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1 st RUSTINGTON EXPLORER SCOUT UNIT. INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION 2008. Introduction. 8th International Expedition Offers a different side to ‘regular Scouting’ Fantastic opportunities and activities A chance to get to know each other

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  • 8th International Expedition

  • Offers a different side to ‘regular Scouting’

  • Fantastic opportunities and activities

  • A chance to get to know each other

  • Promotes a healthy team bond and develops the individual

  • Highlight of the Scouting year

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The Region...

  • 200km North West of Barcelona

  • Within Ordesa National Park

  • Located in the Spanish Pyrenees

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  • Large Open Campsite

  • Swimming Pool

  • Shop & Café

  • Excellent Shower Blocks

  • Walking Distance to Ainsa

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Dates and timings...

Fri 15th Aug to Sat 30th Aug 2008

  • Will leave H.Q. on Friday AM

  • Will arrive back at H.Q. on Sat Eve

  • Actual times confirmed nearer the day

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Travel and Transport...

  • Travel using both group and unit minibuses

  • All equipment with exception of day bags will be transported by European experienced haulage company

  • Channel crossing – Newhaven – Dieppe

  • PCV licenced drivers abiding to EC directives

  • 700 miles, approximately 16-18 hours travelling over two days with overnight stop

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  • Strictly capped to 35 Explorers maximum

  • Aged 14 – 18 years old.

  • Fees already subsidised by fundraising so all who wish to attend MUST find time to help at fundraising events. If unable, those individuals fees will be increased by £50

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What is this fantastic opportunity going to cost me?...

15 days total to include :

Travel UK to Spain and return, full board, all activities, insurance, accommodation, great young innovative and fun to be with Leaders (free)

£450.00 per person

(As the advert says, ‘two weeks without the kids’…. Priceless)

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Financial overview at a glance...

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Insurance breakdown...

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Programme of events...

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  • 3 or 4 day walking or cycling expedition

  • Chief scouts Platinum and Diamond award

  • Queen Scout Award

  • Lightweight, self sufficient, up to 7 members per team

  • Two Practice 1 Night Expeditions to be completed Feb Half Term and Easter

    No Practices = NO GO

  • Training in First aid, navigation, expedition food and hygiene, load carrying, team leadership, survival skills, camping skills and environment appreciation (altitude, heat, dangers etc)

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  • Fundraising support from Explorers & Parents

  • Website / Webshop – including Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencers, Play

  • Practice expeditions, preparation of route cards

  • Commitment to expedition teams / teamwork

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Three Post dated Cheques of £150

Stapled together with the Explorer’s name and your/payee mobile phone number written on the back.

These will be Banked on the following Dates

1st November 2007

1st February 2008

1st May 2008

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  • Mobile phones, Ipods, MP3/4 players etc

  • Home contact for you AND us

  • Sleeping arrangements

  • Spending money

  • Kit list / Kit Check

  • EHIC Card, Passports, ID card and Security

  • Additional Insurance, Valuables

  • Leaders + Additional leadership

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EHIC European Health Insurance Card

  • Apply online –

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  • Webshop

  • Discos

  • Carol Singing

  • Marshalling Fun Run – Sunday 4th May

  • Christmas Collection

  • Sainsburys bag packing – Easter 2008

  • BBQ – Chestnut Tree House – THIS WEEKEND