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….
Another 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 →
Tonight, 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 white. 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.
Working on their Science badge, the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Phillips PackCubs have spent the last 3 weeks designing and building model volcanoes, which erupted tonight, spewing fake lava made from baking soda, vinegar and food colouring.