• Jul
    18

    Tomorrow night we’re cooking with camp ovens. Please bring old clothes for cooking as it’ll be smoky and muddy, but you’ll still need Becker and shirt for the beginning of the meeting.

    See you then!

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  • Jul
    11

    Tomorrow night is Diggers Day and because of this there is a street sports activity at Mountbatten School. If you have booked yourself onto this then we will see you there, if not there will be no normal Scout meeting tomorrow night.

    Hope everyone has enjoyed the fantastic weather this weekend and we will see you all on 19th July for Camp Ovens

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  • Jul
    6

    For all of you scouts that are interested the route that was taken by the faster group was about 13 Miles and can been seen at http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Cycle-Route-Scouts.

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  • Jul
    5

    Starting at the scout hut, we went off on an evening bike ride. We split into two groups, with one group taking it easy to Braishfield and back, and the other group going on a longer route north of Braishfield including a very long drawn out hill.

    Huge congratulations to everyone for going further than they expected, particularly those who thought they wouldn’t make the hill but did 🙂

    Next week, there’s no meeting at the hut as we’re going to street sports at Mountbatten school as part of diggers day (if you’ve signed up). Otherwise, see you in a fortnight.

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  • Jul
    3

    This weeks Scout meeting will be held at the Scout HQ as normal but we are going to be going out on a cycle ride around the hampshire country side.  Please try to get to the Scout hut slightly earlier at 6.50pm so that we can check to ensure the bikes are ok.  Helments must be worn and lights should be on the bike just encase.

    Since the weather looks to be really sunny, please put some sun cream on for tomorrow as well as bring a bottle of water if you can carry it.

    See you all Monday

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  • Jul
    3

    Troop Night

    Sorry for the delay in posting a summary of last weeks troop meeting its been a busy week.

    This week it was a quiet week due to a number of Scouts out canoeing at Testwood Lake in Eastleigh and some being on a school trip.  The evening started as normal with Flag break, due to the limited numbers we decided not to hold inspection this week.  The scouts were asked what game they would like to play first this week, after a number of games were decided against we settled on play capture the flag on the field.

    The troop was divided into two teams yellow and red.  Each team member was given a “life” that they had to have in tucked into there belt.  Once the life was caught by a member of the opposition (or fell out than that person was out for that round).  Each team was given a base where there was a flag within it.  The first round the teams had to stay on the field and it ended in a draw.  The second two rounds the teams were allowed to go into the woods around the fields to hopefully capture the flag.

    After capture the flag it was time for the main activity of the evening which was a Patrol Challenge, unfortunately with so few members of the same patrols we kept the same teams as capture the flag.  The challenge was based around scouting activities.  Firstly they had to create a triangle from poles to carry one of there team to the first base and answer a number of questions.  From this base they had to retrieve equipment if they managed to answer the questions correct and then it was onto base 2 again carrying a member of there team.

    At base two they had to answer some map and compass before tying on a pan of water (this was “nuclear waste” and so could not be split when carrying them to base 3.  At base three they had to get the waste into a specific allocated area without touching the pan or the string holding it up.  Only one team managed to burn through the strings in time before it was the end of the evening.

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