28 Oct 2013

Saturday 26th October saw eleven Beavers undertake a Halloween themed sleepover. A number of skeletons and vampires arrived at the HQ at 11am. Their first task was to decorate Halloween themed cookies, followed by making sandwiches for their own packed lunch.
The morning hike, saw the Beavers undertake some road safety, water safety, and railway safety followed by the picnic they had prepared earlier. Upon returning to the HQ, other activites included pitching of tents, games, and of course Pumpkin Carving.

7 Oct 2013

Dear Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs & Brownies,

We would like to invite you to the annual Halloween Fancy Dress Disco. This year it will be held on Wednesday October 30th which is during the school holidays. There are two sessions: Beavers/Rainbows 6pm – 7pm and for Brownies/Cubs 7:15pm – 8:30pm.
Tickets are priced at £2 each and can be obtained from your group leader. (Please note that tickets are only for Scouting & Guiding members and will be limited to forty children per session. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served …

30 Aug 2013

Just a quick reminder that we are looking for help from both parents and Scouting members tomorrow at the Village Show Tea Tent.
Scouts can help with the crockery smash stall, and Cubs and Beavers can help clear tables – Please remember to wear your uniform.
Time Table
9am – Scout Hut for sandwiching making.
9am – On the green to erect the marquee.
10am – In the Tea Tent to set out tables & chair
11am – Serving commences
5pm – Pack away

11 Jul 2013

Saturday 29th June was the date for the annual Great Bentley Village Carnival.
The weather of the the proceeding weeks, and damp at best. Most days were scattered with showers, and it rains most nights – we were all expecting to get wet and soggy on the Saturday. However, our concerns with the weather were to be unwarranted. There was a brief shower in Saturday morning, but this had dried up by 11am when the carnival procession members began to assemble for judging. Scouting had two entries, the Beaver as a …

25 Jun 2013

Saturday 22nd June didn’t look like it was going to be a very dry day. From early in the morning all I could hear from the comfort of my bed was the falling rain on the roof of my home. The question “How many activities were inside?” ran through my mind, the answer was “none”. So with the tradition scouting approach of “Be Prepared” waterproof clothing and hiking boots were packed as I headed off to Thorrington Scout Camp for the arrival of the Cubs and Beavers.
My fears wern’t realised, …

4 Jun 2013

How to lay 100sqm of laminate flooring in 2 1/2 minutes!


22 May 2013

Dear Beavers and Cubs
We will be attending the Thorrington Fun day again this year. This is on Saturday 22nd June 2013. The Theme for the day is Around the World. Please feel free to come in costume as they will be having a prize for the best costume on the day.  If you have any questions please contact Akela or Gorilla.
Activities on the day will include, Abseiling, Climbing, Caving, Create Stacking, Crafts, Assault Course and much more. Cost is £6 per person. The price includes; Hotdog, Biscuit and an Ice …

17 May 2013

The AGM is a twenty minute meeting during which a new Chairperson, Secretary & Treasurer  will need to be elected, and other volunteers/parents form the committee.
During the meeting the Scout Young Leaders will be running a selection of games to keep any younger children entertained.
The committee meet just six times a year, and are solely responsible for ensuring that the Headquarters is safe for the children. Without a full team the HQ is unable to be utilised by the seven different Guiding & Scouting groups.
Even if you don’t have a …

14 May 2013

Sunday was JOTT 2013. We were fortunate that the weather was kind, and managed to avoided getting wet – well apart from those who slipped and fell in the mud!

30 Apr 2013

The Scout Group are holding its Annual Group Walk on the 11th May 2013. This year is a little different to the previous in that there is no emphasis on raising sponsorship. As well as this the date chosen this year coincides with JOTT (Jamboree On The Trail), which is an event where Scouts from all round the world go for a walk on the same day.
The cost for the event will be £1.50 per child, this will include the cost of your JOTT badge. Adults can attend for free.
Please advise your group …