Scouts back under canvas – Huzzah!!

Well done to the 12 scouts that camped at the HQ last weekend to start their scout camping journeys. With great weather the scouts successfully set up their tents, cooking areas and then proceeded to get their wood piles ready for their cooking fires.

In their patrols of 6 they cooked 5 meals on their wood fires – they did two traditional fried breakfasts, a Stir Fry with Noodles, a Vegetable Stew with mash, burgers and fried potatoes, supplemented with puddings of angel delight, apple pie with custard and chocolate swiss roll.

It wasn’t just cooking…. they chopped, sawed and split wood, built some camp gadgets, did plenty of washing up, played games and all worked really well together to make it a great weekend – roll on Water Camp in June….

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Scouting – now Green – and other news!!

All, the “readiness” level for scouting in England is now Green – which means that we are able to get back to all aspects of scouting, whilst still operating in a covid safe manner.

That means camps are being organised along with lots of other fun activities. The new Beaver Leadership team is operating very well with an active programme of badgework and other activities – they recently attended the District Beaver Christmas Party where all attending had a great day.

We are always looking to increase our leadership teams – as the maxim “many hands makes light work” is something that we strongly believe in as a group. All our leaders are busy people and with more adults joining us it would help spread the workload and also mean that we can potentially offer even more activities.

Finally, Family Camp is all booked for 24-26 June 2022 – so please complete and return the booking forms that have been sent out ASAP to secure your place. If you haven’t had one yet – email Nigel (Scout Leader) at:- scout.leader@3rdhamptonscoutgroup.com

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Merry Christmas from 3rd Hampton Scout Group

The last term of 2021 is now over!

We hope that you all have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

The first term of 2022 will start on Wednesday 5th January (Scouts) and Thursday 6th January (Cubs) and Wednesday 12th January (Beavers).

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Remembrance Parade – Great turnout

Well done to all that attended on Sunday to remember all those that have given so much to allow us all our freedoms.

Here’s our annual group photo.

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Remembrance Parade – Sunday 14th November

All, as we do every year (assuming no pandemic….) the group will be taking part in this event to remember the sacrifices made, by so many, in order that we can live as freely as we do now.

A letter outlining the arrangements has been sent out to all members and is also contained within the news section of the website.

We will also be having our annual group photo – so please make sure that you are there and looking smart.

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Beavers are back – with a new leadership team!!

Many thanks to all the parents that have “thrown their hat in the ring” to keep the Beaver section going.

There is always space for more adults to join the fun – so feel free to get involved.

Would be great if we could persuade parents to similarly step forward to help out as leaders/assistants for cubs and scouts as well. just speak to Nigel, Liz or Andy to find out how you can help…. Many hands make light work😀

Roll on Wednesday and a new era

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Scouts are Green!!

As we start the new term (Cubs have already started, Scouts starts on Wednesday and, hopefully Beavers will start up again on Wednesday 22nd September)

As you should be aware the Beaver section currently has no leaders – so we need time for adults to step forward to assist in running this section going forward – and for those adults to have time to plan a great programme for our Beavers

The reference to Green in the heading is the “Covid Readiness Level” of Scouting in England.

Green means we are very close to normal running – so we can have face to face meetings, no need for masks etc, and we can go camping. There is still a need to maintain sensible hygiene practices re hand washing etc and to be aware that the virus is still active and needs managing re its transmission.

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Cubs Go Ape……..

The cubs had a fantastic trip to Go Ape on Sunday – the weather wasn’t too unkind and everyone had a great time – check out the photos in the Gallery below.

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One step nearer normality……

From this week all our sections (Beavers Cubs and Scouts) return to meet at the HQ for face to face meetings.

We all hope the the restrictions continue to ease over the next months towards a return to one of the best traditions of scouting – Camping!!

We need to remind all those involved, parents and young people that there are still social distancing rules and everyone needs to follow all the protocols (sanitising, one way systems etc) that we have put in place for everyone’s safety.

Finally now that we are meeting again it has shown us more than ever that we desperately need more uniformed leaders and regular parent helpers. If you have now changed your work patterns to work from home more – why not use some of that time you’ve saved from the commute to volunteer as a leader?

Without more help we will not be able to continue to offer the great experience that scouting offers – being a leader/assistant is a great thing to do for the community as well as providing a great experience for the leader themselves.

If you can help – please to speak to your section leader – remember “many hands make light work”

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Face to Face meetings are getting closer….

Thanks to the continued reduction in Covid stats and success re the “Roadmap”. We are shortly going to be resuming Face to Face meetings – Your section leaders should be in touch soon with outline plans for this.

HUZZAH!!!

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