2015-05-08 – Scout Archery Camp

Phasels10 001Our fourth visit to this National tournament and for the first time we were joined by 3 Cub Scouts, who like the Scouts were a credit to the team. Very well done to Phillips-Pack leader Kay, who took silver medal in the over 18 supplied field targets, the third family member in as many years to get a medal. Whilst not competing, our young members were entertained with other activities including ‘The Cube’, crate stacking, potholing, human table football, trampolines and a cresta run. At the end of the camp, whilst taking time to reflect on our weekend during our Scout’s Own, Matthew was invested as an Explorer Scout.

A Big thanks to Tim and Pauline for the catering and keeping us fed between activities, and Tim’s homemade iced loaves were a meal in themselves.Pasport

2015-05-09 – JOTT 18

JOTT BadgeJamboree On The Trail  Saturday 9th May 2015

5th Dartford were well represented at this years Jamboree On The Trail (some 50+ walkers) with several Leaders and Explorers starting at the Otford Loop at 7.30 in the morning, meeting more Leaders and Scouts at Sevenoaks and continuing to pick up Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and family members along the Darent Valley River Path until they reached Central Park at about 4pm.

Despite a cloudy and slightly drizzly start the weather brightened as the day went on with the sun shining at the end for when we could all relax in the park, take on refreshments and get the much coveted J.O.T.T. 18 badge.

2015-04-17 – Sleepover/Tower Bridge

Tower BridgeToday, 16 members of Phillips-Pack had a sleepover at the hall, before an early start to visit the Tower Bridge experience. The weather was kind and we got to see the bridge open twice, the first time we saw it whilst looking down through the glass floor and the second from the end of the bridge. Thanks to Karen, Neil & Kevin for their support.

2015-05-01 – Lloyds Bank £1000

NHFOnce again Karen Hannah, our fundraising lead, has been awarded £1,000.00 for our New Hall Fund, by simply applying to her employer, Lloyds Bank, under their Matched Giving Scheme. Many large employers operate similar schemes, where they will match the fundraising efforts by their employees for causes such as ours.

Karen, Well done, thank you for all the energy and commitment that you have put in.

Anyone with any initiatives to help us achieve our target, please get in touch with Karen at fundraising@5thdartfordscouts.org.uk. Continue reading

2015-04-18 – Quiz Night

quiz_night5th Dartford Quiz Night Saturday 18th April 2015 

Once again with a full hall a fun evening was had at this year’s Quiz Night.

The categories this year included Leaf Recognition, tasting various Chocolate Biscuits, the ever favourite How Much? is a First Class Stamp, various questions on Geography, History, Films and the latest perfumes. The final round of name the James Bond film from a snippet of music and the artist singing sorted out the winners and losers.

The triumphant team was made up of the Prescott’s, Essex’s, Silvester’s and Mayes. Very Well Done.

A big Thank you to everyone who took part. It’s nice to see so many old faces coming back to support us.

A profit of £217.00 was made for the New Hall Fund