Design-a-Badge Competition

The 5th Dartford Scout Group will be 95 years old in December 2011 and we would like to produce a new neckerchief badge for every member to wear to celebrate. Any member of the Group may take part in the competition. 

All entries must be in by 1st March – Please hand them to your Section Leader any time before that date.

The following details must be on the badge in some form but the rest of the design is up to you:-

1) 5th Dartford Scout Group
2) 95 Years
3) 1916-2011
4) Fleur-de-Lys (centre part of the purple world badge)

No more than six different colours including edging stitching and please quote background colour.

Attached is the template…..


Quiz Night Entry – 19th Feb 2011

The 5th Dartford Scout Group will be holding their annual quiz night on Saturday 19th February.  This evening has proven exceedingly popular in past years so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. 19:30 for 20:00 start. Strictly 8 per table @ just £2.50 per head and no children under 10yrs please. To book, please call Wendy on 01322 221 384 or by email to

MoonMoth Crafts Invitation – 8th Feb 2011

The 5th Dartford Scout Group proudly present an evening with MoonMoth Crafts for a craft workshop at our hall on Tuesday 8th Feb 2011.   Please complete and return the attached application form as soon as possible as places are limited.  Go on, be a bit “Crafty” and join us for a couple of hours to save a fortune on those expensive shop bought greetings cards whilst supporting your son/daughter’s Scout Group to boot…..


Webb Ivory Fundraising – Christmas 2010

I would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who placed an order.  We made a profit this year of £266.30, which will be invested in to the 5th Dartford Scout Group.

The winners of the ‘Biggest order’ prizes for each section were: Philpott Beavers – Bailey N, Peacock Beavers – Joshua L, Collins Pack – James B, Leigh Pack – Nathaniel H, Burne Troop – Sean A and Johnston Explorers – Tom F.

After 15 years I am sad to say this will be the last year of fund raising in this way. I would like to Congratulate several parents who year after year send in big orders and thank them enormously for their support, which has kept it going this long.  They are Mrs Pay, Mrs Fenning, Mrs Seymour and Mrs Zimmerman. 

Auntie Beaver (Wendy Hurd)

2011-01-16 – District Beavers 25th Birthday Party

On Sunday 16th January 2011 Dartford District held a Grand Birthday Party to celebrate 25 years of Beavers. (Although both the 5th Dartford Scout Groups’ Philpott & Peacock colonies will be celebrating 26 Years as we were the pilot colonies in Dartford and started a year earlier).

The party was held at Fleet Estate Community Centre and 108 Beavers attended in all of which 17 were from Philpott Beavers.

Oh what fun we had!! A brilliant afternoon thanks to the entertainer called ‘Travis’ who kept all the Beavers enthralled for over two hours. They started off making party hats, then lots of dancing games, colony games of trying to get balls in buckets and the biggest Conga you’ve ever seen. We broke half way through when the children were all given a goodie bag filled with crisps, sweets, cake, drink etc. A large flag was made with every Beaver and Leader present leaving a painted silver hand print on it accompanied by their name. This is to be flown at every Beaver event throughout the year. Then a large Birthday cake with candles was brought out and after the candles were blown out every Beaver got a piece to take home.

One of the best Beaver events I have ever been to and for those who didn’t attend its a shame as you really missed out on lots of fun.

Thanks from Philpott Beavers to all the Leaders involved in the organisation of such an entertaining afternoon.

Auntie Beaver

2011-01-07 – Winter Camp 2011

A big thank you to all 47 scouts, young and old, who attended winter camp 2011, on representing the 5th Dartford Scout Group at Gilwell Park.  On Friday afternoon 5 leaders set up camp in the pouring rain and receiving scouts from early evening.  With some 2500+ campers, all  the grass turned to mud quickly. With so many activities available, the scouts and explorers   were straight out enjoying themselves. 

Despite the quagmire, we all had a good time.  There were free Fun Fair Rides and a Disco, on both evenings. There was a variety of different activities from laser quasar to segways and climbing.

The Scouts  made the most of their time at Gilwell, returning to the activities on Sunnday, whilst the Leaders dropped camp.

We couldn’t have done it without the help of parents providing transport to and from the venue, so a big thank you to them and all the leaders who made the camp possible.

Looking forward to the next camp!


Sainsburys Active Kids Voucher Haul 2010

Thank you to all parents who helped collect 15,000 vouchers for us this year.  All the items requested have now been received and are in the hall being used, by all sections.

We ordered: An Equipment Storage Trolley, A Large ‘Connect 4’ Game, 10 Compasses, Multi-Coloured Skipping Ropes, 28 Tennis Racquets, Tennis Balls, Bean Bags and stilts.  The scheme starts again for 2011 in February so please help us again this year by sending the tokens in.