Family Camp 2015

This years family camp was a great success, thank you to the ca 40 people who attended and made it a very nice weekend.

The weekend kicked off with setting up camp on Friday night, it was hard work so thank you to the parents who were there to help. Saturday morning started with a full english and then a day of activities , including rounders, football, tug of war, maze, assault course and archery. All activities went smoothly with no major injuries, and not only the young people seemed to enjoy the assault course 🙂

 

The day was also filled with more traditional scout activities, mainly surrounding getting wood, chopping wood and burning wood – all of which proved very popular both amongst adults and young people.

In the evening we had our AGM, which went very well. We hopefully have some more volunteers as a result, and thank you to the committee members who drove out especially to attend.

Sunday saw even more activities such as climbing and initiative exercises and then we packed up to go home. By this point we were all fairly tired but thanks to the parents, the marquee and kit was packed away really fast.

Thank you all for a very nice weekend, we hope to make this an annual event and hope to see you all again next year!

If you were there, please take a moment to complete our online feedback form found here. 

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80th Anniversary Race Night

horseracingWe have another social evening coming up – this time to celebrate the 80th year of 7th Hampton scouts and it will be a race night!

We have purchased a brand new projector and screen which will get its first outing for what we hope will be a brilliant evening where you can bet pretend money on horse races with prizes for the people who are lucky with the bookies.

As always we will be serving food and having a bar, as well as a tuck-shop, raffle sale and colouring competition.

We naturally hope to see as many of you as possible there – so save the date and fill in the below form so we can get the food quantities right.

Race Night Form

Bingo Night: A Great Success

Hi Parents and Scouts!

We have completed another fantastic fundraising evening at the scout hut seeing ÂŁ300 being raised towards the group all thanks to Fran, our fundraiser. This money will go towards new equipment and the general upkeep of the group and Frans efforts have become one of the important pillars of income to our group, especially as her employer has in the past been able to match our takings, and hopefully this will also be the case now.

These events are also a chance for parents and young people to socialise and have a great evening, and the feedback has been brilliant. We could not hold these events without the support of parents so thank you all who attended, helped to set up and donated.

Thank you to everybody who made it such an enjoyable night, we hope to see you all at the next event again.

Monopoly Run!

We have just woken up after a well deserved nap, hopefully the scouts have been able to wind down and do their homework by now (right?!).

We have had a very nice weekend on London, starting the Saturday morning from Waterloo in 2 groups, rolling a die and moving along the monopoly board, traveling wherever we landed.

This saw Team Sanna visit Leicester Square, Northumberland Avenue, Old Kent road, Oxford Street, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel road, Pall Mal and the Strand.

Team Tim took the scenic route to Vine Street via the poppies at Tower of London and on to Leicester Square, Angel Islington, Trafalgar Square, Marlborough street and finally the Strand.

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That evening we went to Pizza Hut, we were turned away at the first one but managed to find space at a second in Leicester Square, food was enjoyed and we managed to finish the meal with just one nose-bleed and one broken glass and 10 full and eventually happy Scouts.

We then headed back to the YHA Thameside Hostel, where we practiced the emergency escape route before even checking in as the fire alarm went off as we got there. Model behaviour all around – I was very proud! We then dumped bags and walked to the all important sweet-shop where value and quantity down to the last penny put their maths and economic skills to good use. Most of them found that they were still carrying half full 2L bottles around along with absurd quantities of sweets the next day…

The night was uneventful – all scouts were in bed and more or less asleep by the set time, leaving Tim and Sanna to enjoy 30min of peace and quiet before being kept awake most of the night by rowdy non-scouts.

The next morning saw a prompt 8AM breakfast, arriving at The Imperial War Museum at around 10:30. It was a good day with generally good behaviour and the Scouts seemed interested in the exhibitions and the history of the countries involved.

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The train journey home showed the lack of sleep and amount of sugar consumed with a lot of silly (but good) behaviour and it was with a certain air of relief that we counted to 9 scouts for the last time as we got off the train at Hampton Station and saw the scouts happily reunited with their parents.

Thank you to Amanda, Suzie and Chris for coming along on Saturday – couldn’t have done it without you!

Nearly bedtime! More Photos on Flikr coming soon!

Bingo!

Dont miss the chance to come to our latest fundraiser!

By popular demand we are doing Bingo again as our next fundraiser thanks to Fran, our excellent Fundraising Chieftain. On the night there will be a Bar, Tuck-shop, Jacket potatoes with chilli, Great prizes, a chance to socialise with other members of the group and of course BINGO! What more could you want?

Tickets for the night are on sale and selling fast and they include food and bingo. You are welcome to bring siblings, grandparents and anyone else who enjoys a good game of Bingo! The only thing we want to say is that during this night you are in charge of your young people, we are taking the night off 🙂

Please return the attached form, or email your section leader by 12th November to avoid disappointment.

PS. If you have something at home that you are happy to donate as a prize do let us know, equally if you would like to donate any cakes or a salad get in touch with Sanna (sanna.sand@me.com).

Christmas Bingo Flyer

Christmas Bingo Form

 

Skills Weekend

CALLING ALL PARENTS:

You are invited to attend a scouting skills training day at Polyapes Campsite on Saturday 11th October. For those of you thinking of helping out on camps or even if you’re just curious to see what we get up to, this would be a good opportunity to get involved.

Activities are likely to include Fire Lighting, Knot tying, navigation and many more.

Ask your section Leader for details.

New Term

Welcome back to Scouts, We hope you all had a great Summer!

Information for the year ahead and Nights Away are now online so please get your forms handed in as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment!

As always numbers on camps will be limited by the availability of leaders, so please let us know if you are available to come along, join in the fun and help out.