On Friday 16th December 2016, one hundred years to the day that Cubs officially started. Cubs from Barnham and Walberton Packs joined with Cubs from across Arundel & Littlehampton District at The Flying Fortress, Ford to celebrate the centenary birthday and renew their Cub Scout Promise.
Like all good parties there was cake, balloons and lots of fun to be had. At 19:16 the 134 Cubs lined up on the play equipment to renew their promise, which was led by Jill Gladman, Assistant County Commissioner for Cub Scouts. Watch the Cubs renew their promise below.
View the full photo album here
91 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts turned out for this years Remembrance Service at the Lion War Memorial, Eastergate.
Click the image below to view our photo album
On Friday 29th July 18 Cubs, 5 adults and 3 young leaders from 1st Barnham joined over 3000 Cubs and leaders from across Sussex for Sussex100, a special once in a lifetime camp to celebrate the centenary of Cub Scouts. Camping at the South of England Showground, Ardingly for 3 nights in ‘Hathi’ sub camp along with other packs from Arundel & Littlehampton District and Ashdown District (East Sussex).
Whilst at Sussex 100 the Cubs participated in hundreds of activities, from Archery to Zorbing and attended the four main arena events, including Opening Ceremony, Fireworks Extravaganza and Birthday Celebration Closing Ceremony.
Our thanks goes to all those involved in organising and delivering this fantastic event.
For more of the action, take a look at the Sussex100 YouTube videos
Thank you to everyone that attended our Pinewood Derby & AGM.
Congratulation to those Beavers, Cubs & Scout who won either the ‘Best Design’ or ‘Fastest Car’ competition. There were lost of great designs; take a look at the event album to see them in action!
Our thanks to those volunteers standing down, continuing and joining the Group Executive Committee. Key roles confirmed today:
Mark Guy – Group Scout Leader
Nicky Pouler – Group Chairman
Kirsti Longland – Group Secretary
Marilou Elphinstone – Group Treasurer
This year, we thought we’d try and be more environmentally friendly so only a limited number of printed documents will be available at our AGM on Saturday 18th June 2016. Please find below the two key documents, our Annual Report and Annual Accounts, for your review prior to the meeting.
Annual Report 2015-16 Annual Accounts 2015-16
This week your child will be starting to make a Pinewood Derby Car. They will be coming home with a lump of wood, wheels etc and instructions!
The cars will then be judged and raced at our AGM on Saturday 18th June. Please come along and support this event. Rolls Royce will also be bringing a car along to show.
Please can you make a cake to bring along and share?
We are also looking for a couple of parents to join our Executive Committee. The committee meets approximately 4 times a year and manages how the group is run and how the finances are spent. If you are interested in joining us, please speak to either Mark Guy or Nicky Poulter. Details about being an Executive Committee member can be found here.
Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you on 18th June.
Ten Cubs from Barnham & Walberton Packs attended this years Bridger Challenge, held at Furzefield Scout Campsite on 4th June.
Competing in two team ‘1st Barnham’ and ‘Rustington Mixed’ the Cubs completed nine activity bases, with up to 10 points available at each activity. Activity bases included Orienteering, Pioneering, Fire lighting, String trail, Rope making, Tile decorating and an Obstacle course.
Despite working well together in their teams neither reached the top three medal positions.
Our congratulations to the winning team; 7th Littlehampton Spitfires.
Scores for top 3 teams
Winners 7th Littlehampton Spitfires (79 points)
2nd place 1st Ferring (78.5 points)
3rd place 7th Littlehampton (77 points)
Over 80 members of the Group joined us at Cobnor Activity Centre, Chidham between 29th May and 2nd June for our Circus themed camp. With Beavers camping one night, Cubs for 3 nights and Scouts for 4 nights.
A fantastic time was had by all, despite the challenging weather! As a result of high winds the Cubs and Scouts were unable to undertake the water activities as planned, alternatives were quickly provided by the Cobnor team instead.
So many activities were enjoyed over the course of camp, far too many to mention here!
Check out our photo album below
***WARNING some images contain scenes of clowning around***
65 beavers, cubs, scouts, leaders and parents joined us for this year’s Jamboree On The Trail (JOTT) Hike, starting and ending in Burpham.
With an option of two routes, most of the group embarked on a 8.3 mile hike from Burpham north to the South Downs Walk, climbing up to the triangulation point at 193 metres and back. Those with shorter legs walked 5 ish miles, looking out for geocaches along the way.
With the weather on our side, we all had a fantastic time.
Over 100 members of the Group joined together with approximately 700 other Scouts for across Arundel & Littlehampton Scout District for this years St George’s Day service and parade in Arundel.
As ‘Duty’ Group, 1st Barnham led the parade with Scouts and Cubs forming the main colour party, followed by our fantastic St George and his tamed dragon. Once inside Arundel Cathedral our focus turned to coordinating the service and our ‘100 years of Cub Scouts’ performance.
The day was a fantastic success, a massive thank you to everybody who helped – whether it was making cakes, serving refreshments, marshalling, moving chairs, transporting equipment, making props, carrying props or reading in the service.
We’ve received lots of great feedback from other groups and the invited guests. So well done to you all!