5th Beckenham South Scout Group

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

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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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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

Tom Bell Fish and Chips

Tom Bell Fish and Chips

Tom Bell Fish and Chips

 

Tom Bell Fish & Chips – 13 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 2NT 020 8650 6989 11am-11pm

http://www.tombellsfishandchips.co.uk/

La Rascasse

La Rascasse

La Rascasse

La Rascasse – The popular stylish modern French bar & restaurant

59 – 63 High Street 
BECKENHAM 
BR3 1WA

Visit website for further information and menus 

020 8650 2291

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“If the Duchess can find the time…”

Here’s a quick video and we agree with every word of it!

I sat next to the Duchess at Training…

Ok, not as catchy as the famous limerick that begins in a similar fashion but not even Duchesses get away without doing their training

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-21803336

Everybody in scouting who helps out more than once a month has to do some introductory training and the leaders do even more than that. Every section is led by at least one adult who is either in the middle of, or has finished, a 19 module training scheme that covers everything from the Data Protection Act to camping skills. Don’t worry, it’s all offered in bite-size chunks over a period of a few years.

Don’t let a lack of experience put you off volunteering, you name it and scouting can train you in it.

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There’s a role for everybody in scouting

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Growing the Group in 2013

 

Our Census figures are in and our numbers are looking good.

The census is a snapshot of our membership on the 31st January and although we were slightly down on last year, we’re going to grow again slightly soon.

One thing is obvious, the growth of the group is dependent on the support of our volunteers.

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The more adults that we recruit as volunteers, the more young people can enjoy everyday adventure at The Fifth. Tina has joined the beaver team (massive welcome) and that will allow us to take a few more into that section but our big plan has to be to open another beaver colony.

We have 84 beaver-age girls and boys on the waiting list.

They’re unlikely to get a place

That’s enough for at least 3 new colonies locally. 

Keep an eye out for our recruitment drive or step forward now to help us open a second colony.

We’re also looking for volunteers (regular or occasional) for the scouts and explorers. Both sections are flourishing but more help means more fun and adventure. Please email to find out what’s involved.

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