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Subject Topic: Team building weekend
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15/6/2015 at 7:38pm
 Location: anywhere but here
 Outfit: oops bought another one !
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I went on a team building weekend in the Lake District about 20 years ago. The weekend itself wasnt that great, there were about 60 of us and we were in a Youth Hostel so there was lots of moaning as most of us had given up sleeping in bunk beds etc years and years before..

However, it definately worked as about 20 of us continued to go walking, cycling, days away every two weeks for years after. We were from all different departments , ages and 'walks of life' and became good friends which would never have happened but for the team building weekend .

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16/6/2015 at 6:06am
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: nothing!! just sold my tent
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There are only about 10 of us going, one of the younger ones has never been camping before, she is very excited.

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16/6/2015 at 6:12am
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: nothing!! just sold my tent
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Quote: Originally posted by rabbitboy on 15/6/2015
I posted this a while ago
Maybe there's something suitable for you?
Enjoy



Thanks, I knew it had been done before, but I couldnt find it

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16/6/2015 at 5:07pm
 Location: East Sussex
 Outfit: None Entered
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Quote: Originally posted by ladycake on 15/6/2015
i like the blindfold tent putting up! i`d pull up a chair with a cuppa


Yes, if you go for that can someone video it and put it on YouTube?

If you can get your hands on some Quechas, blindfolded putting the Quecha in its bag would be funny. Especially if none of them have ever seen a Quecha in the wild.

How about a best decorated tent contest?



16/6/2015 at 6:00pm
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: nothing!! just sold my tent
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I suggested the blindfolded tent erection today, the response was....

"We dont need blindfolds to make them look silly... we cant put a tent up without a blindfold"

I think this weekend is going to fun, I am the only person who can put a tent up

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16/6/2015 at 6:21pm
 Location: Havant
 Outfit: Tent box on a traile
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Your best bet then is to get your tent up and equipment sorted get your campchair andvcuppa and sit back and watch
Have a great weekend
Regards Jackie


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16/6/2015 at 8:51pm
 Location: West Midlands
 Outfit: None Entered
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Quote: Originally posted by jackie cassell on 16/6/2015
Your best bet then is to get your tent up and equipment sorted get your campchair andvcuppa and sit back and watch
Have a great weekend
Regards Jackie




After hiding all of the others' instructions and half their tentpegs, and substituting one of their tent poles for a shorter one

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17/6/2015 at 12:03am
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: nothing!! just sold my tent
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23/7/2015 at 8:27pm
 Location: Rochdale
 Outfit: nothing!! just sold my tent
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We had a great weekend at charity farm caravan park near wigan. Great weather, lots of booze, played rounders and cricket, football, bowls, had a fire and bbq, sat down and got to know eachother and partners. we all really enjoyed ourselves, and are going to do it again next year.

And the best bit, it only cost me three quid for some firewood. Not bad for a weekend away

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23/7/2015 at 9:53pm
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Team building...sounds like a Lego competition.


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24/7/2015 at 12:54pm
 Location: east midlands
 Outfit: swift 530
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My favourite team building exercise is split into teams have string, paper, balloons sellotape and scissors in the centre with limited resources of things like sellotape and scissors.

Give each group an egg and tell them they are working in their teams to build something to drop the egg from a height (we use a step ladder) without breaking it.

Its great fun and amusing to see how everyone goes back to primary school age, snatches the resources and begins by not sharing. Eventually the teams realize they can't succeed without working together and sharing resources.

Interestingly I have done this at a parents V Cubs quiz night with my Cubs, the children all succeeded really well but the adults failed because they got too competitive and didn't work as a team.



24/7/2015 at 2:08pm
 Location: Lancashire
 Outfit: Ford Kuga Coachman Pastiche 575
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cbreddie thanks for the great tip that campsite is only 30mins from me, i would never have thought a decent one would be so close by

Bessie



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