Beavers and Cubs at 4th Ewell will be marking Guy Fawkes night with an evening of autumnal games, hot dogs and hot chocolate prior to their annual firework display at their HQ on London Road. Roman Candles, Catherine Wheels, Fountains and Rockets will be illuminating the evening; parents with siblings are welcome to join within the grounds from a safe distance.
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group is delighted to announce that we will be returning for a fourth year to sell christmas trees this festive period.
The dates for 2012 have been confirmed as:
Look out for a leaflet through your door for your special extra treat! We can't wait to see you there!
For more information about this year's sale, please visit our dedicated christmas tree sale website www.xmastrees.org.uk.
Thanks to the parents that braved the elements this evening to support the Pack Night Hike and a BIG well done to the Cubs for making it around in one piece without loosing any shoes.
Despite horrendous weather forecasts and reports of nearly an inch of rain, 3/4 of the Pack turned out to enjoy an evening walking around Headley Heath before returning to our District Camp Site, Boidier Hurst and enjoy marshmallows around a Camp Fire.
Yes, it was very muddy in places but that just adds to the excitement and hopefully, all of their washing machines are spinning away to make those Uniforms spotless for a future meeting but there is no rush. On Tuesday, Cubs can arrive in their scary Halloween-themed outfits.
Scouts started a potential wash-out weekend contemplating whether they should risk erecting their tents in the heavy rain or make alternatives plans at the District camp site, Boidier Hurst near Box Hill. While the rain drops flooded the ground the Scouts took shelter in an open shed, normally used for storing trailers when a brain wave struck; to setup their beds in the dry space they had now colonised.
With the knowledge they would have a dry place to sleep, the Troop then took the somewhat easier challenge of constructing their Dining Shelter in rapid time so there would be somewhere less damp in the morning to cook breakfast.
After a remarkably pleasant, warm and dry evening, the Scouts awoke and swiftly began to cook an English breakfast on gas stoves under the Dining Shelters erected on Friday evening. Leaders joined the Scouts for a nourishing breakfast before undertaking a lesson on navigation. After a brief quiz helping the boys and girls to set a map and compass, plan a route and consider bearings, the Troop departed the camp site for a hike over a Headley Heath to put their training into action. Despite a few detours which weren't planned for, a safe return to Boidier Hurst was achieved.
Throughout the remainder of the camp, Scouts developed their use of an axe, saw and splitting wedges to prepare wood for fires, fire lighting with alternative means and pioneering.
The Troop will next be sleeping away from home when they depart over the firework weekend to sleep at the HQ of 1st Battle Scout Group near Hastings. More exciting tales will inevitably follow!