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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
May 2009

GSL's Update

Top Awards for Zac & Harry
Zac Elliot and Harry Silver were presented with their Chief Scout's Bronze Award recently. Zac and Harry both of Aspen Beaver Colony were presented their badges by Ian Hawke. To complete these awards Zac and Harry completed a number of Challenge and Activity badges. The picture shows Zac and Harry proudly holding their awards in front of the notice board at the start of the Billy Line where the presentation took place..



Shark Troop Investitures
Shark Troop is now officially up and running following the investiture ceremony of the first Scouts. At an evening also attended by Parents and Ian Stott the District Commissioner, leader Aaron Pycroft invested 8 members of the troop.

Great Turn-out for St George's Day
Over 120 members of the Group filled a coach, 3 mini-buses and a number of cars to take part in the District St George's Day Service that took place in Havant. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Leaders gain Camp Permits
Congratulations to Jamie Bray, Shawn Lambert and Paul Jackson on gaining their Camp Permit. They are now authorised to lead camps.


Silver Award for Lydia
Lydia Pycroft was presented with her Chief Scout's Silver Award by Ian Stott, the District Commissioner for Havant Scouting.

To gain the top award for Cub Scouts, Lydia completed a number of challenges including camping, health & fitness and community. She also completed a personal project which was to make a range of cakes using a different method of cooking for each.


Annual Awards Evening
Why not come along to this fun evening, find out what we have been up to and this year hear about a 10 day challenge expedition in Poland completed by Explorer Abi Peett for her Explorer Belt. As it is our 80th birthday we also have a display covering the history of Hayling Scouts for you to view whilst taking light refreshments.

Date: Wednesday 20th May
Time: 19:30 to 21:00 at the HQ

Quote from 2008: I went along to see a special award being presented and had a great evening. I will definitely go along next year.


100 Club 2009
Thank you for those of you who have renewed your membership of the 100 Club or have joined this time round. We are still looking for a few more members and have delayed the first Draw until the end of May. We will complete the April and May draws at that time.

Explorers Expedition
11 Explorers recently completed a 2 day, 15 mile expedition along part of the South Downs Way. Carrying all of their own equipment is part of the challenge for this part of the Chief Scout's Platinum and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards.

Jamie Qualifies for Archery
Jamie Bray recently completed the training to become a qualified instructor for Archery.

Book Sale
Our next book sale is on Saturday May 30th at the URC hall in Mengham. Once again we have over 8000 books on offer.

Can You Help on 30th May
We are looking to expand our book sale team both with sorting and selling on the day. We split everything into 2 hour slots so if you can help us for 2 hours on the 30th May in the morning we would like to hear from you. Please contact Phil Blosse on 92463401. Thank You

Thank You Ace
I recently attended the Paris to Hayling cycle ride presentation evening and was presented with a cheque for £250 by Paul Fisher. I would like to thank Paul and the ACE committee for once again supporting us in this way. It really is greatly appreciated.

Thank You Sarah & Barclays Bank
All of us involved with Hayling Scouts would like to thank Sarah Sexton and her colleagues at Barclays Bank for choosing us for matched funding with some of our recent activities. Barclays matched the money raised by our Explorers with Bag Packing towards their Kandestag fund for this years expedition to Switzerland and the offered to match the money raised from our Duck Race which is being used for our Birthday Camp in June. In total Barclays supported our Group with over £2300. Thank you so much.

How you can help us
6 years ago we decided that we would look to balance the workload across the group. There are many jobs that need to be done to run a Scout Group of our size and lots of these require just a few hours a year. In the next few days you will be able to see a list of what we currently need on our web site. Please will you look at these and see if you can help us. For each vacancy we have listed what is required and also what commitment in terms of hours effort it needs.

Want to know what your child's section is doing?
Then take a look at the "Section News" on our web site.

Meet Chris Ryan of SAS fame
Chris Ryan formerly of the SAS and part of Bravo 20 will be talking of his escape from Iraq and also of his other experiences during that campaign. Tickets are available from the Hayling Island book shop or the Hayling Community Centre.
Date: 13th May at the Community Centre from 7pm.

80th Birthday Family Camp
Over 250 people have already stated their intent to camp with a further 100 parents and families visiting us on a daily basis. For those of you who have not already returned the form please do so in the next few days as we now need to finalise the activities and quantities.

The activity list includes some traditional Scouting items such as cooking, craft, model making, initiative challenges, archery plus some items we are bringing onto the site such as a climbing tower, human table football, fun runs and other inflatable's. To find out what else - you will have to wait as we want some surprises!

What Happens Next?
In the next 2 weeks you will receive a more detailed information pack which will include the arrangements for our family camp plus forms to be completed and requests for information such special dietary requirements. You will also receive an invoice for the camp.

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact your Leader or myself.

Diary Dates

13th Chris Ryan
17th Lions Walk
20th Annual Awards Evening
25th Lions Club Family Picnic
30th Book Sale

3rd Leaders Meeting
26th Birthday Camp

Have you seen our list of Sponsors and Badge Sponsors under Sponsorship?.