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Everyday Adventure for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers in Beckenham – part of Bromley Scout District

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Merry Christmas 2016

We are grateful to all our leaders, helpers, parents and everybody who helps our young people have such an amazing time with us.

This year we are especially grateful to all our volunteer marshals  (well over 100 of you) who helped us deliver one of the biggest and best fireworks displays that Beckenham has seen.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

In case you missed it, here was the story of our MC’s day hosting the Beckenham Fireworks:

https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/794946203008069632

https://twitter.com/Heamex/status/795000681392390144

 

 

Merry Christmas video from the scouts and explorers

Merry Christmas from all of us:

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Thunder Christmas Party

Mayhem, chaos, lost voice. Yup, that’s the Thunder Troop Christmas Party out of the way!

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Busy Half Term at The Fifth

Quick Update on what we’ve been up to

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Those wires are going to be connected to a projector that we have had donated to the group. (Thank you!)

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John has been installing covers for the lights, we’ve not had an accident yet but this will protect them from flying tennis balls and enthusiastic pioneering. John cut this all up, painted it and installed it to keep the cost low.

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We spent an hour on sunday morning collecting litter – especially these annoying flyers.

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A brilliant turnout saw it all done in less than an hour.

Thank you everybody who has been so busy for the scout group.  See you at the Race Night!

Advert for race night

Badger’s Five Year Award

Thank you Lisa from all of us for your (now more than) five years with The Fifth.

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Jamboree on The Internet 2013 is all set

Joe, Nick and Jack set up the Jambore on the Internet suite last night. The hut is open to all sections on Saturday 9-5. Come along to chat to scouts from around the world.

Working away, 24 machines all ready to go

Working away, 24 machines all ready to go

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Looks good, doesn’t it? Half the machines were donated by Trinity School and we bought some cast offs from a local school too. We stuck some ram in them last year and they are still excellent machines.

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We took off windows and they are running Ubuntu 12.04 and they fly. If you have an old PC in the house, think about switching to a Ubuntu to give your PC a new lease of life. Some German cities are giving our free ubuntu CDs to help their citizens keep their computers running for a bit longer. 

Our gateway to the world.

Our gateway to the world.

ubuntu 12.04: http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/

how to install ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support

Summer camp blogs

Apologies for the lack of a summer camp blog. The site had no mobile signal and there were no hotspots locally.  Hopefully you kept an eye on our Storify page that we’ve just updated again. Instagram pics uploaded occasionally when the wind changed and our phones got a bit of connection, here it is if you missed it (photos and videos to follow during the week):

Click Here for Summer Camp Storify

Base Marshalling for St Christopher’s Fun Walk

The scouts and explorers donned their onesies and spent the day at Keston Marshalling Bases 24&25 of the St Christopher’s Fun Walk.

Tom and George on the base

Tom and George on the base

We were signing cards and giving out water as well as encouraging the walkers on their way. For some of them, we were at the 10-mile marker with only a mile to go.

Rob’s mum passed through our base and for some of us, her t-shirt reminded us why we were there.

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Massive well done to everybody involved

 

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Naturalist Badge at Creekside Discovery Centre

We popped down to Creekside Discovery Centre in Deptford on Saturday to earn the Naturalist Activity Badge.

After an introduction to the centre and its work from Natalie, our guide…

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the scouts set off for some mapping of the creek.

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Then we pulled on our waders to explore the creek.

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We walked up the creek and back down again while Natalie taught us all about the wildlife that lived there.

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We finished off with some fishing and caught a Chinese Mitten Crab and a stickleback

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Now it’s just fingers crossed that the badges arrive in time to give out this week!

Thanks to Sam and Don for coming on the trip and making it happen.

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Explorers at MESH VIII

Our explorers joined 150 others from across the new Bromley Scout District for MESH VIII (Mixing Explorer Scouts Holiday).

They took part in Medieval themed activities throughout the weekend and we even used our Tipi Stove for the first time. (Thank you Awards for All)

Check out our pics from the weekend (and see the full size images on the smugmug gallery @scoutsphotos.com

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