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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 2012

GSL's Update

I hope you all found some time to relax and also some sunshine during the holiday period and are now ready for the start of the new school and Scouting new year!.

In addition to the weekly meetings, this is always a busy term for our youth members, parents and supporters and the reverse side of this edition provides the information on these events and activities. Please see over.

During the summer months, Eagle and Scorpion Troops held summer camps in East Sussex and our Explorers have been busy raising funds for their expedition to Switzerland in 2013 with Bag Packing at Tesco's.

Jack Robert Archer Perfett
Congratulations to James and Claire Perfett on the birth of their Son, Jack Robert Archer on Monday 6th August 2012.

Mum and Baby doing great and Dad still somewhere on cloud 9!!!

For those paying termly your subs will be due at the start of next term. Please put a cheque or cash for £30 into a named envelope and hand it in to your leader.


Ed and Claire get Married

Congratulations to Ed Harrison and Claire Patterson who were married at the Church of the Resurrection in Drayton. The Wedding was attended by many of their friends and family including some of the Explorer Scouts who were in the Unit the same time as Ed and also members of Staff from the Park Community School where both Claire and Ed are teachers.

The Bride of course was radiant and despite the strong rumours, Ed did not turn up in Scout Uniform and riding a Trek Cart!!

The photograph shows some of Ed's Scouts from Eagle Troop who formed a guard of honour for the happy couple on leaving the Church.


Goodbye to Lorna and Jim
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Lorna, Euan, Cameron and especially Jim Simpson who will be moving from the Island in early September.

Jim has been the Leader of Lion Troop for 11 years and Lorna helped occasionally with Aspen Beavers and also managed our 100 Club for many years. Thank you for your support to the young people of Hayling over many years and we wish you every success for the future.

Autumn Term Events
There are a number of events and activities taking place during this term. Full details are available on our website at
www.haylingscouts.org.uk. If you look above the "Latest News" and select the event, you will find details and booking arrangements.

Fun Day
We have rescheduled our Fun Day for
Saturday 22nd September.
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Venue: Copse Meadow Farm, Copse Lane
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders
Online or by form. You may have booked for the original event, but please book again.
No uniform required, but packed lunch, drinks bottle, sun cream and hat essential.

The basis is an “Olympic” style challenge day when all those taking part will have a chance to have a go at a range of activities, some traditional and others more unusual and gain medals for their territory. The day also provides the chance for the different age sections to see each other in action.

Harvest Festival
All Beavers and Cubs are invited to join the congregation of St Andrew's Church.
Sunday 7th October
Time:10:50 to 12:00
Venue: St Andrew's Church
Full Smart Uniform

A donation of tinned or dried food is welcome as it will be used for the food bank that all churches on Hayling contribute to, to help people here on the Island. There will also be a collection. Parents and families are welcome to stay.

Quiz Night
Saturday 13th October
Time: 19:00 to 22:30
Venue: Hayling Community Centre, West Town
Cost: £8 per person including hot supper
Teams of 8 people

Why not come along with a team of 8 to challenge for the Dreadnought Trophy in this our 18th annual quiz night. Always a great evening.

Saturday 20th October
Time: Between 10:00 to 17:00
Venue: Copse Lane
Scouts and Explorers may camp from Friday to Sunday

Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The Internet provides an opportunity to communicate with Scouts throughout the world either over the Air waves or the Internet. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in this great event, for as long as they wish. There are plenty of other activities on offer. Beavers and Cubs must be accompanied by an adult.

Fireworks Display
Friday 2nd November
Time: 19:00
Venue: To Be confirmed
Cost: £7 per family

This annual event is open to members and the families of Hayling Scouts and Hayling Guides.

No need to book - just turn up on the night.

Hot Dogs, Burgers, hot / cold drinks and a tuck shop will be available for purchase.

Book Sale
Saturday 3rd November
Time: 09:30 to 12:00
URC Hall Mengham
Cost 20p entry for adults, children free.
We will have about 8000 books on offer covering many authors and topics.

Remembrance Day Parade
Sunday 11th November
Time 10:15 to 12:15

Start Mengham Car Park and end at British Legion Hall
For Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders

Xmas Post Delivery
Sunday 16th December
Time: 09:00 to 11:30

We will be running our Xmas Card delivery service again this year, More details in early November.

Diary Dates

12th Leaders Meeting HQ
22nd Fun Day
24th GDT Meeting

7th Harvest Festival
13th Quiz Night
20th JOTA / JOTI

2nd Fireworks
3rd Book Sale
11th Remembrance Day Service

16th Xmas Post Delivery

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