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
The 5th Dartford Scout Group are so excited to announce that we have been selected by the Crayford branch of Sainsbury’s as their ‘Local Charity of the Year‘, which will significantly help us with our fundraising drive towards our New Hall and the adventurous program of activities we have planned for our young members.
For more information on how this special relationship benefits the young members of our group, now and in the future, please keep an eye on this website for regular updates.
The 5th Dartford family would like to thank Jeremy Kite and Dartford Borough Council for their very generous donation of £10,000 towards making our dream of a new Scout Hall closer to a reality. Continue reading
Tonight the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Phillips pack started the new season working on their Chef’s activity badge. Stage one was to decorate biscuits inspired by the membership award with sugar icing. Continue reading
This years Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers have now been collected, counted (over 17700) and despatched & in return we’ve now received:
5 pairs Monster Feet, 8 Super Bouncers, 2 Scoop & Ball sets, 20 Skipping Ropes, 1 set Kurling Stones, 1 Egg & Spoon set, 1 Set of Golf Putters, 6 World Balls, 4 Boxes Tennis Balls, 20 Jumbo Magnifiers, 20 Aprons & 1 Pair of Stampabouts. Continue reading
39 adventurers from the 5th Dartford Scout group traveled by rail, sea and bicycle to la Ferme Daulet, Gravelines, France for our Summer Camp. The weather was favourable for the journey and setting up of camp in a secluded walled garden, before the heavens opened for our one and only storm. Continue reading
This weekend, blessed with warm, dry weather the 5th Dartford Scout Group represented Scouting in the Youth Zone at the Dartford Festival. We had a fantastic turnout from our leaders, running mini crossbows, paper aeroplanes, book & puzzle sales, face-painting and one-pole bridge.
After a considerable amount of planning, Collins Pack Cubs were given the opportunity to plant shrubs on behalf of Gallions Housing Association at their new development ‘Hall Quarter’ in Crayford’s Town Hall Square.
On Sunday 14th July 2013 three Beavers from Peacock Colony and two Beavers from Philpott Colony attended the Chief Scouts Bronze Award presentation at St Mary’s Church, Greenhithe on a very hot afternoon.
The boys were called up to the stage individually and presented with their certificates all looking very smart. They did the 5th Dartford Scout Group proud as this is the highest award a Beaver Scout can earn.
Well Done lads! We look forward to seeing you all get the Silver Award as Cubs.