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Drews Birthday bash at middlewood scout camp. 9th-11th December.

Discussion in 'England North' started by DaveBromley, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. DaveBromley

    DaveBromley Full Member

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    Howdy folks

    Its that time of year again where we celebrate the life of one of our dearly departed number, there will be fun round the fire and i'm sure the remembering of the many tales of hilarity that surrounded this young fella.

    The venue is

    Middlewood scout camp,
    Leigh Rd,
    Worsley,
    Manchester,
    M28 2LJ



    I have booked the whole top area and communal firepit again so we can have a gathering around a lovely roaring fire.

    Feel free to bring any unwanted gear down to swap/sell on Sunday.

    Cost is £5 per person per night

    Any questions feel free to ask me

    I have copied and pasted the rules as I deem them to have worked effectively in the past and feel no need to change them


    What follows is going to make the Meet (and site) seem to be very rule bound – in fact both are quite relaxed.


    These rules are there because we, as a group, and the site have a reputation to maintain. Unfortunately the world is full of critics who love to point a finger – and we're there on the trust that we’ve worked hard to gain.


    This list isn't exhaustive - common sense applies. If in doubt, Ask!

    •Forum members are responsible for themselves, the kit they use and their own actions at a Meet – if you bring along family (or a friend) then you also accept responsibility for them and their actions whilst they are on site.


    •Forum members under the age of 18 are welcome. However, they must be accompanied by at least one parent (or legal guardian).


    •You brought it in, you take it out – camping fees do not include a rubbish collection fee! The sites bin is the big orange thing in the campers car park.


    •Fees must be paid. It’s rare, but sometimes people forget.


    •Responsible drinking of alcohol is ok – drugs are prohibited!

    •This is a scouting site and is not open to the general public - please don't walk through another groups pitch whilst drinking alcohol and/or smoking.


    •‘Appropriate’ behaviour: The site can, at any time, decline a booking – they can also ask(tell) us (individually or wholly) to leave during the Meet. Fees would still be owed! Be aware that other users of the site might be passing by our pitch at any time of the day or night – I do get feedback!


    •Parking: Vehicles need to be parked up in the campers car park.


    •Fires: Due to peat soil, open fires must be raised and contained. Periodically there is a shortage of wood available to burn - if you want to cook on an open fire bring a supply of wood or charcoal


    •Food: Unless organised prior to the Meet, you need to bring enough food to feed yourself while you are at the Meet.

    •Accidents do happen and people will try to help out where they can - If you are visiting someone else’s pitch do not expect to be fed.


    •Use the appropriate tools at the appropriate times.


    •It would be wise to be carrying a torch before it gets dark! It could also be provident to put markers on your shelter so you can find it in the dark.


    •The pitch is suitable for using tents, hammocks and bivvies - use what you have and are comfortable using. Even with 30+ using the pitch there is still ample room to bring/use one type and trial/experiment with another.


    •If you stick your name down and can no longer make it, please say so.


    •Please note that, on occassion, the first post will be edited to include better information. Although updates/edits will be posted in the thread, the first post needs to be re-read well in advance of the Meet


    •In the highly unlikely event that I need to make use of this ... I reserve the right to stop any individual(s) from attending a Meet. Any individual(s) who I feel endanger our future use of the site will be required to leave the site(outstanding fees will still be owed)

    The 'Touchy Subject' bit:


    Because the site is, first and foremost, a Scout camp site, the only people we can't accommodate are those who would, purposely or otherwise, do harm to others. Primarily, this means that if you would be found unfit to adopt or foster a child then you can’t come along – same goes for anyone knowingly under investigation or having had an allegation made against them and is awaiting investigation.


    It's fine if you want to:

    •be on your own

    •lay on your back looking at the sky, clouds, birds flying over etc

    •whittle

    •practice 'stuff' - except tree felling; the site has strong opinions about that

    •practice flora and fauna i.d

    •so on and so forth ...


    This is, in no way, a bushcraft course and it's for you to make of it what you will.

    Please add your name to the list in the usual manner.
     
  2. DaveBromley

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    Please copy and paste as usual

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    Sadly Jan and I are in Norway hunting the Northern Lights that weekend :( We will be there in Spirit though :)
     
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    Id very much like to come along, ive never been to the site before or the wrong side of Yorkshire ;O)

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  5. Red Fox

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    I am going to make it it's been to long since I was with my old bushcraft friends and I am looking forward to it and hopefully songs will fill the woods as we sit down around the fire circle ones more
     
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    I'll be there.

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    I won't be there except in good wishes.
    I miss that daft lad; he'd a big heart had Drew.
    I hope the company is brilliant :D

    :grouphug:
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  9. DaveBromley

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    He is missed at each camp we have Mary, his "legend" lives on with those that knew him, the company for this is usually fantastic and so far from the list above this year should be no exception!

    Dave
     
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    I should be there. Not sure of the timings yet but I need a bit of out time.


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  11. Red Fox

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    I am there Saturday morning and night with hopefully crow and mat who is new can't wait to get out
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Should be there Saturday but need to go fairly early Sunday.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Just back from a great meet up. Lots of old faces and a few new ones too.

    Had a great evening around the camp fire and gave the old site the send off it deserves.

    The new site sounds interesting too.
     
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    Fantastic camp guys had a good laugh and meet up with a few old and new friends wich is fantastic, that was the last meet at middlewood and a little sad but as one door closed today a nother door opend the new sight is a great wood and only one mile away from middlewood so that's good .next year we are thinking of doing 4 meets a year at the new place and going right back to basics the same as the early bcuk meets have one in spring summer fall and winter
     
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    wish I could of made this has been a great wood to stay in over the years , the new site sounds great and I look forward to seeing you all their for some grand bushcraft meets
     
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    It's going to be something to look forward to
     
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    Hope it's ok to reply to an old thread. I didn't notice a 2017 thread so I was wondering if there would be a 2018 event. Having been to Bushmoot and learned about Drew, and particularly the way he's remembered by friends, I was extremely touched. People who go to this much effort to remember their friends are the best kind of people and definitely people I need in my life.
     
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