Get the latest Cabot Ten Tors updates on Google+

Update

Wed 15 Apr 2015 1:43pm
The final training weekend is upon us, Scouts please note the following:

1. Meet at the 169th at 18.30 and eat before you arrive, there will be no evening meal provided and we will not be stopping on the way down. We are staying at Meldon Hall Friday night.
2. Make sure you bring 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 evening meal and ensure your sandwiches for day 2 do not have meat or cheese.
3. You MUST bring a sun hat and sun screen it may be warm this weekend.
4. Even though the forecast is hot and dry for the weekend you must still bring full waterproofs, fleece etc.
5. Anyone failing the scrutineering on Friday night will be sent home to collect the missing items, this will also affect who will make the final teams and who will be reserves.

Update

Wed 1 Apr 2015 10:22am
What a great weekend this was for walking on the moor and congratulations to you all for making excellent time both on the Saturday and again on the Sunday. Having completed 13 miles each day just think how much further you could have walked. On the Saturday, at least another 8-12 miles before having to camp overnight and on the Sunday possibly another 6-8 miles before the finish cutoff time. Looking at distances per day you can now see that 35 miles in a weekend is achievable and nowhere near as daunting as you first may have thought. So when the weather and visibility are good crack on; when (like the previous weekend) the weather is foul you will naturally slow down as getting your navigation correct is key to making progress.
· Well done for being ready to leave on time Day 1 and (almost) on Day 2.

· Clean and clear overnight campsite - excellent.

· Great team morale.

A couple of points for you to remember:
· Taking on water - you should be drinking at least half a litre per hour. This flushes away the toxins from tired muscles and stops you getting a headache. Also remember to fill up your water bottle when you pass a flowing stream.
· Sunhat and Sun Cream - we told you that this was a mandatory item of kit. Now you know why.

Update

Wed 18 Mar 2015 8:59pm
This weekends hike: Please remember to have something to eat before arriving on Friday or bring something to eat as we are not providing any food.
Remember we are meeting at 6:30pm on Friday and don't forget 2 breakfasts!
The routes are now available in the routes section of the site.

Update

Wed 11 Mar 2015 1:54pm
URGENT UPDATE
Check your bags now! We are missing items from the 35s and 45s/ 55s tents - please check and let Rich know NOW. Don't leave it until next Friday as all team equipment needs to be checked before it is re-issued.

Update

Tue 10 Mar 2015 8:18am
Third Instalment Payment
Thank you to those who have made the last payment (due 1 March) by either cheque or Direct Credit. A gentle reminder to those of you who still have the last payment of £65 to make and also to those who also need to pay the Scout Association Membership fee of £34-25 separately. The Scout District's accounts close at the end of the month -hence my wish to close off all income asap. Any queries please contact me direct. Many thanks. Laurence.

Also Laurence still has far too much unclaimed "lost property" which must belong to someone -see previous listing.


Update

Fri 6 Mar 2015 8:51pm
Photos from the weekend

Click to view photo

Click to view photo

Click to view photo

Click to view photo


Update

Tue 3 Mar 2015 8:37am
Lost Property.
The following items of lost property have been handed in:
1 X Brasher woolen Sock grey/green
Blue Stiped Mug labelled Kilgour
Energiser 3 x LED Headtorch Black
1 Pair of large Blacks Gaiters Red
1 Pair of Peter Storm Stormtech Gaiters Black
1 Black Karrimor Gaiter
1 Black Gaitor no branding
1 Pair of Black sprayway overtrousers size 14
1 Pair of Black Berghaus waterproof overtrousers - Isaac Wood
Pair of Black Regatta Water Proof Trouser Smith 62nd
1 x Orange Survival Bag
1 Pair of Mens medium M&S Boxers
1 Pair of Black Leggings 32"
1 Pair of Fleece lined thermal gloves Black/Grey with reinforced palm

Can you check your kit for any items that are not yours and bring them with you on the next hike please?

Lost Property can be collected from Laurance

Update

Mon 2 Mar 2015 6:20pm
The first Dartmoor training weekend was really successful bearing in mind the really bad weather conditions. Here is some general feedback from the leaders:
* It is really important to book you place on the hikes at least 1 week before the hike (or let us know you can't make it) and if you have to cancel due to illness, let Kim know as soon as you know.
* The weather on the weekend was probably the worst you will experience before the event would be cancelled and everyone coped really well.
* If things in your rucksack got wet on Saturday, try to correct this for next time (probably with more plastic bags, but thick plastic not bin bags)
* It is really important to look after yourself and the rest of your team. If it starts to rain, stop and put your waterproofs on and use your hood. If you get cold, stop and put another layer on. There were a few people that arrived on Saturday evening that were quite cold and wet - remember there won't be a nice building with a fire on the event!
* I was told that the camping area was very tidy and free of litter after all the teams had left on Sunday morning. Well Done and keep it up for next time!

Paul

Update

Wed 25 Feb 2015 11:17am
Third Instalment Payment
Just a reminder that the third instalment of £65 becomes due 1 March. This covers the 2 Dartmoor hikes and the event. Many thanks to those of you who have paid this already.

Update

Mon 16 Feb 2015 1:59pm
We have no come to the Dartmoor Stage of training and congratulations to everyone still taking part, you have all done a brilliantly. Please dont forget to sign up for the upcoming hike (28 Feb - 01 Mar). If you are having difficulty doing so please contact Kim.

Update

Thu 5 Feb 2015 8:18am
Ten Tors BBQ date change. Due to the DofE training the Ten Tors BBQ date has changed and will now be held on 31st May 15.

Update

Thu 5 Feb 2015 8:17am
Can you check your bags for a grey Tresspass Fleece with a dark grey panel across the back and down the sides please. We have a report of one missing. It has the owners name written on the label.

Update

Sun 1 Feb 2015 9:19pm
The first overnight hike was a great success. All the participants did really well. Some small items to be reviewed but overall no major problems. Well done all, next stop Dartmoor!

Update

Wed 14 Jan 2015 7:58pm
The next set of hikes involve full weekend kit. If you have kit you are not sure about ie sleeping bags and cookers, please just bring them along on the next hike and we will check it all through over the weekend. We will go through what is needed for each team on the Dartmoor hikes, as some kit can be shared rather than everyone having it.

We do have plenty of sleeping bags to loan out. On Cookers, if you have one already then please bring it along, if not then we have plenty to use on the rest of the hikes and to share among the teams.

If you need to loan a sleeping bag for the next hike or any other issues on kit then please get hold of Richard at equipment@cabottentors.org.uk before the next hike.

Update

Tue 6 Jan 2015 8:57am
First Aid Course
If you need to attend the First Aid Course you will receive an email shortly from Rich T explaining the dates, times and location.

Update

Tue 6 Jan 2015 8:56am
One third of Training Complete
Well done to everyone for last Sunday's hike. The mist you experienced will give you some idea as to what can happen on Dartmoor and the importance of keeping close together as a team. We are impressed as never before have we had no dropouts in all 3 day hikes so congratulations. Things get a bit more challenging from now on but we know you can do it -so stick with it even when things get tough. This includes kit -you must have ALL the kit shown on the 2 day hike list AND it must be up to TT standard. If you turn up for a hike and something is missing you will need to return home to get it; and if it is not up to TT standard then we will not be able to take you to Dartmoor as that would break both the Army's and Scout's rules - and as the leaders we wont let that happen. Turning up with muddy boots/gaiters/anything else indicates that you are not taking care of your kit. If you have any kit enquiry (including the need to borrow a larger rucksack; sleeping bag or stove (we don’t supply pots)) then please us the contact us link on the website which will be forwarded to Richard.
The next instalment payment of £60 falls due on Sunday 18 January (which covers the end of January skills weekend and the first Dartmoor hike). Payments can be made by Direct Credit 40-14-24 A/c 51470787 Tag: TT plus scouts name OR can be paid by cheque made payable to Cabot District Scout Council. If you are attending the First Aid training you can bring a cheque along then.

Update

Wed 31 Dec 2014 4:00pm
Important - Scout Association Annual Census (Validation on Sunday 4 January)
Each year the number of scouts in the UK is determined and for this year there is a significant change to the process. Each individual scout now has to be registered on the new scout database with each scout group or Explorer unit making the registration. We therefore need to ensure that everyone of you is accounted for so on this Sunday as you come in, you will be asked to confirm which scout group or Explorer unit you now currently attend as this may be different to the group/unit you gave to us at the start of training. We will then email each scout group/unit to verify that they have registered your name.

If you are a Guide or a TT participant who is not registered with a group/unit or you have left your group/unit then please download the new Membership Form from here: http://www.cabottentors.org.uk/Young-Person-Information-Form-editable.pdf and bring this along with you on Sunday.

If you are not attending on Sunday please email Kim with the information.

Many thanks.

Update

Tue 30 Dec 2014 1:17pm
The end of season BBQ has been booked at the 169th Scout Hut for 20th Jun 2015. Save the date as it is a good time to meet up with the teams and leaders as a reunion.

Update

Wed 17 Dec 2014 8:29pm
November training hike photos

Click to view photo

Click to view photo

Click to view photo

Click to view photo


Update

Mon 8 Dec 2014 9:05am
Lost Property. The following items were left behind after yesterdays hike. 1 X ISOTEX Black Gaiter. 1 x Mountain Hardware Fleece Size 12, 1 X Pacing Card.

CEOP report

Dates - book your place

Useful links


The above links will take you to a website outside of our control, therefore we cannot be held liable for the content. An entry here does not represent an endorsement of any particular company/product - neither does an omission imply unsuitability.

Official TT Facebook page