We were delighted that so many members joined us for our Remembrance Day Parade and Service on the Vine on Sunday. While it wasn’t actually sunny, it was warm (for November) and dry.
All the sections of the group were represented, including the Squirrels.
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Last week 42 scouts and adults from Chapman, Swift and Seal Scout Troops made their way across the country side to converge back on the Scout Hut Mill Lane.
The navigational challenges varied between groups with some routes being easier than others, but all of them made it back to the hut in time for cake and custard!
Continue reading September Night Hike
This year’s summer camp was to
Thorrington Scout Campsite near Colchester in Essex.
Overall, the weather was slightly damper than usual, but the occasional shower didn’t stop us doing anything – although you will see from the photos, Carl did end up building a roof over the fire!
Continue reading Scout Summer Camp to Thorrington
Details of this year’s AGM and associated documents are now on the web-site under
Group News | Annual General Meetings.
We are sad to hear that Jane Whiting has gone home.
Jane supported the group for many years, being our Group Chair for many years in the early noughties.
Additionally, Jane supported Scouting in the District behind the scenes.
Eight groups of scouts went out exploring on Friday evening, with a night navigation hike from locations across the district to Sevenoaks Weald.
Walking parties from 10th Sevenoaks (Weald), 9th Sevenoaks (Seal) and both Chapman and Swift troops from the 4th set out from locations stretching from Westerham to Shipbourne and navigated their way to the scout hut in Sevenoaks Weald.
Continue reading Night-time adventures in Sevenoaks Weald
Monopoly Run “Live”, an event where 8000 players from Scouting and Guiding play a real time game of Monopoly across London.
This year 62 of us from Swift, Chapman and Seal Scout Troops, formed eight teams and ventured into central London to take part.
Eight hours and 38 kms of walking / tube rides / bus journeys, most of our teams had managed to visit every place on the standard Monopoly board.
Seven of our teams ended up in the same game – with the ‘Brave’ team (Nick, Robin, Holly. Caitlin, Clemmie, Lexie and Christopher) taking the crown. The one team out there competing with the public ‘The Influencers’ managed to come second in their game.
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The Scout Troops haven’t done a particularly good job taking photos of activities this term, however we have been busy scouting!
The scouts brought in their favourite board games
Chapman and Swift cooked a chicken chow mien and Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken care of a
Kitchen Sanctuary recipe
New scouts sleepover
A night hike, a visit to the chip shop and sleepover for some of the newer Chapman scouts.
The scouts spent an evening filming and editing short videos promotional videos. While the scouts had fun, unfortunately none of the videos were fit for public viewing 🤦
The scout’s favourite game where patrols compete to earn the most scout-bucks by showing off their scouting skills.
Drawing scout leaders is obviously hard
We had our most successful evening cooking pancakes over scout-made open fires in recent memory. Every patrol lit a reasonable fire and pretty much everyone managed to make an edible pancake.
Coming us soon are the Monopoly Run in London, a night-time navigation and sleepover.
Wishing everyone at the group a warm and merry Christmas and a great 2023.
Thank you so much to everyone at the group
To the children of all ages for attending meetings and enjoying yourselves
To all the parents for helping the young people get to the right place, at the right time, with the right stuff
To the leaders for all their organising and patience
To the adult volunteers who do so much behind the scenes work to support the leaders, and to keep the site and grounds a safe and enjoyable place to scout.
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