The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
June 2006

GSL's Update

100 Club Draw
We now know the lucky winners of our June 100 draw. Congratulations to Val Blosse, Pete Rowson and Andrea Heath who each win £25.Your cheques will be in the post shortly.

Scouts take part in Camping Competition

5 Patrols from Hayling took part in the District Camping Competition last weekend. Hawk Patrol from Eagle Troop came 3rd in the competition for combined patrols of Scouts, Stag Patrol (Lion Troop) came 2nd in the same competition.

In the main competition for the Gunnell Trophy, Peewit Patrol (Eagle Troop) came 5th, Seagull Patrol (Eagle Troop) 3rd and Otter Patrol (Lion Troop) won the trophy. The photograph shows the successful Otter Patrol with their trophy.

Otter Patrol - Matthew Kenny, Alistair Harris (Patrol Leader), Joshua Hunter and Jake Whistlecraft, will now represent Havant District at the County event in September..


Beavers join in 20th Birthday Party

Beavers from Aspen colony joined in with other Beavers from Havant District in a Birthday Party to celebrate 20 years.They enjoyed some traditional games and food.

Best Wishes to Tim & Claire

By the time the next newsletter is published, Tim Pike, former Scout and Leader with Hayling Scouts will be married. Tim who is still actively Scouting in London will marry Claire on Hayling in early July, with James Perfett the leader of Lion Troop being their Best Man. Claire & Tim, we hope you have a special day and wish you the very best for your future together.

Why not visit the Flower Club Coffee Morning

The Hayling Flower are holding their next Coffee morning on Saturday 17th June at the URC Hall in Mengham from 10:00.Entrance is 50p which includes Coffee and Biscuit and there are a number of other stalls.

We are really grateful to the club for offering to make a donation to Hayling Scout from the proceeds.

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Did you Know: The official start date for Scouting was the 1st August 1907.


Group joins in with the Lions Walk

Once again, members of the group joined in with the Round Langstone walk. Beavers, Cubs, Leaders and Parents braved very wet and windy conditions to walk up the Billy Trail to the Hayling Halt and back again, whilst the Scouts, Explorers and Leaders completed the full 15 miles with 2 traditional Scout Trek Carts in tow. Well done to those who took part in this challenge especially considering the conditions.

The photo's show some of the Cubs & Beavers "walking in the rain" and the Scouts arriving back on Hayling via the Ferry. Thank you to those who sponsored our brave strollers in this event. I am not yet sure how much money we raised from the walk.

Can you Help

We are still looking for a Minute Secretary for our Executive Committee. We hold 6 meetings a year plus our Annual Awards evening and no previous experience is required.


Cub's 90 Challenge

This year the Cub Scout section is 90 years old and to celebrate this the Cubs have taken on a series of challenges, featuring the number 90. For example they have been working with Compass points, tracking, word searches, knots all with a theme on 90!!!.

Book Sale raises over £700

Our latest book sale made over £700 profit for the group, with over 300 people looking and buying books from the 5000 on offer. We are very grateful to Mark and his full team for organising, collecting, sorting the books and for helping on the day.

Group Camp Information

Only a few days left before we take siege of Lyons Copse. You should have all received an information pack and health form, either by email or by snail-mail!. Please can you ensure these and any outstanding money are returned in the next few days.

Just a reminder that this year in addition to our normal request for cakes, we also require each person attending to arrive with 10 small sponges, available from the 50p shops for just 60p. These are an integral part of our programme!!!


Thank You Carolyn and Lorraine

This year will see changes to our Executive Committee with Carolyn Wager and Lorraine Haskell standing down after many years. Carolyn first joined our committee in 1994 and has been very active in running our fund raising events, and Lorraine has been our secretary for the past 6 years. We very much appreciate all you have done for us and also very grateful that you have agreed to continue to help us.with our book sales.

Welcome Graham

Welcome to Graham Chapman who has volunteered to join our Executive team.

Diary of Events


14th Awards & Presentations
23rd to 25th Group Camp


1st Trek Cart Weekend
29th Eagles Summer Camp


6th Lion Troop Summer Camp
13th Nexus Unit Summer Camp