1 Activity Request Form Please return to Great Tower as soon as possible during the booking process. Activities during holidays are often fully booked 6 months in advance. Group information Group Name Arrival Date Departure Date Number of Participants Contact Name Contact Telephone Number Contact Address Please let us know any days or times you are unavailable for activities Will you have your own transport on site? Please "X" What are the objectives of your residential? Yes No Activities Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 (Not always available) :30-20:00 If the correct permit/qualification is held sessions in any category may be self led. The appropriate paperwork must be presented to the centre and a short induction and equipment familiarisation session may be held with one of our instructors before leading your session. Please indicate next to the number of participants if you wish to self supervise a session. Category "A" Activities Sessions last 1.5 hours and are instructed by our staff. Sessions are for a maximum of 12 participants. NB A weight limit of 120kgs applies to all roped activities. Category "B" Activities Sessions last at least 1.5 hours and are instructed by our staff. Those marked * last 3 hours. Sessions are for a maximum of 12 participants. Activity Age No. of participants Activity Age No. of participants Crate Stacking Bouldering Any High All Aboard Jacob's Ladder Leap Of Faith Wild Food and Water Fire Lighting Gladiator Challenge Geocaching Any Shelter Building Canoeing Low Ropes Any Kayaking 10+ Survival Bell Boating Any Nature Trail Any Archery Any Orienteering Any Backwoods Any Pioneering* Any Cooking Pond Dipping Any Tree Climb Rabbit Skinning 10+ Raft Building Woggleopoly* Any Tomahawk 10+ Team Building Any Throwing Rifle Shooting 10+
2 Ultimate Adventure Activities and Expeditions Sessions are 3 hours or a full day and are instructed by our staff. Those marked * last all day. Expeditions include two full days of activity and an overnight camp. Sessions are for a maximum of 12 participants. Activity Canoe Expedition Mountain Expedition Climbing Sailing Ghyll Scrambling* Caving* Local Fell Walk Mountain Day* Self Supervised Activities and Activities in a Box Age No. of participants Activity Age No. of participants 10+ Mini Beast Trail Any 10+ Sustainability/ Any Conservation Any Circus Skills Any 10+ Geocaching Any 10+ Parachute Games Any 10+ Adventure Course Any Night Line Any 10+ Pioneering Any Bridge Building Any Bouldering Any Angry Birds Any Team Games Any Water Rockets Any Picture Trail Any Nature Trail Any Walking Routes Any Explorer Trail Any Orienteering Any Pond Dipping Any Sessions last at least 1.5 hours and are self supervised.
3 Activity Descriptions category "A" Crate Stacking High All Aboard Jacob's Ladder Leap Of Faith Gladiator Challenge Requires balance, confidence and trust in your partner as the stack gets higher. Holding your nerve becomes the key to success. Climb a 10m pole and assist your partner onto a small platform at the top before performing a trust excercise! Climb a wooden ladder with the rungs getting progressively further apart. You will need to pull together to reach the top. It takes determination and courage to climb to the 10m platform, but the ultimate challenge is jumping out to reach the trapeze bar in front of you. Test your skills on our vertical aerial assault course set between the trees. Tree Climb Canoeing Kayaking Bell Boating Archery Rifle Shooting Raft Building An excellent opportunity to learn a skill that requires concentration, steady breathing and accuracy. Using our air rifles. Consent forms required. Teams build a raft to carry them across the water while developing communication and logistical skills. Backwoods Cooking Learn to cook over an open fire using various traditional methods. Tomahawk Throwing category "b" Climb into the top of the forest canopy on our trees fitted with climbing holds. Great for confidence building. Teamwork and communication will be developed as pairs take contol of their own canoe. Your group will learn basic paddle strokes before testing their ballance and coordination with some team games. Explore the lake or have a race whilst developing team building skills in our catermeran style group canoes. A chance to learn a skill that requires concentration, a steady hand, and a measure of distance and power. A sport where participants throw axes at targets. Requires precision, calculation and skill. Pioneering Bouldering Firelighting Shelter Building Survival Wild Food and Water Rabbit Skinning Team Building Woggleopoly Pond Dipping Low Ropes Nature Trail Geocaching Orienteering A 3 hour session using your imagination and engineering skills to build elaborate structures from wooden spars and ropes. A form of rock climbing without the use of ropes or harnesseswhere participants traverse our indoor climbing wall. Learn to build a fire using various methods including flint and steel and maybe even a bow-drill! Find out how to protect yourself from the elements using only a tarpauline sheet or natural materials. Learn how to summon help and survive in hostile conditions. Learn about edible plants, foraging and water treatment in the wilderness. Discover how to prepare your catch for consumption. Undertake a variety of challenges and problems specifically designed to promote team work and communication skills within the team. A 3 hour or full day Team Building Challenge based around a huge game of Monopoly. An excellent activity for 2 or more groups wishing to really develop their teamwork or leadership skills. Find a whole host of creatures and find out more about them in our pond. Our course is designed to stimulate problem solving, balance and coordination as participants navigate their way around the course. Whatever the time of year there are always things to discover in the woodland around Great Tower. Advanced orienteering with GPS. We have many caches on site as well as lots in the local area. Experience decision making in a team or competition setting whilst learning basic navigation skills.
4 category "d" - self supervised ultimate adventure Caving Teamwork and communication will be developed as you explore a challenging underground environment, learning about the geological makeup of the Yorkshire Dales. This is often a very wet session. Approx 1hr drive from site. Ghyll Scrambling Mountain Day Sailing Local Fell Walk A full day, high adrenaline activity involving scrambling up a Lakeland river (or Ghyll) and jumping into pools. A very wet activity. Approx 1hr drive from site. Explore the fells of the Lake District taking in some of the most spectacular scenery the country has to offer. Routes for all abilities available. Upwards of 30 minutes drive from site. Learn the basic skills to helm a small dinghy. Supported by our experienced centre instructors in 3 hour sessions. You'll be out exploring Windermere in no time. A half day adventure across our local fells using map reading and decision making skills whilst enjoying the lake district. Climbing category "d" - self supervised Mountain Expedition Test out your skills on our natural crag as you move up the wall reaching for the top in a 3 hour session. ultimate adventure expeditions Truly experience hiking in the Lake District with a two day trek and over night wild camp on the fell side. Routes for all abilities available. Upwards of 30 minutes drive from site. Canoe Expedition Improve your paddling and explore Windermere over two days of canoeing with an over night camp. self supervised Sustainability/ Conservation Take a look at the environmental impact of humans and how we affect the world around us. Adventure Course A simple low level Obstacle Course aimed at younger childeren (maximum age 12) Night Line Pond Dipping Take on our blindfolded obstacle course. Find a whole host of creatures and find out more about them in our pond. Pioneering A 3 hour session using your imagination and engineering skills to build elaborate structures from wooden spars and ropes. Mini Beast Trail Bridge Building Bouldering What bugs and beasties will you find under the leaves and in the woods at Great Tower? Use your pioneering skills to build your own elaborate bridge across our pond from one platform to the other and get your team across. A form of rock climbing without the use of ropes or harnesseswhere participants traverse our indoor climbing wall. activities in a box Angry Birds CircusSkills Geocaching Parachute Games Team Games Water Rockets Orienteering Picture Trail Nature Trail Walking Routes Explorer Trail Use pioneering skills to build your catapult and knock down the wall of bricks with yur Angry Bird. A variety of circus activities including diablo, spinning plates and juggling. Advanced orienteering with GPS. We have many caches on site as well as lots in the local area. Use our play parachute to develop coordination skills. We can supply a box of balls, bats, raquets and frisbees etc. to keep you entertained! Use science to see how far you can make your bottle rocket travel. Experience decision making in a team or competition setting whilst learning basic navigation skills. See if you can identify the collection of pictures of objects around the site. Whatever the time of year there are always things to discover in the woodland around Great Tower. We have several walking routes of various lengths and abilities, either from here at Great Tower or further afield into Langdale or the Coniston Fells. Undertake som basic problem solving excercises whilst learning about some of our most famous explorers and adventurers. FREE ACTIVITIES! We also have a selection of free self supervised activities to compliment your activity programme. Please ask at Reception for more details. Derek s Day Out Trivia Trail Mountain Bike Routes Campfire Follow the map around the simple course and collect items to help Derek the duck sail across the pond. How much do you know about Great Tower? Test your knowledge and find out some new information with our Trivia Trail. We have a selection of mountain bike routes that you can have a go at for various abilities and starting from Great Tower. Own bikes needed. We have a well stocked campfire circle on site. You are welcome to use it whenever you wish, although we would appreciate it if you would let us know if you are planning to use it so we can let others know. Most groups are happy for others to join in with them. During busy periods (often school holidays) we will run a communal campfire. Times will be advertised in Reception.
5 permits and badge courses We can deliver a variety of Scout Activity Permits including rock climbing, hill walking, raft building amongst others. We can also provide training and assessment for National Governing Body Qualifications including ML, BCU, RYA, Archery GB and NSRA. Why not bring your Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers to Great Tower to complete some of their badge work. We can deliver various activity badges such as Backwoods Cooking, Emergency Aid, Naturalist, Geocaching, Climber or Survival Skills to name a few and elements of the progressive award scheme. Drop us an or give us a ring to discuss ideas and options. Take a look at your copy of our Programme Training and Events Guide (issued with the September edition of Scouting Magazine), Go to the website below or phone or us for more information.