The Great Escape

About the Great Escape ...

Who is this event for?

This is an event for members of Merseyside Scout Section, aged primarily between 10 1/2 and 14. Scouts Take Part in patrols (patrols may be either standing or composite).

Three Events In One?

The Great Escape has Three main competition elements within it:

  • Highest Scoring Patrol
  • Best Patrol Theme
  • Best Patrol Spirit

How big is a team?

Teams must have no less than 5 members and no more than 6.

Patrols Camping Alone?

Patrols camping alone are very welcome at the Escape. We would however ask that you let Escape HQ know of any, so that they can be supported during the weekend.

How many Teams can we enter?

Troops may pre-book a maximum of two teams. However, if there is space available extra teams may be admitted on the night of aeeival on a "first come, first served basis" only.

How Do We Book A Team ?

Teams need to be booked in using the Great Escape Booking Form – which is available from your ADC (Scouts) or for download from www.merseysidescouts.com This form needs to be completed and sent along with a non-refundable £20 deposit (cheques payable to Tawd Vale Scout Camp) and an A4 sized Stamped Addressed Envelope per team to :

Peter Morris, 26 Derwont Road, Crosby, Merseyside, L23 0SX. E-mail : jiggermorris@msn.com 
 

Permits and Passports?

In line with changes made to The Scout Association’s regulations, all troops taking part in the Great Escape must have with them a leader who possesses a relevant Camping Permit. This will need to be shown at the Camp Office when checking in for your site allocation. Patrols camping on their own will also need to be in possession of a valid Camp Passport. This should be shown when booking in at Escape HQ.

Are You Ready?

The Great Escape is a challenging competition for Scouts requiring teamwork, leadership, and initiative. Patrols must visit 15 different bases – a challenge awaits them at each. Each challenge is on the theme of ‘escape’ and runs along the lines of a ‘now get out of that / crystal maze’ type theme. It is therefore important that teams are prepared for what awaits them. Leaders are welcome over the weekend, but must NOT accompany or coach their patrols around each of the bases. All those taking part in the Great Escape MUST be camped at Tawd Vale during the weekend, unless they have a Special Need which precludes them from doing so. Every patrol should carry their own First Aid kit - but we would ask that all accidents are reported to the event organisers. Merseyside Emergency Team will be on hand to offer support and advice. Please make sure that each patrol is ready for any weather eventuality.

2017 Great Escape Results

A huge congratulations to all teams who took part in this years Great Escape Competition at  Tawd Vale, we have now added this years results below along with a full list of the Scores achieved by all of the teams.

Winning Patrol

1st Place  - Team 22     5th Crosby

2nd Place Joint - Team   6    5th Crosby
2nd Place Joint - Team 23    9th Formby
2nd Place Joint - Team39     25th Birkenhead


3rd Place - Team 63     5th Heswall 

Patrol Spirit

Winners  - Team 72       1st Beechwood 

Themed Patrol

Winners - Team 14         26th St Helens
 

Best Base

Winners - Base C          St Helens Leades
 

Rules of the Great Escape

See below rules for the competition -

  • Troops may pre-book a maximum of 2 teams only.
  • Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
  • Bookings can only be taken by post.
  • New 2017 Bookings MUST be received before Friday 1st March 2017
  • Bookings will only be accepted along with a £20 deposit.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 5 members and no more than 6.
  • Patrols may camp on their own, The Great Escape Office should be informed of this at book in.
  • Leaders are welcome on the weekend but MUST NOT accompany or coach their patrols around each of the bases.
  • All those taking part MUST be camped at Tawd Vale during the weekend, unless they have a special need which precludes them from doing so.
  • Every Patrol Should carry their own First Aid Kit.
  • All Accidents must be reported to the event organisers.
  • In line with POR all troops taking part MUST have with them a leader who posses a relevant Camping Permit.

Next Escape - 23rd to 25th March 2018

Photo Gallery

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County Ball 2016

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Feast 2016 - Displays

Feast 2016 - Displays

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Feast 2016 - Preparation

Feast 2016 - Preparation

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Conference & AGM 2016

Conference & AGM 2016

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Downloads

2017 Great Escape

2017 Results
2017 Scores
 

2016 Great Escape

2016 Results
2016 Scores

2015 Great Escape

2015 Results
2015 Scores

2014 Great Escape

2014 Results
2014 Scores

2013 Great Escape 

2013 Results
2013 Scores

2012 Great Escape

2012 Results
2012 Scores

2011 Great Escape

2011 Results
2011 Scores

2010 Great Escape

2010 Results
2010 Scores