Christmas Camp at Cudham Shaws

The scout troops held their Christmas ‘Chiller’ Camp at Cudham Shaws Scout Campsite at the weekend.

This year it really was a chiller camp, with cold weather all weekend – getting as low as -4 C on Saturday night.


As usual, we pitched camp on Friday evening, after getting all the tents up we erected the Christmas tree and tucked into a sausage-in-a-bun. In a foretaste of what was to come, there was definitely a nip in the air as we sat down to eat.

Entertainment for the remainder of the evening was decorating the mess tent and the traditional Christmas Quiz. In a shock, hopefully never-to-be-repeated turn of events, the scouts beat the leaders!

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Remembrance Service and Parade

Members of the group attended the Sevenoaks Town Remembrance Day Service held in front of the war memorial at the Vine on Sunday.

We are very proud of all of the young people that came and remembered today, especially our newest section Squirrel Scouts aged 4 and 5 years old. Over 75 of our members paraded along the road from The Drive.

We were joined by members of the 1st and the 10th scout groups, plus members of Explorers.

VIPs at the War Memorial


Fantastic Fireworks on Friday

We held our annual “Fireworks Extravaganza and Bonfire” last week – bigger and better than ever!

We have been working hard with suppliers to make our food even better than previous years and we were very pleased with everyone’s reaction.

If you came to the event and would like to give us some feedback (positive or things we could improve on) please get in contact.

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JOTI 2022

Our scouts took part in JOTI this year, with an evening of connecting with other scouts from around the world.

We spoke to scouts in Namibia, the Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium, Turkey, Costa Rica, USA and Israel, as well as lots of scouts from elsewhere in England.

It looks like there were some benefits to spending the best part of a year communicating with friends and family online, the scouts took to webchat like a dream 😎⌨️

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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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Providing fun and adventure for boys and girls 4 years old and up.