17th November 2018

T Minus -62 days until
O.C Commence

The time has come, bookings for Operation Chameleon 2016 are now live! Head to our website at operationchameleon.org.uk and use the links in the left hand bar to add or edit your group. You can also sign up as support staff in the same place! Please take a moment to read the rest of this briefing before signing up!


The cost for Operation Chameleon 2016 will be the same as 2015 – £16.50 per walking young person, there is no charge for any adults.

Booking System

We are using the Scouts EMS booking system for our bookings this year, for more information about this system please look here: https://scouts-ems.org.uk/

How To Book

Groups are responsible for registering all of their walking members in one group booking. As last year Scout teams must be entered in to the ratio of 1 adult to 5 young people as a minimum; any scout teams not meeting this ratio risk not being able to participate on the day! On the day of the event we can quickly create the teams to suit the ratios within the rules and get you through kit check and on to the bus to our new mystery location, we will be using ARUPS again as a departure/arrivals base! We have listened to your feedback and we’re trying really hard to speed up the morning process, more on that to follow!

Catching Teams must register in pairs.

Booking Deadline

Bookings will be locked down at 9pm on 30th September. Under no circumstances will there be any additions or removals after this date. When bookings have closed you will be able to download your invoice for payment from Scouts EMS Group Dashboard, payments must be paid before the start of the event.

Health Forms & DBS

All young person health forms must be complete one week before the event, it is the leaders responsibility to make sure that these are completed through Scouts EMS.

Every adult walking with scout teams must have a valid scouting DBS showing on compass. Each catching team must have a minimum of one adult with a valid scouting DBS showing on compass. The deadline for DBS checks will be one week before the event. Any DBS not showing on compass by this date may mean that the adult cannot take part in the event.

The Next Step

We’re currently revising our rule books and kit list ready to release to you…we’ve got some exciting new rules that we can’t wait to share with you!


As always if you have any issues please email us mission.control@operationchameleon.org.uk