• 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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  • Jun
    18

    Its getting close to 7.30 nearing the end of the first day and everyone is in high spirits. Most of the teams have finished their three course meals on the open fires and the last judging of the day ia almost complete. Its been a busy few hours with the teams dodging the showers to get the fires lit. Thankfully looking at the forecast we are due no more rain.

    The sun is setting behind the trees (yep we have seen the sun today). The last activity of the day is a giant camp fire with all the teams.

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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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  • Feb
    27

    Camping

    Hot off the press 15th North Baddesley Scouts will be having a summer camp between 1st August-> 6th August at Broadstone Warren Scout Activity Center in East Sussex. The maximum cost per Scout will be £120 although we will be trying to keep costs to a minimum so hope it will be less.

    We have secured a mini bus and driver from a local school to transport the Scouts and we will be looking into hiring a van to drop the kit off and pick it up again; if any parent has a van that we could make use of or would like to volunteer to drive a hire van, your help would be greatly appreciated.

    This is the first summer camp for 15th North Baddesley for a couple of years so we are all excited to be getting this organised. It should be alot of fun at the camp involving alot of activities, once we have enough interest more information will be distributed about the activities that we will be doing plus a program for the 5 days.

    Letters will be coming out Monday.

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  • Feb
    25

    Winter Camp – Day Two

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    Sunday Morning and after a couple of light showers the sunshine soon brought some smiles back. There was plenty of time for another good breakfast before we were off on the Sextant Trophy. Teams were given a map and compass and needed to navigate to bases to earn points – further points were gained by answering questions along the route and for taking bearings. 15th came in at an impressive 4th place in the competition overall, taking just 4.5 hours to complete the course and achieving the second highest score for directions and bearings! After some lunch and free time around the campfire, we needed to strike the camp before flag down and the Trophy presentation. It was a hard camp but a good time was had and many lessons were learned. Well done all.

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  • Feb
    21

    Winter Camp – Day One

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    Camp was set up on Friday night in the dark, using our new hiking tent. After a very cold night (-8!) we were in high spirits for breakfast.

    Breakfast was a hearty sausages, egg, beans and hash brown, which was devoured by Scouts and leaders alike. After washing up had been done there was a bit of free time before flag break and activities. The whistle was blown for flag break and everyone gathered round to break flag and find out about the activities. Scouts split up into their groups and the day began.

    There was five activities going on unfortunately because I (Skip) was running an activity I did not manage to get round them all. The three activities I know about were canal skills (rope throwing), Bread Twisters and Fire lighting.

    After two activities in the morning it was lunchtime for everyone so a quick wash of the hands and straight to lunch. The cooks had been hard at work cutting cheese, bread, ham the full works for a great sandwich. After lunch it was straight back into activities doing the last three activities. By 5pm everyone had completed their activities and it was free time before dinner.

    Dinner was served right on time at 5.30pm of pasta bolognese and rice pudding for dessert. Following dinner the heavens opened and it started to rain, which didn’t look good for the camp fire. In fact for about 10-20minutes it was actually snowing!! Thankfully the snow stopped falling and the camp fire and founders day celebrations could go ahead. With cake and hot chocolate round the camp fire.

    It was early to bed for a few and unfortunately we had to say good bye to a couple of others. Last night was not as cold as the first night and today it’s the Sextant Trophy.

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