The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
May 2006

GSL's Update

100 Club Draw
We now know the lucky winners of our May 100 draw. Congratulations to Janet Bocking, Veromica Perrin and Margaret Leslie who each win £25.Your cheques will be in the post shortly.

Explorers gain Platinum Award

Three of our Explorer Scouts were recently presented with their Chief Scouts Platinum Award and also their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. For the D of E award, Jill, Robert and Douglas had to complete a 15 mile 2 day expedition, 3 months of service to the community, learn a new skill and show an improvement in a sporting activity. In addition to these requirements they also completed two other assignments for their Platinum Awards.

The photograph shows Douglas, Steve Whitcombe the Havant District Explorer commissioner who presented the Chief Scouts Awards, Robert, Jill and Terry Brinnen who is our D of E coordinator and who presented the Bronze Awards.

St George's Day Service

Thank you to those who joined us for this years Service.It was great to see so many taking part in what is the one service which takes place across the UK.


Climbing in the Himalaya's Presentation

Don't forget to come along to our Awards and Presentations evening on June 14th and see a fantastic presentation by Karl Zillman, one of our Explorers on his expedition to the Himalaya's and his successful scaling of Island Peak (over 20000ft).

You will also have the opportunity to see and hear about the many other activities that we undertake as a group and an update by Alistair & Jorden on their preparations for the World Scout Jamboree in 2007..

The evening takes place in the HQ starting at 7:30 and ending with refreshments at 9:00.

Ready for the Langstone Walk ??

Sunday May 21st will see many of us out taking part in the Lanhstone Harbour Walk, organised by the local Lions Clubs. The Leaders are organising the times and distance for their sections and all of the monies raised through the sponsorship will go directly towards providing activities and equipment for our membership. It would be great to see as many as possible taking part.

Help us to Help Others

Many thanks for those of you who have given us your used stamps and plastic bottle tops. We are still collecting these and collection bins can be found in our reception area.

Our Safety & Security Project

You may recall from an earlier edition of the Woggle that this year we are introducing improvements to our HQ that will enhance our safety and security. So far we have installed the fence to the Eastern boundary of the HQ and over the next few weeks visitors will see a new Front Door, replacement double glazed windows with toughened glass and additional lighting outside the HQ.


Insects & Reptiles Join Cubs

An unusual meeting of Jupiter Cubs saw some new members. The Cubs and their Leaders were joined by some Giant Spiny Stick Insects, East African Land Snails, a Royal Python snake and 5 Tarantula Spiders of which 3 were considered nice by the Cubs, 1 was very hungry and 1 was very pretty but best viewed behind the glass of the case!!.

Our thanks to the Rigden family for bringing along the new members who were by all accounts well behaved and did not escape!!

Next Book Sale

Our next Book Sale will take place on Saturday 3rd June at the URC Church Hall in Mengham. As always we have many thousands of books for sale both fiction and non-fiction and a good selection of Children's books.

The sale opens at 10:00 with entry costing 20p for Adults and free for Children.

Lost Property

We still have a number of coats in the HQ that have been left over the past few months. This is your last chance to claim them as we will be donating them to a charity shop during half term.

Well done Eagles

8 Members of Eagle Scout Troop recently completed a 2 day hike in the New Forest. George, Toby, Michael, Jamie, Callum, Charlie, Robert and Barnabus had to carry all of the equipment with them, camping out overnight!!


Can You Help Us ?

We are looking for a new member on our Executive Committee to take on the role of Minutes Secretary. The role involves attending 6 committee meetings each year and taking (and publishing) the minutes. Each meeting lasts for approximately 2 hours and we estimate that a further 1 to 2 hours per meeting is required for producing the minutes and action items.

To find our more please contact Ian Hawke or let your leader know and we will contact you!.

New Fence Installed

Thanks to Brett & Claire Ashley who spent the weekend erecting our new Fence to the Eastern boundary of the HQ. This is a major part of our Safety & Security project.

Group Camp Information

The team planning our "Siege of Lyons Copse" event in June are finalising plans and we will be sending out full details and kit lists towards the end of May.

We will be asking you for Cakes and also for a empty (and cleaned) washing up bottle as well.


World Jamboree Update

In the past 4 weeks, Alistair Harris and Jorden Reed have started their training and fund raising for their trip to the World Scout Jamboree in 2007.

Their first training day took place when in their contingents they took part in a number of activities and challenges to build teamwork within their unit contingents.

At the beginning of May, Alistair and Jorden spent a weekend "bag packing" in Morrisons Portsmouth with the other members Havant District selected for the Jamboree. They each rasied £280 towards their target - a great start.

Alistair & Jorden will be giving an update at our Awards evening in June.


Diary of Events


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


3rd Book Sale URC Church Hall
5th Leaders Meeting HQ
9th District Camping Completition
14th Awards & Presentations
23rd to 25th Group Camp