The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
March 2006

GSL's Update

100 Club Draw
We now know the lucky winners of our March 100 draw. Congratulations to Steve Whitcombe, Richard Lucas and Mary Creese who each win £25. Your cheques will be in the post shortly.

Cubs visit Mayor's Parlour

Each year all of the Cub Scouts who have achieved their top award, the Chief Scouts Award (Silver) receive an invite with their families to attend a special presentation at the Mayor's Parlour in Havant. During the afternoon, they were presented with a special certificate in recognition of their achievement, followed by a light buffet. This is always a special and proud afternoon for the Cubs and their families. The photograph shows the Hayling bunch with their certificates, many of whom are now in Scouts.

Then it was the Beavers Turn
Just 1 week later the event was repeated for Hayling's Beavers who had achieved their Chief Scouts Award Bronze awards. Unfortunately I do not have a photograph at this time to show their smiling faces!

Authentic Indian Evening a Great Success

Many thanks to those of you who joined in with our evening of authentic Indian food. The feedback received (which matches my own view) is that the meal was excellent for both quality and quantity and we are very grateful to the Desai family for their kind offer and superb results! In addition we made over £350 profit for our Safety and Security project.


Saturn Parents Join in the Fun!?

The leaders of Saturn pack invited parents to join for the evening and maybe unexpected to many, this meant they had to join in with the games and activities.

Nearly every Cub had a parent joining in with activities such as building a framework from paper, canes and elastic bands that will take the weight of a cup of water and various games.

The photograph shows the parents in competition with the Cubs for a relay of "dribble football".

Scouts take part in Cooking Competition

Scouts from both Lions and Eagle Troop took part in the Havant District Cooking competition, held at the Hayling HQ recently.

The Hayling patrols finished 3rd and 4th but the quality and innovation all menus was outstanding. An example of a menu, from Eagle Troop was:-

First Course: Melon with Prawns
Main Course: Sweet and Sour Chicken with Noodles
Desert: Pineapple Alaska

With the exception of the Noodles everything else was made from fresh ingredients and the judges were impressed with the patrols use of a "blow torch" for the meringue on the pineapple alaska.

Well done to both troops.


RNLI Certificate Presented to Saturn Pack

The Hayling branch of the RNLI presented this certificate to the members of Saturn Cub Pack as a thank you for the money raised at their Bring and Buy sale recently. A larger print can be found on our website whilst the original hangs proudly in the HQ.

Aspen Beavers take part in a Science Day

Beavers from Aspen colony joined with others from Havant in a science and experimentation day. The Beavers visited various bases to try out various experiments including how Airplanes fly (no not real ones!), making electrical circuits, origami, water based experiments and playing with robots. A great day was had by all (and the Leaders and parents who joined in!).

Please keep your used stamps

Don't forget we are now collecting used stamps for the RNLI. This is one of our "helping others" campaigns for this year.

Just bring them to the HQ and leave them in the box in the reception area.


Alistair & Jorden take part in World Jamboree Selection Weekend.

The next World Scout Jamboree will take place in the UK to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. Alistair Harris of Lion Troop and Jorden Reed of Nexus Explorers recently took part in a special training and assessment weekend from which the final 72 participants from Hampshire will be selected.

Alistair and Jorden had a great weekend taking part in different projects and activities with over 130 Hampshire Scouts but now have to wait to see if they are lucky enough to be invited to join the Jamboree contingent. Fingers crossed!!

Make Scouting Fashionable Again !!

At a reception hosted by the Chairman of Hampshire County Council, our County Commissioner Dick Whittington said that one of his objectives is to "Make Scouting Fashionable!

I like this phrase, not for the young people we would wish to attract but for those of us adults, whether it be Leaders or Parents or Friends.

After all fashion is never designed, it results from everyone talking about something in a positive way.

So lets all talk Scouting up for what it can offer young people and perhaps together we can make it "cool" for young people to join.

If we succeed then who knows what we will all be wearing next year!


Lions Club Walk

The Hayling Scouts will once again be taking part in the "Round Langstone" walk organised by the Hayling and Portsmouth Lions Club. The data of this walk is Sunday 21st May 2006 and we hope to see all members of the group taking part.

Sponsorship forms and more details will be published soon but please make a note of the date.

Diary of Events


3rd County Winter Camp
10th Lion Troop Camp
13th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
29th Group Executive


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


8th May Leaders Meeting
21st Lions Club Sponsored Walk
24th Exec Meeting


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