All, have you sent in your booking form for Family Camp 2018? If not, you still have a few weeks to get your forms in – the form is available in the camps section of the website. Make sure you book in and don’t miss out on all the fun!!
We hope that you all have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts starts back in January on Weds 10th, Thurs 11th and Friday 12th respectively
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
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