ROUTINE AND COMPETITIONS
This may change on some camps. The end of the day is especially liable to change, for example lights out is later on campfire night.
07:45 Prayers + sleeping tent inspection
07:50 Food Distribution
10:00 Flag Break (duty pl)
17:00 Food Distribution
19:30 Flag Down - make ready for night
10:30 Lights Out
Simon Wheddon Trophey:
The Simon Wheddon trophy will be awarded at the end of camp for a combination of the following items. Each year, the weightings to be given to the marks for each item will be decided by the PLC prior to camp.
Quietness at night and morning inspection - there must be no noise between lights out and reveille. By 7.45 the sleeping tent must be ready for inspection.
Pennant/Main Inspection - the pennant is awarded each day according to the points from the main inspection. During main inspection your whole site is inspected (see below)
Cuisine - You will cater for a "guest" from the leadership team at each meal, and points will be given not just for the standard of cooking, but also for table manners, presentation, and hygeine.
Site - the site will be considered towards the end of camp for layout, state of turn (if applicable), gadgets and so on. Particular attention will be paid to the layouts of tents, fireplace and kitchen.
Clearing Up - points will be lost for kit that is rejected on return, or messing around during clearing up. The speed of clearing up does NOT affect this score.
The Nigel Balmbra Trophy
The Nigel Balmbra Trophy is awarded at the end of camp to the patrol which is most effective in striking camp and clearing up its site.
Tent doors open - rolled if dry, looped if damp
Tent walls down
Beds rolled neatly in personal groundsheet
Other kit stacked neatly
All gear off tent walls
All grass, etc, off groundsheet
All litter off site
Kitchens clean and tidy (only inside of cooking pots inspected - not outsides)
Washing up bowl not creasy. No food scraps on dresser/table/chairs. Table and seats clean
No food scraps on wet pit
Fire place to contain nothing but ash
You will be told at flag break if it is WET or DRY inspection:
Sleeping tent as for 7.15
Brail walls and doors (only roll if perfectly dry - roll INWARDS)
Tighten guy ropes
Turn sleeping bags inside out and hang up on marquee guys or as otherwise instructed
leave uniforms in tent on hangers
Lay out personal groundsheets in line, and put personal kit on there. Washing kit should be out to dry, towels airing, etc.
Remove the main tent groundsheet carefully (don't tear it on door pegs) and turn over as it dries. Brush off grass and clean off mud with a damp cloth.
Comments on inspection will be displayed on the notice board daily. You are expected to rectify any problems.
It is the job of the duty patrol to prepare, break and lower the flag. The patrol should provide scouts to help with general jobs as required, such as tidying the marquee or sweeping out the minibus.
There will be a number of people in camp, and we may be sharing the site with other troops. Your conduct must be courteous and helpful. Remember that at all times you represent the Scout Association and LGS, in addition to our troop, so do not let your actions bring discredit to any of these organisations.
We rely on individuals to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner. If your patrol is to get along, then EVERYONE must do their fair share of work WITHOUT GRUMBLING. PLs are responsible for organising the work of their patrols.
When the troop is called for flag break or any other reason (see whistle signals) you must come IMMEDIATELY, "at the double".
We have try to keep the number of calls to a minimum, but it is important that you should obey each call immediately. If we have to wait for one person he is wasting everybody elses time.
There are only 3 calls, usually given by whistle:
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Six short blasts. Go to the person giving the call. It could mean "Fall In" around the flag, or assemble at the flagpole, minibus, hq, etc. It might also signal the end of a game, and the return to HQ.
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Three short and one long blast, sounding like "Leaders come heeeeere". PLs go to the person giving the call.
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Two short, one long, one short blast, sounding like "Come and Geeet It". Food is being distributed from the marquee. This may require one or two scouts to take their tray and jug to collect food supplies, or the whole troop to come for lunch/supper.