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A Walk in the Dark…

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

A lucky break in the weather meant for clear skies and perfect walking conditions as we set off for our evening/nighttime ramble around Berkshire this Saturday, and later the Scouts got to try their navigation skills in the dark.

The heavens opened overnight while we slept, but by the morning, the rains had stopped again and we all had bacon butties, before packing up and heading home.

 

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3 Towers Hike – A WIN !

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

Last Saturday, 12th April was the annual Berkshire 3 Towers Hike. (http://www.hike.org.uk)

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This year, the 3rd Reading entered 7 teams -

3  Scout Teams (25km)
1  Scout Plus Team (40km)
1  Explorer Team (45km)
2  Adult Teams (20km)

 

Perfect walking conditions greeted all the hikers, and everyone made it round in great time.

An extra-special mention goes to our Scout-Plus walkers, who this year came first place in the 40km (24½m) hike, acheiving a round-trip time of an amazing 6h 50mins. Way to go guys!

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So the results

Scout Hike  (25km)

Alfie’s Angels : Gold Award – 6h 4mins

More Southview Strolling – Silver Award – 6h 33m

Fantastic Four – Bronze Award – 7h 51m

Scout Plus Hike (40km)

Crazy Buddahs Plus – Gold Award (& WINNERS)  – 6h 51m

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Explorer Hike (45km)

We Forgot our name – Silver Award – 9h 11m

Junket Hike (20km)

Hares – Silver Award – 5h 21m

Tortoises – Bronze Award – 5h 49m

 

 

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Scouts Easter Camp – April 2014

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

This years Easter Camp took us for a long weekend to the Walter Davies Scout Activity Centre near Stoke Poges.

Despite being a little wet, we still managed to cram in 3 days worth of fun-packed Scouting activities – fire making, cooking on fires, survival skills, knife and axe work, sleeping in hammocks, leadership skills, crate stacking, aerial runway, friendship bracelet knotting, swimming and some great team games.

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Ice Ice Baby

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

This week we ran a combined session for both the Wednesday and Friday scouts. We all went ice skating at the John Nike Ice Rink in Bracknell.

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Can’t say there were many Torvill and Dean’s out there, but we all had a great time!

 
 

 

 

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