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    Default Rough Close Meet ~ January 2012

    Meet date: 27 ~ 29 January 2012 ~ Arrival time is from 16:00 on the 27th.

    TOILET FACILITIES: The two toilet blocks nearest our pitch will have been closed for the winter to prevent damage to frozen pipes. Toilets will be available at both the Norton Cabin and the Main Toilet block (near the Campers Car Park).

    WATER FACILITIES: Due to recent temperatures I think that it is safe to assume that, as they're uninsulated, the taps near our pitch have been turned off and drained. It would be sensible for each person to bring in some potable water.


    As per usual, the location is Rough Close.
    At the moment site fees are <<<>>> it is possible that the site might announce a price rise between now and the New Year.

    Price has just been revised for 2012 ~ linky thing ~ the price has risen by £0.20 to £4.60 per person per night

    Please pay on arrival. If you haven't been before, someone will be able to point you in my direction.

    The 'Helpful Info:' makes our Meets seem to be overly regulated. Don't worry, it isn't ~ it's just to try to preempt the very rare 'If we're not allowed to ..., why didn't it say so in the Meet thread?' excuse/reaction/comment. Most of it

    Edits will be highlighted in red and italicised.


    We are booked onto The Leader Training Field.

    Please Note: There is not enough space for everyone to leave their vehicles in the bays adjacent to the pitch and, after unloading, vehicles will need to be parked up in the Campers Car Park.


    In the pic below, the virtual tent placement pin marks the position of the Leader Training Field. The Red line marks the approximate route of the main track which leads to the main access point to the pitch.

    I have put a couple of extra details onto the map ~ toilets, water etc and I'm leaving both RED (for Leader Training) and BLUE (for PC11) routes on for both ease and for reference . Both toilet blocks at the top of the site (ie those nearest our pitch) have now been closed down for the winter period. This is to try to prevent damage to pipe work if this winter hits as hard as the forecasts suggest ~ the two other toilet/shower blocks will remain open.





    From the site's Directions page:

    City of Coventry Scout County
    Rough Close Scout Campsite
    Tanners Lane
    Berkswell
    CV7 7DD
    OS: Grid Ref: SP264779 (Site Access) SP266786 (Site Centre)



    This is a child friendly site and your youngsters are welcome ~ please see 'Helpful info'.

    Helpful info
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    The list isn't exhaustive - common sense applies. If in doubt, ask.
    • Any monies given (by individuals, groups, families etc) which is above the camping fees will be automatically considered to be a donation to Rough Close campsite to aid with site maintenance, site regeneration etc.
    • Forum members are responsible for themselves*, the kit they use and their own actions (and any non member accompanying them) at the Meet. * This includes meals and cooking. It is up to each registered member to make sure that they have enough suitable food for their stay and and also for planning/arranging for any replenishment if/as need be.
    • Under 18's must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian.
    • You brought it in, you take it out – camping fees do not include a rubbish collection fee ~ The sites bin is the big orange/red thing in the Camper’s Car Park.
    • When visiting others, do not leave your rubbish in their pitch (or in a communal area) ~ take it with you and dispose of it yourself. The site's bin is the big orange/red thing in the Camper’s Car Park.
    • Please refreain from burning rubbish on a fire that's being used to cook on.
    • There is no communal bin in the Communal Area.
    • Responsible drinking of alcohol is ok – drugs are prohibited! Please don't walk through another groups pitch whilst drinking alcohol and/or smoking.
    • Please keep ‘colourful language’ reasonable and to a reasonable volume.
    • After unloading, vehicles need to be parked up in the campers car park.
    • Wood fires must be raised and contained. Periodically there is a shortage of wood available to burn - if you want to cook on an open fire, bring a supply of wood or charcoal.
    • Due to changes in site policy, we cannot cut down standing dead wood. The same goes for green wood ~ damaged or not.
    • It would be wise to be carrying a torch before it gets dark! It could also be provident to put markers on your shelter so you can find it in the dark.
    • In the highly unlikely event that I need to make use of this ... I reserve the right to stop any individual(s) from attending a Meet. Any individual(s) who I feel endanger our future use of the site will be required to leave the site; outstanding fees will still be owed.
    • Noise levels after 11 p.m need to be respectful of other campers desire to sleep at socially accepted hours.
    • Noise levels before 07:30 a.m need to be respectful of other campers desire to have a bit of a lie in.
    • Chopping (or cracking/snapping etc) wood at 'silly o'clock' is not acceptable. Please make sure that you prepare wood for the start of the next day well before dusk ~ and if you can't be sure, bring an alternative method of heating water/cooking.
    • Morning Prayers will be held at 09.30 on the Saturday Morning ~ attendance of this meeting might be advantageous to you but attendance of it is in no way mandatory.
    • The Morning Prayers meeting is just a verbal notice board and isn't, in any way, a religious _thing_.
    • Reading the info above the site map is a good idea


    The 'Touchy Subject' bit:

    Because the site is, first and foremost, a Scout camp site, the only people we can't accommodate are those who would, purposely or otherwise, do harm to others. Primarily, this means that if you would be found unfit to adopt or foster a child then you can’t come along – same goes for anyone knowingly under investigation or having had an allegation made against them and is awaiting investigation.



    It's fine if you want to
    :
    • be on your own
    • lay on your back looking at the sky, clouds, birds flying over etc
    • whittle
    • practice 'stuff' - except tree felling; the site has strong opinions about that
    • practice flora and fauna ID
    • so on and so forth ...
    This is, in no way, a bushcraft course and it's for you to make of it what you will.
    Copy and paste yada yada ...




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    Nice one Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    man and lady of tanith to be confirmed
    Nice one Sam, It'll be good to see you and Lisa there

    Will this be the first weekend away without young Jake?
    Mad Dave... When I see lovers' names carved into a tree, I don't think it's cute, I just think it's strange how so many people take knives on a date.

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    yeah it will be steve
    need to see how nanny babysitting over night in december for the birthday bash goes before we can commit or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    yeah it will be steve
    need to see how nanny babysitting over night in december for the birthday bash goes before we can commit or not
    Fingers crossed for you then

    Though you really need to learn how to drive so you can get out more
    Mad Dave... When I see lovers' names carved into a tree, I don't think it's cute, I just think it's strange how so many people take knives on a date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    Though you really need to learn how to drive so you can get out more
    i know i know its on the to do list. now if i could just invent the 28 hour day i would get it all done
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    ]By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

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    Quick bump ~ and a suggestion for cheap and easy pressie ... a pass out to come along to this Meet


    Or, perhaps, making an easily kept New Year resolution of breaking youur duck and coming along to a Meet?
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    i know i asked mesquite this over the weekend but whats the views on kids?
    might bring shan of tanith along for this if thats ok? she is well behaved and has been taught the various rules of being sensible in campsites/woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    might bring shan of tanith along for this if thats ok?
    It's not a problem Sam, to quote post #01

    Quote Originally Posted by decorum View Post
    This is a child friendly site and your youngsters are welcome ~ please see 'Helpful info'.

    The three foot tall and squeaky are welcome to join us ~ as are the helium brigade .
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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    i know i asked mesquite this over the weekend but whats the views on kids?
    might bring shan of tanith along for this if thats ok? she is well behaved and has been taught the various rules of being sensible in campsites/woods
    LOL... didn't you believe me that she'd be very welcome, especially with her being a well behaved young bushcrafter
    Mad Dave... When I see lovers' names carved into a tree, I don't think it's cute, I just think it's strange how so many people take knives on a date.

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    its not that i dont believe you steve just double checking mate
    shan of tanith is probably more than 3ft tall though
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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    its not that i dont believe you steve just double checking mate
    shan of tanith is probably more than 3ft tall though
    The 4 foot and slightly less squeaky are just as welcome to come along
    Mad Dave... When I see lovers' names carved into a tree, I don't think it's cute, I just think it's strange how so many people take knives on a date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man_of_tanith View Post
    ... shan of tanith is probably more than 3ft tall though

    Ah, caught between here and there is fine as well .
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    ]By adding your name you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with post #01 of this thread and accept that it can (and probably will) be edited before the Meet.

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    just a quick note hedgerow pete and his plus one are deffinatly out of the january meeting, no job and no money and as of the end of the month nor car and no money means i am out till at least march before i am back on my feet,
    looks as if i will be boiling salt water and smoking food at the allotments again, i hope you all have a great time with or with out the snow

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    hi everyone
    would it be acceptable for me to come? i've never met anyone of you but am looking forward to.
    all the very best for christmas to you all
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    Quote Originally Posted by leaf man View Post
    ... would it be acceptable for me to come? i've never met anyone of you but am looking forward to.
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    We all start somewhere and you're more than welcome to join us. We all do a first Meet and you'll find that if you want/need help people will be more than willing as, when and if they can ~ you just need to ask and someone will do their best to point you in the best direction.


    Have a read through of post #01 and add your name to the most recent list of names.


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