Here’s to another fantastic year of scouting at 3rd Hampton. Keep checking here for information about events going on within all the sections.
Let’s see if in 2019 we can get you all a little more involved in the group? If we don’t get new uniformed Beaver and Cub Leaders this year then there will not be a Beaver or Cub section to be a part of!!
Both Akela and Bagheera are retiring this year after many, many years of excellent service to the group – let’s not let all their hard work go to waste.
We need people to step up and agree to become leaders ASAP – so that they can be mentored by the existing leaders – we would rather have a smooth transition than a “big bang” – or even worse – closure of the sections!
As the saying goes, many hands make light work, the more uniformed leaders we have the more the load can be spread. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to every week – if we get a few then you could each do a couple of meetings a month – also, don’t worry re prior experience as full training is provided.
Don’t waste your New Year’s resolutions on the usual suspects – get involved in the adventure that is Scouting…. we need your help
Well done to all that came to the Remembrance Parade – now received a few photos of the group – but would be great to have some more and some of the parade itself. Please send them to Nigel ASAP
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 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.
Many thanks to everyone that helped make the Jumble a great success – all the money raised is used to maintain and improve our HQ – just check out the new heaters, blinds and cupboards.
Unfortunately, revenues were significantly down this time on previous events – although we had plenty of help on the day itself we still need more help in the week before setting up tents etc and collecting/sorting jumble. Also we think the reduction in revenue is a direct result of the advertising using our small leaflets/fliers – there were lots this year that weren’t delivered and as such we had less people through the door.
We are looking into resolving this issue for the next Jumble in March – we definitely need ALL families to help in this effort – even if you can’t help at the Jumble itself – we are all in this together……
As soon as you get your 2019 Diary make sure that you keep the 23rd March free for the next one…..
All, our next jumble sale is on Saturday 13th October (10am – noon and 1pm-3pm)
Jumble can be delivered to the scout HQ between 7pm and 9pm on Mon 8th – Thurs 11th. For large items/amounts of jumble – collection can be arranged by leaving a message on our answerphone – 020 8941 8355.
Welcome back, new term starts for Beavers on Weds(12th), Cubs on Thurs(13th)and Scouts on Friday (14th) and we are looking forward to some new members and a busy year.
More information will appear soon on the website re our plans and events happening in the coming year. Keep checking here
Don’t forget we are always looking for new leaders and require regular help from parents on the section parent rotas as well as the HQ cleaning rota.
Finally the jumble will soon be upon us and help there is very definitely needed in the preparation as well as on the day. Lookout for details as to how to get involved
15 Scouts enjoyed a hot but fun packed weekend at Borough Camp – unfortunately we didn’t win any competitions this year – but everyone still managed to have a great time.
Many thanks for those that helped over the weekend either by loading, unloading or actually at the camp – things are so much easier when we get the support from the scouts and parents.
If you have now got the bug and want to come to summer camp at Tolmers (which is one of the best activity camps you’ll ever attend) we can still add people to the list – details are in the camps section
This weekend we have held our annual family camp where over 60 cubs, beavers, scouts and adults enjoyed a full programme of activities and Andy’s unique rounders game and campfire.
Due to the organiser’s mix up over dates 22 of our scouts/explorers were also camping this weekend at the Richmond District’s Water Weekend at Thames Young Mariners in Ham.
The date being moved a week later left us with an unexpectedly busy weekend with scout leaders spread between the events.
Both events went well and I’m sure photos will appear soon, especially if all those families that came to camp send them to me to upload onto our Flickr account
Hopefully everyone that camped is now fully recovered from the action packed weekend, wherever they were. 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” at Family Camp made up from volunteers from Pulse (former Hampton Explorers), Roger (Aka Andy our GSL) and Tic Tac – without whom the weekend would not run as smoothly.
Thanks must also go to Anthony and Leon (Scout parents) who were brave enough to help Richard Fisher (Assistant Scout Leader) manage the scouts at the District Water Weekend. As you all know without parental support at these events they could not happen – so please continue to help out as and when you can
Next year’s Family Camp is booked for Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June 2019 and all the details are in the camps section – would be great to see another big turnout from all the families involved with the group. (I have been reassurred that the water camp will be the weekend before – so would be great to see some more scout families in attendance as well).
Don’t forget to come along to our Funday (details in the news section) and apart from games, BBQ and refreshments you can find out what exciting things the group has been doing and has got planned for the next year.
You can also find out how to be a part of our success – you don’t have to look as dapper as this young gent……..
Remember to tell your section leader that you are coming so we can make sure there is enough food for all.
Check out the camps section for the final details re the Water weekend and Borough Camp