In a presentation ceremony and tour of the facilities today, Maggie and Jim attended the Miskin Theatre, on behalf of the 5th Dartford Scout Group, to receive their Award Certificate for ‘Best Youth Organisation‘. We thank everyone concerned in the nomination and voting process for recognising the 5th’s continued commitment to the social, physical and mental development of the youth in our community through a balanced programme and everyday adventure.
Section reports & writeup coming soon…
Below – a few pictures from the day; If you’ve taken any photos at this event and would like to include them in our archive, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobbycraft at Crayford played host to 16 Philpott Beavers at 4.30pm on a very warm Thursday afternoon.
Father’s Day gifts were the order of the day and after a warm welcome from Debbie & Kirsty and a few ‘house rules’ and a toilet run we set to work cutting and gluing various small pieces of patterned tissue paper to transform plain grey cardboard chests into colourful boxes which we later filled with chocolates.
During our visit the boys were also given a much needed drink and biscuit and after a round of applause for our most welcoming hosts the Beavers were collected by their parents at 5.50.
Our thanks to Hobbycraft, we look forward to visiting you again.
Tonight the Phillips-Pack demonstrated and talked to the pack about their hobbies and interests outside of Scouting for the Hobbies activity badge, with explanations on the Lancaster bomber to demonstrations of Jujitsu, electronic keyboards, golf and magic.
Tonight Matt & James of the Earley-Troop attended a County presentation for the the Chief Scout Gold Award at Maling School, Maidstone. The VIP guest on this occasion was Tim Kidd, Chief Commissioner of England and the presentations were assisted by Dean Harding ACC Scouts. As always, Des Harris added some humor to the proceedings and James got the laugh of the evening when he volleyed one of Des’ jokes.
Whilst at the presentation, James was also formally presented with his Kent Scout’s gold volunteer award, which recognises 100+ hrs of voluntary service to the community.
The following album captures a few highlights from the evening.
Tonight 3 members of the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Earley-Troop received their Chief Scout Gold Award. Matthew, James and Tom were presented with their awards by DC Paul Abel & DSL Wayne Tompkinson. This award is the highest attainable in the Scout section and represents a significant effort – very well done lads.
60 years Coronation Party
On Thursday 30th May 2013 the three 5th Dartford Beaver Colonies joined together to celebrate 60 years since Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II was crowned (albeit a few days early)
Twenty Five Beavers all dressed in red, white and blue arrived to find the hall decorated with bunting and the Leaders dressed up to suit the occasion. First item on the agenda was to decorate a crown using an abundance of different craft materials from beads and feathers to glitter and ribbon etc.
Then the games began. Bash the balloon, Musical Chairs and Pass the Parcel which included forfeits such as Sing the National Anthem, Draw a picture of the Queen and the ever popular 10 Press-ups.
On went the crowns and we were all seated at a festive table full of yummy cakes, chocolate biscuits and a big cup of fizzy pop all colour co-ordinated of course.
Whilst eating the Beavers were shown copies of original newspapers from the day and also the Coronation mugs and plates that were given to all children at the time. Memorabilia of some of our older Leaders present at the party.
Another game of Musical Bumps to burn up all the calories and it was time to go home.
Before they left each Beaver was presented with a commemorative key ring, Union Jack sweets and a lollipop.
Congratulations Your Majesty, Long May You Reign
This evening, The 5th Dartford Scouts Phillips-Pack Cubs took to the ropes for a climbing session and a ‘have a go’ crossbow session. Below are a few pictures taken.
On behalf of everyone at the 5th Dartford Scout Group, we would like to thank the staff and owners at Michael’s Bridal Fabrics for their generous donation of £1,300.00 towards our New Hall Fund. Please see the letter, which accompanied the cheque.
The 5th Dartford Scouts entered seven teams in this year’s Edinburgh Chase, and with other leaders who were not actually taking part helping support with the logistics and catering. Congratulations to all those taking part and succeeding in this challenging night navigation exercise.
Team 1 – Junior 5th – 07:32 – Lilly, Shea, Jack, Ben Team 65 – Junior 30th – 9:57 – Jessica, Abigail, George, Thomas Team 14 – Senior 4th – 7:12 – Jacob, Jack, Gareth, Matthew Team 32 – Veterans 1st – 06:17 – Jason, Lewis, Mark, Robert Team 30 – Veterans 2nd – 06:50 – Brian, John, Colin, Kevin Team 82 – Veterans 6th – 07:09 – Dave, Darren, Del, Phil Team 46 – Runners 3rd – 05:41- Paul, Andy, Stacey, Gel.
Many thanks to the organiser for laying on this event, I understand that we have several teams already in training for next year event….
Please click here for the full 2013 results.