Halfway through our camp and we have been geocaching, ridden one of the county’s top-three mountain biking routes, done some archery, eaten spit-roast beef and at the moment the scouts are paddling down the river Wye in canoes and kyacks!
The camp site at Biblins is great – right next to the river. The weather has been variable, but it hasn’t stopped us doing anything.
We will be holding our second Family Camp at the scout hut 27th-29th of September. The programme will be similar to the July Group Camp; pitching camp Friday evening from 18:30 and flag down midday on Sunday morning.
100 beaver scouts from Sevenoaks district hiked to the 4th Sevenoaks grounds. They then experienced a year in a day, with lots of sun, water, sun lotion and paint plus a dollop of fun and then after a camp fire sleeping in patrol tents in the grounds…
Scouts born between 9/8/1997 and 27/7/2001 have the opportunity to go to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
To go you need to be selected (which is quite a fun process in itself) and then join in quite a lot of fund-raising (if you want to go for free), but it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Take a look at the attached letter and form.
The scouts had an evening as rocket engineers on Friday, with patrols building and then firing water-powered rockets.
Each patrol built three rockets and then competed on accuracy (the target was a paddling pool) and distance. In the event the competitions were forgotten in the rush to fire their rockets. Some of the rockets travelled over 60m (and off into the woods) – I think we will be finding them over the coming months as we do tree work. Continue reading Rockets Away!→
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