Despite changeable weather, the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Fundraising team represented Scouting alongside members of the district team at this year’s Dartford festival. Offering the public a pioneering assault course, temporary tattoos, fake wounds and facepainting, we made a small return on our efforts, but more importantly we made some new contacts, reafirmed existing ones and spread the word on our fundraising needs and aims. Thanks to all the leaders, scouts, cubs and beavers who turned out and worked hard to promote the 5th in what were challenging conditions, but hey, we are the 5th and the rain won’t stop us!
Today, the 5th Dartford Scout Groups Mal and Alex’s mamouth 777 Marathon challenge was featured in the Gravesend Reporter. See page 12 of the online version of the publication here
Earlier in the year a competition was held, which was open to every member of 5th Dartford Scout Group, to design a new badge to be worn on the neckerchief of all our members to celebrate our up and coming 95th Birthday in December.
We received 29 entries and these were all sent off anonymously to our independent judges John & Marion White (Ex Leaders who now reside near the coast).
Once judging was complete the design was forwarded to our badge makers whose art department transformed the picture into a badge.
The winner was announced at the Groups recent AGM/Activities Day which John & Marion attended and presented Patrick Sykes a scout with Burne Troop with a winners rosette and showed him the finished result.
They later sent him tickets for a day out at Wildwood for himself and his family as a way of Congratulations.
Our thanks go to John & Marion and Congratulations to Patrick.
We all look forward to wearing the badge come December.
He achieved this by regularly giving up his time at weekends to referee the junior children in their Judo matches, which he is qualified to do by reaching a certain level at the sport himself.
His badge and Certificate were presented to him by his Scout Leader Derek Hurd in front of his own Scout Troop.
Click here to find out more about this award and to see how you can follow Patrick’s lead.