• Jun
    19

    Is that the time?

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    The evening is rolling on with the sun starting to sink down behind the clouds. All the leaders have been filled up by the wonderful catering team. Angel delight for desert (I didn’t know you could get it).

    All the scouts are full to the brim with food and the last judging of the day has almost been done. Just the dishes to go. The fires they cooked on are starting to die down before tonights fun. The night is still young but with everyone having been up since 5.30ish I suspect there will be lots of sleep scouts.

    Tonight is a trading post activity and camp fire, with the cold wind it will be nice to be round it.

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  • Jun
    19

    Half the weekend gone

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    Half the weekend has gone all ready and a lot of the judging complete. The scores between the patrols is still very close.

    More and more of the pioneering projects are well under way, with swings, see saws and possible even a slide!

    It’s not long now until evening dinner and the fires are coming to life. Fire area and chopping areas have been judged.

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  • Jun
    19

    Gadgets a plenty

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    It’s almost lunch time on day one of the camp and it’s lovely and sunny. The canvas is drying out and feet are drying nicely.

    Inspection this morning has been done and all the teams had good scores in tentage, equipment and personal kit.

    They have all been busy this morning with camp gadgets and pioneering projects to marked tomorrow. Next judging is lunch and program implementation.

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  • Jun
    19

    Pulborough Day Two

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    Yes it is 6.30 and some of the scouts have been up since 4.30!!!! Stoves are on and food is starting to be cooked. The sound of mallets in the morning is an interesting sound to wake up to.

    After the rain of last night the sun is shining and it’s a lovely clear blue sky. Forecast says it should stay like this for the rest of the weekend. Let’s hope so

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  • Jun
    18

    Pulborough Camp Day One

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    It’s that time of the year for pulborough camp. We have one patrol entered for the second year in a row. Good luck to the team and I hope everyone enjoys themselves.

    Day one is when they have to out up there tents before night fall. So far it’s going well with most of the teams with at least one or two tents up already. It’s really starting to look like a scout camp. It’s just a shame that there has been a couple of showers as the tents are going up. Not long now until the light will have faded away for the end of day one.

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  • Jun
    15

    See or Saw

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    Troop Night

    Last night was our final opportunity to do some work for the Pulborough trophy. The troop evening started with flagbreak and inspection, followed by a game with the troop split into two teams, with the aim of the game to collect four objects out of the seven laid in the hall – a game of tactics and speed.

    Ahead of the Ian Grainger competition at Pulborough, we experimented in using pioneering poles to build see saws. The patrol leaders, and then the whole group, had a quick refresher on clove hitches and lashings before  we attempted to make see saws. A recent rain shower meant we were reduced to building smaller models in the hall, with the Pulborough team attempting a full size one on the newly dampened car park. Sadly we ran out time before any were finished (although one working model had been completed by David before the evening).

    The night ended with one participation badge being awarded before flag down.

    Notices

    • there are still some subs outstanding
    • next week’s meeting is a night hike – meet at Emer Close at 7pm with your permission slips
    • Don’t forget the X-games evening organised by the district for 12th July. If you’re interested, please see their website.
    • Good Luck to the Pulborough team.

    See you next week!

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  • Jun
    13

    Wacky Races

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    Saturday was the 15th Romsey Scout Groups AGM and Wacky Races.  It was a fantastic Saturday for the events being held outside, the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm.  The event was held on the field just outside the Scout Hut and the main event was Field Gun Running using mini field guns (no they didnt fire!).

    The Leaders (helped by Scouts and non Scouts) setup a small assult course up the field.  The were a number of obstcales created from ground sheets, pioneering poles, chairs and wood.  The aim of the course was to run with the field gun to the first obstcale and then dismantle the gun, once the gun had been dismantled the pieces could be carried over / under the obstcales.  Starting out with pioneering poles on chairs so they were lifted off the ground the kids (scouts, beavers, cubs, friends and family) had to go under and over these poles.  They then reached the giant A frame that they had to go through before going under the ground sheet on there hands and knees!.  The final obstcale was a Tunnel before it was time to reassemble the guns.  Sadly this proved to be more difficult than expected!  Most of the gun went together fairly easily but the wheels on them were very difficult.  A number of different teams took part in running the obstcale course and everyone enjoyed it greatly.

    As well as the gun run there was water rockets happening as well.  The aim of the water rockets was to get the rockets through the loops being held by other members of the team.  To win you had to get a rocket through the hoop.  With it being such a hot day this was a good activity to cool off with.

    Before you knew it, it was 4.30 and time for the BIG water fight.  Caneos full of water had been placed round the edge of the field to allow people to refill.  After half an hour of screaming and shouting and alot of water being thrown around (sometimes not even with water pistols!!!) it was time to finish.  There was certainly some wet Scouts, Cubs and Beavers by the end of the half an hour.  With the big filght over it was time for cream teas, drinks and ice creams to cool off with before the Scout AGM started at 5.30pm.

    Thanks to everyone that organised the day, it was fantastic.  Unfortunately at the AGM we ended up not filling all the exec places.  Can I please please ask if you are free to help out with the Scout Group it would be greatly appreciated.

    Skip

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  • Jun
    6

    Active KidsThe Active kids vouchers from Sainsburys has almost finished for another year.  Please Please try and collect as many as possible before they stop giving them out on the 8th June.  Remember to bring them along to a scout evening and give them to your leader or place them into the box in the Scout Hall.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for us to get some new equipment for the Scout hut without having to pay anything 🙂

    We will be deciding shortly what all the vouchers will be going towards.  If you have any ideas talk of equipment that you would like for Scouts evenings please talk to Skip.

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  • Jun
    6

    Scout Group AGM

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    North Baddesley Scout Group is holding a Wacky Races afternoon and our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12th June and it would be great if you can come along.

    Activities start at 3pm at Baddesley Scout HQ with the AGM at 5:30pm, (lasting about 30 mins). Cream Teas will be available before the AGM. And what’s more….it is all free of charge!!!

    All will be finished way before the England vs USA World Cup Match which starts at 7:30pm

    At the ‘Wacky Races’ afternoon everyone (Adults too!) will have the chance to have a go at a few sports that have no known World Championship and have yet to be introduced to the Olympics. You might even win a gold medal! We’ll then celebrate with a cream tea followed by our AGM which will start at 5:30pm

    Squash, Tea and Coffee will be available…otherwise please bring your own drinks .

    If you would like to take part in the fun afternoon session and AGM, please would you return the form below. You are welcome to bring along your friends and neighbours too.

    Any volunteers to join the Group Exec Committee would be warmly welcomed (we particularly need parent representatives for Beavers and Cubs, a Treasurer and a Secretary—please do let us know if you are interested). We would also welcome anyone who can help with wacky games! etc

    Please let Skip know on sl@nbscouts.org.uk or John (GSL) at gsl@nbscouts.org.uk

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  • Jun
    6

    Group HikeToday was the group hike for 15th North Baddesley Scout Group with the Cubs and Scouts joining together for a walk from Lepe Country Park.  We all gathered outside the Cafe on the sea front in the car park.  With everyone arrived it was time to set off for the walk.

    The first part of the Lepe Circle Walk is along the beach front for about a mile.  There were fantastic views of the Isle of Wright and the solent was full of sailing boats enjoying the sunshine.  It was slighty windy along the beach but it wasnt long before we had to head inland.  Following a small road for a short distance before joining a public footpath.

    Within the first 200 m of joining the footpath a small snake (possibly a slow worm) was spotted by one of the Cubs at the front.  The footpath continued over a number of foot bridges and through some fields before we hit a nice location to have a quick bite for lunch before crossing the road for the final leg of the work.

    With everyone refreshed from lunch we set off again crossing the road that led down a gravel path to the edge of a farm.  Walking along the side of the farm and past a field full of llamas!  Definitely an odd sight in the Hampshire country side.  After a short trip through a small wooded area we emerged into a field of Oilseed Rape with a small path going through the middle of the field.  It was higher than most of the adults!  Getting through the Oilseed Rape was really good fun.

    After the trip through the Oilseed Rape we were on the final leg to the end.  Around a field full of very small sweetcorn plants that were just beginning to grow and through another couple of fields and we could see the sea again with even more sailing boats.  With 5 minutes the car park was in sight.

    We gathered on the main field at Lepe to eat ice cream and to play quick cricket before everyone started to head off.

    Thankyou to everyone for coming and I hope you enjoyed the walk.  For the Scouts I will see you tomorrow and I will be joining Cubs this week for the GPS orienteering.

    Skip

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