2010-05-28 – Family Camp 2010


Friday 28th May saw @100 members and family from all sections of the 5th Dartford Scout Group descend on the Boyd Memorial Campsite in Henlow, Beds for our biannual Family Camp.  The weather was fine upon arrival and with the advance party having already pitched the marquee and set up the kitchen, the only thing for the families to do was to put up their own tents.

Saturday’s weather was changeable, with some heavy showers, but spirits were not dampened with a full programme of activities for the weekend, which included Pioneering, Archery, Climbing, Abseiling, Target Shooting, Kayaking, Raft building, Cardboard Canoe Building/Sailing, Quizzes, a Scavenger Hunt, Arts & Crafts, Kite Flying & Boarding, Trail Hunt and Wide Games.

Sunday was thankfully dry with a good breeze, which meant all the canvas dried out and allowed Ted “Cougar” Essex to treat us to a good old scouting campfire, with some new tricks thrown in too. 

As always this camp would not have been possible without the help of the leaders who put so much effort in to make it work, especially our camp leader – Tim Roscoe, but not forgetting the commitment of the parents and family of our members whoes continued support makes it all possible.

Here are some of the 400+ pictures taken and received thus far.  If you have more pictures, which we can publish, please forward them to me at jason@5thdartfordscouts.org,uk and I’ll publish the best ones.


2010-05-21 – District Scouts Tug-of-War


Tonight, 22 members of the Earley Troop represented the 5th Dartford Scout Group at the annual District Scout Tug-of-War competition.  We were able to enter two full teams – A & B, with late comers joining the Galley Hill team to enable their scouts to compete.  The weather was fine and dry and as always the air was charged with a healthy competetive spirit.  The Earley “A – Team” won the plate challenge and there was little opposition when the leaders took to the rope either 😆   Thanks to DSL Wayne Tomkinson for organising and managing the event, which everyone seemed to enjoy. DSC08103


2010-05-08 – JOTT 2010

JOTT_Crest_2010bIt was a grey, damp and often rainy day, which began for most at 08:30 at Sevenoaks station for the 17 mile hike back to Darford Central park on the 13th annual Jamboree On The Trail. 

If you have photo’s to submit, please email them to Jason@5thdartforscouts.org.uk and the most amusing printable photo taken by a young person, will win a mystery prize of some description.

Keep watching this post for more of the pictures taken by scouts en-route……..