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  • District AGM 13th June

    District AGM 13th June

    25th May 2017

    All adults members, supporters, explorers and young leaders are welcome at the Annual General Meeting of the Sevenoaks District Scout Council. It is to be held on Tuesday 13 June 2017 from 7.30pm (19:30hrs) in the headquarters of the 4th Sevenoaks (St. John’s) Scout Group, Mill Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 5BU. Refreshments will be provided from 7.30pm; The Business Meeting will commence at 8.00pm (20:00hrs); A presentation of Awards and the MAG7 District Camp for 2018 will close the evening Please find attached the formal documents for the meeting. District AGM Agenda 20170613.pdf District AGM Minutes 20160621.pdf SDSC AGM attendance 21.06.2016.pdf SDSC AGM Annual Report 2016-2017.pdf...

  • St George's Day Parade photos are here

    St George's Day Parade photos are here

    23rd April 2017

    Check out the St George's Day gallery ...

  • Plender 2017 Photos

    Plender 2017 Photos

    16th April 2017

    Photos from the 2017 Plender hike are online ...

  • Cub Scouts Quiz and Challenge

    Cub Scouts Quiz and Challenge

    30th March 2017

    Cub Scouts Quiz and Challenge  The day started at 13:30 with (about) 11 teams worth of Cubs turning up armed the contents of their respective Pack's craft boxes. Nearly all (if not all) of the Groups were represented. The teams were 4 or 5 strong, containing a good cross section from...

  • Cubs 100 edition of Across Kent out now

    Cubs 100 edition of Across Kent out now

    17th January 2017

    The Cubs 100 celebration edition is out now! You can download it at www.kentscouts.org.uk/218 Packed full of stories about the celebrations held around Kent to mark the Cub Scout Centenary as well as snippets of news from around Kent. ...

  • Cubs Celebrate at Kingswood

    Cubs Celebrate at Kingswood

    22nd October 2016

    Cubs Scouts from the 1st 4th and 7th packs joined 300 other cubs for a weekend of activities at the Kingswood Activity Centre in Ashford. The cubs and leaders had the luxury of sleeping inside nice warm buildings with running hot water which was something that the young people and probably...

  • District AGM 2016

    District AGM 2016

    22nd June 2016

    The District Annual General Meeting of Sevenoaks Scouts took place on the 21st June 2016 and was a great success with many turning out to witness the event. During the meeting several awards were given to leaders and Explorer Scouts. Pictures of the awards are in the Gallery  section of this...

  • Explorers and Scouts flying high

    Explorers and Scouts flying high

    12th June 2016

    Four lucky scouts from the 7th, 3rd & 4th troops plus two Explorers got the chance to go gliding on the 5th April thanks to the Kent Gliding Club Community Flying Programme. One Explorer even got to do some acrobatics as it was her second flight. A most exciting day for this group of...

  • Cubs Celebrate 100 years with ADVENTURE

    Cubs Celebrate 100 years with ADVENTURE

    12th June 2016

    Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th June the Cubs had activity at the Downe Scout Camp near Biggin Hill. Over 70 cubs from 7 different packs attended and had a go at archery, abseiling, crate stacking and pedal carts. The weather was fantastic through out the weekend and this was a perfect...

  • Scouting Memorial Project

    Scouting Memorial Project

    5th June 2016

    Andy King took his scouts to the unveiling of the National memorial Project in Staffordshire. Here is his report and an explanation of the project.  'Hogwarts Troops was privileged to be invited to the unveiling of the newScout memorial. This was held on the 5th June. we had tickets for 2...

  • Pinewood Rally 2016

    Pinewood Rally 2016

    16th April 2016

    As in any form of motor racing there is plenty of preparation before Race Day and so it was for the 2016 Cub Scouts Pinewood Rally at Wilderness Sports Centre. Months before the event Richard, Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs sought out materials so that all the car kits were...

  • District Challenge and Quiz

    District Challenge and Quiz

    3rd March 2016

    It’s not always easy to find an event that cubs from all over the District can take part in which is indoors but this Challenge and Quiz event is still attracting teams from many packs. In fact, fourteen took part in the event held at the St Johns Group headquarters in Mill Lane which meant...

  • March Newslink is here

    March Newslink is here

    2nd March 2016

    March Newslink is here with details of the District Cub Challenge, Otford Adventures and invitations to Quiz at Edenbridge on the 11th. ...

  • February Newslink!

    February Newslink!

    1st February 2016

    Newslink February 2016 has now hit the internet. This month featuring... All Leaders Meeting, Skills Night, Scouts Wide Game, Scout Shop, Active Supporta (scouting) night at the cinema...

  • January Newslink Out Now

    January Newslink Out Now

    8th January 2016

    The first edition of Newslink in 2016 is out now. In this issue Happy New Year! Christmas Camps, Cubs Quiz, District All Leader's Meeting, Training News Read it now ...

  • District All-Leader's Meeting Tues 25 July

    District All-Leader's Meeting Tues 25 July

    8th January 2016

    Meeting starts at 19:45 at the 3rd Sevenoaks Hut, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks ...

  • District Cubs Chess Competition

    21st November 2015

    The Sevenoaks District Cubs Chess Tournament took place at Westerham Scout Hut on Saturday 21stNovember. 17 cubs from 5 Packs took part in a keenly fought competition. After a series of 10 minute round robin matches in 4 groups the 8 cubs with the best results competed for one trophy and the...

  • New Training Dates Published

    New Training Dates Published

    12th November 2015

    Training dates for the coming year have been updated today.  Get yourself trained before Compass comes online! View the training schedule ...

  • November Newslink Out Now

    November Newslink Out Now

    3rd November 2015

    The November edition of Newslink has hit the internet. November Newslink The full Newslink Index The copy in your inbox came with an updated version of the District Directory - if you spotted any updates required please contact Rose Mears. ...

  • Plender Hike

    Plender Hike

    17th October 2015

    Saturday 17thOctober saw a return of the biennial Plender Hike Competition. 9 teams entered the night hike with teams from 1st, 4th, 12th, 15thand 17thSevenoaks. The teams had to complete an arduous 8 mile course around Otford and Shoreham. On the way were a number of challenges including...

  • Active Support opt for 'The Dark Side'

    9th October 2015

    At their games evening the Sevenoaks District Active Support members along with members from the Trefoil Guild were given a choice of subjects for a talk at next months meeting. Their choice was The Dark Side of London. The talk will be at Halstead Scout HQ in Shoreham Lane at 2pm on 12th...

  • Sevenoaks District Active Support Games Night

    8th October 2015

    On Thursday October 8 the Active Support team along with the Trefoil Guild are running a Games evening to include some of those long forgotten pastimes. All are welcome to join in the fun at Halstead Scout HQ Shoreham Lane Halstead. ...

  • October Newslink out now

    October Newslink out now

    2nd October 2015

    A new edition of Newslink has been published.   It has 10 pages this month including a wedding, cub challenge, water sports, carnivals and much more!. ...

  • Rafting at Thrifwood, a great day o/in the water

    Rafting at Thrifwood, a great day o/in the water

    27th September 2015

    29 Scouts from 1st 3rd 4th and 17th Chose the perfect day to get in to the minibus and shoot of to Thriftwood Camp site and Activity Centre for a day of rafting. They built their own rafts with the help of a diagram and tuition from the leaders Michael , Chris, Carl , Russel ,Fred,...

  • Scouts look forward to a day of RAFTING

    26th September 2015

    Sevenoaks Scouts are looking  forward to a day of RAFTING at Thrftwood Campsite in Essex. After constructing their rafts the scouts will bravely attempt to circumnavigate the lake and island. How successful will they be? Watch this space. ...

  • District Commissioner's Cubs Challenge

    District Commissioner's Cubs Challenge

    20th September 2015

    Four Packs came together in September to compete for the District Commissioners Cup. The packs were 1st Sevenoaks, (Braeside), 4th Sevenoaks (St John's), 7th Sevenoaks (Halstead) and 12th Sevenoaks (Edenbridge) and all four packs did remarkably well to achieve the tough criteria for...

  • District All Leaders Meeting Sept 28th POSTPONED

    District All Leaders Meeting Sept 28th POSTPONED

    16th September 2015

    Come to meet with the all the leaders in the District on the 28th of September at the 3rd Sevenoaks HQ on Bradbourne Vale Road.NOW POSTPONED NOW POSTPONED ...

  • Explorers Summer Camp in Kandersteg - Outline

    9th September 2015

    Explorers Summer Camp in Kandersteg At the meeting this week we talked through the proposed trip to Kandersteg next summer. View the slide show here: http://bit.ly/KISC-2016-Intro ...

  • Active Support Group Go Boating

    Active Support Group Go Boating

    6th August 2015

    On the 9th July some of the Active Support members joined together with the Trefoil Guild and had a great day out on the Wey and Arun Canal. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all. Everyone brought a plate of 'food to share', and there were a few bottles of sustenance around...

  • District St George's Day Trophies 2015

    District St George's Day Trophies 2015

    1st May 2015

    District St George's Day Trophies 2015 news article ...

  • Find us on Facebook!

    Find us on Facebook!

    1st March 2015

    Sevenoaks District Scouts is now on Facebook. Join us and find out what's going on in your Scouting District....

  • District Awards 2013

    District Awards 2013

    28th April 2013

    Winners of this year's District Awards 2013 are as follows -  The Sajo Trophy  - Caroline Coppleston and the 6th Sevenoaks (Kemsing) Beaver Colony The Mickey Spearey Trophy - Richard Everest and the 4th Sevenoaks (St Johns) Cub Pack The Dudley Barrow Trophy - Alan Hindley and the...

  • Chris Mears receives Special Awards

    Chris Mears receives Special Awards

    28th April 2013

    Chris received both a Chief Scout's Commendation for Meritorious Conduct medal an award for Meritorious Conduct and a Silver Acorn which is one of Scouting’s top awards. He has been and continues to be a major force in Sevenoaks scouting. He has been Riverhead Carnival organiser and continued...

  • St George's Day Parade

    St George's Day Parade

    28th April 2013

    Scouts from across the Sevenoaks District marched through the town High Street on Sunday for one of the best attended St George's Day parades on record. Considered the most important event in the Scouting calender, the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders processed at a packed St...

  • CHRISTMAS BAG PACKING

    18th December 2010

    CHRISTMAS BAG PACKING EVENT During the week leading into Christmas the SAS (Scout Active Support) and Scout Groups around Sevenoaks District, including the 7th Sevenoaks (Halstead) Scout Group, are Bag Packing from 10am - 4pm (10:00 - 16:00 hrs) at Sainsburys, Otford Road,...

  • Fellowship are Active Support!

    24th November 2010

    Fellowship are Active Support! Sevenoaks District Active Support previously known as Fellowship are, as the name suggests, actively supporting Scouting within Sevenoaks District and, because their members enjoy the adventure of Scouting too, provide an active...

  • £1700 raised in Christmas bag packing

    23rd January 2010

    In the week leading up to Christmas if you happened to be shopping at Sainsburies in Otford between 10am and 4pm you  may have been asked by a scout if you'd like a hand with your packing. 1st, 4th & 7th Sevenoaks Scouts were joined by 1st Orpington Guides to offer this service to...

  • County Challenge

    26th September 2009

    The Sevenoaks team of cubs recently competed in the County Challenge Day. They had a great day and worked hard together.The team made up of cubs from the 4th Sevenoaks pack came 6th out of about 30 teams. Great effort ...

  • Cubs swim for the RNLI

    20th April 2009

    Weald Cubs Swim for the RNLI After a visit from the RNLI the cubs were so impressed that they wanted to do some fundraising by way of saying thank you. A sponsored swim was arranged and the cubs started to swim lengths and then some more lengths and...

  • Morris Dancing

    Morris Dancing

    29th March 2009

    Scouts and Explorers in Sevenoaks were treated to an evening with a difference when they were recently visited by two Morris Dancing Troops. Hartley and Invicta Morris visited 3rd Sevenoaks weekly meeting to teach almost 50 people the traditional English folk dance. Dressed with bells,...

  • Howletts Zoo

    28th March 2009

    Cubs Visit Howletts Zoo Six packs from Sevenoaks joined around 2000 from all over Kent for a cub’s weekend at Howletts Zoo near Canterbury. For some it was cold and wet but all enjoyed their time there and some managed to face their fears with spiders and snakes. The cubs were all treated...

  • Winter Survival

    Winter Survival

    14th February 2009

    If you saw some of the tens of young people walking across the Sevenoaks district in reflective jackets this weekend, the chances are you caught a glimpse of ‘Winter Survival’, the toughest Scouting challenge in Kent! Sevenoaks District played host to the annual event organised by Maidstone...

  • Sevenoaks cubs gunged live on BBC 1

    9th January 2009

    This weekend 5 Sevenoaks Cubs were gunged live on BBC 1 as part of "Basil's Swap Shop" featuring Basil brush. Charlotte, one of the gunged Cubs tells their story below: We arrived at Maidstone Studio at 8.45am. We were all very excited and looking forward to being on live TV with The...

  • Cubs put on a show

    30th November 2008

      Cubs Put on a Show Around 40 cubs came together at West Heath School where they learnt their parts, rehearsed them and performed; all in the course of 9 hours and this included a lunch break and the 90 minutes running time for the performance! The cubs were absolutely...

  • Cadbury Camp

    Cadbury Camp

    28th October 2008

    Over the weekend, Explorers from Sevenoaks, Maidstone and Swanley visited Cadbury World in Birmingham, camping overnight in Sevenoaks and Youlbury. On the Sunday morning, Explorers got the chance to try out geocaching, locating caches in the Oxford area. ...

  • Norway Safari

    Norway Safari

    15th June 2008

    This April, 2 Explorer Scouts and 2 Network members set off to Norway to complete the ‘Explorer Belt Expedition’ – an urban exploration of at least 10 days. The purpose of the Explorer belt is to find out about another country, it culture and the people living there. As part of this,...

  • Scouting Geocache

    13th June 2008

    Scouts of 3rd Sevenoaks Bradbourne Scout Troop have recently been learning the educational sport of geocaching. Geocaching is a digital treasure hunt played throughout the world. People leave a 'cache', a small container for others to find. Details of the cache are placed online through a...

  • Expedition Challenge

    9th June 2008

    Four Sevenoaks Scouts recently took part in the County Expedition Challenge Hike to gain their Expedition Challenge badge. Successfully completing the weekend, Alistair, a Scout from 3rd Sevenoaks tells their story below... Scout Expedition Challenge Badge Hike The expedition challenge...

  • Funding Opportunities

    8th June 2008

    Check out the latest issue of 'Inside Track' produced by KCC which includes information on national, regional and local sources of funding - perfect for a Scouting project that needs completing! http://www.sevenoaksscouts.org.uk/imgs/984Inside_Track_121.pdf ...

  • Scouts March On

    Scouts March On

    27th April 2008

    Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer across the District joined forces to celebrate St Georges Day. They paraded through Sevenoaks High Street and then had a church service led by Andrew McClellan at St Nicholas’ church. Cubs along with Andrew urged Scouts to support the charity “Save the...

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