2015-05-01 – Lloyds Bank £1000

NHFOnce again Karen Hannah, our fundraising lead, has been awarded £1,000.00 for our New Hall Fund, by simply applying to her employer, Lloyds Bank, under their Matched Giving Scheme. Many large employers operate similar schemes, where they will match the fundraising efforts by their employees for causes such as ours.

Karen, Well done, thank you for all the energy and commitment that you have put in.

Anyone with any initiatives to help us achieve our target, please get in touch with Karen at fundraising@5thdartfordscouts.org.uk. Continue reading

2015-04-18 – Quiz Night

quiz_night5th Dartford Quiz Night Saturday 18th April 2015 

Once again with a full hall a fun evening was had at this year’s Quiz Night.

The categories this year included Leaf Recognition, tasting various Chocolate Biscuits, the ever favourite How Much? is a First Class Stamp, various questions on Geography, History, Films and the latest perfumes. The final round of name the James Bond film from a snippet of music and the artist singing sorted out the winners and losers.

The triumphant team was made up of the Prescott’s, Essex’s, Silvester’s and Mayes. Very Well Done.

A big Thank you to everyone who took part. It’s nice to see so many old faces coming back to support us.

A profit of £217.00 was made for the New Hall Fund

2015-03-31 – Staircase Update

AKDDartfordBoroughCouncil As you will recall, the 5th Dartford Scout Group were generously gifted a fantastic bespoke steel staircase by Adam Clarke of AKD Contracts Ltd.  We are pleased to confirm the staircase has now been completed and brought in to use and we can hardly begin to thank Adam and his team of committed engineers for bringing this project to fruition.

In order to ensure only authorised and supervised access, we felt we had to include fencing and a lockable gate to protect the young folk in our care; once again Adam was quick to respond and upon visiting our site on Friday 20th March, he drafted plans and a quotation.  It didn’t take us long to consider who best to approach to fund this additional work, and our first thought was Councillor Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council, who once again generously approved the funding under the council’s Salute to Youth community plan. This went through in record time and Adam’s team have almost completed; that’s planning, funding approval and completion within a fortnight!

We will update this post as soon as it’s completed, but we felt it was so important to publicly thank Councillor Kite and AKD Contracts Ltd. on behalf of all the young people in our community who will benefit from this fabulous and safe addition to the adventurous activities the 5th Dartford Scout Group offers.

Thank You.

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2014-12-07 – 98th Birthday Parade

happy-birthday[1]Today we celebrate 98 years of continuous Scouting at the 5th Dartford Scout group with a parade from our hall to the Spital Street Methodist church, followed by parties and paint-balling. Well done to everyone who attended and especially to our award winners and Harry and Nathan for their reading. Please read on for the GSL’s address and photo’s from the day. Continue reading

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

Active 14With your help we collected a fantastic number of Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers this year. The final count was 23,079 and they have been put to good use with new equipment to help us provide an active and balanced programme without increasing subscriptions.   Once again thanks to all our parents and friends for letting us have your vouchers and a big thanks to Wendy for painstakingly counting out the vouchers and managing the ordering process.  A picture below of all the items we were able to get. Continue reading