Along with a quarter of a million other Scouts, Explorers, Cub Scouts, Beaver Scouts and Leaders around Britain we took part in the Centenary Camp over the Spring Bank Holiday. And, with all those others, we got very wet and there was a wind!
Thank you to all of you who attended this afternoon's parade. Well done for a good smart turnout – I hope you all gained something from Baden-Powell's message to you.
Some of the Scouts enjoyed a taster session of canoeing at the Waterside Centre last Sunday.
We hope that a full course will be run later in the Summer. More photos in the Activities photo gallery.
It is with great sadness that we must report the sudden passing away of Paul Goss, the District Treasurer, last week.
Those in the group who have been sailing with us at Taplow will have known Paul well as someone who was always there, showing us the ropes and making sure that all the equipment was ready every time.
Our thoughts and sympathies go to his family at this sad time.
The Scouts were out in force at the Three Towers Hike last weekend. This is a gruelling hike over the Berkshire Downs, with different distances for the different age ranges.
Three Scout teams completed the Junior Hike, a distance of 24 km.
- Daniel McGill, Matthew McWiggan and Helena Tipper in 5 hours 44 minutes.
- Tom Dodington, Stuart Davies and Daniel Phillips in 5 hours 45 minutes.
- Philip Walsh-Atkins, Paul Moore and Robert Grey in 6 hours 36 minutes.
In the Senior Hike, a distance of 70 km
Simon Gosden, Chris Ramsay and Dave Judge (your leaders!) completed the hike in 12 hours 56 minutes in 4th place overall abd won the award for the fastest team from outside Reading and Pang Calley Districts.
In addition, Jess Paine completed the Senior hike in 15 hours 2 minutes (but the rest of her team dropped out!).
Well done all of you – it's a long, long way.
Full details will, eventually, be on the Three Towers web site .
Congratulations to the two teams of Cub Scouts who took part in the District Orienteering event last Saturday, organised by Berkshire Orienteers at Bloom Wood near Marlow. Whilst neither team won, they all enjoyed the event. There will be more next year!
Full results of the orienteering are on the Berkshire Orienteers web site at http://www.bko.org.uk/node/226.
CongratulationsÂ to all those Cub Scouts who took part in the District Quiz on 10th March.
Whilst none or our full teams won, a joint team from 1st Finchampstead andÂ 1st Swallowfield with James Flynn were runners-up and a joint team from 1st Finchampstead and 1st Winnersh with Alex Mitchell won the competition.
The winners will go forward to the County Competiton on 28th April – hope they can prove they're best there as well.Â
Both packs were cooking pancakes this month. Not all pancakes were edible, but all of them got eaten!.
More pancake pictures can be seen by clicking on the picture below
The whole of the Scout Association in the UK will be camping over the weekend 25th to 28th May 2007.
The group has registered for Sainsbury's Active Kids – http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/activekids – so get collecting those vouchers now. We can convert them into equipment, camping and activity gear so that we can do even more. Please pass all the vouchers you collect to Nancy or into the box in Finchbase kitchen.