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Bivouac at Timble Woods

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Had a fantastic weekend at Timble Woods. All the Scouts built their own bivouacs and really enjoyed a night camping under bivys!

Summer Camp parents evening

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There is a parents meeting about Summer Camp on Wednesday 5th May.

Parents of Scouts attending the Group Summer Camp in Belgium in August are reminded that there is an important meeting on Wednesday 5th May at 19:30.  Please make sure you attend as there will be critical information given about the camp, including key dates, luggage information, health forms and kit lists.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Summer term programme added to the website

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Please visit the programme page to see details of what’s on at Scouts between now and the summer holidays

The lighter nights are upon us so our programme for the rest of this Scouting year takes advantage of this and sees us trying to get outside as much as we can.  There is a good balance of fun and Scouting skills – of course the two go together anyway – and lots of opportunity to practice things and learn new skills in preparation for Summer Camp in Belgium.

Please take time to look at the programme, and if you have any questions, ask Spider.

New Year update – important news

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1BR Stacked LogoHappy New Year to all Scouts and Parents.  Please see below important information about Hag Dyke, Summer Camp and the spring programme.

Hag Dyke Weekend – 20th to 22nd January 2017

A reminder to all Scouts and Parents that tonight, 6th January, is the deadline for returning your money and perimission form for the forthcoming Hag Dyke weekend.  If you want to go and haven’t handed this in yet then please bring it tonight or you won’t be able to go.

Summer Camp 2017

Plans for Summer Camp this year are advancing quickly.  Please see below the second circular which provides more information about the camp and gives a schedule of when payments must be received.  In the coming weeks we will put a dedicated page on the website for Summer Camp where all the letters and forms issued will be stored so you know where to go to find any information.


Spring Programme

The Leaders have prepared the programme for this term with activities planned until the Easter holiday.  Please visit the “Programme” page to find out what is happening.  Check back regularly in case any of our plans change.

As always, if you have any questions about anything happening at Scouts, please do not hesitate to ask a Leader.

Hag Dyke weekend 20th to 22nd January 2017

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hdWe are planning our annual New Year trip to Hag Dyke which will take place from 20th to 22nd January 2017.

Please follow the links below to see the letter and permission form for our forthcoming trip to Hag Dyke in January 2017.  Please note that spaces are limited in the hostel, so if your son or daughter wants to go, please return the form and money as soon as possible.



If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

Remembrance Day – Scout meeting on Friday and service on Sunday

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PoppyThe Troop will be taking part in the Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 13th November.  At the Scout meeting on Friday 11th we will be learning more about this important day.

The service and parade are an important event in our annual calendar, and we ask that all Scouts make the effort to attend as we remember those men and women who have given their lives in war and conflict.

We will assemble in Whitton Croft Road, behind the Town Hall, at 14:15.  The parade will move down Wells Road and The Grove followed by a service in the Memorial Gardens.  Scouts will be dismissed from the Memorial Gardens after the service at around 15:30.

Full and smartly presented uniform must be worn by Scouts, including smart school shoes and no trainers.  Please also consider supporting The Poppy Appeal by wearing a poppy.  A collection is usually taken during the service.

On Friday 11th November there will be a Scout meeting held as normal between 19:15 and 21:15.  We will be joined by Jack Rickard MBE, an ex-serving Officer who has had a varied military career, including tours of Afghanistan and Iraq.  Please make sure you attend the meeting in smart uniform and with your poppy.