Today’s Angry Birds AGM was a flying success, even if we do say so ourselves.
What better way to liven up our Annual General Meeting, than make some modroc ‘angry birds’ (prepared during Beavers, Cubs and Scouts over the last two weeks), insert bird into a catapult and fire it at a wall of cardboard boxes! Watch the birdie fly in the slow motion video below.
Today our two teams, the Ghost Riders and Phantom Quad, competed in Chichester Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge. Joining us in the junior competition was a team from 12th Chichester Scouts, their first year in the event.
After the heats, Ghost Riders and 12th Chichester had the two fastest times and so went through to battle it out in the final. After a very tight race and with less than a second between them, Ghost Riders did it, retaining the winning title for 1st Barnham for another year. You can view all the scoreboard results here.
The challenge is not just about a fun day out, it’s a fundraising event for CancerWise and charities supported by the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory. We are proud to say that this year our Scouts raised a total £656 in sponsorship.
Today we have published our Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18, ahead of our AGM on Saturday 16th June. Limited printed copies of these documents will be available at the AGM, parents of members and supporters are encouraged to review these documents prior to the meeting.
This weekend Scouts from Phantom and Ghost Troops hiked from Warningcamp to Furzefield Scout Campsite, Angmering. On arrival the scouts had to build a shelter (using a limited number of supplied resources) these were to be slept in over night and cook their dinner on the fire.
Despite the threat of stormy weather, the scouts were not put off and the short showers were a good test for the shelters. This morning the scouts prepared their breakfast, again one element needed to be cooked on the fire.
Take a look at our WS2017 photo album to see what our 20 Scouts and six leaders got up to when then joined over 3000 other Scouts and Guides for seven days of activities in the sun, wind, rain and mud!
Today we have published our Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17, ahead of our AGM on Saturday 3rd June. Limited printed copies of these documents will be available at the AGM, parents of members and supporters are encouraged to review these documents prior to the meeting.
The sun was out for today’s Jamboree on the Trail hike.
102 beavers, cubs, scouts and family members and nine dogs participated in the circular hike from Eartham Wood, with a choice of long (9 mile approx.) or short (5 miles approx.) routes.
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.
Today we received two donations; £379.43 from DM Thomas Foundation for Young People and £209.53 from the Hilton Avisford Park Community Fund.
A big thank you from us all.
These donations, together with other donations recently received and a grant application we are waiting to hear the outcome of will be used to replace our six Vango tents ready for use by the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts this summer.