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Climbing Tower and High Zip Wire Training Course

17th/18th November 2018

At Willesley Scout Campsite, Ashby De La Zouch.

Over the weekend we shall be training participants in the use of the climbing tower and high zip wire on the Scout campsite at Willesley.

  • You will be taught how to set up and conduct both climbing and abseiling on the climbing tower.
  • You will be taught how to put people onto the zip wire properly and how to take them off at the bottom.

There will be no charge for this course.

It will start at 09.30 on the Saturday and run till about 16.00

Sunday will be the same.

You should bring a packed lunch with you on both days.

On the Climbing Tower
For a simple belay and set up permit, if you show that you are competent then you could get assessed for a permit during the weekend. For more advanced permits you may have to gain more experience with a permit holder before applying.

On the High Zip Wire
If you show that you are competent on the zip wire then you could get a local campsite permit over the weekend.

The only requirement to attend this course is that in return you give some of your future time to help on activity sessions at Willesley Scout Campsite.

If you wish to attend could you please contact me directly, my details are below.


Peter Bailey 07710 306152/01530 417920 ps.b@btinternet.com
A.C.C.(Activities); A.D.C.(Activities & Permits); County climbing assessor.

All Leaders Meeting – Oct 2nd

Hi all,

Our next all leaders meeting takes place on Tuesday 2nd Oct at LE3.

Coffee and cakes will be available from 7pm with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.

Yvonne has offered to prepare any badge orders you may have ready for Tuesday for you if you drop her an email at the equipment department.

Hope to see many of you there on Tuesday.



Steve Dowell
District Commissioner
Leicester South West District Scouts