Pinkneys Green Gryphon Venture Scout Unit
Summer Expedition 2001

Thank you to everyone who helped the unit go on the expedition including all those who sponsored us for the London Ralleigh which was our main fundraiser for the expedition bringing in a total of around 400. Also thankyou to all those who bought a limited edition Expedition PG T-Shirt with their names printed on the back. On July 20th 2001 the unit set off to Monmouth on the River Wye for the Summer Expedition. Unfortunately we camped on a commercial site due to the Foot and Mouth Crisis but nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves with a whole host of activities including; Kayaking, Abseiling, Swimming, Badminton, Go-KArting, Table Tennis, Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Canadian Canoeing and a whole days activities at the scout summer camp site. All of us who went on the expedition are: Jon, Pete, Liz, Alexei, Bryn, Rob, Richard and Pete S. Thank you to Pete Smith and Richard Taylor for the transport down to the site. Here is a programe to show the expedition went

 

Here is a timetable of the Expedition:

Date and Time

Activity

Friday 20th July 2001

Travelling (Some by Train with Bikes?)

16:00

Meet at Scout Hall

16:15

Load Equipment

16:45

Depart From Maidenhead (service stop on way for meal)

19:00

Arrive at site and set-up HQ

22:00

Evening snack

22:45

Bed

Saturday 21st July

 

07:15

Rise

07:30

Breakfast

08:30

Walk to Activity Centre

09:00

Kayaking

13:00

Lunch back at HQ

14:00

15:30

Hike (Looking at local area)

18:00

Dinner

19:30

Game of Football

21:00

DOS

22:00

Bed

Sunday 22nd July

 

08:00

Rise

08:30

Breakfast

10:00

Walk to Leisure Centre trip (Swimming)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Leave site for Go Karting

14:20

Go Karting

18:30

Dinner

20:00

DOS

21:00

Evening Visit

22:30

Bed

Monday 23rd July

 

08:00

Rise

08:30

Breakfast

09:30

Get lift to Scout Site

10:30

Joint Activity with Scouts on Scout site

 

Lunch

 

Evening Meal

 

Evening Visit

23:00

Return to HQ and Bed

Tuesday 24th July

 

09:00

Rise

09:30

Breakfast

10:30

Walk to Leisure Centre trip (Badminton) 2 hours

14:00

Back to HQ

14:30

Walk to Activity Centre

15:00

Raft Building

19:00

Dinner at HQ

20:30

DOS

21:30

Evening Visit

22:30

Bed

Wednesday 25th July

 

08:00

Rise

08:30

Breakfast

09:30

Walk to Activity Centre

10:00

Rock Climbing and Abseiling

14:00

Lunch at HQ

15:00

Walk to Leisure Centre trip (Table Tennis) 2 hours

18:00

Dinner at HQ

19:30

DOS

21:00

Evening Visit

22:00

Bed

Thursday 26th July

 

08:30

Rise

09:00

Breakfast

10:00

Walk to Canoeing start point

11:00

Canoeing from Kerne Bridge to Monmouth stopping for Lunch at Symonds Yat.

16:00

DOS

19:00

Walk to Restaurant for Expeditions closing Dinner

22:00

Bed

Friday 27th July

 

09:00

Rise

09:30

Breakfast

10:30

Walk to Leisure Centre Trip (Swimming)

12:30

Lunch at HQ

13:30

Pack away

15:00

Depart from HQ

17:30

Arrive at Scout Hall Pack away equipment

19:00

Everyone Collected from Scout Hall