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Summer Newsletter

Group Scout Leader Update It is my pleasure to welcome you to the new 1st Finchampstead Scouts termly newsletter. We hope this will be a great way for you to hear more about the amazing things being done by the young people in all our sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Scouting relies on its … Continued

Scout Summer Camp 2013: Pictures

Some pictures from the Scout Summer Camp in the Lake District can be seen by clicking on the attached picture.

Sorry that this was so late in being posted!

Summer Camp 2013

Summer Camp 2013

Summer time means the 1st Finchampstead Summer Camp, and this year we’re going to the Lake District. We’re going to be doing some hiking, ghyll scrambling (the Lake District version of canyoning) and Via Ferrata (a mixture between hiking and climbing).

Eastrek 2013

22 Scouts and Leaders left Finchbase at 9.30am on 29th March and headed down the M4 to Botany Bay Campsite in Tintern near Chepstow. After a good journey, slightly delayed by Good Friday traffic, we arrived at the campsite around midday and set about pitching camp. Following a wet winter the site was in much better condition that we had expected.

Snowy Three Towers Training Hike, Sunday 17th March 2013

In preparation for the Three Towers hike race on the 20th April we have been running a series of training hikes, so that the Scouts can improve their fitness and knowledge of the course. This way we hope they will stand a better chance of not getting lost and being able to finish the event.


Training Dates for Three Towers Hike 2013 and Kit Lists

The following training dates have been announced for the Three Towers hike. Please note that all SCOUTS need to participate in at least TWO training sessions, so that they are familiar with the route, have achieved a basic level of fitness and have had the chance to test/ break in their kit.

Belated Scout Summer Camp 2012 pictures

Clicking the picture below will get you to the full set of pictures of the Scout Summer Camp 2012, held on Exmoor – a notably wet and windy camp during the Diamond Jubilee week. Apologies for the length of time that it’s taken to put these online.