Many of you will by now have heard about or seen in the Gravesend Reporter, that Mr Adam Clarke of AKD Contracts, has donated a complete steel staircase, worth @ £25,000 to provide safe and permanent access to our climbing wall. Preparations for the slab, upon which the staircase will sit, have begun and we should expect the project to complete in just a few weeks time, so you’ll all be able to see it and put it to good use at our AGM on 8th June.
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A big thank you to all those attended this years ‘Race Night’ with 97 people in attendance we raised a fantastic £890 for this years summer camp. It was great to see so many families enjoying the evening, there were two combination prizes of £32 won on race 4 & 8, with £10 cash prize and a bottle of bubble presented to the first six winners, a large chocolate bar was presented for the children’s race and then a £50 prize for the final auction. With the money raised we are able to keep the cost of this year summer camp to an affordable amount for our Scouts and Explorers and arrange a sailing and kayaking day at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre.
Please keep a look out for our future fun – fundraisers: Murder Mystery, Casino Night & London bridges walk ending at the HoP.
On a gloriously dry and sunny day we were well represented at this annual district event, with members from 7 of our 9 sections. For our younger members, the traditional cross country races were run, with Peacock Colony taking 1st place in the individual 6yr olds and 1st in the 7yr overall. Philpott Colony won the 6yr old overall and took 1st in the individual race for the 7yr olds.
Phillips and Collins cub packs were represented, with Collins pack taking the individual 3rd in the 10yr old race.
For the Scouts, there was an additional element; the ToughEnough assault course, which comprised of various obstacles designed to challenge the Scouts. The Earley Troop won 10 1/2-12yr olds overall event and 3rd place individual and the Burne Troop won the 12-14yr olds overall and took 1st, 2nd & 3rd as individuals.
Well done to everyone who competed or came to support the young folk, but a special well done to all of our winners.
On the weekend of March 1st and 2nd, the 5th Dartford Scout Group, as Sainsbury Crayford’s Local Charity of The Year, had the opportunity to pack bags for their customers once again to raise further funds. Thanks to all the leaders and young folk who turned out as your efforts earned us in excess of £1,200.00, so a very well done to you all. Whilst there, two of the Earley-Troop Scouts were photographed with 2012 Paralympian tennis ace, Marc McCarroll and Sainsbury staff, who were promoting Sainsbury’s involvement with Sport Relief.
Around 40 Explorer Scouts representing ESU’s from all over Kent County attended the 21st annual Golden Bog Seat Challenge at Lower Grange Farm on 1st March. The Challenge is an archery competition with a difference, where the district with the highest average score win the tournament and the lowest take home the ‘Bog Seat’ and are also responsible for arranging the next competition. We at the 5th are exceptionally pleased to announce that the two Explorers representing the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Johnston ESU won the competition. Very Well done to the both of you.
Congratulations to the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Burne Troop on winning the 2014 district Five-a-Side tournament; well done to all who competed.
On Sunday 9th Feb 20 Philpott Beavers and 9 Peacock Beavers joined another 72 Beavers from all around Dartford for the Bi-Annual ‘Fun with Food Day’ held at Scout House and Lutonia Hall in Broomhill Road and boy did we all have fun! Continue reading
On Saturday 8 Feb, Del & Auntie Beaver held their annual Quiz Night to raise much needed funds. An excellent night was had by the 10 teams and £205 was raised, with a further £10 generously donated at the end of the evening. The quiz results were very close, but this years winners were the Monteith, Enever, Hannah & O’Brien collaboration taking away the prize of chocolate and bubbly.
Once again, we’re collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, which help us with the cost of some of our activity equipment for the younger members. As always, the collection box will be just inside the entrance to out hall.