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To book for your GB, BB or youth group to come to Firm Foundations check out the booking details here.


Have something to share, a skill that will help the running of the festival or simply want to help out?
Firm Foundations can only run thanks to a team of volunteers and helpers. Find out how you can offer your time at 2012's event here.


Greater than Gold is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24: 'All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.' (The Message)
Why not find out what's even greater than gold at FF2012?


Here's all you need to know about what's available at Firm Foundations from parking and food to finding Felden.


The Boys' Brigade Headquarters at Felden Lodge provides a safe camping environment, so festival goers can enjoy the fresh air. You will need to bring your own tent and sleeping equipment.



As last year, it's hoped Firm Foundations will be able to offer free onsite parking.

As this depends on things like bookings and the weather conditions, more details will be available nearer the time.

Alternative parking is available at Hemel Hempstead railway station, which works on a 'constant charging' arrangement with pay and display machines. Please check the machines and notices at the car park carefully to ensure that you pay the correct fee.

In the event that you do not park onsite or at the station, then please ensure that:
(a) You park in a safe and legal place, and
(b) Do not block accesses, driveways or park in an inconsiderate way.

Please help us to preserve a good relationship with Felden's neighbours.


For the weekend we bring in portacabins to Felden Lodge with running water and flush toilets.

Showers will be available in the Thurso Centre for all to use.


Buying FoodFood at FF has returned to the front lawn and will be open for breakfast through to midnight with a designated marquee to sit in and enjoy your meal in comfort.

If you're a group leader you may need to have costed in food before you leave, therefore there are vouchers available to purchase which you can distribute to your young people. Alternatively you may wish to cater for yourselves. If you do then then vital supplies will be available for you to top up with such as milk.

This is staffed by the FF catering team, all the team are volunteers who have the appropriate catering qualifications to ensure the best quality service for the whole weekend.

Price lists will be available nearer the time of the festival.


There are fully qualified first aiders from the British Red Cross on site throughout the weekend to deal with any accidents or emergencies. You'll be in safe hands.

If you have any other medical issues the Information Post will be able to pass on details of the local doctors' surgery should you need them.


A drop-in area with toys and crafts, with a Diamond Jubilee and Olympics theme, is available at all times for under 11s upstairs in the House, but please note you are responsible for supervising your own children.

2011 artwork


Felden Lodge is on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways. Directions are below.

By road:
From the north: Leave the M1 at junction 8 and follow the A414 into Hemel Hempstead.
From the south: Leave the M25 at junction 20 and follow the A41 into Hemel Hempstead.

By rail:
Hemel Hempstead Station is situated in Boxmoor (20 minute walk or take a taxi).
Journey time from London Euston is 30 minutes.

By air:
Felden is within 80 minutes drive from Luton, Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and London City airports

A map to Felden and printable version of the directions can be downloaded.

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