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Participant Certificate

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Taking part in Operation Twilight alone is no mean feat. It requires determination, teamwork, navigation skills and much more. Although we can only have 1 winner for each section, we believe everyone who takes part is a winner.

We've put together a certificate template for leaders print and hand out to their Scouts and Explorers on a meeting night. It's super easy to do and a great way of saying well done!

Click Here to download the certificate template

2018 Results!

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Dear Twilighters,

What an amazing day. 10 years of adventure and still as popular. Over 500 young people and adults took part again this year. All smiling when they left and all full of achievement when they returned. Amazing achievement by all participants. Many great tales of adventures on the journey and all learning skills for life.

Myself and the OT18 team, and the numerous other volunteers feel proud and accomplished. As you can imagine an event like this does not happen overnite, it takes months of planning. A core team plans the day (visiting and booking venues, booking buses and drivers, organising rescue teams, sorting all your bookings and amendments). Then on the day extra bodies appear to help with car parking, administration, kit checks, marshalling and catering. I would like to thank all these heroes that often get overlooked. They know who they are, without them this event could not happen.

We can now publicise the first 3 winning teams in each category.

SCOUTS

1st Place S44 Team 1 - 4th Cramlington

2nd Place S54 - 2nd Cramlington

3rd Place S36 - the old ones - 8th Whitley Bay

EXPLORERS

1st Place E5 - team 85 - Whitley Bay

2nd Place E21 - BVESU 2 - Blyth Valley

3rd Place E1 - team 81 - Whitley Bay

CATCHERS

1st Place C9 - Blyth Valley Network (Adam Shaw)

2nd Place C24 - 4th Morpeth (Shaun Taylor)

3rd Place C2 - Whitley Bay (Mike Alderson)

Click Here to download the full results of our 2018 event

Any comments - good or bad to try and improve this event would be appreciated. Please email registration@operationtwilight.org.uk

Neal Armiger Event Organiser

Important Notice for Catchers

Thursday 4th October 2018

Please note that the use of drones for this event is forbidden. This is spotting which is not allowed and there are also safety issues. You have cars lets not get carried away and let's stay focused on being safe while having fun. Any catching team caught using drones will be asked to leave.

Twilight Management Team

2018 Muster Point Reveal!

Friday 28th September 2018

The moment you've all been waiting for - the Muster Point for this years Operation Twilight is...

Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, NE20 0AQ

Scout & Explorer Teams will need OS Explorer OL42, 316, 325 maps

You may also want to download a grid ref app (eg gridref or OS locate) to help give you a grid ref in case of emergency but this is not a replacement for maps.

Registration opens at 9.00am for all teams. Please be mindful that this is open to the public 10-5pm so park considerately.

Click Here to view the rules | Click Here to view the kit list

Kit checks will start as soon as you register. Please ensure you have the correct kit as we want to avoid disappointment on the day. Please remember the requirement on survival bags/shelters.

All teams must be registered by 10.00am latest and kit checks complete by 10.30am. Catchers to register at 12.00pm for a 1pm set off.

Presentations will be made at 9.30pm. Can the winning teams from last year ensure the trophies are brought back on the day or returned to a member of the Twilight team if you see anyone before then.

We have some new commemorative badges to celebrate 10 years of Twilight for sale at £1 each.

We want to know how you are preparing for the big day, so join in the conversation on our Facebook Group and our Twitter Feed. Make sure you use #OpTwilight before, during and after the event.

Any questions? registration@operationtwilight.org.uk

2017 Results are released!

Monday 16th October 2017

We are delighted to release the official results for Operation Twilight 2017

Click Here to download the full results sheet

Participant Certificate

Monday 9th October 2017

Taking part in Operation Twilight alone is no mean feat. It requires determination, teamwork, navigation skills and much more. Although we can only have 1 winner for each section, we believe everyone who takes part is a winner.

We've put together a certificate template for leaders to fill out, print and then hand out to their Scouts and Explorers on a meeting night. It's super easy to do and a great way of saying well done!

Click Here to download the certificate template

What an amazing day!

Monday 9th October 2017

What an amazing day. Over 500 young people and adults took part again this year. All smiling when they left and all full of achievement when they returned. And what a return. A massive crowd clapping all teams coming back in. Quite an amazing sight. True Scouting spirit.

Myself and the OT17 team, and the numerous other volunteers feel proud and accomplished.

As you can imagine an event like this does not happen overnight, it takes months of planning. A core team plans the day (visiting and booking venues, booking buses and drivers, organising rescue teams, sorting all your bookings and amendments). Then on the day extra bodies appear to help with car parking, administration, kit checks and catering.

I would like to thank all these heroes that often get overlooked. They know who they are

We can now publicise the first 3 winning teams in each category.

SCOUTS

1st Place S41 Team Oak - 6th Morpeth

2nd Place S38 Team Spruce - 6th Morpeth

3rd Place S50 Stick Insects - 4th Morpeth

EXPLORERS

1st Place E12 Making it look easy - Mid North

2nd Place E27 Faff - 4th Morpeth

3rd Place E1 WB1 - Whitley Bay

CATCHERS

1st Place C2 (Gordon Garland)

2nd Place C10 (Caroline Charlton)

3rd Place C18 (Katy Willis)

We hope to have full list of results published in a few days. Any comments - good or bad to try and improve this event would be appreciated. Please email registration@operationtwilight.org.uk.

Bring on OT18? Hope to see you next year - ''Somewhere in Northumberland"'

Neal Armiger

Event Organiser

2017 Muster Point Reveal!

Friday 29th September 2017

So, it's the moment you've all been waiting for! The Muster Point for this years Operation Twilight is...

Stamfordham Village Hall, Stamfordham, Northumberland, NE18 0LA

Scout & Explorer Teams will need OS Explorer OL42, OL43, 316 maps

You may also want to download a grid ref app (eg gridref or OS locate) to help give you a grid ref in case of emergency but this is not a replacement for maps.

Registration opens at 9.00am for all teams. Please park considerately in the village and don't block any drives.

Click Here to view the rules | Click Here to view the kit list

Kit checks will start as soon as you register. Please ensure you have the correct kit as we want to avoid disappointment on the day. Please remember the requirement on survival bags/shelters.

All teams must be registered by 10.00am latest and kit checks complete by 10.45am. Catchers to register at 12.00pm for a 1pm set off.

Presentations will be made at 9.30pm. Can the winning teams from last year ensure the trophies are brought back on the day or returned to a member of the Twilight team if you see anyone before then.

We do still have some of our commemorative badges for sale at £1 each.

We want to know how you are preparing for the big day, so join in the conversation on our Facebook Group and our Twitter Feed. Make sure you use #OpTwilight.

Any questions? registration@operationtwilight.org.uk

Registration for 2017 is open!

Thursday 1st June 2017

We are delighted to announce that registration for Operation Twilight 2017 is now open!

Back by popular demand, Operation Twilight is back, and better than ever before! Now in its 9th year, Blyth Valley & Whitley Bay Scouts present the biggest Scouting manhunt in Northumberland.

Twilight is basically an all day massive game of fox and hounds! Teams of Scouts and Explorers are dropped off at a mystery location in the Northumberland countryside. They’ll then be briefed on where they are, and where they need to get to. The aim of the game is to get back to the muster point, within a twenty minute gap during the 'Twilight Hours' without getting caught! The catchers are made up of Scout Leaders and supporters, who also act as marshals for the event. The team who make it back to the base point with the least amount of catches are the winners, simple! As always, the location is a secret, and will be announced just before the event.

Please note that we require In Touch contacts who are not involved in the event. We will also be asking on the day for all mobile numbers of those carrying phones as we do each year. Updated Rules are also available for the 2017 event.

Registration information and forms are available on the Registration page of this website.

As per last year there will be no briefing meeting. The "secret muster point" location for the day will be announced to all participants by email, facebook and the website on Friday 23rd September at 5.30pm.

Welcome to our new website!

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Hello and welcome to the brand new website for Operation Twilight! This site will be the one stop shop for all things Twilight. As we get closer to October more updates and news articles will be added to the site, giving you the right information to make your big day out a success. Remember to also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join in the pre-twilight fun!