Silver and Gold update September 2020

With the Bronze cohort having finished their expedition, we are now going to concentrate on the Silver and Gold groups.

With the nights starting to get darker and still not able to use the inside facilities, we are going to have the groups turn up separately every other week.

Thursday 17th September
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
No Bronze this week.
However if any Bronze participants need any help or need to speak to Mike, then email or call him.

Thursday 24th September
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
No Bronze this week.
However if any Bronze participants need any help or need to speak to Mike, then email or call him.

If you wish to take part in the qualifying expedition we need to see if you are able to navigate and walk the required distances. That is why we need you to complete the practice expedition. We may not be able to accommodate you on the qualifying expedition if you cannot make the practice.

Practice expedition

Friday 25th September

Meet at St Anne’s Parish Centre at 6pm – 8.30pm

Put up tent and cook a meal (Bring ingredients for meal)

Plan route for Saturday and Sunday

Saturday 26th September

Walk from St Anne’s to Martin Mere. You will be required to be picked up by parents/guardians from Martin Mere car park when we finish.

Sunday 27th September

Starting from Martin Mere Car Park, walk back to St Anne’s
unpack and have briefings

Thursday 1st October
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
No Bronze this week.
However if any Bronze participants need any help or need to speak to Mike, then email or call him.

Thursday 8th October
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
No Bronze this week.
However if any Bronze participants need any help or need to speak to Mike, then email or call him.

Thursday 15th October
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
No Bronze this week.
However if any Bronze participants need any help or need to speak to Mike, then email or call him.

Thursday 22nd October
All those wishing to take part in the Silver or Gold expedition to be on the bowling green at 6.15 till 7.15pm
Silvers will be issued with kit

Qualifying Expedition news

The qualifying expedition will be within an hour and fifteen mins drive from St Anne’s Church. We cannot make plans too far in advance as we are constantly reviewing the latest news from various agencies and the government on COVID-19


Silver Qualifying expedition

Saturday October 24th

Arrive and walk prepared route

Pitch tents and cook hot meal

Sunday October 25th

Drop tents cook breakfast and walk prepared route

Pitch tents and cook hot meal

Monday October 26th

Drop tents cook breakfast and walk prepared route

Pick up by parents

Gold Qualifying expedition

The qualifying expedition will be within an hour and fifteen mins from St Anne’s Church.

Thursday October 30th

Arrive and walk prepared route

Pitch tents and cook hot meal

Friday October 30th

Drop tents cook breakfast and walk prepared route

Pitch tents and cook hot meal

Saturday October 31st

Drop tents cook breakfast and walk prepared route

Pitch tents and cook hot meal

Sunday November 1st

Drop tents cook breakfast and walk prepared route

Pick up by parents

Kit List
CLOTHING
1 pair of walking boots (broken in)
2 pairs of walking socks
2-3 t-shirts
Thermal t-shirt (optional)
2 fleece tops or similar
2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans or cotton type)
Underwear
Nightwear (not required for practice)
Warm hat &/or sunhat (as appropriate)
1 pair gloves
1 pair shorts (if appropriate)
Sunblock (if appropriate)
Waterproof over-trousers
Jacket/coat (waterproof & windproof)
1 pair gaiters (optional)
PERSONAL KIT
Sleeping bag
Waterproof compression stuff sack (5/10/15 litre) not essential, use bin bags to keep all equipment dry)
Head torch and spare batteries
Personal first aid kit, including pain killers, antihistamine tablets etc
Expedition food (including emergency rations)
Water bottle
Knife, fork, spoon or Spork
Plate/bowl
Mug
Box of matches (in waterproof container), please no lighters))
Wash kit/personal hygiene items
Towel
Small quantity of money (optional)
Notebook and pen/pencil
Watch
Sunglasses
Insect repellent
Spare boot laces (optional)
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
Face mask
Small bottle of sanitiser gel
Protective gloves


We will supply the following kit:
Single person tent or two person tent

Trangia

Maps – Laminated showing the route they are walking

Rucksacks

Sleeping mats

Group first aid kit

Emergency PPE kit

Our COVID Safety measures will include:
A tent for each participant.
Each participant will have their own map (laminated A3/A4 sheet)
Each participant will have their own cooking gear and will cook their own food.
We will supply masks and hand sanitiser for the parish centre and any periods where people may be together
Staff will stay a safe distance away and participants will be supervised for distancing – social distancing will be considered and applied in every situation
All expedition equipment will be quarantined for 72 hours after use
To see a copy of our COVID-19 Policy and Risk Assessment please click the link below

http://amplifyyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Amplify-COVID-19-Risk-Assessment.pdf

We will require a new consent form for the practice and expedition, this is to make sure that everyone participating in the expedition is COVID-19 free and that family members are also COVID-19 symptom free.

The new consent form is below:

http://amplifyyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Expedition-Consent-Form-Silver_Gold-2020.docx

We have a behaviour contract for participants and parents to sign and return. This sets out some rules for the expeditions. Download and sign it below:

http://amplifyyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Amplify-Youth-Group-Expedition-behaviour-contract.pdf

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