• Jun
    29

    HikeThis weeks Troop meeting was a walk near Mottisfont Abbey. After a lovely sunny and very warm day 8 scouts, 5 parents,2 leaders and a dog set out from Spearywell car park heading out into the countryside. The first part of the walk was following a national trust walk through Spearywell wood which was dappled in sunshine.

    As we started to come out of the wood we checked the map to ensure that we were still on track and checked the watch to see how we were doing. Thankfully we were still on track and because there was still lots of time Skip decided to go a different way. We headed out of the forest and walked along the side of some fields as we headed towards Dunbridge underneath and over the main trainline to Cardiff. We wound our way past the edge of Dunbridge and started to head towards Mottisfont itself. After a quick stop before we got to Mottisfont it was time to start heading back to the car park, arriving at 8.50 right on time for the end of the scout evening.

    Have a look at the route we took (I’m not sure the first part is quite right….)

    Spearywell Route

    Thanks to everyone that came along on the walk, I hope you all enjoyed it.

    Skip

    And finally a couple of pictures I took on the walk.

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  • Jun
    25

    Congratulations to our team that was in the Pulborough trophy they came a fantastic 9th place and hopefully they had a fantastic time. The Pulborough trophy is a great opportunity to practice all those scouting skills.

    Unfortunately due to the weather over the weekend the scouts at this weeks troop meeting where met by lots of drying tents and some really horrible ground sheets. The plan of action was to get everything clean, dry and packed away and then play games (suppose to be field games but again due to weather we would have to be playing indoors).

    The first scouts that arrived were tasks with cleaning the ground sheets of all the dirty and some very stick mess that was on one!!! The second arrivals had to do the had part and get the dry tents down from the hanging and fold them into their bags.

    While all this was going on Skip was searching through the rest of the kit to ensure it was all clean and ready to be put away. Sadly it turned out that there was quite abit of washing up that was needed to be done, meaning as the scouts started to finish there first jobs it was time to wash up. They did a fantastic job on the watching up and the pots, pans and kettles were fantastically cleaned.

    Ooo from cubs came to join us and with spirits flagging she cooked up a batch of camp doughnuts and drinks.

    Thanks to all the scouts for helping clean and tidy the kit, everyone did a fantastic job and means that when we get it out for summer camp it will be nice and clean.

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  • Jun
    25

    With the temperature so high outside you might be wondering why it’s so cold. Well it’s the patrol competition outing and this term they choose ice skating! And I can vouch that it’s freezing in the building…..

    They have been skating for about an hour now with varying degrees of success. As we meet at the scout hut and we asked the question how many times have you skated before? I was a little nervous of the response of once, never, a few times and never! Suddenly I felt the need to start looking up the nearest A&E.

    For such little time on the ice I’m really impressed how well they are doing. Me I would have probably broken both arms and legs by now :-).

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  • Jun
    19

    Hot off the press!!!!!

    Congratulations to 6th Lockerley that have won the pulborough trophy narrowly beating 4th Bramshaw to the prize.

    Our team did a fantastic job coming in 9th place one better than last year. The scores this year were much higher than last year so well done to all the scouts and guides that took part.

    Unfortunately i cannot remember the results for the Ian Granger but i think it was 6th Lockerley that won this too.

    I think everyone has done brilliant and well deserve a hot bath leaders and scouts alike.

    Thanks goes out to the organiser of the camp that did a fab job keeping us leaders in check and judging on time. Also thanks to the 10th catering team for keeping the leaders fed and water.

    Another year done, see you all next year.

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  • Jun
    19

    The final litter inspections have been complete, congratulations to all the scouts that have braved the elements this weekend. Sunday has been a much better day. The chief judge is just adding up the final scores…. Who will win in 2011 the top is very close but who will be successful…. Final results in 20 minutes

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  • Jun
    19

    Not long till final site inspection ready or not….

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  • Jun
    19

    Its time for striking and having an easy lunch that isnt judged. The tents are going down quickly not long now till the final site litter inspection.

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  • Jun
    19

    Scouts own

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    Breakfast has been judged and we have just had scouts owned. This years scouts own asked what would you do better next year an what went well this year. The main running theme this year was looking after your matches when wet and ensuring your coats are accessible.

    Site inspection and gadget judging this morning before an un inspected lunch and the final site inspection of the day. So far sunday morning has been a lovely morning with the sun shining. The kids are just sorting out there kit layout for thr final site inspection.

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  • Jun
    19

    All quiet

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    After a long hard day yesterday, its still quiet with the birds singing. Not long before morning wake up and judging breakfast.

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  • Jun
    18

    Sky at night

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