Edinburgh Chase – 3rd May 2013

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The 5th Dartford Scouts entered seven teams in this year’s Edinburgh Chase, and with other leaders who were not actually taking part helping support with the logistics and catering. Congratulations to all those taking part and succeeding in this challenging night navigation exercise.

Team 1 – Junior 5th – 07:32 – Lilly, Shea, Jack, Ben Team 65 – Junior 30th – 9:57 – Jessica, Abigail, George, Thomas Team 14 – Senior 4th – 7:12 – Jacob, Jack, Gareth, Matthew Team 32 – Veterans 1st – 06:17 – Jason, Lewis, Mark, Robert Team 30 – Veterans 2nd – 06:50 – Brian, John, Colin, Kevin Team 82 – Veterans 6th – 07:09 – Dave, Darren, Del, Phil Team 46 – Runners 3rd – 05:41- Paul, Andy, Stacey, Gel.

Many thanks to the organiser for laying on this event, I understand that we have several teams already in training for next year event….

Please click here for the full 2013 results.

2013-04-27 – Canoe Done it?

mysteryAnother success for the 5th Dartford Players with their non-violent ‘Canoe Done It?” mystery, which was well attended as usual.  Cast member Darren was the culprit on this occasion having sabotaged the canoe race for financial gain! However, he was rumbled and the only one to gain on the night was our New Hall Fund as the evening raised £469.24

Thank you to everyone who supported this evening and to the cast and catering team for making it such an enjoyable evening. Continue reading

2013-04-26 – Visitors from Gravelines

globalTonight, the Earley-troop had the opportunity to make a change to our scheduled programme to welcome our friends Alain Letreux, Natacha Sacrias, other leaders and the Scouts of the Fishermen of Iceland Scout Group, from Gravelines, France, who were staying at Scout House for the weekend. Our visitors joined in games, where both teams were of mixed nationality, with one team wearing our red scarves and another in the blue and whiteUntitled.  It was a great evening, which was rounded off with our overseas friends singing some of their songs and it certainly ticked some boxes for our Global Challenge too.  We look forward to seeing them when we visit Gravelines for our Summer Camp in July.frenchvisitors1 frenchvisitors2

2013-04-21 – St George’s Parade

st_george_flag1Today, the 5th Dartford Scout Group paraded proudly to Dartford Central park to meet up with other Scouting and Guiding groups in the district to celebrate St Georges day in glorious sunshine.

Well done to all the young members who made the effort to turn out so smartly and to all the friends and family who came to line the parade and cheer us on.Passport