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Poacher 2017 Update – April

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Mark Smith

Welcome to the Movie Legends subcamp!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…or rather, not so long ago, at a campsite not so far away…

…there was a gathering of people, and these people decided upon some subcamp themes. And so it begins…

The Theme (Song)
Welcome one and all to the first writings of the Movie Legends subcamp team. We are a wide ranging group of people from all around the globe who are looking forward to being your theatre hosts for the week of the greatest show on earth (oh, wait a minute, that was 2004).

The Crew
Now, allow us to introduce ourselves:

  • In our directors’ chairs we have Alan and Claire

Alan is a Group Scout Leader from near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. Like many of you, he has been involved in Scouting since a boy. He’s married to a Brown Owl and so has spent almost as many weekends at Brownie camps as he as at Scout camps. Over the years he’s attended, and been involved in many international camps, including the 18th World Scout Jamboree. Being a Sub-camp leader at a large camp is a first for Alan and he can’t wait for July 29th to come around.

Claire is a Brownie and Guide Leader from Cleethorpes in the guiding county of Lincolnshire North. She’s been involved with the organisation since the age of 5 and was involved in scouting for a while a few years back. This will be her 5thPoacher and the 3rd one working on sub camp teams (starting out on Pole 2 Pole in 2008 then moving through the ranks to be assistant chief of Gadgets ‘n’ Gizmos in 2013).

  • Looking after all things health and safety we have Alan and Rick
  • Lorna and Joscelin are going to be helping you with any safeguarding or first aid issues
  • Jo and her team will be keeping you entertained
  • We have a lovely team of people who will be getting you all booked in when you arrive, but you’ll see them doing various other things during the week
  • We have an amazing team of runners headed up by Malcolm, remember to say hello if you see these guys out and about
  • Lastly (and most importantly) we have a group of people who will be feeding us, you’ll hopefully see these guys too!

More information will follow about some of the other crew members in future mailings.

Throughout the week we will be having different themed days which you’ll be finding more out about in our future press releases. A sneak preview of these themed days include a fantasy themed day (think Hogwarts and The Shire), a children’s film day (relive all of your traditional favourites, or your newer releases) and a musicals themed day (get your best singing voices ready). As an idea for the closing ceremony we thought that a sub camp full of yellow minions would certainly be identifiable in the crowds.
Dressing up during the week is optional and please bear in mind the need for certain clothing (long sleeves and trousers etc) for certain activities. Don’t fill a bag full of dressing up clothes and forget clean pants and socks!

The Cast
As we’re writing this, we don’t know who we are talking to or where you are, but we are really looking forward to getting to know you all and meeting you when the week of the camp arrives. In the meantime, as any queries or questions arise that you can’t find the answer to on the A-Z of Poacher, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do whatever we can to find an answer for you!

Set Layout
If you want to camp near a particular group that you know will be on the same sub camp for equipment sharing purposes, please let us know so that we can accommodate this when we draw up our map. Also, be aware that this is going to be the biggest Poacher so far so please be mindful of space when completing your tentage information in Stage 2 of the booking process.
That’s it for now; watch your inbox for Part Two in the near future. We’ll be revealing more of the secrets of Movie Legends in future editions. In the meantime, push ahead with your preparations and we hope that you are all as excited as our sub camp team is that Poacher is nearly with us. We can’t wait to show you to your campsite on Saturday 29th July.

See you on Movie Legends!
Alan, Claire and the team



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