17th November 2018

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Results for Operation Chameleon 2014 are now on the website!

Thank you all for taking part again this year, we hope you enjoyed it!

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement soon about Operation Chameleon 2015…

After a great day the buses are now en route back to Arup!

Estimated time of arrival will be 9pm

All teams have now been released in to the Wyre Forest!

For updates throughout the day please see our social media feed; facebook.com/OperationChameleon or twitter.com/OpChameleon

Enclosed in this notification is (hopefully) all the final information you need to take part and enjoy Operation Chameleon 2014 on Saturday! Please take time to read and understand all the information in this post before contacting us with any queries.

Arrival Times
Due to the high number of entries this year we are asking that you attend your kit check time as allocated in the link below. The registration process will again take place at Arups on the Blythe Valley Business Park, Details on how to get there are linked below. You must group with your team before coming for kit check. The kit list is also linked below

Rule Book
The Rule Book for 2014 has been updated with the new rules and is linked below

Return Home
We estimate that the arrival time back to Arup will be not long after 9pm. Notification will be given on a more accurate arrival time on the day via this website, email, facebook and twitter.

USEFUL LINKS
Directions to Arup
Kit List
Kit Check Times
Rules

Registrations are now coming in thick and fast but is yours in? Registrations will close at midnight tonight, that includes adding people to your teams. The only thing you will be able to do after tonight is your health forms!

Any queries then let us know!

Bookings for this years event are now open! Register your running team of Scouts, Explorers or your catching team now to confirm your place at this event!

Head to our website to find the link to register or CLICK HERE

Don’t forget that catcher teams can be built up of parents and helpers from younger sections too, for futher information please look at our page dedicated to parents on our website here

Keep an eye on our other dates:
30th September – Booking Deadline
7th October – Payment Deadline (Late fee applies after)
14th October – Health Form & CRB Deadline
18th October – Operation Chameleon!

As always, for any questions or queries please email us: mission.control@operationchameleon.org.uk

Following a recent mission control meeting we have some exciting updates to pass on to you all in relation to Operation Chameleon 2014 on the 18th October. Please take the time to read the following things closely.

Growth
We’re hoping this year will be another record year for us with hopefully even more explorer units taking part than ever before. Due to this increase it is really important that we encourage parents to take part. Parents can take part as catcher teams or as the scout team chaperone.

We appreciate that a number of parents have wanted to take part in previous years but are worried about what’s involved so this year we will be running a couple of kick starter sessions to cover whats involved including some map reading skills and navigation! More information will be available in due course.

Of course to comply with the safeguarding rules of The Scout Association every parent taking part in Operation Chameleon will need a Scout Association CRB check completed by the 14th October. Information on how this can be done will be available online here: Getting Parents Involved

An Extra Challenge
It’s come to our attention that a number of explorer units and catcher teams have started to find a good hiding place and stay put all day! Now, Yes, Well done, That’s good tactics but it’s not the game… So for 2014 we’re introducing an extra challenge for all sections and catcher teams! There will be certain points for each group to visit and collect a letter, Explorers will have 10 place, Scouts and Catchers will have 5 place. For Scout & Explorer teams, for every place/letter you don’t find you lose a life. For Catcher Teams, every place/letter you find, you gain a point! These points are not compulsory but if you’re in it to win it, then you’d be crazy not to!

Cost
Costs for the 2014 will stay the same as 2013: £15

Timings
1st July – Bookings Open
30th September – Booking Deadline
7th October – Payment Deadline (Late fee applies after)
14th October – Health Form & CRB Deadline
18th October – Operation Chameleon!

Please keep encouraging your friends and family to join our MAILING LIST

Any questions, queries or concerns then please contact us on mission.control@operationchameleon.org.uk

After a really good review meeting the other night we are pleased to announce that Operation Chameleon will take place in 2014 on the 18th October

Your feedback has shown us that we need to:
1) Make it a harder challenge for Explorers
2) Make health forms work a bit better…
3) Find more catching teams!
4) Avoid other national event dates (Which we think we’ve done)

If there’s anything else you think we should take note of for the 2014 event then please let us know!

We’ll see you all on the 18th October 2014