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We plan to hold a Laser Tag event for Wildfire Explorers and Sandstone Scouts on

Sat/Sun 19/20 October 2019

at our Scout HQ on Bickerton Hill.

We will be using standard Laser Tag equipment which uses harmless infra-red signals. Sensors on the front and back of the headband and on the guns themselves detect, record and react to hits.

The weekend will be divided into 4 sessions, Sat am, Sat pm, Sat eve and Sun am. The Saturday evening session will take place in the dark. Each session will cost £7, and Explorers, Scouts and Cubs may attend one, some or all sessions.

We won't just be blasting away at everything that moves (although there will be time to do a bit of that)! Each session will be long enough to pratice some fieldcraft, camouflage, concealed movement, basic tactics and, of course, leadership.

Dress: this is a non-uniform event; all attending should wear outdoor clothes suitable for concealed movement in the undergrowth - no bright or shiny clothing and no shorts; those camping overnight should also bring bedding roll/karrimat, sleeping bag, pillow, pyjamas, towel & wash kit, knife/fork/spoon/plate/mug. A comfortable fold up chair may also be handy as we'll probably watch a film before lights out.

Catering: everyone should bring their own drinks, snacks, packed lunch etc; those camping overnight will be provided with tea (pizza, baked beans & sweetcorn - or maybe a take away from the local chippy), supper (hot drink & biscuit) and breakfast (cereal and bacon sandwiches)

Camping: Explorers attending the Saturday evening session may, if they wish, camp overnight Sat/Sun either in tents or in the Hut (at their own choice). This will incur an additional cost of £5 to cover the cost of catering. Those staying overnight should attend at 5:30 for tea and we will depart onto the Hill as soon as tea is over.

Sessions will be:


Saturday 1000 - 1300


Saturday 1400 - 1700


Saturday 1830 - 2130 Explorers/Scouts only


Sunday 0930 - 1230

Places will be limited on each session and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The guns come in a pack of 10, with an option on additional guns. Places will, therefore, be limited to 13 on each session. Once a session is full further requests will be placed on the reserve list and if viable we will order additional guns.

Key Facts

Open to:
Explorers, Scouts and Cubs
Scout Hut
Assemble at:

15 minutes before start of session
17:30 if attending evening session & staying overnight
18:15 (having had tea) if attending evening session and not staying overnight

Collect from:
Scout Hut
Outdoor clothes (non uniform - see above)
See above
£7 per session; £5 to stay overnight
Deadline for guaranteed place:
First come, first served
Cancellations: Up to 16 September.
Places not paid for by 16 September will be automatically cancelled.
After 16 September refunds will only be made if place can be filled by someone else
List of attendees closes:
When full
Payment due by:
16 September 2019
Enquiries & bookings:
Bookings via OSM (from 1 Sep)
Current list of attendees:
Will appear here
Contact on the day:
David Lithgow Smith: 0330 330 9689

This page was last updated on 23 September, 2019