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3rd Hayling Scouts

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The Woggle

The newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
May 2007

GSL's Update

100 Club Results
The winners of our May 100 Club draw were Mark Savil, Jean Yates and Irene Day, who each win £25. The winner of our £50 quarterly draw was Brian Bocking. Congratulations to you all.

Over 80 Attend St George's Day Service
Thank you to everyone who joined the St George's Day Service. Hayling was again well represented.

Jupiter Pack go Orienteering
The Cubs of Jupiter Pack took part in the District Orienteering Exercise at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Fourteen Cubs and Leaders had a great time and also managed to learn more about using Maps and Compasses at the same time.

Thank You Shelly
Shelly West, one of our Beaver Leaders with Redwood Colony, has just taken on a new job. Whilst we are pleased for Shelly, it does mean that she will have to step down as a Beaver Leader. I am pleased that she will still be seen at our activities and events. Shelly, thank you for all you have done and I hope that we will see you back in the future.

Welcome Jan
With Shelly standing down, I am pleased that Jan Allgood has offered her time to help Linda with the Beavers on Tuesday nights. Thanks Jan.

Thank You Bookies
Many thanks to those of you who gave up a few hours on the Saturday and Sunday to help us sort out the increasing number of books in the HQ in readiness for our next Sale in June. I was amazed at how quickly the pile to sort disappeared and due to your efforts we achieved far more than expected.

Leaders Also busy Sorting
At the same time as the "bookies" were busy in the HQ, the Leaders also spent a few hours giving the Leaders Den a spring clean and also starting the annual check of our Tents and equipment in readiness for camp.


Advanced Notice

Event: Annual Awards and Presentations
Date: Wednesday 12th June 2007
Place: HQ
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a special evening as part of our 100th Birthday. You will hear from some of our Explorers on what it takes to become a Queen's Scout and also a day in their lives at Windsor Castle as part of the special St George's Day Parade for Queen's Scout Award holders. We will also have an update from Alistair and Jordan on their final preparations to join 40,000 other Scouts from across the world at the World Scout Jamboree and also hear more about the 100th Birthday events and the changes we are making within the Group to ensure Scouting continues to develop on Hayling Island.

Quote from a couple of years ago, "I only came along to see my son receive a special award but had a really great evening, not typical of Annual Meetings. It was relaxed, fun and amazing at what Hayling Scouts get up to".

Centenary Camp only 3 weeks away
Plans for our contingent to join in the Hampshire South Centenary Camp on Hayling Island are well advanced. Over 80 members of the Group will either be camping for the weekend or in the case of the Beavers visiting for a day of activity and fun on the Sunday.Just a reminder that any outstanding money and pink health forms are required in the next few days.

Sunrise Day (August 1st 2007)
This is our official 100th Birthday and the Beavers, Cubs plus any Scouts and Explorers not camping are invited to join us for the event. We will leave Hayling at about 7:15am, attend a special sunrise celebration in Emsworth with other members of Havant District at 8:00am and then travel to the Hampshire 007 Jamboree in the New Forest to join our Scouts and Explorers where we will be able to take part in the many hundreds of activities on offer.A day not to be missed!


Scouts Complete Expedition

The Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders of Lion Scout Troop completed a 20km expedition in the New Forest during the early May holiday weekend. The expedition was organised by Jake Whistlecraft for his Chief Scout's Award personal challenge and the 8 who took part returned tired but enthusiastic about what they had achieved.

Learning more about themselves and also working with each other in teams continues to be a key part of the Scout training.

Weekly Trek Cart pulling.
As part of the Health and Fitness Badge but also in preparation for the "Round Langstone Walk", Scout Leader of Eagle Troop, Ed Harrison has organised a Trek Cart pull for each Sunday in May. So far 14 Scouts have taken part and have spent two hours pulling our Trek Carts up and down the Billy Line.

"I am confident they will complete the full 15 miles on May 20th", says Ed!

Beavers visit Station Theatre
The Beavers of Redwood Colony were recently taken on a trip around the Station Theatre. They were given a guided tour of the theatre to find out about how the theatre operates including the sound and lighting systems.
The highlight of the evening, without doubt was when they were given a range of props and costumes and invited to put on a simple show of their own.

It would seem there are a lot of budding actors in the Colony.

Next Book Sale
Saturday 2nd June
URC Church Hall
10:00 to 14:00

Our book sales are widely acknowledged as one of the best in the area and we normally have people travelling from across Hampshire and West Sussex just to buy books of their choice. We have over 6000 books, fiction and non fiction for the sale.

Why not pop in and take a look for yourselves - you never know you might find just what you always wanted!

If anyone would like to join our teams on the evening of Friday 1st June or Saturday 2nd June for a couple of hours then please let us know.

Langstone Harbour Walk

Sunday 20th May 2007
Start: Station Theatre
Beavers & Cubs 10:00am
Scouts & Explorers 08:50am

Our Beavers and Cubs will complete about 5 miles, whilst our Scouts and Explorers are planning the full 15 miles - with Trek Cart in tow!

You should have all received a letter in the last couple of weeks with details for this walk. If in doubt then either visit our website at www.haylingscouts.org.uk and select "Parents Letter" or speak to your leader.

Remember all proceeds will help with the cost of our centenary activities.

Beavers Invested at Linda's House
Following a stroll along the Billy Line, 3 Beavers from Redwood Colony were invested at their Leaders House, in the newly laid Front Garden.

I wonder what people driving and walking past thought to see all of Redwood Beavers looking smart in their uniforms and also the many Parents who were there to watch and pick up their Children. Well Done Linda.


Diary Dates

14th Leaders Meeting
20th Lions Langstone Walk
23rd Group Dev Meeting HQ
25th Centenary Camp

2nd Book Sale URC Hall
11th Leaders Meeting
13th Annual Awards Evening
16th Gunnell Trophy - Scouts

21st World Jamboree Starts
29th Hampshire 007 Jamboree

1st Sunrise Day our 100th Birthday


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