5th Beckenham South Scout Group

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

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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!

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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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Busy Weekend at The Fifth (Subs, JOTI and Church Parade)

 

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Meet scouts from around the world. 

We have a computer suite set up at the hut.  More info about the event

Friday 7-10pm - Scouts (thunder&lightning troops)
Saturday 9-5pm – Everybody Beavers & Cubs – come along with a parent to take part. Scouts & Explorers – Pop in and take part.
Saturday 5pm – help needed clearing away.

Scouts earn the international award by taking a full part in the event.

Church Parade

Sunday 9.15am at St Edmund’s Beckenham – full uniform please and finished by 10.30

Subs

Now due and payable here. Please talk to a leader or somebody else within the group if you would like some help paying.

please tick the gift aid box if you are eligible

Race Night

Back by Popular Demand:

Back by popular demand for another year.

You can sponsor a race, buy a horse and come along on the night. All the fun of horse racing to raise funds for the 5th Beckenham south Scout Group.

All info is on the website http://thefifth.org.uk/race-night/ including how to take part (we take paypal and cheques)

Tell your Facebook friends you are coming and please try to round up some people to make the night its usual storming success.

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

Explorer bowling

Thanks Sam for these pics of the explorers tonight at Bromley Bowling.

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Well done phil and tim for arranging it. The explorers try to do only one costly thing per term and it’s brilliant to see them mixing up a might at the bowling with ice cream making (last week) and a Halloween party next week. Plus map reading, pioneering and all sorts.

And the explorers are back

I popped in at the end and found this chaos. They seemed happy so all good.

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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

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