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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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Dont get lost!

Posted on May 10th, 2023 by Carl Gaskell

This evening, the Scouts went on a map-reading exercise between the Scout hut and Mapledurham.

It was a lovely evening for a walk, and fortunately, no-one got lost!!

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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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A weekend walk

Posted on February 26th, 2023 by Carl Gaskell

A beautiful sunny Sunday was the setting for a walk up the river and around Goring and Streatley, as parents and Scouts joined us for a practice of part of the route the Scouts will take on the 3 Towers hike, later this year.

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Disco in the dark

Posted on December 14th, 2022 by Carl Gaskell

A little twist on this evenings Scouting session – we had lots of glow sticks left over from a previous activity, so the Scouts decided to dress up and disco in the dark!

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We are sailing..

Posted on June 29th, 2022 by Carl Gaskell

This week the Scouts went to Burfield to try their hands at sailing.
Everyone had a fab time, and only a few fell in!!

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Scouts & Explorers Winter Camp 2019

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 by Steve McCarthy

This year, saw a trip to Cranham Scout Activity Centre near Gloucester.

We had plenty of warm accommodation for our annual Winter Camp. Again we were blessed with dry weather, if not a little fresh !

Activities compromised of, Archery, Axe Throwing, a trip into Gloucester to a climbing and caving centre and a quick visit to Gloucester Cathedral, made more famous by Harry Potter.

The evening consisted of an Xmas meal and a record breakers activity.

After the clear up on Sunday, a 6 mile hike in the countryside to clear out the cobwebs, ending at a very windy car park.

A good time had by all.

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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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