Glenny Wood is
You can still build fires and cook on, subject to undertaking your own risk assessment of course.
We have wood on site, however, please use sparingly so there is plenty for everyone. There is no need to build up huge fires for an evening’s cooking session. Some kindling and 3 split logs, further split down, is plenty enough in an altar fire to create great cooking embers.
Please ensure the cooking grills have been exposed to the heat of the fire prior to you using them.
When using the ground camp fire you do not need to use much more wood than indicated above.
So, when using either the ground camp fire or altar fires please make sure no food is left behind. Please clear up and clean after your group. Please remember to follow the Fire Factsheet found at https://glennywood.org.uk/activities/fires.html
So another key survival skill and need is to have your own FIRE to cook on, keep you warm and send out signals...
not forgetting of course for toasting marshmallows!!!
We have provided for you the following guidelines
We have a good number of Altar Fires available for you to use when
Fire Lighting.Please collect and return to the storage area
We have created a range of skills for life ideas and our original plan was to have the equipment available.
We have had to adapt this due to Covid-19.
Therefore, by clicking on the links below you can access a range of Skills for Life ideas you may wish to use at Glenny Wood.
Please print off the ideas and don’t forget you will have to bring your own equipment along with your print outs!!
Thanks to Angus for pulling together all this informtion.
Some sensory activities you can do with beavers, cubs and Scouts. Activities selected will depend on the learner’s age, stage of development and interests: Games ideas to cover the following senses
Click on the headings for the information
This activity is a chance for you to explore Glenny and have a lot of fun finding the Squirrel signs around the site.
Bluebell plants are growing on the slopes at Glenny. So please be Bluebell aware and remember the plants make the ground slippery. See further information and Risk Assessment - RA
There are 26 numbered signs (1-26) - with letters A to Z on them placed within the site for you to find and make a note of the letter.
To undertake this activity there are various ways you can run it,
Firstly with the MAP
A - Give the Young People a copy of the Map with the signs position marked, in red, and numbers and they are ready to go…..
B - Give the Young People a copy of the MAP with just the signs position marked, in red, and they have to number them
C- Give the Young People a copy of the MAP with just the signs position marked, in red, and in advance you have added the numbers to the signs position dots you wish them to go to.
D - Give the Young People a blank copy of the MAP and they have to mark the positions and also number them
Please note you will need to print a master map per couple of groups for the YP to copy from. Don’t forget to collect the master map before they go sign hunting!!
3 suggestions below on how to then run the evening….
1 - Explore and just collect the letters - set a target of say 10 letters in 40 minutes…..
2 - Similar to one, although this time collect all the letters and use them to complete the anagram …. You can either use our examples or make up you own.
3 - As you will see in the sheets each letter has a value against them. Set a number and the young people go to the point make a note of the letter and then they get the points…. You could do this a couple of ways -
We have the answer details for the course, although this is not published on the website. To request the answer sheet please complete the simple form here
Anagrams to follow
Scout Pioneering is the original big build. Challenge yourself to build out of wood poles and rope, a project that you could perhaps climb over, slide down, catapult an object, create a gateway… and much more.
Let your imagination work with your knotting, lashing and pioneering skills to build something spectacular
At Glenny Wood we have a fabulous range of poles from 3 feet to 12 feet in length and rope.
The poles and lots of blue rope are available in the pole store.
If you want to build something spectacular tells us your plans and we will see if we have the kit.
If you need advice / help just let us know.
Some ideas to get you thinking can be found at https://scoutpioneering.com or other websites
Don’t forget the John Sweet book on Scout Pioneering. It’s a few years old but really good…..
To help you run the activity I have produced the following information for guidance and to be followed please
Factsheet - all the info you need to set up and run the activitiy - Info>>>>
Risk Assessments - Draft form for you to review and amend to meet the risks associated with your use of the equipment and Young People - Info>>>>
Packing away guidelines have been produced to help you tidy up the activity and put everything away. - Info>>>>
Be safe - follow the factsheet