Fall 2014 Adult Leader Training Dates

Outdoor Training Weekend

Date: 1 to 2 November 2014
Location: Dorneywood, near Slough
For details see Flyers for
Boy Scout Leaders taking Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Cub Scout Leaders taking Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
Webelos Leaders taking Webelos Leader Outdoor Training

Merit Badge University 2015

(for Boy Scouts)

Location: RAF Alconbury
Date: 31 January 2015
Registration: Counselors to register by 1 December 2014
MB Schedule available online from 2 December 2014
Scouts to register by 5 January 2015

Merit Badge University is an awesome opportunity for our Troops to pool resources so that Scouts can have the opportunity to work on merit badges which may not be available within a particular troop. How about learning Law merit badge with a lawyer for a Fortune 100 company? How about taking Theatre merit badge from a professional actor? Those are the sort of opportunities which we want to make happen for our Scouts.

As a result of last year’s feedback, we have implemented more changes this year to make this already incredible extravaganza of advancement even better. Please read the info packet carefully for the full changes but some key changes are:

  • At the request of the security forces on RAF Alconbury, we must provide the passport details of all non-DOD cardholders on 5 January 2014 to the base security for vetting. Any non-DOD cardholders who do not provide their details in advance of this deadline will not be able to attend.
  • The merit badge schedule and prep work will be available as a Google doc spreadsheet from a link on this page. The spreadsheet will be kept updated as classes are filled or additional classes are opened.  The current class time table is available here.

The Information Pack is available here.  There is also a suggested spreadsheet for registrations available here. Contact Luke Johnson (tenskwatawa@gmail.com) to get more information.

Mayflower Pinewood Derby 2015

(for Cub Scouts & Families)

Location: RAF Mildenhall Fire House
Date: TBC
Registration due by TBC

Cost: USD 10.00 per entry (due on race day)

The Mayflower Pinewood Derby is open to all Cub Scouts, regardless of where they placed in their own Packs. Cub Scouts will need to bring their 2014-15 cub scout year built car with them to this event. There will not be an opportunity to construct a car at event. 3 race day events: Best of Show, Den's top 3, District Grand Prix. This is a cub scout only competition, No Dad's race.
Rules of race: Are per the "Rules in the Box" located in Official BSA Pinewood Derby kits

  1. WIDTH: Car can not be more than 2 3/4 inches wide.
  2. LENGTH: Car can not be more than 7 inches long.
  3. WEIGHT: Finished car can not weigh no more than 5 ounces.
  4. WHEEL PLACEMENT: The car body must be at least 1 3/4 inches wide at the axles. It must clear the ground by at least 3/8 inch.
  5. WHEELS AND AXLES: Use only Official BSA Pinewood derby wheels and axles.
  6. SPRINGING: The car may not ride on any type of springs.
  7. DETAILS: Details such as Steering Wheel, Driver, Decals, Painting, Interior Details are okay. The finished car with details must meet the maximum length, width and weight rules. Cars with wet paint will not be accepted.
  8. ATTACHMENTS: The car must be free-wheeling with no starting devices.
  9. LUBRICATION: Use dry powdered graphite ONLY.

Looking for good volunteers to make this a Grand event. Contact Steve Priddy (spriddy7149@gmail.com) for more info.

Spring Camporee 2015 – Curse of Kon Tiki

(for Ventures & Boy Scouts)

Location: Longridge Activity Centre, Marlow
Dates: 24-26 April 2015
Registration due by 10 April 2015

The Kon Tiki peoples were a magical race that has now been lost. Your task is to unlock their lost language by piecing together the missing pictograms to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Only by completing the lost language will the Kon Tiki’s secrets be unlocked and the mysterious Curse lifted.

Help now before the volcano erupts and destroys us all!

As part of this great south-sea islands themed event, each Patrol will spend over an hour on the water taking part in a range of activities, so don't miss it!

The Information Pack AVAILABLE HERE.  Contact Luke Johnson (tenskwatawa@gmail.com) to register or to get more information.

Cub Adventure Weekend 2015 – Jungle Book Adventures

(for Cub Scouts & their families)

Location: Chalfont Heights (TBC)
Dates: 15-17 May 2015
Registration due by 1 May 2015

Join us for a weekend in the Jungle. Just as Jungle Book inspired Baden Powell in the creation of the Cub Scout program, it has inspired us to get involved with all sorts of monkey business. Now is the time to embrace your inner Baloo the Bear and get swinging with King Louie.

The Information Pack AVAILABLE HERE.  Contact Luke Johnson (tenskwatawa@gmail.com) to register or to get more information.

Cub Scout Day Camp 2015

(for Cub Scouts & Families)

Location: RAF Feltwell
Dates: TBC
Registration due by TBC

We need some great volunteers to help make Day Camp happen, so please contact Steve Priddy(spriddy7149@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping.

Please note that the training course to run a Day Camp is held in November each year and we need volunteers to attend this course in order to make Day Camp possible.

More details will be released soon.



Mayflower Contact

District Executive:
Cristina Priddy
e: crpriddy@bsamail.org
t: +44 1842 550 137
c: +44 7592 101 013