After a troubled journey, the Scout van arrived at NSRA Bisley for the 37th National Scout Rifle Championships and was met by the 32 strong party consisting of teams representing the 5th Dartford Scout Group and Dartford ESU. Pitching camp, although a little late, was straight forward with good weather conditions and the urn was on in no time.
This year we were smartly turned out in our new ‘Masters @ Arms‘ shirts, which were sponsored by ITM Ltd, Dial-a-Cab, Travis Perkins, Call-Sign Magazine & The Six Bells Public House. A number of folk complimented us on our new attire and we thank our sponsors wholeheartedly for their support and generosity. Continue reading
The 5th Dartford Scout Group welcomes the continued development of the Scout movement and fully embraces the revised fundamentals outlined in the table below. Continue reading
It poured with rain Friday and poured with rain on Sunday but on Saturday it was dry and reasonably warm luckily for us. So 11 Philpott Beavers, their Leaders and a couple of very keen parents descended on Joydens Wood for an afternoon of ‘Fun in the Mud’. Continue reading
Thanks to the skills of the 5th Dartford Archery Instructors 20 Philpott Beavers enjoyed an afternoon of Archery.
Firstly they were instructed on the safety rules to be followed and the names of all the equipment to be used. Each boy was then given the chance to fire three arrows at the targets which had balloons attached to them. Several managed to ‘pop’ them and two golds were scored. Continue reading
It was with sad regret we learned of the passing today of former Philpott Beaver Leader, Jean ‘Little Elk’ Penman.
Jean started off as Assistant Leader to Ann Williams in 1985 and later took over as the Beaver Leader until April 2000 when, because of health issues, she decided to hand over the reins of the Colony to Wendy Hurd. Continue reading