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
All the details for Water Weekend, Borough Camp and Summer Camp are now in the camps section – please read and take action by the appropriate deadlines
Many thanks to all those that took part and those that donated raffle prizes – a total of £286 was raised for group funds.
It would be great to see more people at the next one which is on Saturday 8th July (see notice in fund raising section)
Please make sure that you bring all your active kids vouchers from family and friends and put them in the box in the HQ – the scheme has only a few weeks left – so keep collecting and hand them in.
8 scouts camping, in two patrols, managed to cook all their own meals (most on wood fires), set up and take down their sleeping and kitchen tents, as well as experience 4 site activities, some onsite Orienteering, a 10Km hike around the Chalfont area and evening wide games in the dark – the Tuck Shop/vending machines also did a brisk business!!
As for most of the scouts this was their first experience of scout camp they all did really well collecting and chopping/splitting the wood for their fires, getting their fires going and working as patrols to get all their chores done. Hopefully they will be in a great position next time they camp to pass on their experience to the younger scouts.
If there are any adults out their that would like to help out on future camps and have as much fun as we have just had (just check out the photos/videos of our last night camp fire!) – please get in touch – with a growing group and over 20 scouts on our next camp (Water Weekend in June) we need as much DBS cleared help as we can get…..
More photos/videos of our fun 5 days are on Flickr…..