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The Kent Police Property Fund holds money generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations. All the money raised at such auctions is used to help local charities support their work in the local community.
Maggie and Jim Lilleycrop kindly accepted the cheque on behalf of 5th Dartford Scouts.
Local Heroes is Sainsbury’s scheme to recognise and reward the amazing contribution their staff make to charities and activities in the local community. The scheme offers matched funding for employees raising funds for charity and one such hero is Christina Boyd, who raised £190 for the 5th Dartford Scout Group this September, which Sainsbury’s have matched. This generous contribution is in addition to our status as Sainsbury’s Crayford’s local charity of the year where the staff and management are going all out to help us with our fundraising for our programme of adventurous activities for our young members. Well done Christina and thank you Sainsbury’s.
Asda Living at Prospect Place, Dartford has accepted the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Leigh Pack as one of their community charities [little green disc you get at the checkout] for the next two months, to be split 50/50 with the pack and the new hall fund.
Hopefully this will bring in some much needed funds as the winner gets the bulk of the collection, so don’t forget to put your counters in our collection.
The Beavers from all three Beaver Colonies were invited to our annual Halloween Party but instead of lots of Beavers, 32 Ghosts, Skeletons, Witches, Mummies and Draculas turned up. Oooh Spooky!!!
Thanks to the skills of the 5th Dartford Archery Instructors 20 Philpott Beavers enjoyed an afternoon of Archery.
Firstly they were instructed on the safety rules to be followed and the names of all the equipment to be used. Each boy was then given the chance to fire three arrows at the targets which had balloons attached to them. Several managed to ‘pop’ them and two golds were scored. Continue reading
It was with sad regret we learned of the passing today of former Philpott Beaver Leader, Jean ‘Little Elk’ Penman.
Jean started off as Assistant Leader to Ann Williams in 1985 and later took over as the Beaver Leader until April 2000 when, because of health issues, she decided to hand over the reins of the Colony to Wendy Hurd. Continue reading