5th Beckenham South Scout Group

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Busy Half Term at The Fifth

Quick Update on what we’ve been up to


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


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.


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


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.

lisa award 5 years thank you

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.


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

Happy Explorer Leader

happy Phil by cmbe1
happy Phil, a photo by cmbe1 on Flickr.

Phil Make Fire. Phil Happy.

Explorer challenge night

Tim was poorly so Phil and Von ran a challenge night for the explorers. (get well soon Tim)


Map symbol quiz


Logic puzzles


Marking by Von (thank you)


Flag quiz




As I left, they were playing a jumping challenge game and before I got there, they’d been knotting and doing something with hula hoops (i’m guessing a hula challenge).

Paralympic volleyball

843781_491197720924148_1834223559_oAfter years of playing crab football in the hut we took some inspiration from The Paralympics and had a go at sitting volleyball and it was a brilliant success.

We followed it up with a rather chaotic world tradig game that let some of our younger scouts show their leadership skills. If we can turn them into PLs, we should have a fun few years ahead.

Merry Christmas from all of us (video post)

We hope that you have a very merry Christmas and here’s a little video from all the scouts and explorers from our 2012 Christmas Card:

We would not be aboe to run without the support of many people and we hope you’ll keep being as wonderful in 2013.

Lunchtime in Bruges

Waiting for the choc demo so here are some pics while we wait.


We started at a v interactive museum.


We found a warhorse


Ypres just after the war


Ypres rebuilt


Not another museum! Groan.


Watching the choc be prepared for the demo.


A white chocolate BVM, more tasty than tasteful.

Welcome Josh, Louise and Matt to Thunder Troop

Here’s a video of Matt, Louise and Josh making their promise last thursday at scouts. Welcome and B-R-A-V-O


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