Join Us On a Journey of Discovery The Let's Go Club


Join Us On a Journey of Discovery

The Let's Goers' suitcases are packed ready for a journey of discovery. They try out land yachting, geocaching and making Soap Boat Racers.


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Get ready for an excellent experiment that will

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Hi, I'm Joanna, and these are my friends, Kirsten and Martin.

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This is our clubhouse. It's where we make stuff,

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meet amazing people... Learn quick tricks, super skills...

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And have a dance.

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ALL: We want you to come and join us, too!

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# Let's go!

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# The Let's Go Club

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# Let's go!

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# The Let's Go Club

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# There's lots to do for me and you

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# Everybody can join the Let's Go Club

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# Let's go! #

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# Get ready, get set

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# At the Let's Go Club

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# Are you ready?

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# Let's go at the Let's Go Club

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# We've got a lot of things going on at the Let's Go Club

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# Let's go! #

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We've got a travel-packed club house today, Let's Goers.

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Rio and Faith are zooming around on land yachts.

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Get ready for an excellent experiment that will

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really float your boats.

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Elsie is here to tell us what it's like to be a pen pal.

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And Let's Goers Lewis and John go on a treasure hunt with a difference.

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# Get ready, get set at the Let's Go Club

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# Are you ready? Let's go at the Let's Go Club

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# We've got a lot of things going on right here

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# So come on and have some fun

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# We've got a lot of things going on at the Let's Go Club. #

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Let's go!

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Hi, I'm Rio. And I'm Faith.

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Today, we're going land yachting. BOTH: Let's go!

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Land yachting is a sport where you race in a yacht.

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But the big difference is you're on the beach

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but not in the sea.

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This is Graham.

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He is an expert at land yachting

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so we're in really safe hands.

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Hi. I see you've already got your suits on ready.

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Are you excited to go land yachting? Yeah. Yeah! Cool!

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These suits are in case you roll out of the yacht

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then it doesn't hurt when you hit the sand.

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We also need to wear a helmet.

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That keeps your head safe. Is that OK? Yeah. Yeah.

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Brilliant.

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To keep us safe, you always need to wear gloves and goggles

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when we're in a land yacht.

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Got all the gear on? Time to get in the land yacht.

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What do we think? BOTH: Yeah. Let's go.

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Graham, does the wheel at the front help steer the yacht?

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It does. Unlike a boat or a bike that we have to

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steer with our hands, we steer with our feet.

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This is the sail to help catch the wind to make the yacht go.

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This rope is called the sheet.

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It helps pull the sail in and out

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which makes the yacht go slower and faster.

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OK, now we know what each part of the yacht does,

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let's learn how to steer and stop safely, OK?

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BOTH: Yeah.

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This is so much fun!

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It's so fun being in a yacht but not being in the water.

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Go!

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It's really tricky to turn the yacht when you start.

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Turn, turn, turn, turn, turn. Good girl.

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With a little practice, it gets easier.

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Yeah!

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When you turn into the wind, like this, it's called tacking.

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Nice!

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This makes the yacht go slower.

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When you turn the yacht so the wind is behind you,

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and you go faster, it's called a gybe.

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Yeah, drifting action.

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Brilliant. Well done. I think you're ready to go around our course.

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Rio, you and Faith will both go round our track and

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we'll see who can do it quickest. Are you ready to do that? Yeah!

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Three, two, one. Go!

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I love land yachting. It's so fun being on a yacht.

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But I'm not in any water.

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You're doing really well!

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Look how fast Faith's going.

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Good girl. Excellent.

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Well done, Faith!

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Time. You've finished, Faith.

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Come on, Rio.

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Rio's going really fast.

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Around the cone.

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That's it - nice, tight turn.

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Well done, Rio.

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OK, Rio. Nearly at the end. Ready, two, one, time.

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Both brilliant land yachters today

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but Rio, you were just that little bit quicker.

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Fantastic, well done. Faith, give him his medal. Well done, Rio.

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What was your favourite part?

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Skidding round the corners.

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What about you, Faith? I really enjoyed practising.

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OK, who's up for another spin in the land yachts?

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BOTH: Yeah! Let's go.

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Oh, that looked amazing. Racing around on land yachts.

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I want a go and speaking of racing, I'm going

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to show you how to make a fantastic soap boat racer.

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For this, you will need a tray or a baking tray filled with

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a smidge of water, some scissors, A piece of paper, a cotton bud

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and some washing up liquid.

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So the first thing we do is take our piece of paper and fold it in half.

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Just like that.

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Now I'm going to cut out a boat shape.

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Just like that. And then we place it on the water.

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Now, we take our cotton bud and we dip it into the washing up liquid.

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Now watch what happens!

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Another excellent experiment done.

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But to have a proper race,

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I'm going to need some friends to race with. Come on, Let's Goers.

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Right, I've got a question for you. Are you ready to race?

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Yes. Yes.

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Fantastic. I see you've got your paper boats

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so let's place them on the water here.

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Nice and gently. That's it, Carter, lovely.

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OK, so the boat to go the furthest wins

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so I'm going to dip my cotton bud in here.

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Are we ready?

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Are we steady?

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Yes.

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Let's go.

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Oh, my goodness. I think that was a draw, don't you?

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Yes. I thought it was going to be a draw.

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Well done, guys. That was amazing.

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A truly excellent experiment. And you can join in too.

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Don't forget to send us your photos and videos.

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Grab a grown-up, head to the CBeebies website

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and click on the Let's Go Club. Right, that's enough experimenting.

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Let's find out some traveltastic facts.

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# The Let's Go Club. # Let's go!

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First up, today's stars and stripes design of the American flag

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was drawn up by a 17-year-old schoolboy called Robert G Heft

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But he was only given a B- for it.

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Robert's teacher said if he got the important people

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of the United States government to like the flag,

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he'd give him a better grade. So Robert did.

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And his flag, known as the Star Spangled Banner, is now 60 years old

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and has been flown on important buildings all over the world.

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We'd definitely give him an A star.

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Next, the Spanish national anthem the Marcha Real,

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has absolutely no words

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and was composed way back in 1761

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before electricity was invented.

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Lots of songwriters have tried to give Marcha Real words

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but none have stuck.

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Lyrics were written for the anthem in a competition

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before the Beijing Olympics but, after only five days,

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it was decided that the anthem should stay lyricless.

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Oh, well, at least you'll never forget the words!

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And finally, can you guess what Scotland's national animal is?

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It's not a stag or a Highland cow.

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Not even the Loch Ness Monster.

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It's a unicorn.

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700 years ago, King Robert of Scotland liked magical

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unicorn stories so much, he picked the animal for his country.

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Unicorns have been seen on Scottish money ever since

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and are still used in royal symbols today.

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Not bad for a rainbow-loving animal that isn't real! Fact.

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# The Let's Go club. # Let's go!

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There you go, the world is full of so many different countries.

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Do any of you know anyone from a different country?

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I've got my little friend Elsie here who has a pen pal in Hong Kong.

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Is that right? Yeah.

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Elsie, you've got to tell me - what is a pen pal?

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It's somebody that you send letters to across the world

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and my pen pal's called Laura. That is amazing.

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You've got so many little bits and pieces on this wall.

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Can you tell me a little about them?

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That's Laura and that's Jason, her brother.

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And then her mummy made me a puppet.

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Wow! That is so nice.

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And it has two sides.

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You've also got a letter here that you're ready to send

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to Laura, haven't you? Yeah. Do want to read it out to us

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so we know what you're going to say?

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"Dear Laura, I am going on the Let's Go Club.

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"I might get a wristband. That might be cool.

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"How are you? Love from..." Now I'm going to sign my name.

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You're going to sign your name? Of course.

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You've got to finish it with your name, don't you?

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Do you know what, Elsie?

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How's about we send Laura a Let's Go Club wristband? Yeah.

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Let's get the wristband in the letter put them in an envelope

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ready to send to Laura.

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Fantastic. Ready to go.

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I've got a little bit of a surprise for you, too.

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Because we have a special message from your friend Laura in Hong Kong.

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Do you want to see it? Come on, then.

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Hello, Let's Go Club.

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Hello, Elsie. It's Laura from Hong Kong.

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I can't wait to get your letter in the post. Bye!

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What do you think about that? Good.

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That is so cool, isn't it? Yeah.

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We love hearing from you, so why don't you grab a grown-up,

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click on the Let's Go Club on the CBeebies website

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to find out how to send in your send-ins?

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Now it's time to hear from John and Lewis,

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two Let's Goers who like going on a treasure hunt with a difference.

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Over to you, boys. # The Let's Go Club. #

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Hi, I'm Lewis and I'm six.

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I do tae kwon do.

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Kia!

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I really like football. Yeah!

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And I also like drawing.

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But there's one thing I really, really like.

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geocaching.

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Geocaching is like a treasure hunt.

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Instead of a map, you use this

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to help find the treasure.

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It's a GPS gadget.

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It can tell you exactly where you are to the nearest step.

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My mum is helping me to look on the geocaching website to find

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the area to search for some caches.

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When we are geocaching, we call the treasure caches.

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Shall we go there? Yes.

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Packing the rest of my things.

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I'll need toys to swap with other toys,

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a pen, paper, snacks and a drink.

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Most important, my GPS gadget.

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Let's go!

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I'm meeting my friend John.

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Hi. Hello.

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He likes finding treasure too.

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The GPS gadget tells us where to go to look for the caches.

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This way.

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It's fun to go geocaching with a friend.

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But make sure you bring along a grown-up.

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We have to walk towards the place marked by the icon.

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When I think we're close, I stop looking at the GPS gadget

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and I use my eyes and hands to hunt the treasure.

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When we find a geocache, we write our name on the logbook

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so people know that we've found it.

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Ooh, we found it. I just opened it.

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Here you go, boys.

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We love geocaching because we get to find... Treasure.

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Now we're going home to tell everyone what we have found.

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# The Let's Go Club. #

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Let's go!

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A treasure hunt with a twist. Nice work, Lewis and John.

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Joanna, what are you doing?

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I can't find the treasure anywhere.

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Oh, no. Shall we go for a club dance instead?

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Let's do it. We're all ready to dance. So let's do it.

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I hope you guys are ready. You can join in at home.

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Yeah, don't forget to throw your own cool moves.

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Let's go! Side to side.

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Jump.

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Roll.

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# Go, go, go, everybody dance... #

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OK, let's get some more Let's Goers in here to help us out.

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Let's get them in. Come on in.

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Come on.

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Let's go. Side to side.

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Let's see what you've got, Let's Goers.

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ALL: Let's go.

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# Go, go, go, everybody dance... #

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Jump.

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Oh, yeah. Loving those moves!

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# Go, go, go, everybody dance... #

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Roll.

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Oh, don't forget our cool moves. Side to side.

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# Everybody dance. #

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That's all for today,

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but you can stay in the clubhouse - head to the CBeebies website.

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Just grab a grown-up, click on the Let's Go Club,

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send us your photos, videos and messages.

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And remember, we're the club that never closes.

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ALL: Bye!

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Today in the clubhouse our suitcases are packed ready for a journey of discovery!

Let's Goers Rio and Faith head to the beach where they try out the superspeedy sport of land yachting.

Kirsten has an Excellent Experiment that will really float your boat - making Soap Boat Racers. And Let's Goer Elsie is here to tell us what it's like have a pen pal - she writes to her friend Laura, who lives in Hong Kong.

We'll also be exploring the globe in an animated fact-finding mission, and Let's Goers Louis and John go on a treasure hunt with a difference - they're geocaching!

Plus everyone's favourite singing and dancing with the ever-so-catchy Get Set, Let's Go! song and the boogie-brilliant Club Dance.