Three of our scouts - Dan Ketley and Gareth Furlong of the Earley Troop and Josh Goodes of Burne Troop, attended a district ceremony at Holy Trinty Church in Margate. There were 50 Scouts/Sea scouts in total from all round Kent, with certificates presented by Wayne Bulpitt, the UK Chief Commissioner of The Scout Assocation.
5th Dartford scout group pulled it all together at today's AGM. Not only did we showcase our new "ICE CLIMB", but we also took time to encourage our guests, members and visitors to "have a go" and "Feel the value" that 5th Dartford Scout Group has to offer. Thanks for the photos from Lynn, Keith, Kay and District. Sorry about the sort order, but too many in this gallery and not enough time ;O)
3 of the older Earley Troop scouts took time out to write to the fire service, as part of their community award, to request a tour of Dartford Fire Station. Alas our visit was cut short as firemen were called out on a "shout" to rescue members of the public involved in a serious RTA, but rest assured - the 5th will be back to get a hands on with them hoses and cutting equipment.....
Walton Firs campsite in Cobham. The weather was the best we’d seen this year and our booty of awards was a fair haul too. The Fifth netted 1st place for both the over and under 14’s cardboard canoe race with a first and second place overall; and thanks to the Collins Cub Pack, the 5th also won the tug-o-war. Accreditation was also received with the 5th winning a third in the Cubs gun carriage race.
Cheque presented by the Worshipful Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Ian Armitt, Lady Mayoress Lynne Armitt to the boys from Philpott & Peacock Beaver Colony, Collins Pack & Burne Troop together with leaders Maggie Lilleycrop and Wendy Hurd. The award was raised was by Waitrose from their care in the community scheme and has gone towards our new hall fund.
Gravelines, France, 2004 (the first time we went there on group camp) remembered as the camp when the sandwich lady asked Stuy if he would like his sandwich 'Americain?' (meaning with chips) to which he replied 'No! English'...ahhh suppose you had to be there - was funny when he realised what he had said...