This weekend twenty-four 1st Barnham Beavers joined up with over 100 other beavers for an out of this world experience at the Arundel and Littlehampton District Beaver Space Camp.
Blasting off from Littlehampton at 09:45 hrs on Saturday, the Space Beavers participated in various activities; space challenges, solar experiments, astronaut training and rocket launching, to name just a few. Thanks to some last minute support from the technical team at Mission Control the Space Beavers were able to establish a satellite link and thus watch the England vs Sweden FIFA World Cup match!
The Space Beaver’s shuttle took them closer to the Sun than planned! Despite the extreme heat, all successfully completed their space walk and returned to Earth on Sunday at 13:42 with only a few minor bumps and scrapes. To acknowledge their achievements, Captain Hedgehog presented all Space Beavers with the Space activity badge and special mission badge at a ceremony before being reunited with friends and family.
Thorough planning and preparation is essential for all Space Missions; our thanks go to Captain Hedgehog and her support crew for piloting another successfully beaver mission 🚀
A full download of onboard systems and files has been activated …. See entry log below, additional files will be uploaded following standard vetting procedures. 👨🏻🚀
This week our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Peregrine Explorers took on the Trim Trail Challenge at Murrell’s Field, Barnham.
This sponsored event consisting of ten obstacles; chin ups, rope climb, sit ups, stride jumps, balance beam, monkey bars, run and leap, step up bench, parallel bars and shuttle run. It was certainly a challenge, but great fun too! Check out the photo gallery below.
All proceeds from the event are supporting two Peregrine Explorer Scouts; Lottie and Josh (both previously 1st Barnham Scouts) to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree in USA 2019. With part of their fees enabling Scouts from developing countries to attend the Jamboree.
So far, the sponsorship raised from the Trim Trail totals £412 [Update 19/07/18: Total raised = £450], and with some sponsorship yeah to be received we hope to reach our goal of £500. A massive THANK YOU to all the sponsors and the beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers for taking on the challenge.
If you’d like to make a contribution, please contact Mark
Twenty-one 1st Barnham Beavers joined with over a hundred beavers from Arundel and Littlehampton District on the weekend 8th/9th July for a District Camp. The beavers visited Arundel Castle as part of their preparation for become knights!
640 members of the Arundel & Littlehampton Scout District, including 76 members of 1st Barnham, paraded through Arundel and up to the Cathedral for the annual St George’s Day celebration on Sunday 23rd April 2017. The parade was led by the District Scout Band and the District standards.
This year 1st East Preston had the task of organising the service for members, invited Mayors, Chairmen and Councillors together with past leaders and “friends” of the Scout District. During the service members of Scouting past and present renewed their Scouting Promise. The service was conducted jointly between Bishop Richard Moth, Canon Tim Madeley of the Cathedral and Rev.
After the service, District Commissioner, Mark Hewson, took the salute as the whole District marched past. Following the parade a leader’s afternoon tea was held at the Arundel Football Club which was organised by 1st East Preston Scout Group.
View our photo album here
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
21 Beavers joined up with Beavers from across Arundel & Littlehampton on Saturday 22nd October for a spooky Halloween themed sleepover at the Sports Dome, Littlehampton.
The beavers took part in craft, games, disco and animal interaction, before a takeaway dinner. After which they were joined by Badges the Beaver for a special 30th Birthday cake and film before bed.
All had a fantastic time, our thanks to the District Team for organising it….. looking forward to more nights away events in the future.
View our photo album by clicking on the image below
22 Beavers and Cubs had a fantastic day out at Drusillas Park as part of the Arundel & Littlehampton District Beavers30 celebrations. Take a look at all the animals we met and fun we had!
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!
18 Cubs from Barnham and Walberton Packs, joined up with Cubs from across Arundel & Littlehampton District on Saturday 19th March for an Easter Activity Day at Furzefield Campsite, Angmering.
The ‘egg-cited’ Cubs worked in teams to complete eleven challenges, including making origami bunnies, an egg run obstacle course, egg decorating, quizzes and puzzles. The day concluded with an egg hunt wide game and chocolate prizes for all participants.
Our thanks to Julia and team for organising the ‘eggstraordinary’ day
View our photo gallery of the day below.
1st Barnham hosted this year’s District Carol Service at St Philip Howard School, Barnham. The main school hall was packed out with approximately 300 members and parents from across the District.
‘The Light is Coming’ service was led by Father Martin Powell of St Mary’s Barnham and included traditional readings, prayers, hymns and some more creative festive contributions from our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. The District band played a selection of tunes before and after the service helping us all get into the Christmas spirit.
Merry Christmas to you all.