20/04/2018First meeting backWe are meeting at 7.15pm at the scout hut for an evening of games. If not mentioned in this programme, we are meeting at the hut and scouts require their scout shirt, scarf, trousers and trainers. For new scouts joining us, please feel free to arrive earlier from 7pm to meet and chat with the new leaders. Investitures / Pioneering Flag pole construction in preparation for St Georges Day scout challenge / some fun games.
22/04/2018St George's Day Parade St George’s Day Parade – Final Details for Parents Sunday 22 April at Ruislip Lido St George is the patron saint of scouting and at this time every year scouts from all over the world meet together to renew their promise and celebrate another enjoyable scouting year. It is one of the events in the year that we encourage every member to attend if at all possible. All Groups from the Ruislip Eastcote and Northwood district, plus members of the local guiding community will be attending. Start Time: We shall meet at the end of Kings College Road (next to the entrance to the woods) by 1 pm. We shall be walking as a group through the woods to the Lido, setting off no later than 1.15 pm. The district ‘main event’ will take place on the large grass area next to the Waters Edge restaurant, starting at 2 pm. All members of the Scouting community will renew their promise followed by presentations and a celebration of achievements over the last year. All the groups will then be competing against each other in a set of ‘challenges’; one challenge for each section. The main event should finish by about 2.45, but everyone is very welcome to stay for the explorers’ trek cart race! Dress: All young people should be in smart full uniform; however please can they wear appropriate footwear for a walk in the woods followed by activities on the grass (but suggest no wellies as the challenges may involve running). It looks like the weather is, at long last, ‘on the change’ so hopefully we won’t need coats and it won’t be as soggy underfoot. If the sun does come out we may even need hats/sun cream! Health and Safety: It would be really helpful if some parents accompanied us on the walk (also see ‘parking’ below) but you don’t have to. Young people will not be permitted on the beach area or any of the play equipment as we walk around the lido. At the end of the event all the young people will stay with leaders until they are collected by parents (at 2.45 pm). There are various sets of toilets at the lido, but please can YP ensure that they have ‘been’ before they leave home. Parking: On a, hopefully sunny, Sunday afternoon the Lido car parks are going to be very busy. If you do choose to try and park there for the journey home please ensure that you use the correct car park, there are now three with different restrictions. I would strongly advise that you stay well away from the Lido car parks and instead park in the Kings College Road area and walk through to the lido with us but bear in mind that this area may also be busy so please leave plenty of time to find a parking spot.
27/04/2018Icelandic TentsMeeting at the Hut: Practicing Putting up tents for future camps. Investitures at 9pm
04/05/2018Map reading5 Different challenges to test their know ledge about maps.
07/05/2018May FairWe are looking for Scouts to volunteer to assist with manning some games stalls, which works towards their badges.
11/05/2018HikePlease meet at Copse Wood Way, in Northwood at 7.15pm. We will meet at an entrance into Copse Wood, by number house 80 Copse Wood Way, HA6 2UB (close to Oak Glade Road). Please remind Scouts to keep the noise down as this is a residential area. Scouts will be walking in Patrols with two adults with the last group leaving around 7.45pm. If any other parents wish to join us for a hike, please let me know or turn up on the evening. With more support, we will be able to have smaller groups, thus giving the Scouts a better chance to learn how to map read. We will ensure that there is always one component map reader in the group. The hike will finish at Fore Street, next to Coteford Junior School for around 9.15pm. Scouts will need to bring suitable footwear for walking through the woods, raincoats if wet, warm clothing, a torch and water (if wanted).
18/05/2018Camp StovesMight be changed to Icelandic Tents Race.
25/05/2018Eastcote house gardens community serviceHelping out at Eastcote house Gardens from 7:30-8:30 Meeting at St Lawrence Dr Entrance 7:15 Then playing a game afterwards. Collection 9:15 from Drop off location.
01/06/2018no scouts: half term
08/06/2018Knives and Survival tins
15/06/2018Saws and Axes
22/06/2018no meeting: leaders on camp
23/06/2018Strategy camp
29/06/2018Fire - cooking
06/07/2018creative/construction of ....
13/07/2018Gareth's Challenges - At HutWe are at the Hut. Doing 4 Different challenges in the evening involving Water, Matches, Biscuits construction and making a Moose caller
20/07/2018Wide GameMeeting at the Lido Main Car Park (outside The Water's Edge) on Reservoir Road at 7:15 and walking out to the side at 7:30pm. About 10 minutes walk to the play Zone along the Main Foot Path though the Green Gate.