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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
November 2011

GSL's Update

Gold Duke of Edinburgh for Abi
Abi Peett received her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from Adam Jollans, County Commissioner for Hampshire. To gain this award, Abi had to take up a new physical challenge (running), complete a 4 day expedition in wild country (Exmoor), complete 9 months of voluntary Service (in Scouting) and take part in a week long residential experience with people not known by her (she did this in Poland). Abi now holds the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen's Scout Awards.


Chief Scout's Bronze Award for James
Congratulations to James Ferguson of Aspen Beaver colony on gaining the Chief Scout's Bronze Award. To complete this award, the highest for the Beaver Section, James completed the Promise Challenge, Creative Challenge, Community Challenge, Fitness Challenge, Global Challenge and Outdoor Challenge.


Award of Merit for Jacko
The Award of Merit is presented in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Scouting. Adam Jollans the County Scout Commissioner for Hampshire was delighted to be able to recognise the contribution of Paul (Jacko) Jackson over many years with the presentation of the Award of Merit. Jacko, who joined the Hayling Scouts as a Cub Scout and has been with us ever since. Along with being an Assistant Cub Leader, he is often found helping with other sections and is also a trained instructor in Archery and Climbing. Well done Jacko on this deserved recognition - we are all proud of you.

Silver Award for Ben and Harrison
Congratulations to Ben Grainger and Harrison Jobber on receiving their Chief Scout's Silver Award, the top of the Cub Scout section. The awards were presented by Nigel Valette, District Commissioner for Havant who congratulated the Cubs on their great achievement and thanked the Leaders and Parents for their help and support.

100 Club Results
Congratulations to Luke Houghton, Denis Doney, Tom Deans and Pete Rowson who each won £25 and Brian Bocking who won £50 in our 100 club.

Congratulations to North Island
Congratulations to the North Island team who won our annual quiz and the Dreadnought Trophy with 62 points, beating current champions "ACE" by just 2 points.

Our thanks to Ann & Ed Ault our scorers, to Mandy, Fiona and Jo for providing the hot supper and to our regular quiz master Billy Ault who each year manages to test all of our brains with a range of challenging questions. Thanks also to Stoke Fruit Farm for their continued sponsorship of this event, and to those who donated apples and raffle prizes and to Mandy Hawke for organising the event. Oh, and the event made a profit of over £750 for our transport fund - so a great weekend all round!

Successful Fireworks Evening
Thank you to the 80 families who braved the threat of rain and the mud to join us for this year's display. Once again Pete Goddard and Tom Lincoln put on a great display and our catering teams were kept very busy.

Deputy Mayor Presents Certficates

23 members of the Group received a certificate from Councillor Gerald Shumbart in recognition of gaining their top awards as Beavers or Cubs.

Remembrance Day Service
Thank you to the 75 Scouts, Explorers and adults who turned out for Hayling British Legion annual Parade of Remembrance. Well done to Matt Kenny, Edward Mill and Hakan Ustabas for being our flag carriers.

Aaron and James complete Training
Well done to Aaron and James who received their training certificates from Nigel Valette for Scouts and Explorers respectively.


20 Years Service Award for Dave
Dave Eacott, sectional assistant with Eagle Troop was presented with his 20 years Service Award to Scouting by Ian Hawke. Dave who started his Scouting career as a Leader in Hertfordhsire has been involved with Hayling Scouts for over 13 years. Thank You Dave!!

Xmas Post 18th December
This year our Xmas Card delivery service is 29 years old and again we need your help with the deliveries on Sunday 18th December. A letter with the details will be sent home shortly,but in the meantime all of the information is available on our website, including online booking.

Explorers Extreme Ironing Challenge
Well done to Chelsea George, Jake Whistlecraft, Mike Kenny, Barney Pycroft and Nathan Martyr of Nexus Explorers who completed their 3 day expedition towards their Chief Scout's Diamond Award and Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. Their project was "Extreme Ironing" - and we will find out more soon!

JOTA / JOTI Success
Congratulations and a huge thank you to our Dreadnought Active Support Unit on arranging a brilliant camp and activity weekend as part of the Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree On the Internet (JOTI). JOTA/JOTI is an annual event when Scouts from all over the world can communicate with each other over the air waves or across the Internet.

Diary Dates

19th Book Sale URC Hall
22nd GDT Meeting

17th Xmas Card Sort
18th Xmas Card Delivery

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