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3rd Hayling Scouts

The 3rd Hayling Scout Group is a registered charity. Charity number 308136


The Woggle

The newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
July 2008

GSL's Update

What a Month!
June has provided top awards, special presentations, an Annual meeting attended by over 100 people, camps, visits and our Family Fun Day when over 200 people took part, all in addition to work and school! So where to start?

Queen Scout's Award for Charles
This is the top award that can be gained by an Explorer or Network Scout and includes a certificate signed by the Queen and a badge. To complete the award Charles learnt a new challenge (Rock Climbing), took part in a residential training course (1 year with the Church Youth Enterprise including Leadership training), 9 months community service (with a Church Youth Group) and completed a 5 day expedition on Exmoor. You can see why we were all so proud of his achievement.


Medal of Merit for Dominic
Also during our Annual awards meeting Dick Whittington, the County Commissioner for Hampshire Scouting, presented Dominic Howell with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his outstanding services to Scouting.

Dick then presented Ian Hawke with the Silver Wolf highest recognition that can be awarded.

On page 2 you can see the other awards that were presented during the evening.

Fun Day a Great Success
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Fun Day and helped make it a very rewarding day for the Leaders and particularly the organising team of Andrea, Shawn, Jan, Sarah, Jim and Tom. The feedback has been tremendous and a special thanks to Andrea and Shawn who pulled it all together to make sure that the day went without a hitch.

100 Club Results
Congratulations to Linda Hunter, Iris Cottle and Geoff Hewitt who each won £25 and to Andrea Heath who won £50 on our 100 Club Draw this month.

Awards Evening
Apart from the awards already listed and others shown below, our annual evening was attended by over 100 people who enjoyed a review of the year, lots of pictures of our activities and events and especially a presentation from Alastair Harris and Jordan Reed who participated in the World Scout Jamboree. Many thanks to everyone who came along and joined in with the spirit and fun of the evening.

Other Awards Presented
20 Years of Service to Dominic Howell & Mary Pike, and 30 Years of Service to Mandy & Ian Hawke.

The Fred Rook Award for service to the community was presented to Tom Lincoln and the David Baker memorial award for commitment to the Scout Laws and Promise was presented by Tony Baker to Paul (Jacko) Jackson.

Thanks Badges were presented to Sally Jones and Karen Wells (after the meeting) for their support to the group with Subscription management, to Jo Hawley (wish List), Nigel Kenny (Badge Secretary, Clive Allgood (Trailer Manager) and Andrew Harrison for his general support over many years.

Support of the type recognised with the Thanks Badge is vital for the successful running of a Scout Group - so thank you all very much.

Wood Badge for Aaron
Nigel Valette the District Commissioner for Havant presented Aaron Pycroft with the Wood Badge which signifies completion of the Adult Training programme.

More Top Awards
Chief Scout's Awards were presented away from the HQ during June. Tom Randall and Joshua Boniface received their Bronze Awards from Nigel Valette before taking part in a treasure hunt:

A few days later, Stuart Godwin and Jack Rocket recieved their Silver Awards by the Inn on the Beach

RNLI Visit
The Cubs of Saturn Pack and the Beavers of Redwood Colony visited the Lifeboat Station recently. They found out more about the RNLI and had a chance to sit in the boats. This was a special occasion for Beaver Scott Westfield who was invested during the visit.

Other Activities
35 Scouts took part in the District Camping Competition, Scouts and Explorers organised Car Parking at the Northney Farm open day, Aspen Beavers had a visit from a Hawk and some Ferrets, an Ambulance turned up at the HQ for Saturn Pack to explore (no injury - honest) and Saturn Pack raised money for the RNLI through a Bring and Buy Sale - PLUS all of the normal activities as well!

40 Years of Stag Camp
In 1968 some ex-members of the Scouts decided to organise their own camp called the "Stag Camp". 40 years later the camp is still an annual event often with people travelling from all over the world to take part.

What a great advert for the friendship of Scouting.

Diary Dates

14th Leaders Meeting HQ
26th Eagle Troop Camp

2nd Lion Troop Camp
2nd Explorer Camp
2nd Hayling Carnival

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