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  • 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 Each Pack With the monies paid and the paperwork complete, the teams set to the list of challenges. These included folding the Union flag, tying three knots (the once lost art of the 'granny' has been rediscovered by most Cubs you'll be pleased to hear) reciting 5 facts about BP (did you know his troops called him 'Lord Bathing Towel' because of his obsession with cleanliness?) dropping protectively wrapped eggs from height into a bucket (several teams were disappointed when their egg emerged unscathed) and placing their 'unconscious' team mates in the recovery position (having lain down myself for a quick nap I found myself being rolled around by several Cubs) There followed a...

  • 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...

  • Drivethrough - Scouts provide tea and coffee in traffic jam

    Drivethrough - Scouts provide tea and coffee in traffic jam

    21st March 2008

    During chaos and confusion on some of Kent’s busiest roads on Thursday night, leaders from 3rd Sevenoaks Scout Group took hot drinks to the masses. Thursday evening’s Scout Troop meeting was a little different from normal. Following a ‘geocaching’ activity in the local area, it was clear...

  • Winter Survival

    Winter Survival

    21st February 2008

    4 Sevenoaks Explorers took part in this years Winter Survival and came 8th place out of 27 competing teams. Winter Survival sees teams set off on Friday night from a location only disclosed hours before which can be almost anywhere in Kent. Teams travel in the cold and wet winter conditions...

  • Scouts raise money for Ecuadorian School

    Scouts raise money for Ecuadorian School

    5th October 2007

    Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Otford Scout Group in Sevenoaks, have raised £1,300 for an overseas school project. Members from the Scout Group took part in a sponsored walk around the Sevenoaks countryside to raise the money. The distance walked varied depending on age, ensuring it was...

  • SAINSBURYS SCOUT COMMUNITY WEEK

    3rd October 2007

    Running from 3 - 9 October 2007 (Wednesday to Tuesday inclusive) an opportunity for Groups and Sections to fund raise by participating in Sainsbury's Scout Community Week. Contact the District Commissioner for further details. ...

  • The Jamboree

    The Jamboree

    4th September 2007

    My first impressions My first impressions of the site were WOW. The first thing we saw was a huge gate way that everyone who entered the jamboree site would go through. The gate started with the word Jamboree in big letters between two poles, followed by the flag of every country represented at...

  • Jiingijamborii

    Jiingijamborii

    19th August 2007

    In 2011 the World Scout Jamboree will be held in Sweden, this year they held a smaller jamboree in Rinkaby which around 20,000 people attended, they called it the Jiingijamborii. When we arrived at Jiingijamborii we found that we would be sharing our plot with two other groups from Sweden....

  • CENTENARY TREASURE TRAIL

    11th August 2007

    "SCOUTING IN SEVENOAKS ROCKS" Congratulations to the winners of the 8-10 and 11-14 age groups (Bethany and Matthew) who managed to complete the phrase "SCOUTING IN SEVENOAKS ROCKS". Also, Well done to those of you who managed to locate most of the letters and 'word' spaces in the library and...

  • 21st World Scout Jamboree

    21st World Scout Jamboree

    26th July 2007

    On Thursday 26th July, Scouts and Explorers from across the UK will be descending on Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex for the 21st World Scout Jamboree. Kent will be sending 120 young people and 14 leaders (7 of which are from the Sevenoaks District) to represent the County and UK. A further 8...

  • Jiingijamborii Blog - Updated daily

    Jiingijamborii Blog - Updated daily

    17th July 2007

    Sevenoaks has sent a Troop of Scouts and Leaders from across the Sevenoaks District to the Jiingijamboree in Sweden. Keep up-to-date with their experience here and find out more on the Jiingi Jamboree website - http://www.jiingijamborii.se/default.aspx?id=13&epslanguage=EN Day 10 - 23rd July After...

  • 4th River Crossing

    4th River Crossing

    6th July 2007

    How do you cross a river, without a bridge, and not get wet? 4th Sevenoaks (St John’s) Scout Group found out on Friday 6th July. If you had been walking along a peaceful river path in Shoreham, on a beautiful sunny evening, you would have found a group of noisy, wet and very happy Cubs and...

  • CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD PRESENTED TO CUB SCOUTS

    6th July 2007

    CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD PRESENTED TO CUB SCOUTS Sevenoaks Town Mayor, Cllr Richard Parry, delighted to present the Chief Scout's Silver Award to Cub Scouts at the Town Council Offices on Friday evening (6 July 2007) and amazed by the variety of Personal Challenges each Cub Scout undertook...

  • Centenary Time Capsule

    4th July 2007

    4th Sevenoaks Scout Group has buried a time capsule as part of its campsite redevelopment and Centenary celebrations. The ceremony attended by parents, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and members of the District saw a young Beaver place the time capsule into its special resting home where its hoped...

  • 4th Group Camp

    4th Group Camp

    2nd July 2007

    4th St Johns held a Group camp over the weekend. Despite the wind and rain activities continued undeterred and included - pioneering, assault course, laser games, cooking using camp ovens and plenty of camp skills. The Groups campsite is currently undergoing a major redevelopment thanks to...

  • District Centenary Plate Competition

    27th June 2007

    The Districts Centenary Plate Competition was judged at the District AGM by the County Commissioner - Kelvin Holford and the Major of Sevenoaks. After much deliberation, a winner was chosen. To make it fair, the plates painters were kept anonymous. The winning plate was painted by the DC,...

  • Westerham take the Cup

    Westerham take the Cup

    10th June 2007

    On Sunday 10th July the Sevenoaks District Cub Scouts held their annual football competition on Chipstead Common. 12 teams from 11 packs took part with over 80 cubs playing. The day was split into 2 parts, the group stage involving 3 leagues of 4 teams and the knock out stage with a Cup and a...

  • Chief Scout Gold Awards

    Chief Scout Gold Awards

    9th June 2007

    Three Sevenoaks Scouts visited the St. Georges Centre in Chatham over the weekend to receive their Chief Scout Gold award - the highest award in the Scout section. A huge acheivement! Awards were presented by County Commissioner, Kelvin Holford and UK Adviser (Scouts) Alasdair McBay. The...

  • 3rd Scouts Clean Up

    8th June 2007

    Ok, well maybe not the Scouts... 3rd Sevenoaks Scout HQ today received a professional spring clean from cleaning company, Merry Maids. The eight strong, cleaning team spent the morning deep cleaning the hut, refreshing the oven, washing the floors and descaling the loos. No bench was left...

  • St Georges Day Parade and Service

    29th April 2007

    Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Explorers from around Sevenoaks gathered on Sunday 29th April to commemorate St. George’s day with their annual parade. This year’s parade was special because 2007 is the centenary of Scouting around the world. Lots of people turned up to watch the event, which...

  • 9th Sevenoaks (Seal) Group re-opens

    1st March 2007

    9th Sevenoaks Seal Group re-opens on 1st March 2007 - a NEW Beaver Scout Colony has formed and began meeting at the Seal Headquarters under the guidance of Nicky Harvey as the Beaver Scout Leader. ...

  • Cubs show off at Amherst School

    Cubs show off at Amherst School

    24th February 2007

    Today, the 24th February 2007, Cubs from Sevenoaks District participated in the District Cub Scout Challenge. Taking part in the activities were 15 teams of 4 with a mixture of different ages. The teams got to choose their own names. Some were quite imaginative and included names such as...

  • TV turns to Scouts

    20th February 2007

    On Friday 10th February 2007, 120 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers including 23 Sevenoaks Scouts arrived at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre in Oxfordshire for an exciting and challenging camp with BBC’s Blue Peter. The show was being recorded as part of the Scout Associations 100 year celebrations....

  • Lights, Camera, Scouting

    Lights, Camera, Scouting

    12th February 2007

    23 Scouts and 5 leaders from 3rd Sevenoaks Bradbourne Troop visited Youlbury Scout Activity Centre in Oxford to take part in a unique television opportunity. The Troop were invited to appear in a special Scouting edition of Blue Peter as part of the Scout Associations Centenary year, joining 80...

  • Media Team make National Site

    Media Team make National Site

    15th January 2007

    Members of the Sevenoaks Media Team and Scouts from 3rd Sevenoaks visited Gilwell Park, the home of the Scout Association to report on one of the activities the centre has to offer - the revolving climbing wall. ...

  • Scouts pack for Jamboree

    Scouts pack for Jamboree

    24th December 2006

    On Sunday 24th of December Scouts throughout Sevenoaks travelled to Sainsbury’s Supermarket in Otford to pack bags raising money to help them go to Jiingijambore and the 21st World Scout Jamboree. Bag packing for the scouts started on Monday 18th and continued right through to Christmas Eve...

  • Young people make the news

    10th December 2006

    Scouts from Sevenoaks form together to make a new media team called MST (Media Scout Team). What is MST MST is a group of Scouts and Explorers aged 11-14 to cover Scouting events around Sevenoaks and Kent. Want to be covered by MST? If you want be covered by MST then all you have...

  • Cubs perform a show in a day!

    Cubs perform a show in a day!

    19th November 2006

    Cubs from across the Sevenoaks District came together on the weekend to perform an entire show in a day! Starting at 9am in the morning, the cubs worked throughout the day learning new songs, sketches and dance routines, which included Gangshow classics like 'Crest of a Wave'. Jeanette (DC)...

  • Christmas Card Competition

    1st November 2006

    Christmas Card Competition news article - SEVENOAKS SCOUT DISTRICT Are holding a CENTENARY COMPETITION to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. To enter all you have to do is design a Christmas Card for 2007 based on the theme “celebrating 100 years of Scouting”. The design must...

  • Kent Scouts Calendar 2007

    1st November 2006

    Kent Scouts Calendar 2007 news article - NOW AVAILABLE at Sevenoaks Scout Shop - more details on Scout Shop page under Scouting in Sevenoaks ...

  • Kemsing kayak weekend

    Kemsing kayak weekend

    3rd October 2006

    Kemsing scouts have had a weekend building on their kayak skills at the River Medway. Over the course of a weekend camp the scouts had a great time. The next kayak training course is set to run during the next term with an aim to achieving One Star BCU for all those attending. ...

  • Fire Safety

    27th July 2006

    From October 2006, all Scout HQ's will need to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Scout Asssociation has put together a short factsheet to help groups achieve compliance. http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs320007.pdf ...

  • Trip to Sweden planned for Swedish Jamboree

    24th July 2006

    Halstead scouts are planning a trip to the Swedish Jamboree in 2007 and are extending the invite to other troops within the district. The camp will be based at Kristianstad in Southern Sweden . Details of the jamboree are available on the web at http://www.jiingijamborii.se The camp is...

  • County News

    23rd July 2006

    The July issue of County News is now available for download on www.kentscouts.org.uk. It is packed with stories from around the County - many of them written by young people themselves! If you are a young person and would like to write a story for County News, email them to rebecca AT...

  • Want to be involved in the World Scout Jamboree?

    22nd June 2006

    The UK Contingent are looking for up to 2,000 IST (International Service Team) from the the UK to cover the huge range of jobs at the World Scout Jamboree in 2007. Any member of the Scout Association over 18 years old on the first day of the Jamboree is eligible to apply. The closing...

  • Kent Neckerchiefs and Name Tapes

    16th June 2006

    The new Kent Neckerchiefs are now available and can be ordered using the attached form below! The Kent Scout embroidered red neckerchief can be worn by everyone in the County for all sorts of occasions – representing and helping at County events, Group trips and whenever you feel like a change! ...

  • District Cub Camp 06

    District Cub Camp 06

    5th June 2006

    Cubs from 4 packs in Sevenoaks had a fantastic camp of activities over the weekend including kayaking, pedal cars, laser tag, cave maze, climbing, absailing, wide game, camp fire and much, much more! The weather was hot and sunny, although everyone was probably too busy having fun to...

  • New Beaver Colony Opens

    New Beaver Colony Opens

    19th May 2006

    3rd Riverhead Scoutgroup have just opened their 2nd Beaver Colony with 12 new members and 4 newly recruited adult leaders. The Colony have started with a packed programme of games, treasure hunt, fire station visit, circus skills visit and much more. ...

  • Help needed with Summer camp

    15th May 2006

    St. Johns scouts are looking for a leader to join them at their Summer camp at Biblins. If you are a leader and can help by attending or think it is worth running a joint camp, please get in touch. The camp dates are from 12th August. Either contact Sheila Burgin or Anthony Hitchings ...

  • Kayak training

    Kayak training

    15th May 2006

    The second kayak training session was attended by nine scouts and three kayak instructors. Techniques learnt included basic paddling skills and the capsize drill in preparation for moving on to support strokes. Anticipation is building for an outdoors trip - the leaders will be putting their...

  • Kayak training

    Kayak training

    24th April 2006

    Kayak training The first kayak training course ran at St. Michaels School on 23rd April and was attened by nine scouts from across the district. There were a few last minute requests to attend and those scouts were told they can attend the next session. Places will be limited though so...

  • ADC update

    ADC update

    24th April 2006

    ADC update ADCs from across Kent met on Saturday 22nd April. Watch this space over the coming news as I'll attempt to put some of the key points, dates and URLs on the site. There are some key points that leaders need to be aware of together with some useful tools that will help you to plan...

  • St. Georges Day Parade 06

    23rd April 2006

    Sevenoaks Scouts enjoyed a fantastic turnout for this years St. Georges Day Parade. Hundreds of young people from Sevenoaks Scout Groups and their families braved the rain, parading down to St. Nicholas' Church though Sevenoaks High Street. An lively and interactive service was given by...

  • Jamboree meeting

    12th March 2006

    The first meeting of the Kent Contingent going to the World Scout Jamboree taking place in 2007 met at Wilderness School on 12th March. It was a great opportunity for everybody to find out what would be happening, and meet each other. You can follow the progress of the Kent Contingent on its...

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