Despite less support than we’d hoped, the Curry & Disco fundraiser at the Amar Hall was a success with all costs covered and a small surplus going to the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s coffers. To all those who were able to attend, we thank you for your support and hope you had a great time.
The sun shone for the 5th Dartford Scout Group today along with other groups, Brownies and Guide sections for the Dartford district St George’s Day service and parade in Central Park. As always, the 5th were well represented and looked smart and well turned out. After the parade, which took place in the park this year, The Earley-Troops George, Kyle and Henry were presented with their Kent County Invicta Challenge awards by District Scout Leader Wayne Tomkinson.
On a bright & sunny Good Friday’s morning, members of the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Earley-Troop, Burne Troop and Johnston Explorers descended on Thriftwood Campsite, Brentwood for our annual Easter Camp. Conditions upon arrival were favourable and setting up in the sunshine is always a bonus.
The programme was a simple one, with all meals cooked by the Scouts “Backwoods” style and activities including fishing, whittling, axe & saw, camp gadgets, canoeing, 3D maze, assault course and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Every Scout was able to catch at least one fish, but many landed a considerable catch, with some very nice specimens caught too.
The 5th Easter Camp is widely known for its adventurous menu choices, where the Scouts are asked to prepare and cook food they wouldn’t usually attempt in an oven, let alone over coals and this camp was no exception with 3 large fresh whole salmon selected Friday morning. With only 3 passers on the meal, the overwhelming buzz from the Scouts was that the fish was a success and tasted even better having done it themselves.
Thanks to Darren for the planning of this camp and to all the attending leaders who made it possible.
The Dartford branch of ASDA Living, situated at Prospect Place, has selected the 5th Dartford Scout Group as one of it’s charities, so if you’re looking to spruce up your home over Easter, why not check out the store and vote for us at the checkout as demonstrated by Isobel of the Edwards beavers, who popped her green token into our charity.