New tent donations

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Exciting news about our new tent appeal!

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.
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Pinewood Derby & AGM

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

Pinewood Derby & AGM 18 June 2016


Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16

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.

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      Annual Report 2015-16                Annual Accounts 2015-16


Dragon Boat Challenge 2016

The Scouts had a great time today competing in the Chichester Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge and all to help raise funds for local charities.

As the only ‘Young Dragon’ team entered this year, all races were against an adult team. Our team did a great job, winning two races and losing another by a Dragon’s whisker!

Check out the team in action in our photo gallery (which includes a video too!)

Dragon Boating 12 June 2016


Pinewood Derby & AGM – 18th June

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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.

Pinewood Cars 7&8 June 2016


Bridger Challenge 2016

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)

Bridger Challenge 4 June 2016


Cobnor Camp 2016

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***

Cobnor Camp 2016


JOTT 2016

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.
JOTT Hike, Burpham 14 May 2016


Chief Scout’s Gold Award

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Congratulations to Hayden who has achieved his Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

Hayden is the first Scout to achieve the award from Ghost Troop. The award was presented by his leaders Jonathan and Paul, during a joint Orienteering evening between Ghost Troop and Walberton Cub Pack at Slindon Woods.