R.N.L.I. visit Philpott Beavers Thursday 22nd June 2017
On one of the hottest days this year Terry Smith from the R.N.L.I visited Philpott Beaver Colony and showed the boys a short video about the Lifeboats followed by an interactive talk on Water Safety especially when on the beach. Continue reading
Over 150 people attended our annual activity day and AGM on Sunday, June 11th. Many of our young members gained access to the event via aerial runway. Our leaders ran the usual activities including a craft stall creating plaster hand casts, archery, rifle shooting, climbing and abseiling. Friends and volunteers were also responsible for making and selling cakes and the hot job of cooking burgers and hot dogs, as the Group enjoyed 5th Dartford weather of sun and heat all day. Continue reading
Cub’s Activity Day & Sleepover – Saturday 3rd June 2017
After the cub leaders scratching their heads with what to do this year for our cubs we thought why go away when we have got all we need at our head quarters. Apart from grass for camping, we had our luxury hall to sleep in.
At 10am 30 plus cubs arrived. The archery, shooting and climbing was all set up in advance. After splitting up the cubs into 3 groups we commenced with an hour and a half sessions on each activity with a break, light lunch and a cuppa. Continue reading
Family Camp 2017 – A Centenary of Scouting
This year family camp we celebrated our centenary of scouting at Hope Hill Campsite, Meopham. Over the bank holiday weekend we had 108 campers, plus a number of visitors through out the weekend including Wendy the second time at camp the last time being 1992, as well as the County Commissioner Dean Harding and Youth Commissioners visiting Kent Scouts taking part in the Big Night Out celebrations (https://www.kentscouts.org.uk/1181). Continue reading
Jamboree on the Trail Saturday 13-05-2017
5th Dartford were out in force again this year for the 20th Jamboree on the Trail. Leaders and Explorers started at Sevenoaks to walk the Darent River Valley path all the way to Dartford Park.
En route at Otford, Shoreham, Lullingstone, Farningham, Westminster Field and Sutton-at-Hone some 60+ Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and their families joined in along with other walkers from the whole Dartford District. Continue reading
Friday 14 April saw 1 linking Cub, 13 Scouts, 17 Explorers and 11 leaders journey to Thriftwood Scout Campsite for our annual Easter Camp. We were blessed with great weather for both pitch and strike and aside from a little rain on Friday night, remained dry throughout. Continue reading
Working towards their Faith Activity Badge, Peacock Beavers visited the Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) in Dartford for a tour and to learn about Sikhism. After the short walk from the Scout hall we were very warmly welcomed to the Gurdwara. We then covered our heads as a sign of respect and were given an introduction to the Sikh religion. After this, we went into the main hall where we watched some videos about what happens on a daily basis in the Gurdwara and had some of our questions answered. All of the beavers thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned a lot, so a very big thank you to everybody who made us feel so welcome.