This weekend, blessed with warm, dry weather the 5th Dartford Scout Group represented Scouting in the Youth Zone at the Dartford Festival. We had a fantastic turnout from our leaders, running mini crossbows, paper aeroplanes, book & puzzle sales, face-painting and one-pole bridge.
Today some of the Leigh-Pack went to the Tredegar Allotments where we got a Fantastic opportunity to see the bees in some very stylish bee suits! We even got to meet the queen bee and learn lots of interesting facts about them. Then after, we got to have some famous Honey cake which was delicious. After the bees we went to the Allotments to learn all about wildlife and plants. The Cubs enjoyed trying to attract the birds with maggots and some even got some things to take home. After all this we had a packed lunch on the Community Patch in the lovely sunshine! We would like to say a BIG thank you for having us as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and got to learn some interesting facts. I would also like to add that no-one got stung in the duration of this trip. 🙂
At a recent district ceremony held in the Mayor’s parlour and attended by the cream of Dartfords’ Cub Scouts, 7 members of the 5th Dartford Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scout Silver Award by the Honourable Mayor of Dartford. On behalf of all at the 5th, we congratulate you all on your award and recognise the effort that you put in to complete the requisite challenges – Well done!
Group Chairman, Neil Young, recently met with our local MP, Gareth Johnson, at the Houses of Parliament to discuss fundraising and our plans for the New Hall. Gareth was impressed with our progress so far and offered to support the Group in any way that he can. In addition to providing us with this formal letter of support for our proposal document and sharing some contacts and ideas regarding fundraising, he has offered to host some of our young members at the Houses of Parliament later in the year. Continue reading
The Cubs spent an enjoyable night on the HMS Belfast where they ate pizza and spent a night in 1950’s style Bunks. In the morning they had an interesting talk on the History of the Ship and got to have a look at the ship and try out the hammocks the sailors used to sleep in. Then we all went to London Tower Bridge and had a tour, which the cubs really liked. We really enjoyed this trip and it was a fantastic experience for the cubs. Thank you to the HMS Belfast for having us.
Post coming soon 😉