The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
February 2006


GSL's Update

100 Club Draw
In order to include the results of the February draw of our 100 club in this edition of "The Woggle", the draw was made a few days early. Congratulations to Kate Goddard, Mandy Hawke and Robert Simpson who each win £25 in our February draw. Your cheques will soon be on their way to you!.

Redwood Beavers gain Top Award

Congratulations to Stuart and Jack who are shown above receiving their Chief Scouts Bronze Award from Nigel Valette the District Commissioner for Havant Scouts. To complete this award Stuart and Jack completed various projects and a personal improvement challenge. Stuart and Jack are now moving onto Cubs.

Jupiter Cubs gain Top Award

Just 24 hours later, four more top awards were presented to Cubs of Jupiter pack

Ashley, Oliver, Jack and Sam all received their Chief Scouts Silver Awards from Ian Hawke, Group Scout Leader. The award requires the Cubs to complete 3 of the challenge badges including the Outdoors challenge and also a personal improvement project. All four Cubs will shortly be moving onto Scouts for the next stage of their adventure!

Well done to all 6 on their great achievement and to the Leaders and Parents who play such an important role in helping with the attainment of these awards..


Our Next Event - Authentic Indian Evening

Our tickets selling well and with a fixed number of 100, please book your place quickly.

Fancy trying some authentic Indian recipes, then why not book your place at our next event which takes place at the HQ on Saturday 11th February, where the food will be prepared and cooked by the Desai family.

All you have to do is to:-

  • Book your Place at £10 per ticket
  • Bring along your plate and cutlery
  • Bring your own bottle (or two)
  • Turn up by 7:30 at the HQ
  • Enjoy the evening and the company
  • Anticipated end time 10:00

Book your place now by calling Ian Hawke or emailing me at

Explorer Scout Climbs in the Himalaya's

Karl Zillman one of our Explorer Scouts recently spent 8 weeks in Nepal with other Hampshire Scouts and made a successful climb to the summit of "Island Peak", in the Himalay's at a height of 6189m (over 20,000 ft) above sea level.

In addition to this climb, he visited Mount Everest Base Camp (at 5000m), saw the sun rise over Mount Everest and the team also completed community services in 2 Nepal villages.

For more information and pictures, see our web site and select "Special Reports".

Karl will be giving a slide show at our Annual Awards and Presentations evening on June 14th.


Ceiling Panels Replaced

I am pleased to report that the ceiling panels in the corridor to the back rooms have now been replaced. We are very grateful to Phil Davies for doing this work for us, for only the cost of the materials.

See more Pictures & Information

For more information on many of the items in this newsletter go to our website at

Web Site Updated

During the past few weeks we have added a lot more information to our web site. New sections include photographs of Hayling Scouts in action, links so you can see all of the badges that our members can earn, pictures of where the badges go on the uniform, a special reports section and changes to our "Latest News" reports.

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Annual Membership Census

Each January we submit our latest membership details to HQ. It is great to report that this year we have seen a 10% increase in our membership, with a grand total of 184 people actively involved with Scouting on Hayling Island.


Lock Up Garage Required

As part of our focus on safety and security we have decided that we would like to move some of the equipment out of the HQ area. For example we have some older tables and Trek Carts which are still needed but are only used occasionally. These items are taking up a lot of space within the HQ and would be better stored offsite. We have included running costs for this facility in our budget for 2006. If you can help, or know anyone who can help us please contact your leader or Ian Hawke.

Help Us to Help Others.

Used Stamps for RNLI

We are now collecting used postage stamps, in support of the RNLI. From next week, an envelope will be placed on the notice board of the entrance foyer. Please keep all your old stamps, pass them onto us and we will ensure they get to the RNLI.

Saturn Pack raise £70 for RNLI

The Cubs of Saturn Pack held a Bring and Buy sale at a meeting recently. The Cubs brought items from home to sell to the other Cubs, friends and family. By the end of the evening, £70 had been raised for the RNLI. A great result.

Group Camp 2006

The planning team have started to develop the programme & activities for this event. You will get more details after half term, but please make a note of the dates - Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.


First Librarian Badge

Zac Allgood, a Scout with Lion recently received his Librarian Badge, the first ever in the Havant District. The badge requirements including book care and a thorough understanding of the catalogue and filing systems used for books. Zac was helped in this by being a School Librarian.

Diary of Events


4th Beaver Chief Scouts Award presentation at Mayors Parlour
6th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
11th Indian Supper Evening at HQ
19th Scout Cooking Competition


13th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
22nd Group Executive
tbc Cub & Scout Football


10th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
23rd St Georges Day Service


3rd Book Sale URC Church Hall
14th Awards & Presentations
23rd to 25th Group Activity Weekend