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Scouts win gold in District Plender Hike

Seventeen of our scouts were joined by one from Seal to enter this year’s Plender Hike – our biannual district incident hike.

This time it was hosted by Westerham Scouts in the hills above the town. The teams navigated from base to base undertaking challenges at each one.

By the end of the evening they had

  • Made a hot drink
  • Crossed a spiders web
  • Built a giant Jenga tower
  • Made a mini-pizza
  • Lego making
  • First aid
  • Knot tying
  • lots more

All while hiking for eight miles!

We finished the hike at Waylands Scout Campsite, where everyone camped

Photos are somewhat limited as our leaders we out on a base, but here are a selection that we did manage to take..

We are delighted to say that our teams finished first, second and tenth. Well done!

Our Scouts at Kent International Jamboree

Last week Scouts from Swift, Chapman troops at the 4th and 9th Sevenoaks Scouts took their summer camp at the Kent International Jamboree (KIJ) at the Kent County Showground in Detling.

What is KIJ

Kent International Jamboree is an activity camp for scouts from around the world in the heart of Kent. With over 3,500 young people from coming together to take part in activities and celebrate scouting.

A Jamboree is an opportunity and an experience like no other. Most Scouts and Guides get to experience many different forms of nights away experiences but a Jamboree, whether it’s a local, national or international Jamboree is the kind of camp that will live with them forever.

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Scouts on Expedition

Ten of our older scouts undertook their Expedition Challenge at the weekend.

To complete their challenge they have to plan an expedition, including destination, means of travel, routes / itinerary, food planning and then carry it out. They only thing they don’t have to do is carry all their camping equipment with them.

Both groups successfully planned their journeys and navigated their way from Sevenoaks to Malling District’s campsite at Comp Wood.

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Just Messing Around on The River

Our scouts headed for the river this weekend, and tried their hands at paddle boarding.

There are lots of photos from the session – View them in Google Photos

This activity was made possible in part by a grant from Kent County Council, which paid for leader training and equipment, and by the adults that supported the activity.

The activity was hosted at 14th Tonbridge Sea Scouts HQ

If you are a scout or explorer scout in the district, we are planning future sessions see the District Events Website

Scouts Camp at Hamlet Wood

Our planned microlighting session during camp unfortunately had to be cancelled. After a quick reassessment of our weekend, we decided to relocate the camp to Hamlet Wood scout campsite near Maidstone.

The camp was a patrol camp, with scouts doing just about all the catering for the whole weekend, including cooking for leaders!

We tried a somewhat different menu for a change.

  • Supper: Sausage-in-a-bun, hot chocolate
  • Breakfast: Full English (choice of egg, beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, toast/eggy-bread)
  • Lunch: Chicken or haloumi fajitas followed by campfire doughnuts
  • Dinner: Spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs and pineapple fritters for desert
  • Sunday Breakfast: Breakfast burritos
  • Eleven o’clock snack: Smores

We did manage to squeeze some activities in-between the cooking and eating – we threw tomahawks, ran a catapult shooting gallery (only tin cans and chickpeas were hurt) and ran some wide games.

We have masses of photos and videos – there are a sample below but you can view them all in the shared album

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Scouts Hike for Ice-cream

Chapman Scouts hiked their way from Otford and Kemsing to our Scout HQ

They managed to go via a shop for a cheeky ice cream (and other treats – don’t tell the parents!).

Having started in two different villages, the two groups bumped into each other just at the point where the routes joined together.

Perfect timing!