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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
June 2009

GSL's Update

Top Awards for the Twins of Saturn
George & Harry Ewens and Jake & Luke Jones created two "Firsts" when they were presented with their Chief Scout's Silver Awards, the top award of the Cub Scout section. They were the first Cubs of Saturn Pack to receive this award since the Pack moved to Mengham Infant School and this was the first time that two sets of twins received the award at the same time.

The badges were presented by Ian Hawke on behalf of Ian Stott the District Commissioner and to complete them the four cubs completed a number of Challenge badges, Activity badges and a personal project. The picture shows Harry, George, Jake and Luke proudly holding their badges.


Explorers Complete 3 Day Expedition
Abi Peett, Alistair Harris and Zack Allgood recently completed a 3 day expedition in the New Forest as part of their Chief Scout's Diamond and Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards. If you recall the weather during half term, they started off in very wet and windy weather and completed their expedition in very hot sunshine - a good test of perseverance and planning.

Thank You Ema
Thanks to Ema Johnson for volunteering to help us with our Standing Orders.


Car parking expertise called upon!
8 Explorers and Leaders helped at the Northney Farm open day by organising the car parking for the 700 visitors. One visitor said that the team in the high-vis jackets (that was our lot) were polite, considerate and in total control!!!

Annual Awards Evening
Over 100 people including the Mayor, parents, friends and representatives of Island organisations attended this evening. Following a review of the past year and the 5 minutes of formal business, the attendees witnessed a fantastic presentation by Abi Peett and Jack Patten on their Explorer Belt expedition to Poland.

As one attendee said, "Not only was the 100 mile hike a real test, the achievement fun to see the two Explorers showed courage in taking on the challenges in a foreign Country with the obvious language barriers - I wish I had this opportunity when I was younger!"

During the evening Rebecca Hawke received the David Baker award for her ongoing commitment to the Scout Laws and Promise, Cameron MacCallum was presented with the Fred Rook award for community service. Ian Hawke presented "Thanks Badges" to Pearl Phillips (Lions Club), Meryck Marsden (Hayling Island Businessmen's Club), Ted Gale and Robert Bond for their support to the Hayling Scouts over many years.

The evening concluded with refreshments and an opportunity for those attending to look at our history over the past 80 years. It was good to see people looking at our old photographs and spotting relatives and friends who had been in the Group at some point in the past.

Readers of the Hayling Islander would have seen the full page coverage that was given to this evening - thanks to the Islander team for their support.

100 Club Results
Congratulations to Brian Bocking, James Perfett and Pete Goddard (April) and to Maureen Spencer, Mike Clarke and Mary Pike (May) who all won £25 in the first two draws of this years 100 Club. Your winnings are in the post!

Book Sale another Success
Thank you to everyone who helped with our recent book sale and to those who turned up on the day to purchase books. A total of over £800 was made for the group.

Other Help Required
Please take a look out our website under "Can You Help Us?" to see the other positions we are trying to fill.

Library Display
In October this year we are planning for a library display to show some of our history but more importantly demonstrate Scouting today. Andrea Crossland one of our Group Development Team is coordinating this display but if any one has some time to spare to help mount pictures etc please contact Ian Hawke

What are you doing this Summer?
At a recent leaders meeting it occurred to me just what goes on during the summer.

Our Explorers and 8 Leaders are all off to Switzerland for two weeks in the Swiss Alps at Kandestag.

Eagle Troop are spending their Summer Camp cycling along the Normandy Beaches of France.

Lion Troop are holding a traditional Summer Camp in Bristol although the camp programme includes some activities that are anything but traditional.

Annual Report
Every family should be receiving a copy of our Annual report before the Birthday Camp. These are being sent home via your children so you may have to ask for it. I would encourage all of you to take a look at this and in particular the section reports as they really do demonstrate the values of Scouting through the activities that we undertake.

You can also see this report online by selecting "Our Annual Report" from the menu on the left hand side.

Mars Pack visit Lifeboat
As one of their weekly meetings, the Cubs of Mars pack visited the Lifeboat station, learnt a lot and had a great time.


We would like to thank Wendy and Linda for organising this visit for us.

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

A Poster for Sharks
This poster was created by Ben Boltwood of Shark Troop to promote the fun of Scouting. You can see a larger image in the News section on our web site. Well done Ben.

80th Birthday Family Camp
By the time you read this edition of "The Woggle" our Birthday camp will be less than two weeks away. Over 250 will be camping and a further 100 will be joining us daily to take part in the activities and for the parents, a chance to see just what we get up to in the name of Scouting.

Much of the food has already been purchased (not anything fresh yet - honest!), the programme is just receiving the finishing touches and the logistics team have just about worked out how to get all of the equipment to the site - and back again.

There will be 30 Leaders on site and they are already prepared to make sure everyone has a great time.

All we need now is for everyone to think of sunshine for the weekend, although whatever the weather there is plenty to do.

What Happens Next?
There is one more letter to be sent home with some final details and reminders, for example can every family bring a cake and the letter will also be on the web site. (Just select the tent image to access this). In the meantime

Diary Dates

10th Leaders Meeting
26th Birthday Camp

8th Leaders Meeting

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