On Saturday (29th Sept) fifteen 1st Barnham Scouts descended into the smelly underworld of the South Coast to tour Brighton’s sewers.
Starting off just underneath Brighton Pier at 9:30 am on Saturday, the gloved and hard-hat clad Scouts were guided through 366 metres of the Victorian sewer system, learning how they were first built, how they have changed over the past 100 or so years and seeing how our waste is dealt with first hand.
The Southern Water tour took the Scouts along narrow, whitewashed corridors and up and down metal ladders to see the route of the day’s waste and stormwater, which was flowing to the brand new water treatment plant in Peacehaven before being pumped out to sea.
Reactions to the sewer were mixed… “Why’s it so disgusting?” asked one Scout “because it’s a sewer,” came the answer. “Smells a bit like Glastonbury,” said another. “It would make a great log flume,” suggested a third.
After around 90 minutes underground the Scouts emerged through a manhole in the middle of Old Steine and – after a thorough wash – went off to enjoy the pleasures of Brighton Pier before heading back to Barnham.
A huge thank you to our amazing guide’s from Southern Water! To find out more about Brighton’s sewers, click here.
Details are attached here which will be discussed at the AGM on 1st July;
Annual Report and Accounts
2013 AGM minutes
Please support Amy and buy a badge or swap a 50p
Amy will be visiting the sections to sell Jamboree badges and swap any 50p’s on the following dates;
Tuesday 17th June
Wednesday 18th June
Barnham and Walberton Beavers (joint meeting)
Tuesday 1st July – AGM
Anybody who hasn’t already bought one!
If you can bring the correct money in an envelope with the form, that would be a great help! (Forms are on the website).
Created by Steve Goulding as part of his training modules. Leaflet
Thank you to those Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who helped with bag packing at the Trading Post – we raised £298.98 for group funds.
The Scout Troop camped for the weekend of July 5th to 7th at West Dean – the campsite of Chichester District. A great weekend was had by everyone. Congratulations to Simon Wright, who completed his Nights Away Permit at this camp and thanks to Nicky Poulter, who helped Simon with it. There are more pictures in the Gallery.
Cubs at Barnham had a seriously upmarket visit on July 17th. Helped by Dads and Leaders who worked there, Rolls Royce Cars sent a brand new car to Walberton to show the Cubs there. The Cubs were given a lively presentation about how cars are designed and built and were then allowed to inspect the latest product of Rolls Royce. There are also rumours that they were driven around the field in it. Our thanks go to everyone at Rolls Royce Cars who made this fascinating and unforgetable evening possible. The picture below shows the Cubs with the car. There are more pictures in the Gallery.
At the District Centenary Camp in May, 1st Barnham won the Leaders’ Section of Camp’s Got Talent with their interpretation of Synchronised Swimming. The Scouts and Cubs were also adjudged to be the best entry in their section of the event. A fantastic evening was had by everyone, which was only slightly marred by untold millions of midges who chose that night to do whatever midges do. The picture below is the trophy which we won. Well done everybody!
Barnham Sections were busy in late October making Guys for the Barnham Best Guy Competition. A splendid selection of Guys was the result, many of them bearing uncanny resemblances to Leaders in the Group! We are delighted and proud that the Guy submitted by the Scout Troop came second overall and won a valuable cash prize. Here he is. Who does he resemble?