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Scouts Winter Camp 2023

Posted on December 5th, 2023 by Carl Gaskell

Winter Camp 2023 took the Scouts to an Activity Centre in Bristol.

On a chilly Friday evening, we traveled by minibus down to site, and played a wide game, before finishing the evening with supper, a camp fire and marshmallows.

It was a cold start to the Saturday morning, but the Scouts donned their woolies and set out for a host of warming activities, including Climbing, Abseiling, and Archery.

The fun didn’t stop after lunch, with the afternoon packed with Go Kart building, and High All-aboard, before everyone sat down for a well earned Xmas party meal and games.

After an early rise on Sunday, we packed up and headed into Bristol to visit Clifton Observatory, the Giants Cave, and Clifton Suspension Bridge, before grabbing some lunch and heading back home.

 

 

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Scouts 12.5+ Camp, 2023

Posted on May 21st, 2023 by Carl Gaskell

The 12.5+ Camp is designed for the older Scouts and Explorers, and we try to do something a little different.

This year, our camp took the Scouts via Brownsea Island – the site of the first Scout Camp.

Over a gloriously sunny weekend, we traveled by minibus down to Bournmouth, where we split into sleeping groups, and was given a tent for the weekend. We setup camp for the evening and had a roaring campfire and supper.

The following morning, after breakfast, we packed everything away, and with the tents in our rucksacks, headed into Poole on the local buses.
After a short look around the town centre, we grabbed lunch from the local supermarket, and all the food we would need to last us for the next 24 hours, before walking
down to the harbour and catching the ferry over to Brownsea Island.

A walk across the island took us to the spot where Baden Powell held the first Scout Camp, and we pitched our tents right there, overlooking the beach!
We then went for a walk to explore the island and shoreline, before cooking our evening meals, playing some games, and settling in to watch the beautiful sunset.

We packed up and returned to Poole the following morning, and had a hearty meal at the local Weatherspoons, before heading back home.

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Scouts Easter Camp 2023

Posted on March 27th, 2023 by Carl Gaskell

Easter Camp 2023 took the Scouts to stay in Purbook Fort just outside Portsmouth.

A windy weekend awaited us, but everyone was in high spirits, as the Scouts took on the Fort assault course, climbing wall, team building, and laser tag, went for a walk on the coast down in Southsea, and tackled the high-ropes at Go Ape, Southampton.

A fun-packed weekend was had by all. And now for a well-earned rest!

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Happy Birthday 3rd Reading Scout Group – 110 years old

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by Steve McCarthy

 

Happy Birthday 3rd Reading Scout Group!

This years marks the Group being 110 years old.

To celebrate, we had a Group family day on the Thames where our young members enjoyed a range of water sports including Raft Building, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding & Dragon Boats.

We were blessed with a lovely sunny day.

Thanks to all who made this happen.

 

 

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Scouts & Zebra Explorers Summer Camp 19

Posted on August 4th, 2019 by Steve McCarthy

We are all just back from an incredibly busy week in the Gower.

A great set up with young people and Leaders meant for a really amazing week.

From beaches, to Coasteering and surfing there was definitely a coastal theme.

Other highlights included trips to Worms Head, cooking, swimming, Porthcawl fun fare and the end of camp Disco.

It seems everyone had a great week.

 

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Cubs Easter Camp 19

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Steve McCarthy

Just hangin’ about. Yes, that’s what we were doing in Swindon for the Cub Easter Camp!  We had high winds but this didn’t put any of the Cubs off the high rope activities at PGL Liddington Activity Centre.  We had a weekend of fun on the Giant Swing, Abseiling, Vertical Challenge, Crate Challenge and Archery.  This was a great opportunity to complete activities we find difficult to do during normal sessions and have managed to work as a team learning new skills and make new friends.The accommodation at PGL is excellent.  It was a Residential Stay with en-suite facilities, a luxury which made for a comfortable nights sleep after a camp fire and songs.

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Cub Camp Summer 18

Posted on July 20th, 2018 by Steve McCarthy

The Crays Pond campsite near Goring was the fitting location for 3rd Reading’s 2018 Summer Cub Camp – originally founded in the 1920s, the picturesque location was the perfect setting for over 40 Cubs to discover some of the more traditional scouting skills, such as pioneering and camp fire cooking, as well as to become acquainted with a variety of more contemporary ones, such as circus skills and bicycle pump rocket blasting – perhaps not surprisingly, a firm favourite! Slathered in sun tan lotion to cope with tremendous weekend weather, the Cubs revelled in the camaraderie and the challenges. 2018 Summer Cub Camp was a tremendous experience for young and old hands alike.

 

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New Leaders Needed – Can you help ?

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Steve McCarthy

Can you help at a busy Scout Group ?

Adults required to help with children of all ages.

We can offer a wide selection of days (Mon – Sat)

We require help with all sections – Beavers (Ages 6-7), Cubs (Ages 8-10), Scouts (Ages 10-14), Explorers (Ages 14-17)

If you can spare some time, please contact us here

It would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Spring Camp 2017

Posted on April 9th, 2017 by Steve McCarthy

This year our spring  camp took us on a cycling trip along the Kennet and Avon canal.

Starting from Devizes, we cycled to Bath and then on Sunday we cycled from Thatcham back to Emmer Green. Over 50 miles in total, so a great effort all round.

 

25 Scouts and 9 leaders had a great weekend and were blessed with some great sunshine and just a few punctures!

 

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