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The Morris minors…

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

This week our Wednesday Scouts tried their hands (and feet) at Morris Dancing.

A fun-filled evening with 50 of us bouncing around the HQ, (more-or-less) in time to the music..

Many thanks go to the Kennet Morris Men for their enthusiasm, and for coming to teach us their ‘moves’!

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Next Stop… Belgium!

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Carl Gaskell

The clock is ticking now. Preparations are well underway for our annual Summer Camp, which this year takes us to Belgium.

What’s the plan?

There’s simply loads in store! Want to know more? Here’s a sneek peek at some of what we’re hoping to offer…

  • A day out on Railbikes (check it out)
  • Land Yachting in De Panne
  • Explore Bruges…
    • by foot
    • by bike
    • by horse and cart
    • by canal boat
    • go up the tower
    • explore the market and market square
  • Swimming at a local pool
  • Visit some beaches (check them out)
  • Activity day (including BMX, High ropes, Archery and Kayaking on a local canal)
  • An evening in Ghent (see here)
  • Explore the small Dutch town of Sluis with its quaint streets, market and windmill

And of course….

  • The PARTY NIGHT!!!!


How’s the meals looking?

Well, for 5 nights, we will take the opportunity to use the hospitality of the site and use their catering for a 3 course meal. (don’t get used to this for future camps!!)

We’ll also find a takeaway one night in the local town of Ghent.

And finally the party night – we’ll have a buffet or BBQ.


How are we getting there?

We’re all going by minibus – in fact a fleet of them! Then we’ll be jumping on the ferry for an approx midday crossing.

The route is Dover to Calais. The ferry crossing take approx 1.5-2 hours, and the site is about an hour from Calais.


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Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Steve McCarthy

At the 3rd we are always on the look out for new Adult help.

Can you offer some help to work with the young people in our local area?

It’s always fun & rewarding.

If you can spare some time, please register your interest on our contact us page.

Thank you

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3 Towers Practice Hike – April 2014

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Steve McCarthy

Last Sunday was the last Scout practice hike before the 3 Towers hike on 12th April.

On a day of a mixture of wind, sunshine, showers and hail, all the teams did exceptionally well, the Scout Plus team clocking up a cool 20miles practice.

Good luck to all our teams

3 Scout Teams (25km)

1 Scout Plus Team (40km)

1 Explorer Team (45km)

1 Leader Team (20km)

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Beaver Camp – March 2014

Posted on March 9th, 2014 by Steve McCarthy

A group of intrepid Beavers set off on Beaver camp to Hurst this weekend.


Shortly after arriving they headed off to Dinton Pastures and had to plan their route for their Treasure Hunt.


They may not have found treasure, but they certainly found mud.


After a nights camping at the hut, they set off to Wokingham for a quick game of bowling. Strike !


and finally a well earned Sunday lunch.


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Pancake Chaos

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Steve McCarthy

It’s not often all the sections in the group run the same programme, but this week has been all about pancakes.

Starting last Saturday with the Riverbank Beavers and finishing yesterday with Friday Scouts, it’s all be about pancakes.

We think that comes to around 500 pancakes we made in the past week!

That’s a lot of pancake chaos.




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