17th November 2018

T Minus -62 days until
O.C Commence

Tomorrow lunch time we move Mission Control from a house in Knowle to out Command Centre for the weekend. We’re going to give you our final notices now, It also gives chance for you to email back with any burning questions. If needs be we will email round some FAQs tomorrow night. There are some at the end of this email too! Any questions then please reply to this email! Hopefully we haven’t missed anything!

Rule Amendments

It’s come to light there is a conflict between the Web Rules and the PDF Download. To settle this, The first flare will go up at 18.45 and the 2nd flare will go up at 19.15 – Anyone not on site by 19.45 will be disqualified.

Mobile Phones

Like last year, All check ins and captures will be run via text message… don’t worry, it’s an easier system then last year, we promise. Please make sure your phones are fully charged and you have turned off all unnecessary features like 3G, Bluetooth, GPS etc etc, you won’t need them, just the ability to send and receive text messages!

Kit List

It has come to light that the link to the Operation Chameleon website from the County Website links to last years website. Please make sure you have the 2013 kit list as found HERE – We apologise and the old website has now been taken offline!

Schedule of the Day

The schedule of the day has not changed from when it was announced previously HERE

Drop/Collection Location

For those that missed the announcement, The drop point is Arups on Blythe Valley Business Park. Kit check opens at 8am, You will need to find your team before proceeding to check in. Please can parents keep an eye on Facebook/Twitter/Website and we will announce when the first buses leave the Command Centre on Saturday night and give you a better ETA.


1) What’s the deal with toilets?

There will be no toilet facilities at Arups. There will be public toilets for use in the playing area and there will be a portaloo at the food stop

2) Can I leave something out of the kit list and use common sense?

No. The kit list must be adhered to 100% – If you wish to carry extra items then that is fine, As long as you have all compulsory items

3) Do catchers really have to go through all the same kit checks?

Yes. The rules for catchers are the same as they are for Scouts & Explorers. The kit list must be adhered to 100%

4) Can I reorder my teams?

No. The teams are now locked down as we need to precisely work out the coach loadings.