Climbing Wall Staircase Donated

Many of you will by now have heard about or seen in the Gravesend Reporter, that Mr Adam Clarke of AKD Contracts, has donated a complete steel staircase, worth @ £25,000 to provide safe and permanent access to our climbing wall. Preparations for the slab, upon which the staircase will sit, have begun and we should expect the project to complete in just a few weeks time, so you’ll all be able to see it and put it to good use at our AGM on 8th June.  AKD Contracts

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2014-03-23 – Cheif Scout Bronze

bronze-award1On Sunday 23rd March 2014 at St Marys Church Greenhithe 5 Beavers from 5th Dartford who had completed all the work for their Bronze Award were presented with their certificates. This is the highest award available in the Beaver Section so very well done to Thomas and Ben from Peacock Colony and Joseph, Peter and Jamie from Philpott Colony.

Jacob from Peacock Colony also attained the badge but unfortunately was unable to attend the presentation.Bronze

2014-03-08 – Night @ The Races


A big thank you to all those attended this years ‘Race Night’ with 97 people in attendance we raised a fantastic £890 for this years summer camp. It was great to see so many families enjoying the evening, there were two combination prizes of £32 won on race 4 & 8, with £10 cash prize and a bottle of bubble presented to the first six winners, a large chocolate bar was presented for the children’s race and then a £50 prize for the final auction. With the money raised we are able to keep the cost of this year summer camp to an affordable amount for our Scouts and Explorers and arrange a sailing and kayaking day at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre. 

Please keep a look out for our future fun – fundraisers: Murder Mystery, Casino Night & London bridges walk ending at the HoP.

2014-03-08 – District Cross Country

cross countryOn a gloriously dry and sunny day we were well represented at this annual district event, with members from 7 of our 9 sections. For our younger members, the traditional cross country races were run, with Peacock Colony taking 1st place in the individual 6yr olds and 1st in the 7yr overall.  Philpott Colony won the 6yr old overall and took 1st in the individual race for the 7yr olds.

Phillips and Collins cub packs were represented, with Collins pack taking the individual 3rd in the 10yr old race.

For the Scouts, there was an additional element; the ToughEnough assault course, which comprised of various obstacles designed to challenge the Scouts. The Earley Troop won 10 1/2-12yr olds overall event and 3rd place individual and the Burne Troop won the 12-14yr olds overall and took 1st, 2nd & 3rd as individuals.

Well done to everyone who competed or came to support the young folk, but a special well done to all of our winners.

2014-03-01/2 – Sainsburys Bag Packing

sainsburysOn the weekend of March 1st and 2nd, the 5th Dartford Scout Group, as Sainsbury Crayford’s Local Charity of The Year, had the opportunity to pack bags for their customers once again to raise further funds.  Thanks to all the leaders and young folk who turned out as your efforts earned us in excess of £1,200.00, so a very well done to you all. Whilst there, two of the Earley-Troop Scouts were photographed with 2012 Paralympian tennis ace, Marc McCarroll and Sainsbury staff, who were promoting Sainsbury’s involvement with Sport Relief.Sainsburys

2014-03-01 – County Bog Seat Challenge

Archerarchery2014Around 40 Explorer Scouts representing ESU’s from all over Kent County attended the 21st annual Golden Bog Seat Challenge at Lower Grange Farm on 1st March.  The Challenge is an archery competition with a difference, where the district with the highest average score win the tournament and the lowest take home the ‘Bog Seat’ and are also responsible for arranging the next competition. We at the 5th are exceptionally pleased to announce that the two Explorers representing the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s Johnston ESU won the competition. Very Well done to the both of you.