Notes from Neal
The purpose of this activity is to teach self sufficiency and the ability to navigate around a major city. The Explorers are expected to navigate for themselves around London. Accommodation will be at a scout campsite just in the suburbs of London. The Explorers will be camping.
The AMR is a game with about 400 participants. The Explorer will be scored on the locations they visit and they can score additional points by completing challenges. Preparation is key to the event more preparation easier the game will be.
The key elements that the explosion need to carry out are:
- Read and understand the details on the AMR website
- Sort out a route and obtain maps
- Sort out the tickets they need to travel around London.
Travel will be by coach from Cardiff to Victoria Coach Station, tube from Victoria Coach Station to the campsite, there is a short (½ Mile) walk from the tube station to the campsite.
The event starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning and finishes at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.
The Explorers will camp overnight before prizegiving on Sunday morning after which the event ends.
Travel back will be reverse of the travel to the event typically the explorers spend some time in London before catching a mid-afternoon coach home
Congratulations! You have signed up for the Alternative Monopoly Run in London!
The event will run from March 13th till March 15th 2020
This event is run and organised by Alternative Monopoly Run
To speed up the booking process the unit has already paid your fee for you. The fee for this event is £20 and we ask that you pay this to the unit account as soon as possible.
The Units bank details are as follows :
Fiery Dragons ESU
Sort – 40-52-40
Ac No – 00026623
The Deadline for paying for this camp is 1st February 2020. If you cannot pay by this date please contact one of the leaders. If you do not pay by this date and do not speak to us we will offer your space to another person.
For this event the unit is NOT providing transport so it is your responsibility to get to and from the site on your own. More on this will be covered in the Transport section of this document.
While this event is run by the Alternative Monopoly Run all of your leadership team are involved in the organisation of this event. They will be on site with you in London but will NOT be going on the run with you. Of course you can contact us in an emergency but otherwise it will be as if we were not there.
While the unit does not provide transport to or from the event we suggest the following:
Kathy Fletcher will be arranging a group booking for these timings, if you would like to be included in this group booking please let her know ASAP.
Cardiff to London Victoria – Megabus/ National Express
We would suggest you all get the 18:00 Megabus/National Express from Cardiff to London Victoria Coach Station.
London Victoria to Bounds Green – TFL Underground
We Suggest the underground as a good way to get from Victoria to Bounds Green.
Take the Victoria Line from Victoria Station to Finsbury Park.
Take the Piccadilly Line from Finsbury Park to Bounds Green.
Walk from Bounds Green tube station to Scout Park (Event signposted from station)
Bounds Green to London Victoria – TFL Underground
Take the Piccadilly Line from Bounds Green to Finsbury Park.
Take the Victoria Line from Finsbury Park to Victoria Station.
London Victoria to Cardiff – Megabus/ National Express
We would suggest you all get the 16:30 Megabus/National Express from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff.
Unlike in previous years we will NOT have a leader traveling to London on the bus with the explorers. This is due to the fact that the leadership team will be traveling to London on Thursday to set up. There will NOT be space in the leaders vehicle for extra people.
Suggested Kit List (Bold Required, Italic Suggested):
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping Mat
- Tent (Between 3)
- Plate, Bowl, Mug & Cutlery
- Necker (Must be worn at all times)
- Uniform Top (Must be worn on Bus)
- Change of clothes
- Water Bottle
- Clothing Appropriate for Weather
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof Trousers
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Card Games
- Power bank for phone
- Money for Transport/ Oyster Card
- Money for Food
- London A-Z (Can be purchased in london)
- London Tube Map – Download and Print at home
- Route Plan
- Wash Gear
- Toilet Paper
- Plastic Bag for wet clothes/ keeping things dry / sitting on (Anything really they are quite useful)
- Pen & Paper
Dinner Friday – Fast Food from station en route to Bounds Green
Breakfast Saturday – Camel Cafe (On Site Cafe) – See Website
Lunch Saturday – Fast Food/ Packed Lunch – In London
Dinner Saturday – Camel Cafe (On Site Cafe)
Breakfast Sunday – Camel Cafe (On Site Cafe)
Lunch Sunday – Fast food en route home – Pizza?
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