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Thanks ! john & the team
Hi folks the powerboat available dates for this summer are as follows:
24th & 25th June
1st & 2nd July
8th & 9th July
22nd & 23rd July
5th & 6th August
12th & 13th August
19th & 20th August
2nd & 3rd September
16th & 17th September
If you are interested as a family or just your son in any, please let John know asap please. It will mean getting kitted up the night before in Witham, then meeting Steve and others at Bradwell the following day. We ask for a £10 donation please per person for fuel, and hope this is ok too.
25th. April 2017
Re: Proposed visit to the USA and Canada during the summer holidays of 2019
Being able to visit foreign countries is always an exciting adventure, but to do with the help of friends in both countries, experiencing their culture and how they do things, is simply unique! The group in 2015, actually saw around Chicago city on segways ! Niagara Falls is always stunning, but from a helicopter, even better !
As on previous visits, we usually spend about three weeks, in July and August visiting :
Chicago city, Toronto city and Niagara Falls in Canada. Stay with host families through the Neenah Wisconsin Brigade and attend a week long camp on an island called Onaway, set in a chain of 28 lakes, in northern Wisconsin. Jason our current USA staff member comes from this group and area.
This trip is open to all BB staff and members to apply for a place, who will be 13 years and over by the summer of 2019 !
It is always hard to predict costs, but these will include all travel by air and road, camp costs, and costs associated with staying in the two cities and visiting tourist sites like the Falls, towers and other places of interest. Likely to be in the region of £1500 - £2000 plus spending money.
If you are interested in allowing your son / daughter to go, please let me know by e mail, the address is above. We will then call a meeting of those interested in knowing more, and this will include a couple of folk who went on the last trip, talking about their experiences. We will also ask Jason to join us for this meeting. From there regular meetings will be held and fund raising too.
John Boon firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, we are launching a new online system called Online Brigade Manager. This will help with general administration, record keeping and communication. It allows you to login details about your child, access events, view the upcoming programme and update contact details online.
We will be sending an email out with a link to the OBM system so please keep an eye out for it (it may appear in your spam).Read more…