The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
April 2006

GSL's Update

100 Club Draw
We now know the lucky winners of our April 100 draw. Congratulations to Lesley Rowson, Tom Deans and Mary Creese who each win £25 and to Lorraine Haskell on winning the quarterly draw of £50. Your cheques will be in the post shortly.

Top Award for Cubs

Six cub scouts from Saturn pack have completed their top award of the Cub section, The Chief Scouts Award (Silver). To gain this award the Cubs had to complete various challenges and projects, including the Outdoor Challenge, for camping skills, The Caring challenge, including a project over 2 months based on caring for others, The Fitness challenge to show a steady improvement over 6 weeks and a personal challenge – something new to learn.

The photograph below shows Thomas Perrin, Adam Saunders, Dylan Heathcote, Jack Golden, Connor Jamieson-Goode and Scott Hickman with Nigel Valette the District Commissioner for Havant Scouts who presented the awards and Mandy Hawke the Cub Scout Leader for Saturn Pack in the background.


St George's Day Service

Thank you to those of you who spotted that I failed to put a date in the letter that included St George's Day details recently. Also since that letter, the times of the service have changed.

Date: Sunday 23rd April 2006
Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church, Dunsbury Way, Havant
Time of Service: 15:45 (Changed from 15:00)

Please see the separate letter (or email attachment) with details of coach times.

Help us to Help Others

Last months edition of "The Woggle" included items on how Saturn Pack raised money for the RNLI and how we are also collecting used stamps for the RNLI. More items are included in this edition.

If you have ever wondered what we can do with those plastic tops to Milk Bottles, then we have found a good use! These tops are now being collected by us for Naomi House, a Childrens Hospice. So please take your used stamps and milk bottle tops to the HQ where there are bins in the reception area. Thank You

Alistair and Jorden invited to join the World Jamboree in 2007.

It is really great news that both Alistair Harris and Jorden Reed successfully completed the assessment weekend and have been selected to be part of the 72 strong Hampshire contingent at the next World Jamboree. Over 130 Scouts and Explorers spent the weekend in camp being assessed on their skills, leadership, teamwork and potential "ambassadorship" so it is good news for Hayling that both of our nominations were successful.

Alistair and Jorden will join 40000 (yes 40 Thousand) Scouts from 216 Countries for the Jamboree and are now planning how they will raise over £1000, the cost of taking part in this "once in a life time" opportunity.


Beavers try Aerobics

The Leaders of Redwood Colony decided to take part in the Childrens Marathon Challenge, in support of Children with Leukaemia. For the challenge the Beavers tried 26 different aerobic exercises, 26 times over 2 evenings. In the first week many parents also joined in. Well Done Redwood and thanks to Angie who volunteered to lead the sessions.

Aspen Beavers explorer
the Bere Forest

As an end of term visit, Aspen Beavers spent a day at the Bere Forest enjoying the woodlands, mud and being able to explorer safely.

Camping Season in Full Swing

Only April, but already our Explorer unit joined in with a Winter Camp, Lion Troop spent a weekend in camp at Shedfield, Jupiter pack held a weekend for Sixers and Seconders at the HQ and Saturn Pack held an evening with Lion Scout Troop and a sleepover also at the HQ.


Goodbye to Roger

Roger Knight who has been a leader with Redwood Beaver colony has decided to stand down from active Scouting for a while. Roger - you will be sadly missed and thank you for all you have done for the young Beavers during your time with us. Of course if you ever get bored.......

Leaders Try Skittles!

It is not only the younger members that get end of term fun!. 20 leaders from Hayling Scouts tried their luck at Skittles with very mixed success. The event held at the Royal British Legion was great fun and as someone remarked - "Scouting without kids is great", although I am assured they were only joking!

End of Term BBQ

Well done to the Cubs and Parents of Jupiter Pack for their end of term awards evening and BBQ. It was really good to see so many parents joining in.

Cycling Safety

Well done to the Cubs of Saturn pack who took part in their Cyclist badge day at Mill Rythe recently. They now know how to look after their cycles and how to ride safely. Thanks to Karen & Kim.

Explorer Programmes

Nexus, our Explorer unit (14 - 18 years) continue to provide a wide range of activities from making films, to cooking Beaver Biscuits, swimming, Ice Skating, Go Karting as well as some more traditional scouting activities. All are arranged by the unit members!!


Awards & Presentations Evening

Wednesday June 14th at the HQ
Start: 19:30 end by 21:15

Why not come along and see a presentation from Karl Zillman, one of our Explorer Scouts on his expedition to the Himalaya mountains and his successful climb of Island Peak (over 20000 ft) as part of a Hampshire expedition. It is really a great story.

Lost Property

We have an amazing array of coats in the HQ, all left during the past term. They are in the reception area and will be kept until the end of April!!!

Diary of Events


10th Group Camp Meeting
23rd St Georges Day Service
24th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane


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 Camp