Hiking for Chips!

Chapman and Swift Troops both went hiking for chips this week.

Route map

They started from Old Soar Manor, close to Plaxtol Spout and hiked north, roughly following the River Bourne

The walk on Tuesday was difficult, early delays in leaving together with fog and rain turned it into a bit of a slog, however on Friday the weather was fantastic, with clear sky, full moon and slightly frosty underfoot.  Scouts walked in small groups doing their own navigation with everyone getting to the chip shop on time and some even (deliberately) choosing more adventurous routes!

Thank you to all the leaders, helpers and parents that were involved in the hikes. and to Four Wents Fish Bar in Borough Green 

Scouts Christmas Camp at Waylands

Both scout troops have been away on Christmas Camp, which was held at Waylands Scout Camp nr South Street.

Spit roast turkey at Christmas Camp + scouts

We tried out two battery powered spit-roasts which we fitted to our altar fires for the first time.  We gave them a work out with Turkey for the Christmas dinner on Saturday and roast pork in a bun on Sunday.

Apart from eating we managed to fit in some seasonal activities

  • Mug pong
  • Treasure hunt
  • Rope swing making
  • Reindeer making
  • Christmas tree making
  • Woggle making
  • Christmas Carol-fire
  • Mini pantomimes
  • Christmas Quiz
  • Silent disco
  • Secret Santa

We also managed to invest two new scouts! but we forgot to take photos

Squirrel Scouts has arrived in Sevenoaks!

Today we welcome the Squirrels section to our Scouting family.

Now young people can start to learn #skillsforlife from the age of 4 with Scouts.

We are very proud to announce that we have one of 9 Squirrel Dreys in Kent and 200 in the UK starting on the 15th September.

We need more volunteers across our District to be able to offer this section in other groups as well as offer more places to all young people that want to Scout.

We have many roles to fill, many tasks that are vital for Scouting to taking place from taking notes at meetings to cutting the grass at one of our sites as well as helping at meetings.

Interested in joining in the fun, get in touch!

New vision for the Scouts

Today, UK Scouting has changed our brand from the old swoosh to a simpler, bolder symbol for scouting.

It signifies a new direction for Scouts as it launches Skills For Life.  Watch the whole video for a great introduction,  but the super short version is emphasising the huge positive effect scouting has on the lives of young people – not just today, but forward into the rest of their lives.

Read about our plan to deliver better futures http://scouts.org.uk/about-us/strategy/vision-for-2023/

Proud to be preparing young people in Scouts with #SkillsForLife

The new brand is just the latest in an evolution of the brand over the years.

Scout discount at Go Outdoors

Don’t forget to claim your 10% discount for looking after a beaver / cub / scout / exlporer.

You need to take a scout neckerchief with you to claim the discount and you will need to purchase a discount card if you don’t have one already.  Our nearest go-outdoors is now in Tonbridge.

Go Outdoors voucher for parents and guardians

Friday Scouts hold their Winter Olympics!

The scouts held their Scouting Winter Olympics last night.
– Biathlon (more of a jog followed by a high speed bit of air rifle shooting)
– Ice hockey (we finally made use of the indoor hockey set we got from Activekids )
– Toboggan (put it this way, the pushing phase went on for 99% of the time)
– Curling – with scout sized curling stones …  🙂

Providing fun and adventure for boys and girls 4 years old and up.