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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
September 2009

GSL's Update

I hope everyone had a great summer - certainly it seems the Scouts & Explorers did. 40 Explorers and their leaders had a great 2 weeks in Kandestag Switzerland, 25 Scouts and Leaders from Eagle Troop completed an 80 mile cycle camp along the Normandy beaches of France and 20 Scouts and Leaders camped in Bristol and went caving and climbing at Cheddar.

Top Awards for Beavers and Scouts
We may only be 2 weeks into the new term, but already we have had 2 visits from Ian Stott the District Commissioner for Havant. The first was to Aspen Beavers to present the Chief Scout's Bronze Award to Curtis Chapman (left) and Daniel Byrne.

The next visit was to Eagle Troop to present the Chief Scout's Gold Award to Chris Hughes (left) and Jack Allison.


Young Leader Belt for Zack
Zack Allgood became the first Explorer on Hayling to be presented with the Young Leader belt. To complete this, Zack has been a regular helper with Redwood Beaver colony for 2 years and also completed the 11 young leader training modules which help develop leadership, planning, programme skills as well as First Aid.


Can You Help Us Please
In addition to the Leadership roles there are a number of other tasks that are needed to run a Scout Group. Many of these only require less than 10 hours a year, although some need a bit more.

We currently have a few gaps and would ask that you all consider whether you are able to help us.

Full details are available on our web site by selecting "Can You Help Us" from the left hand menu and I provide a summary below. if you think you may be able to help then please contact Ian Hawke who will provide more information before you make your final decision.

Book Sale Help - 2 hours, twice per year
Group Development team - 6 meetings a year, each of 2 hours.
Notice Board Management - 3 hours per year
Assistant Beaver Leader - 2 hours per week. Regular help on a Monday evening from 17:00 to 18:00.

100 Club Results
Congratulations to Malcolm Sprinks, Nadia Nelson, Mary Pike (July) and Jan Randall, Mike Clarke, Jenny Diment (August) who each won £25.

Explorer Expedition
Congratulations to Kathryn Lincoln, Zack Allgood, Abi Peett, Liam Holden and Alistair Harris on completing a 3 day expedition towards their Chief Scout's Diamond and Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards.



Hayling Library Display
Look out for our display in the Hayling Library throughout October. Our thanks to Andrea Crossland for organising this.

Dreadnought Returns!
Dreadnought was originally the name of our Venture Scout Unit, which was disbanded in 2001 when Scouting changed the sections. However when we started the formation of our Scout Fellowship it was an easy decision to re-instate the name Dreadnought.

So what is a Scout Fellowship? A section for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to enjoy the fun of Scouting. Some members will be those who wish to retain their links to Scouting, others may be brand new to the movement but want to join the fun and support their local group.

You will receive more information on this section in the coming weeks. The first event is the organisation of our 80th Birthday party.

Autumn Term Events

This is a busy term, so please make a note in your diaries.

Annual Quiz Night:
Saturday October 10th 19:00
Community Centre West Town
Teams up to 8, £8 per person to include a hot meal.

80th Birthday Family Party:
Saturday 17th October
18:00 to 23:00
Free Entry
BBQ & Drinks on sale

You should all have received a letter on this. Games start at 18:00 with the early ones aimed towards Beavers and Cubs. Families are free to arrive and leave when they like.

Please return the form or book online (select the party entry on the right hand side of the home page) so we have some idea of how many to cater for.

Book Sale Sort
Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th October
Help us pre sort the books. For details contact Ian Hawke.

Family Fireworks Display
Friday 6th November
Fire at 19:00, Fireworks from 19:30.
Venue TBC.
£5 per family
This display is for the members and families of Hayling Scouts and Hayling Guides. Hot Dogs, Burgers, hot and cold drinks available.

Remembrance Day Service
Sunday 8th November
10:15 at Mengham Car Park
Ends at 12:15

Book Sale
Saturday 21st November
URC Hall Mengham
09:30 - 12:00

Xmas Post Delivery
Sunday 20th December

Hayling Scout's Quiz

Why not get together with your friends and create a team of 8 people and take part in this years quiz. Our quiz is now in its 17th year and remains one of the most popular on Hayling.

Used Postage Stamps

Thank you to those of you who have helped us over the years with the collection of used postage stamps. Alas the Lepracy Mission, for whom we collected the stamps no longer collect them. In future we recommend you take any used stamps direct to the Sue Ryder shop in Mengham.

Section News
Most of our sections now keep information on their programme and special events on our website. If you need to find out more then select "Section News" from our home page followed by the relevant section.

Diary Dates

23rd GDT Meeting
30th Leaders Meeting

10th Annual Quiz
17th 80th Birthday Party
28th Book Sale Sort
31st Great Escape

4th Leaders Meeting
6th Fireworks Display
8th Remembrance Day Svc
21st Book Sale
25th GDT Meeting

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