The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
November 2006

GSL's Update

100 Club Update
We still have a few tickets left for our 100 Club and we have delayed the first draw of the new period until December.

There is still time to join, either online by selecting the 100 Club logo, by using a form from the HQ or contacting any leader or Ian Hawke. Remember you will have 41 chances to win a prize between £25 and £100.

It may be November but the Expeditions continue
4 members of Lion Troop and 5 Explorers all completed a 2 day expedition in early November. Alistair Harris, Sam Whiteland-Smith, Liam Holden and Jake Whistlecraft from Lion Troop organised a 2 day hike around the New Forest carrying all of their equipment for the Expedition Challenge Award. A week later Shona Hunter, James Hawley, Tom Clarke, Dan Bailey and Dan Whiteland-Smith completed their Chief Scout Platinum and Duke of Edninburgh Bronze Award expedition, also around the New Forest. Well done to all.

New Rear Doors for the HQ
The latest phase of our Safety & Security project completed recently with the installation of new doors to the rear of the HQ. These doors meet the current regulations for Fire and Exit of buildings.


Another Great Fireworks Evening
Over 250 people joined us for our Annual Fireworks display. The cold but dry evening was perfect for the display organised by Pete Goddard and also made the food and hot drinks prepared by some of our Leaders and Parents, very satisfying.

Remembrance Day Service & Parade
About 40 Scouts, Explorers & Leaders joined other Island organisations for this years parade and service. The flag was carried by Jake Whistlecraft and the wreath layed by Robert Durrell. It was so good to hear a number of compliments about the smartness and attitude of the Scouts. Well Done!

Book Sale
Just a reminder that our next Book Sale takes place on Saturday 2nd December at the URC hall in Mengham. As always there are thousands of books covering fiction and many non-fiction subjects available. Doors open from 10:00 to 14:00.

Xmas Post Service Underway

Our Xmas Post Stamps are now available from locations around Hayling. A letter is being sent home to all Parents with all of the details and also the arrangements for delivery, for which as always we need your help.

The profits this year will cover much of the cost of the Centenary Neckerchiefs (see next page for 2007) which will be provided to every member of the Group.

For those with access to the Internet you can see the details of our service by selecting the "stamp" from the menu on our website at

This year we will only be doing one delivery from Sunday 17th December. This is due to other Scouting commitments for the Group and also the fact that Christmas Day is on a Monday and it is not realistic to deliver on Christmas Eve.


100 Years of Scouting

100 years ago 12 boys attended an experimental camp on Brownsea Island and next year over 28 million Scouts in 216 Countries will all be celebrating our Centenary Birthday

2007 One World One Promise

This is the motto being introduced for our very special year in 2007. It will be reflected in all Centenary events including the World Scout jamboree to be held in the UK, with 2 attendees from Hayling, Alistair Harris and Jorden Reed.

The Centenary Neckerchief

A special Neckerchief has been produced to celebrate 2007 and there are 4 special badges that every member can earn. The badges will be presented to everyone who completes the special challenges.

As a Group we have decided that we will wear the Neckerchief throughout 2007 and that the cost of these would be covered mainly from this years Xmas Post.

Gifts for Peace

The concept: Every Scout in the world making a contribution towards peace to mark the 100th anniversary of Scouting.


Sunrise Day
1st August 2007

August 1st has been deemed to be the date Scouting started and has been called Sunrise Day.

Every member of the Worldwide Scout movement will celebrate Scouting's Sunrise at 8:00am local time. The events on offer worldwide will vary but a common theme will be everyone remaking their Scout Promise. The promise for the Scout & Explorer sections and Leaders in the UK is:-

On my Honour I promise
to do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Laws

There are variations on this promise for Beavers & Cubs and also for different Countries and Cultures.

Sunrise Events

The Scouts & Explorers will hold their Sunrise Ceremony as part of the Hampshire Scout Jamboree (see next column). A special day is being organised for the Beavers and Cubs.

This will take place on the 1st August 2007 and we will be joining with others from Havant in Emsworth in time for 8:00am in the morning. After this local ceremony we will all be joining the Scouts and Explorers at the Hampshire Jamboree. Coaches have been organised and more details will be provided in the New Year.

Please make a note of the date in your diaries. This is a special Day and one which will never be seen again!


Hampshire Jamboree

29th July to 4th August 2007

Hampshire Scouts are holding their own Jamboree as part of the 100th celebrations at the New Forest Show Ground. Over 2500 have already signed up for the event and it is also taking on an International flavour with attendees from Ghana & Norway already booked and others expressing an interest.

The programme will be a mixture of traditional scouting activities and a number of hired adventurous challenges and rides!

Details for the event have already been circulated to the Scouts and Explorers and hopefully we will see a good participation from Hayling.

To find out more select the h007 logo from our website on

Diary Dates

29th Grp Development Committee

2nd / 3rd Aspen Sleepover
2nd Book Sale URC Hall
16th Xmas Post Sort
17th Xmas Post Delivery
18th Leaders & Grp Dev team Meeting