1st Wargrave Scout Group

Cub Camp – 15th – 17th May 2015 – Joining Instructions

Dear Parents

Cub Camp 15th to 17th May 2015

We have over 30 camping on the weekend so it is set to be a great weekend. Here are answers to hopefully all of your questions.

Camp Location.

The camp address is:

89th Reading Scout Group

Milestone Wood Campsite

Jefferson Close

Emmer Green



Tel: John Potter: 07941917081/Robin Kent 07770588698



Start and Finish Times

Please would you aim to drop your child off between 18:30 and 19:00 on Friday evening.

Camp will run through until our close at about 10.30am on the Sunday.


Our theme for the weekend is Adventure!. Below is a brief outline of the activities for the weekend.

Friday night     Wide Games

Saturday day   The Challenge – maps and cooking involved, bridge building and navigation.

Saturday eve   Campfire and songs

Sunday            Break camp!


What to bring…

A suggested kit list is below. Mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery etc will be provided.


Hot drinks and a light snack only Friday evening – please feed your child before attending the camp as we will not be providing a proper meal.

Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner provided – menu tbc

Sunday breakfast.

In the event of an accident

We will have a dedicated First Aider for the weekend, which is Fiona Keen

Snacks and stuff

There will be sufficient snacks, fresh fruit etc. available during the weekend so cubs do not need to bring any additional goodies. There is no where to spend money so no need to provide them with pocket money.

As this is a short camp we do ask that the youngsters do not bring mobile phones or iPods etc to the camp.  If these are brought they are the responsibility of the individual and we cannot take responsibility for damage or loss.

Photographs of the weekend

We would like to be able to take photos of everyone on camp doing the various activities.  These will then be used in subsequent presentation to the Group and others about the weekend and Scouting in Wargrave in general.  Rather than ask everyone to sign a permission form can we please ask that if you do not give consent to the use of photos of you or your family that you let me know.

How long does it take to get there?

It takes about 20 minutes to get there from Wargrave.

…and finally

Obviously no Scout camp would be complete without camp inspections and prizes for the best kept site, best hospitality to the leaders, greatest contribution to fun and frivolity, best washing up team, cleanest teeth etc.  Look out for those inspections!

I am sure that we will have a great time. If you have any questions regarding the camp please feel free to contact me.


John Wheals

1st Wargrave Scout Group


Suggested Kit List

  • Rucksack/holdall
  • Full Uniform
  • Spare trousers/shorts
  • T-shirts and sweaters
  • Underwear and socks
  • Night-clothes
  • Trainers/plimsolls
  • Strong boots or shoes/wellies depending on the weather
  • Wash kit and towel
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sun hat and sun tan lotion
  • Waterproofs
  • Bedding roll (sleeping bag and Karrimat or Blanket)
  • Drink (bring a durable container that you can carry with you for use throughout the weekend)
  • Please no penknives or sheath knives.
  • Plastic bags/bin liners for dirty clothes
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medicines

Personal stereos and mobile telephones should not be brought by the Cubs.

We can take no responsibility for the loss or damage of such items. Please call me if you wish to discuss this further.