Beaver Space Camp

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. 👨🏻‍🚀

 

 

 

 


Trim Trail Challenge

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 

 


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Angry Birds AGM

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.

View the full photo album here
*** No actual birds were harmed in today’s event 🤣

 


Chichester Dragon Boat Challenge

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.

 


Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18

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.


Petworth Cub Camp

Over the weekend of 1st to 3rd June Barnham and Walberton Cubs camped at Petworth Scout Hall.

The weekend was packed with traditional scouting activities; tent pitching, hiking around Petworth Park, fire lighting, backwoods cooking, campfire, tracking and team challenges.

Take a look at what they got up to in our photo album.

 


Scout Survival Camp

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.




Our plans for a new Beaver Colony

We have some exciting news!

For some time our Barnham and Walberton Beaver Colonies have been running at maximum capacity – both have a waiting list of children already of age waiting to join – in particular Barnham Beavers where spaces are allocated for the next 18 months!

So our solution to this challenge is to open a third beaver colony.

On Wednesday 6th June we will be holding an open evening for those on the waiting list and anyone else interested in joining (must be 6 years old by September) or volunteering with the new colony.

It will be called ‘Eastergate Beaver Colony’ and meet on Wednesdays at St Philip Howard School, Barnham. Once fully established this group will offer a similar programme of activities to the other two colonies, with a number of joint activities throughout the year – like Barnham and Walberton Beavers already do.

Interested in your child joining? Please complete our join enquiry form and select ‘Eastergate Beavers’

Interested in volunteering? Contact Mark gsl@1stbarnhamscouts.org.uk

 


JOTT Hike 2018

Despite the grey and drizzly weather, we had a fantastic 100 members and parents from 1st Barnham and 2nd Felpham participate in this afternoon’s  Jamboree on the Trail hike.

With the weather forecast not looking too great, everyone did the 7km circulate route from Whiteways car park, west along the South Down Way, then return to the start via the Monarch’s Way. 

 


Amazon Smile

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We have enrolled in the Amazon Smile giving scheme. Start each shopping session at the URL https://smile.amazon.co.uk, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases.

You’ll need to search for ‘1st Barnham Scout Group’ when visiting smile.amazon.co.uk for the first time.

Shop online else where? Start your shopping session at The Giving Machine to raise free donations for 1st Barnham (2000+ participating retailers).