Many thanks to all of the beavers, cubs and scouts that came today for the Remembrance Parade and Group Photo, especially given the cold weather.
As you can see from the photo below we had 46 in attendance – how impressive it would be if we could get an even bigger showing next year from our 80+ members……
All, as we do every year 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 is contained within the news section of the website and information will also be provided at the first section meetings after half term
We will also be having our annual group photo – so please make sure that you are there and looking smart
Tomorrow 10am -3pm it is the 3rd Hampton Jumble Sale at our HQ – lots of bargains to be had.
Please come down and help us raise funds by grabbing yourself a great deal.
We would also appreciate lots of help, once the selling has finished, to clear away and take down the marquees etc.
Sadly, we have yet again had to cancel this event due to a very low uptake. To be viable we needed to have a certain level of interest and the numbers of ticket requests has fallen significantly short of this.
Apologies to those of you that had intended to come and celebrate with us and chat through old memories of your time within the group.
We are looking at running some sort of event at the HQ maybe later this year or early next to celebrate our continued success as a scout group and the opening of our new kitchen, which should be completed by then allowing us to put on bigger events at the HQ – keep checking the website for more information
We hope that you’ve been having an enjoyable summer – the new scouting term is just around the corner. Beavers start back on Wednesday 6th September, Cubs on Thursday 7th September and Scouts on Friday 15th September.
You should also note that work on the kitchen extension has started and will still be ongoing until mid October – we hope to keep the disruption to a minimum and all sections should be able to function normally whilst the work is completed.
It will be a fantastic new facility once complete – we’re looking forward to many cooking evenings for the Beavers/Cubs and Scouts……
Also, all the information about the scout camps for the coming year and the Group Family Camp in June 2018 is now on the website – please check it out and take the necessary actions re booking.
Please come and support us at a couple of events coming up – one to raise funds for our new kitchen extension and one to celebrate being part of a thriving group with over 100 years of history!!!
On Friday 25th August – Hampton Social Club are very kindly hosting a quiz night to help raise funds for the group – all are welcome (over 18s only) to come and join the fun, test your grey matter, win some prizes in the raffle and enjoy some very reasonably priced drinks. It would be great to see you there – 8.15pm for an 8.30pm start. Teams of maximum 5 adults, £5 entry per team. Quiz finishes at 10.30pm.
If you can’t come – you can still contribute by making donations of raffle prizes – if you can donate any prizes – please get in touch with Nigel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, as you should have already seen – we are, in October, holding a dinner and dance to celebrate the group being in existence for over 100 years!! It would be great to see both current and former members of the group to enjoy a great meal, good company, to remember past “fun and games” and look forward to the future.Details are available below
Scouts Dinner Dance Details
9 scouts have just enjoyed a week of activities, made lots of new friends with the other scouts and guides from all over the UK, enjoyed a variety of summer weather ( we had the lot – sun, rain, thunder, strong wind) and of course the Tolmers incident hike, the final night foam party/disco and the sleepout under the stars.
Activities included, lazer tag, quad bikes, climbing, high ropes, zip wire land zorbs, various inflatables – bungee run, etc – as well as spending a lot of time breaking wooden pallets for our fires – always a popular activity!!
All the photos are now on Flickr
Well done to the 17 scouts that attended Borough Camp last weekend. All had a great time involved in many activities and competitions – where the scouts managed to come runners up in the Volleyball and they went one better than last year and won the Football competition.
Many thanks to all the parents that helped over the weekend, without your help the scouts would not have been able to attend – so it makes a difference to the scouting that we can offer if we get the adult help needed. Maybe next time others may get involved and more of you can stay over night and get the “complete experience”!!
There are many more photos from the weekend on Flickr
Hopefully everyone that came is now fully recovered from the action packed weekend. It all seemed to go well and the weather was kind to us.
Thank you all for making it such a great weekend and a big thank you to all “The Crew” made up from volunteers from Pulse (former Hampton Explorers), Richard Fisher (ASL) and family (Karen and Abi), Roger (Aka Andy our GSL) and Tic Tac – without whom the weekend would not run as smoothly.
Next year’s event is booked for Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018 and all the details are in the camps section – would be great to see another great turnout from all the families involved with the group
Here are a couple of photos of the build up to the camp fire – if you have others from the weekend please send them to Nigel so they can be uploaded onto Flickr.
31 scouts and explorers enjoyed a jam-packed weekend of activities including sailing, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, dragon boat racing and team building activities.
Many thanks to Alistair and Katherine for helping Richard look after the scouts, it seems that although exhausting they had as much fun as the scouts!! Would be good to see more parents helping out on camps in the future to enjoy the same fun and spread the load.
Photo of the “Motley Crew” below – more to follow – should be on Flickr soon