See what we did at Bears Wood


After a surprisingly short journey squashed into the minibus, we arrived at Bears Wood campsite on the outskirts of Croydon on a chilly Friday evening.

There was some initial shock at just how cold it was inside the hut during flag-break and investitures, but the scouts warmed up after they explored the whole site with a game of capture the flag. They were welcomed back to much warmer hall by a roaring fire and mugs of hot chocolate.

One good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast later, we faced the outside. I think they describe the weather on Saturday as ‘wintery’ – waterproofs were going to be required!

First two activities were mini quads and bungee-run.

After lunch, the scouts tried the trust wall – where one scout traversed each side of a climbing wall, where each ‘hold’ could only be used on one side of the wall at a time; the assault course and the blind trail (one scout attached to a guide rope, the others blindfolded carrying cups of water).

The whole group played laser-tag until it got dark, before retreating to the hut for some impromptu fort-building in the hall and sock-drying in front of the fire.

Christmas dinner for 23

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We held a Camp Carol-fire round their splendid terraced camp fire circle before topping-up with mince pies and hot chocolate.

Sunday arrived with brilliant blue skies, so after breakfast we went out for a mini orienteering course before even more mince pies, silly games, secret santa and striking camp.

Good bye until next year!

Merry Christmas!

Scouts Chrismas Card

Can we wish everyone involved in Scouting at the 4th

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Without the time and efforts of the young people, parents and adult volunteers Scouting would not happen,

so thank you for joining in.

Here’s to a great 2014

GSL Paul (Bosun) and the Leadership Team

Christmas Camp at Bears Wood

Snow Camping

We are off to Bears Wood Campsite near Croydon for our Christmas Camp this weekend.

In addition to a packed programme of

  • Quad bikes
  • Bungee Run
  • Laser Tag
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Games

We will be cooking Christmas dinner and singing carols around the camp fire.

In anticipation we have produced the 4th Sevenoaks Christmas Carol-Book.  Print out a copy and limber up those vocal chords!

Download your copy below.

4th Sevenoaks Christmas Carols


Remembrance Sunday

Spitfire fly-past
Spitfire fly-past

Thank you everyone for coming out to show your support for our armed forces, past and present.

Just a few photos this year.