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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.

St George’s Day 2016

St G Day coverOver 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!

St George's Day Celebration 24 April 2016

Littlehampton Museum

Walberton Cub Pack explored local history, got hands on with some of the collection and met local artist (aka Bagheera) at our visit to Littlehampton Museum last night.

Our thanks to Lucy and Jonathan for opening the museum after hours for us. We were surprised that so many Cubs (and parents) hadn’t visited the museum before. Its a local gem, with lots to engage the children, so go visit (it’s free!). Helen and Clare’s Celebrating Sussex exhibition is on display in the Hearne Gallery until the 6th May.

View the full photo gallery below
Littlehampton Museum 23 March 2016

Egg-citing adventures

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.

Easter Activity Day 19 March 2016