At 5-15pm on Thursday 12th December Sainsbury’s at Crayford suddenly came alive to the sounds of carols being sung by over 705th Dartford Beavers and Cubs accompanied by their Leaders and some very willing parents/grandparents.
All wearing festive hats and great big beaver smiles. The big orange buckets soon started to fill with loose change from the generous customers as they finished their shopping.
After an hour and a half of singing and countless wishes of Merry Christmas the children went home tired and thirsty having raised the magnificent sum of £306.39 towards the Groups New Hall Fund.
Well done everyone who took part. I was very proud of you all.
Many Thanks too, to Sainsbury’s for giving us the opportunity to raise these funds.
On the 7th December 2013, accompanied by family, Charlie of the Earley-Troop, attended the County’s Chief Scout Gold Award presentations at Holy Trinity Church, Margate, where he was commended for his achievements as a Scout by dignitaries from within the Scouting movement. Having linked with the Johnston ESU he will be invested as an Explorer Scout at Gilwell Park, when we attend WinterCamp in a few weeks. Well done and good luck at Explorers.
It was a relatively mild Sunday morning when over 100 members of 5th Dartford Scout Group paraded down West Hill, with each section’s flags flying. Their destination was the Methodist Church in Spital Street.
There we were all given a warm welcome by the congregation and joined in with their normal Sunday Service.
During the service, There were readings from Calum, George, Nathan & Nathaniel and following Paul’s summary of the year, a presentation for ‘Scout of the Year’, which this year went to the Earley-Troop’s James O’Brien and joint runners up Christopher Roscoe and Nathan Hart of Burne-Troop. After the service, refreshments were enjoyed by all before we paraded back.
After dismissal back at the hall, the Scouts and Explorers went bag packing at Crayford Sainsburys to help raise funds for the new hall and an adventurous activity in the New Year. Meanwhile 70 Beavers and Cubs remained and enjoyed a buffet lunch followed by traditional party games until 3pm. This was a record amount of Beavers and Cubs to attend so the party was pretty hectic but fun nevertheless.