2017-06-03 – Cubs Activity Day

Cub’s Activity Day & Sleepover – Saturday 3rd June 2017

After the cub leaders scratching their heads with what to do this year for our cubs we thought why go away when we have got all we need at our head quarters.   Apart from grass for camping, we had our luxury hall to sleep in.

At 10am 30 plus cubs arrived.  The archery, shooting and climbing was all set up in advance.  After splitting up the cubs into 3 groups we commenced with an hour and a half sessions on each activity with a break, light lunch and a cuppa.  Continue reading

2017-05-26 – Family Camp 2017

Family Camp 2017 – A Centenary of Scouting

This year family camp we celebrated our centenary of scouting at Hope Hill Campsite, Meopham. Over the bank holiday weekend we had 108  campers, plus a number of visitors through out the weekend including Wendy the second time at camp the last time being 1992, as well as the County Commissioner Dean Harding and Youth Commissioners visiting Kent Scouts taking part in the Big Night Out celebrations (https://www.kentscouts.org.uk/1181). Continue reading

2017-05-13 – JOTT 20

Jamboree on the Trail  Saturday 13-05-2017

5th Dartford  were out in force again this year for the 20th Jamboree on the Trail. Leaders and Explorers started at Sevenoaks to walk the Darent River Valley path all the way to Dartford Park.

En route at Otford, Shoreham, Lullingstone, Farningham, Westminster Field and Sutton-at-Hone some 60+  Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and their families joined in along with other walkers from the whole Dartford District. Continue reading

2017-01-19 – Collins Pack Fire

Collins Pack – Fire Station visit

As part of the ‘Our World’ Challenge badge, Collins Pack visited our local Fire Station where the Fire Fighters gave a guided tour, explaining about the control room, vehicles and tools used for different situations. The Cubs had an opportunity to dress up in all the protective clothing, learn how to use a hose followed by a question and answer session at the end.

A big thank you to David, Dave and all the fire station staff for looking after us so well and making us welcome.

Building Futures Competition

Thank you to all our members for their innovated designs and drawings of our New Hall which they created as an activity during their sections meetings over the past month. These have been packaged together along with an artist impression provided by Chris from Explorers and submitted to Gilwell for judging. 

  • The Gilwell judging panel will shortlist 50 of the designs by 13th January which will be forwarded to the finals
  • Judges from The Scout Association and the Shanly Foundation will select the winners, with the outcome being announced on 25th January.

2017 Centenary Calendar

George has taken on the sale of our very special 2017 commemorative centenary calendars at just £5.00 each….. Each section is represented on a different month, with both current and historical photos and key dates for parades, camps and other events pre-printed.  All funds raised come directly to the group.

Please contact your section leader to place your order.

2016-12-04 – 100th Birthday Celebration

happy-birthday[1]This weekend the 5th Dartford Scout Group celebrated its Centenary – 100 years of continuous Scouting, where not even war could stop us….

Many thanks to Lyn Medcalf for arranging and coordinating the celebratory dinner at Hesketh Park pavilion, which was attended by Gareth Johnston MP &  the Deputy Mayor of Dartford, leaders past and present, supporters and former Scouts from throughout our history.  It was a really good evening and a great opportunity to share memories and stories.  We enjoyed a fabulous Hog-Roast supper and a great live band.

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