Operation Moonlight is back – Saturday 22nd January 2022
Applications now OPEN with a closing date of 15th January 2022.
Click on the link below to apply
We will be updating this page closer to the time with our Covid Risk Assessment and will email this to team leaders to ensure we keep each other safe. To reassure and safeguard participants, we’ve removed the risks associated with the transport for 2022.
A team will consist of 4 Scouts or Guides with one adult leader or Explorer Scout / Network member. As a special concession, teams of 4 Scouts or Guides may take part without a Leader at the Group Scout Leader’s discretion. Larger team sizes are permitted to a maximum of 7. Smaller teams are not allowed under Scout Association rules.
Explorer Scouts take part in the event in Teams of 4 or more and compete in a totally separate Explorer Scout competition. Network and Veteran teams are also invited but will not be included in the results.
The four categories of teams are as follows:
- Solo Scouts (a team made up of just scouts without a leader)
- Led Scouts (a team made up of Scouts with one leader)
- Explorer Scouts
- Network & Veteran
Please read the rules carefully for what constitutes each a valid team.
The aim of the exercise is to navigate a course from a secret start location to the finish whilst avoiding catchers, and returning with as many lives as possible intact. As a rough guide the course will be 9 hours long and approximately 10 miles on a direct route, however most teams usually walk a greater distance to avoid catchers.
Catchers (in catching teams – minimum 1, maximum 4) are also Operation Moonlight Marshall’s and whilst trying to catch as many teams as possible for the catchers prize they are also there to ensure the safety and well being of the teams. Catchers are not permitted to use bicycle’s and any drivers must be over the age of 21 years. Catchers must register online. You register by clicking on “catchers” on the tool bar on the left. Please follow the instructions carefully. Make sure those who normally catch know about this as we don’t want to turn people away.
Cost will be £8 per team member (same for leader) – you must also include in the total amount £5 deposit per team for the Arm Bands. A £5 note will be returned at the end of the event when the armbands have been handed in.
Once you have registered and paid, details of the meeting point will be posted on this website a week before the event.
For any queries or further information please contact the Moonlight organisers on email@example.com