All posts by Jo Brookbank

“Jamboree on the air” event a success


Today 60 young people (plus siblings and parents!) took part in the 58th JOTA today. We had 24 Beavers, 25 Cubs, 8 Scouts and 3 Explorers talk over the radio airwaves to other Scout groups they also tried out Morse code machines too! Great fun was had by all and a huge thank you goes to the West Kent Amateur Radio Society for spending the whole day with us.

We even managed a few conversations as part of JOTI (Jamboree on the internet), including contacting someone from Borneo and Malta.  We will be a bit more organised on that front next year.


Human Hungry Hippos has arrived at the 4th!

Testing out Human Hungry Hippos was the final activity for Greatness Cubs this term and was thoroughly enjoyed by all cubs, two scouts, and two young leaders. Even one leader had a go too! As well as enjoying themselves, they learnt how to tie and use a bowline and a figure of eight knot.

Further ‘testing’ will take place at Cubs’ Summer Camp.

Raise Money with


We have opened an account with

This lets us take a percentage of your online spending back from the retailers you visit – it does not cost you any extra.

Unlike other schemes, this one is almost totally painless (and I am one who usually ignores this type of thing).  There is a full explanation of how it works on the easyfundraising page under resources on the web-site.

Hundreds of main-stream retailers take part in the scheme. Here is a sample  or go and see the full list on the easyfundraising website

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.

Gathering of Ghouls!


The beavers and cubs had their Halloween party last night, and what a gruesome gathering it was!

Despite the fearsome sight, the ghouls set aside their differences and enjoyed a selection of party games including the now-traditional bobbing for chocolate in flour.

The evening ended with a nice selection of party food and a test-run of our new popcorn machine!



Beavers bring their parents to their picnic


The beavers had an end of term picnic in the scout grounds on Wednesday. It was a perfect still evening and the grounds were in fantastic condition.

Goodbye to Daisy, Imogen and Courtney, who are leaving us for cubs. For everyone else, see you all again next term!

The Beaver Leaders.