1 of 2)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
Swindon,
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Blue sea, crystal clear water, beautiful multi-coloured fish swimming happily just inches away from you ………….. no, not the Severn Estuary at high tide but the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, Florida Keys, Mediterranean or a multitude of other exotic destinations available to you as a qualified Scuba Diver – and you can gain that starter qualification with us in Gloucestershire. Our close relationship with the JCScuba Dive School means that the Octopus Scuba Explorer Unit will again be running the…

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May 2018

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 2 of 2)

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 6:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
Swindon,
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This is the second weekend of a two weekend residential qualification course, please go to the weekend one page to book a place on the whole course

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Leaders Hillwalking Training Weekend

May 18 - May 20

The County Mountain Activities Team are pleased to be running a hillwalking training weekend, where leaders will be able to learn the skills required for a hillwalking permit. The goal of this weekend will be for instruction to be provided on the skills required for a T1/T2 Hillwalking Permit and Remote Wild Camping. It will be run in terrain suitable for candidates who want to pursue T1/T2 summer permits. The weekend will cover the following topics; navigation (including night navigation),…

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Survival Skills

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 3:00 pm
335

Survival Skills Saturday 26th/ Monday 28th May  £35 Held at Miserden Park We will be ‘surviving’ in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We aim to live up to the description of the badge as 'the ultimate challenge for Scouts" We are NOT based on a campsite, you will NOT be sleeping in tents (even during the training), there is NO running water, and NO flushing toilets! For these reasons, the minimum age is 12, and it is highly recommended that all applicants have camped under canvas…

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