777 Marathons

“Two scouts running 7 ultra marathons, across 7 countries in just 7 days to ensure quallity scouting facilities remain in Dartford for many years to come.”
We desperately need a new hall and Malcolm and Alex Medcalf have taken on the challenge to help us raise the £350,000 needed to re build a new state of the art scouting facility. Read below for the most up to date blogs from the guys as they step up the training for the big events in October 2011.
Here are the Marathon dates:
Day 0 16th October 2011 Travel to Prague, Czech Republic
Day 1 17th October 2011 Prgue Marathon, Czech Republic
Day 2 18th October 2011 Bratislavia Marathon, Slovakia
Day 3 19th October 2011 Vienna Marathon, Austria
Day 4 20th October 2011 Nuremberg Marathon, Germany
Day 5 21st October 2011 Luxemberg Marathon
Day 6 22nd October 2011 Gravelines Marathon, France
Day 7 23rd October 2011 London to Dartford Marathon, UK


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The present hall took 2-3 years to construct & was officially opened on 7th December 1963.
There are currently nine different scouting sections using the hall each week, which equates to some 250 people people per week having the benefit of it’s facilities.
Before the building of the present hall there was a wooden hut situated were the climbing wall now stands, however this was not the first hut that occupied the site, which the 5th Dartford has occupied since 1916 and nor will the present hall be the last. We are planning another and need the help and assistance of current, previous and future members.
It is understood that this is a long term project, which will require a lot of fundraising with effort from all members, sections, parents and sponsors, but it can be done as it has been done before. If we all pull together, we will raise the funds.
If you are able to assist with planning, materials or in the building trade or able to donate to our fund or do something yourself to raise money for our new hall or have any ideas for new fundraising oppertunities, please contact our group chairman by email to chairman@5thdartfordscouts.org.uk
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