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The Great Escape is a challenging competition for Scouts requiring teamwork, leadership, and initiative.
This is an event for members of the Scout Section, aged primarily between 10 and 14. Scouts take part in patrols. Teams must have no less than five members in them, and no more than six. Patrols must visit 15 different bases with a challenge awaiting them at each one. Each challenge is on the theme of ‘escape’ and runs along the lines of a ‘now get out of that / crystal maze’ type activity. It is therefore important that teams are prepared for what awaits them.
Troops may pre-book a maximum of two teams. However, if there is space available extra teams will be admitted on the night of arrival on a ‘first come, first served’ basis only.
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 (Scout) First Aid Support Team will be on-hand to offer support and advice. Please make sure that each patrol is ready for any weather eventuality.
All teams must comply with all current Scout Association rules and guidelines. All troops taking part in the Great Escape must have with them a leader who possesses a relevant Nights Away Permit. Patrols camping on their own will need to be in possession of a valid Nights Away Event Passport. This must be shown at the Event Reception when checking in for your site allocation.
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