The Woggle

The newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group

September 2005

Contents This Month
GSL Update Camps & Expeditions
7th Best Patrol in Hampshire Raise the Roof
Our Web Site 150 Club
Our Quiz Night Harvest Festival
Remembrance Day Parade Subs by Standing Order
Gift Aid Fireworks Display
Diary of Events  
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GSL Update

I hope you all had a good summer and found time to relax and enjoy the brilliant weather and of course the cricket. 

After 14 years of the “Third Hayling News” we have decided to change the name. Our monthly newsletter will now be known simply as “The Woggle  (Thanks Val!). We have changed the name in keeping with our recent activity on the Web Site and our attempt to improve on the information provided to our sections, our parents and our friends.

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Camps & Expeditions

During the holiday period over 60 members of the Troops and Explorer Unit spent at least a week in Camp, others completed practice expeditions in the New Forest and in Wales for their awards and together they spent more than 500 nights under canvas – not bad for a period of 1 month.

This also meant that we made extensive use of our equipment.

When you are next in the HQ look at some of the pictures on the walls and soon we hope to have some on our website. (See later).

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7th Best Patrol in Hampshire

Many congratulations to Cobra Patrol of Lion Troop  (Joel Knight Patrol Leader, Alastair Harris, Robert Hawley, Ben Dimment and Jake Whistlecraft  on proving themselves to be the 7th best camping patrol in Hampshire (out of about 1200 patrols) at the County Camping Competition recently. Throughout the weekend they were monitored and marked on their ability to look after themselves with both food and activity, their ability to work as a team, the leadership of Joel and of course their scouting skills.

They also came 4th in a special competition to build a swing.

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Raise the Roof

We are getting there! We have now banked over £21000 towards our target of about £35000

During August we enjoyed a great day at the Carnival and raised £277 with our Crockery Smash, raised another £80 at the Maypole Inn charity day with our coconut shy.

We have been in contact with almost every Island Business and have received support from some of these and have continued to receive significant financial support from the many “Friends of Hayling Scouts”.

We are still in contact with other organisations and with the Quiz night approaching and also our 150 club we all feel that we are entering the final straight and remain optimistic that we will see our new roof this year.

Go to our home page and select this icon for details

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Our Web Site

If you have not taken a look yet, I would urge you to select the above link when you are next online.

You can also help us to reduce the amount we spend on paper and photocopying by subscribing to receive future editions of “The Woggle” online, plus other information about the group.

I assure you all that any personal information you provide will ONLY be used by us to send items relating to 3rd Hayling Scouts and will not be passed onto any 3rd party.

Our site is in the process of having lots of information added to it, although we are all learning as we do this, so if you find any problems please let me know at

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Our 150 Club

If you have not yet joined our 150 club, please can I ask you to consider joining now.

For £24 for the year you will get 55 chances to win a prize ranging between £25 and £200. Each month there will be 4 * £25 prizes drawn with additional winners each quarter, half year and the £250 at the end of the year.

If we sell all 150 tickets we will also raise £1800 towards our “New Roof Fund” which at this time is very important to us all!.

Please help us by joining and perhaps getting your families and friends to join in as well. Forms are available on the web site and in the HQ.

Go to our home page and select this icon for details

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Our Quiz Night

Saturday October 1st
Hayling Community Centre
Start 7:00 for 7:30 pm
Cost £7 including hot meal

How about an evening’s relaxation joining in with about 20 teams for some challenging but fun questions over a pint or glass of wine along with a hot meal ? Our quiz now in its 14th year has been commented on as being the most enjoyable with excellent food.

If you can not get a team of 8 people it does not matter, just send an email to to register.

See our home page for details or click here to send an email.
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Harvest Festival

Sunday October 2nd
St Andrew’s Church
For Beavers and Cubs
10:45 to 11:45

We have been invited once again to join St Andrew’s church in their Harvest Festival on October 2nd.

All Beavers & Cubs are invited to attend and should come along in uniform and an item of food to help others less fortunate.

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Remembrance Day Parade

Sunday 13th November
Mengham Car Park 10:15
End at The British Legion Hall at 12:15.
All Scouts & Explorers

We will shortly receive our invitation to join this years Remembrance Sunday parade and all Scouts and Explorers are invited to join us in Uniform.

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Subs by Standing Order

Many thanks to those of you who now pay your subs by standing order. This really does make a difference to our Leaders and those parent volunteers who collect the subs.  

It is never too late to join so if you wish to start paying in this way and avoid that start of term rush, pick up a form from the HQ and return it to me.

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Gift Aid

There are still some of you who have not completed Gift Aid forms with your wishes. This is a warning that we will be following up with you over the next few weeks.

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Fireworks Display

Saturday 5th November
Northwood Farm, Northwood Lane
£5 for a family ticket
Hot Dogs, Burgers, hot & cold drinks will be available.
Fire lit at 7:00pm
Fireworks from 7:15pm

We will once again be holding a fireworks display for members of the Hayling Scouts, Hayling Guides and their families.

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Diary of Events


1st           Hayling Scouts Quiz
2nd          Harvest Festival
10th        Leaders Meeting HQ


5th           Fireworks Display
13th        Remembrance Day
14th        Leaders Meeting
23rd        Exec Meeting HQ
26th      Book Sale


11th        Christmas Post
18th        Christmas Post
19th        Leaders Meeting
25th        Xmas Day!!

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