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Treasure Hunt at Oldbury Hill

Both Swift and Chapman troop tested their night-time navigation skills with a treasure hunt in Oldbury Hill Woods this week.

The scouts were given some written instructions on which way to go including a list of bearings. They had to locate all the control-points and stamp their card at each.

The Swift leaders were pleased that all scouts successfully made it back to the final control point in time for a quick game.

Chapman tried their hand at it the following Tuesday, and, apart from one team who took their own path, they all made it round. The Chapman leaders also had the presence of mind to take some photos!

 

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 

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.