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“Eastrek” 2009 – Scouts Easter Walking Trip – Letters and Kit List

to the success of 1st Finchampstead’s first ever “Eastrek” earlier
this year, we have decided to run the event again in Easter 2009. The hike will be held in the New Forest and will run over the Easter weekend (April 10th
– 13th 2009). Scouts will be
accommodated in a bunk house.

aim of this weekend if to give the scouts the opportunity of developing their
navigation skills, enjoy the outdoors and possibly help work towards several badges.

will be dependent on the number of scouts partaking in the event. The approximate cost will be £70 but an exact
figure will follow soon.

help us organise expenses please fill out and return the slip back to us by the
first meeting after Christmas. With a non returnable deposit of 20 pounds made
payable to 1st Finchampstead Scout Group



Scout Leader

Finchampstead Scout Group


Click HERE for a printable version of the letter including reply slip


Click HERE for a copy of the letter dated 14th March 2009


Eastrek Weekend – Kit List


Packed Lunch

For Friday

Thermos Flask

½ litre size

Personal 1st Aid kit

For blisters, small cuts etc.

Emergency Rations

3 Mars bars, for example

Water bottle

1 litre or camelpak

Fleece jacket

Or warm jumper

Waterproof Jacket

A good waterproof jacket/cagoule is essential!

Waterproof Over-trousers

Essential – Should be capable of being put on over boots


Must be warm & windproof. Jeans are not allowed

T shirt

Or thermal vest (depends on weather)


Long sleeved thick shirt

Long Johns

If it’s cold


In addition to Long Johns and T shirt

Hat, Gloves/Mitts

Wool or fleece, windproof is best

Spare jumper

Or spare fleece

Walking Boots

With ankle support, good treads on soles, spare laces. Go
for comfort first then waterproofing. Trainers will not be accepted for New Forest walking!


If you have them – very good idea for New Forest bogs!


Warm wool socks – Bring spares, at least 2 pairs

Survival bag

Not essential, but bring it if you have one


Plastic – Not essential, but bring it if you have one


Silva type – Not essential, but bring it if you have one


Plus spare batteries and bulb


Day Sack

With waterproof liner bag to keep spare clothing and food
dry. The thicker the bag the better “rubble bags are best” from any large DIY
store. Or use 2 or more inside on another.


Sleeping Bag


Overnight stuff

Night clothes, personal wash kit, towel, indoor shoes/trainers,

Cutlery etc.

(Cutlery and crockery is provided in the hostel)

Drying up cloth

Yes there will be a kitchen rota so bring a drying up

Dry Clothes

A full set of dry clothes is essential. Warm jumper for


Good idea if you are fit


Bring cameras, iPods, mobile
phones etc at your own risk.


Please contact me if you would
like any advice about any of the above items.

Simon Gosden –