• Apr

    Thank you

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    Thank you to all the Scouts that attended St Georges Day Parade today.  It was a fantastic turn out for the event and we did 15th North Baddesley proud.  The Scouts that came this counts towards part of the promise challenge (if this is your first parade).

    Tomorrow night is Axe / Saw and Fitness, so please bring coats because it could be cold outside when using the Axe and Saw.

    See you tomorrow


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  • Apr

    It was St Georges Day on Friday 23rd April, so dont forget that its St Georges Day parade today.  One of only two times that we expect Scouts to attend.  The weather is looking fantastic for the parade through Romsey town center.

    Please Assemble at Lortemore Place Car Park (off Latimer Street) at 2.20pm

    Look out for the green marker post with “15th Romsey” on it – or other members wearing our Group Scarf. Please note there is no parking available in this car park on the day of parade At 2.30 the procession moves off to The Abbey following instructions from the organisers.

    After the service we reform on the lawns outside the abbey for the procession through the town
    square. We will finish back at Lortemore Place, where we will get dismissed by the District.

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  • Apr

    Troop Night

    After the easter term, scouts started with a bang.  Taking advantage of the light evenings we decide to have a fun first meeting of term playing games and having activities outside.  The night started out with the breaking of the flag, the first game was quick cricket with the troop split into two teams playing against each other.  After each team had had a couple of goes batting and fielding the game was called to an end so that activities could get underway.

    The first activity of the evening was the “anti gravity tent pole”, the troop was split into three teams and each team was given a tent pole.  The aim of the activity was to get the tent pole onto the ground, sounds easy… unfortunately there was a couple of rules:

    1. You were not allowed to grab the pole
    2. All the teams index fingers must be touching the pole at all times
    3. Only the index fingers are allowed to touch the pole

    There was a range of successes with this one, one team working together managed to get the pole on the ground with their first go.  The other two teams took abit longer to complete the task but were successful by the end.

    The last activity of the night was “Fliparoo”, the aim of the activity was to work as a team and with all the team members standing on a ground sheet, they had to attempt to turn the ground sheet over.  Starting small with only 6 people per team, it was very possible to flip the ground sheet over as long as the group worked as a team.  After a couple of goes the first team to finish moved onto the large patrol tent ground sheet attempting to turn this over.  Then it was time to get 12 poeple onto the ground sheet! and flip it over, and finally the whole patrol was on the ground sheet trying to turn it over.  With alittle help from the leaders with a couple of ideas and pointers the troop managed to flip the ground sheet over with 18 people on it.

    By this time the light was fading and so it was time to go back into the scout hut and play the final game, it was a slight twist on the normal team game of using mats to get the team from one bank of a river to the other.  This time however if no-one was touching the mat with their feet or hands then the mat (marshmallow) would be sweap away in the current.  There was varying successes with this game, some people lost alot of there marshmallows very early in the game.

    Finally it was time to end the night and welcome two new scouts into the Troop with an investiture.  The two new scouts have been with the troop since the new year and are now full members of the troop.  The night was over with a number of notices and reminders.

    • Subs are due for the term, unfortunately I forgot to hand out the evolopes for these
    • Please remember that it is St Georges Day on Sunday and we expect everyone to attend this.  We only ask for two days a year that we expect everyone to attend.  Please meet at 2.20pm at the Car Park off Latimer Street.
    • Summer Camp deposits are due, we need these deposits in by next week because we need to start booking activities if we do not get the numbers by then we may have to cancel the event
    • The group Quiz is on this Saturday at 7.30pm at the Scout Hut.  Please contact me if you would like to attend this.
    • Climbing balance is due this week of £15 and climbing starts on 20th April
    • Pulborough Trophy is coming up so watch out for information, it is a fantastic camp and a great experience
    • Expediation Camp balance is due as well.

    See everyone on Sunday afternoon for St Georges Day Parade.

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  • Apr

    Just a quick reminder, remember that there is no scouts on Monday.  First night of term will be the 19th April.

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  • Apr

    Troop Night

    Sorry for the delay in writing this review of the last meeting.  Its been a busy week since the last night of term.

    Its amazing how time flies, in a blink of the eye and the term has almost over.  One more night to go before its the easter term break, the evening begans as normal with flag break and inspection.  As the leaders are organising the activity for the evening there is time for a quick game of dodge ball, which is the first time for some of the Scouts.  Are a number of games of dodge ball it was time for the activity.

    For the final night it was a trading post game, each patrol is given some money and a couple of pieces of K’NEX.  The aim is to create a vehicle that can carry a glue stick using K’NEX.  The trading post has a number of activities that the patrols can buy, create and sell back to obtain more money to allow them to buy more pieces for the final vehicle.

    After 45 minutes of activity and money changing hands with the trading post the activity was over and it was time to review what had been built by the teams.  The final part was for the teams to vote for the one they would like to win.  Unfortunately I’ve forgotten which patrol won (sorry).

    At the end of the evening there was just enough time for a quick game or two, with a new one run by a couple of our patrol leaders.  This involved each scout having one sheet from a newspaper, they then have to stand on it.  Easy, well the next time they have to fold it in half and stand on it again and so on and so on until scouts start to be unable to stand on the newspaper only.  It was really fun watching how scouts used walls and each other to ensure they could stand on the small and small piece of paper.

    After the last go at the folding paper game it was flag down, notices and the end of term.

    I hope everyone had a fantastic easter and didnt eat too much chocolate!

    See you all again on April 19th

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