S.S. “Shieldhall” – Autumn Training Day (Alongside) for Hampshire Scouts – Saturday 11th October 2014

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014

There are places available for Hampshire scouts…

The day will follow the now well established format of starting with a colour ceremony on the boat-deck aft at 10.00 followed by six training modules set about different parts of the ship which all participants will experience during the course of the day finishing with the lowering of the colours at 16.00. The six training modules referred to willl cover a) the bridge scenario, how a ship is navigated / steered, compass, radar, signals, etc., b) introduction to an Admiralty chart, how to plot a course., c) working with heavy ropes on the forward deck, heave a line, a few useful knots, etc., d) the rescue RIB on the water, boat / water safety, steer a Fig 8 course etc., e) the fire scenario, hazards, extinguishers, B.A. equipment, run out hoses, etc., f) tour of the machinery spaces, learn how steam is raised and the ship is propelled / steered. In the event of inclement weather wet weather gear will be req’d for activities about the deck – participants wil also need a packed lunch., drinks, cocolate bars, crisps, ice cream and the like are available to purchase and our shop will be open over the 45 min. lunch time period.

Quite amazingly the cost is just £17.50 / young participant with no charge made for accompanying adults / leaders who may like to sit in on the training modules and to make things easy places may be reserved by the simple expedient of an e-mail to myself with payment by cash or cheque (not credit card) at the top of the gangway when coming aboard on the day. More information and a good selection of pictures from previous training days are availabe on our web-site which is www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk If any further information is req’d then please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks in anticipation of your usual full and kind support,

Yours “aye”

Richard Jarvis