All posts by Jo Brookbank

Merry Christmas

Christmas Card 2022

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.

#Sevenoaks #Scouting #iScout #SkillsForLife

Cubs May Camp

Our first 2 night outdoor camp in over 2 years took place at Mill Lane last weekend. The older Beavers, soon to become Cubs, joined us on the first night, sleeping indoors and enjoying a hot dog and chocolate around the campfire.

We focused on camp skills over the weekend, cooking twice on fires, pizza wrap for lunch and foil vegetable and meat parcels for supper as well as dutch oven Jambalaya. We used saws and axes, making mallets and fire strikers.

“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