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Welcome to CHALLENGE ADVENTURE GROUP, a youth group providing challenging adventures and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Knowle, Dorridge, Solihull and the surrounding areas.

Weekend Hike Training – Well Done!

Well done to all those that went on the hike training at the weekend. The weather was perfect for it, if a little too cool in the evening. Everyone worked really hard and got the job done, so give yourselves a pat on the back.

Hopefully, everyone learned something as well and also now has an idea of what is required to plan and carry out a route with all your kit on your back.

Now that you are back home in the dry you need to do the following as soon as possible:

  1. Get all your kit out and wash / dry it.
  2. Get all the CAG loaned kit out:
    • Get the tents out, hang them up, dry them, clean off any mess and rubbish and check for damage. If there is any damage you will need to make repairs if possible.
    • Trangias: need an almighty clean up. Brillo pads are brilliant and will take off most if not ALL of the gunk that is on them. Don’t worry about scratching the non stick pans, they won’t be damaged by the pad. Just get scrubbing and make them sparkle ready for the next users.
    • Sleeping bags & mats: they need to be dried out by hanging. Remove any marks with a damp cloth and make sure they are dry before putting away.
    • Rucksacks: we need to know which of the ruck sacks have been eaten by mice. When you return them please can you show any mouse damage. All packs need to be cleaned with either a damp cloth or a stiff brush first.
    • Map cases, maps and compasses: all need to be cleaned, any route markings removed and folded back together.

All kit needs to be returned on the first meeting back (Tuesday Feb 26th).

Let us know if you have any questions!

Important reminders and instructions for next week – please read carefully!

There are lots of trips coming and up forms needed back as well as instructions for next week’s program in the details below – please read carefully and let us have any questions if we don’t answer your them with the info.

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February Initial D of E Exercise

The first weekend trip of the year is coming up on the weekend of February 16th & 17th.

This is an initial D of E exercise but is open to ALL members:

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2014 Ski Trip Applications

We are getting our numbers together for the Ski Trip booking and with the passing of the submission ‘deadline’ on Jan 31st we have had many submissions to join us on the 2014 Ski trip to Italy.

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Instructions for all Smalls next week

The Smalls (everyone except the Bigs who are doing D of E) are off on the Hampton Nav event next week. The event will start from and end at the church hall in Bickenhill as usual.

Each member will need to bring a small rucksack to carry the following:

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We’re on tonight – but here are some drop off and pick up instructions

The roads to Bickenhill are absolutely fine – totally snow and water free. In Bickenhill itself the roads are a still covered with snow and slush.

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2014 Ski Trip Details and Booking Forms

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Ski Trip details.

This time, we will be moving resorts and going to Sansicario in the Milky Way region of Northern Italy. This is an area of linked ski resorts and villages allowing us extensive opportunities to explore the area.

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Tomorrow night’s program

A quick reminder that we start back for the term from tomorrow night. The doors will be open from 6.50pm for a start at 7pm.

Amongst other things there will be a presentation from 8.30pm (ish) for the proposed 2014 ski trip. Parents are invited to attend this section of the evening to find out all about it.

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Return of Trip Program Forms

Thanks to all members and parents who have returned the 2013 Trip Program forms as requested. We are collating the results  and will be able to start making the appropriate plans shortly.

We are still waiting for a majority of members to return their forms though. We really need to get all forms back this weekend so we can start full plans before we start the term later this week. All forms were posted to parents and members with a reply envelope to assist before last weekend.

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2014 CAG Ski Trip

Following our 2010 and 2012 ski trips we are starting to plan our 2014 ski trip. Our 2010 and 2012 trips have been described by those that went on them as the best trips they have ever been on!!

We’re really looking forward to our 2014 trip and will be announcing our plans to all members at the meeting on Tuesday Jan 15th and invite all parents ¬†to come along to hear the information.

We will start the presentation just after 8.30pm and will be able to answer all member and parent questions about the trip. We look forward to seeing you all!!

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