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The Magazine of Hampshire Scouting


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    Hampshire Scout News

    May 2011

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    TREK CART 2011

    The Butser Challenge

    Queen Elizabeth Countr

    y Park

    1-3 July

    Ready for a physical challenge?Build a Trek cart and bring it along to race your team against teams from all over the County. Scouts, Explorers and Network teams are all welcome.

    Over the weekend there will be several different Trek Cart races run to suit the different age groups and fitness levels. All of which will be fun and challenging. There will be the Butser Hill challenge, drag cart challenge, an obstacle challenge and a 8k challenge (approx).

    We will also be running other activities over the weekend from a disco to Trek cart Volleyball (no you dont play it on trek carts) and a Hog Roast on the Saturday evening.

    There will be a caf and tuck shop, which will cater for competitors if required or sell you snacks over the weekend.

    For more details visit: www.scouts-hants.org.uk

    Hampshire Scoutsthe adventure goes on . . .

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    ABOUT USHampshire Scouts provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for over 16,000 young people aged 6-25, promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.

    In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are learning by doing, when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

    JOIN USTo join the adventure of Scouting whether as a Adult or Young person fill in the form at: www.scouts.org.uk/joinor email: [email protected] or phone us on: 02380 847847


    Adams Bit 4The County Commissioner speaks to the County.

    Beavers News 6Beavers News and 25 year celebrations around Hampshire

    Cubs 10Cub Leaders Workshops and 6-a-side football results

    Scouts 13Solent Scout Sailing Regatta and Expedition Challenge details.

    Explorers 14Gosport QSA awards and Nottinghamshires Big Game

    Network 15Swiss trip recruitment and Youth Council report

    Diary 18The definitive guide to all thats happening in the County.

    Census Report 20Facts, figures and Graphs- a review of the census report.

    Adventure/Activites 26How to apply for an adventurous activity permit.

    Campsites 33Information and updates from Ferny Crofts, Lyons Copse and Runways End

    WELCOMEThis month we have more from the census report compiled by Frank and the usual round up of news and forthcoming events from around the County.

    Mark Langdown our activities supremo has provided you with a guide to getting an adventurous activities permit and continues to keep us all informed of any changes.

    The weather has been kind to most peoples St Georges Day events this year. Our Groups Scout Leader finally had a camp over Easter with no rain at all. For 5 years now all my Cub Camps have been rain free and all the Scout Camps wet. I hope this doesnt mean that I can expect precipitation at our District Sixers Camp in May. I had better dust of the wet weather program just in case.

    Have a Cracking Summer term and dont forget that we want lots of pictures of smiling Scouts and a few articles would be nice too.

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    I think that one of the best parts of the Scouting adventure is when after a busy day you reach the end of the activities and can take the time to reflect.

    Often, its the lazy summer evenings which seem to stay in our memories long after, perhaps because its when you pause that you have the chance to be more aware of yourself and your surroundings.

    Heres some of my memories Im sure you all have thousands of other memories

    Finishing dinner on a lightweight expedition and watching the last rays of the sun cast long shadows over the stone circles on Dartmoor.

    Watching the mountains glow blue and the sky pink from a mountain path high above the Kandersteg valley, miles away from anywhere and anyone.

    Lazing on the banks of the River Wye, halfway through a summer camp packed with activities and realising its going to be an amazing success.

    It was one such evening a few weeks ago when the local District Commissioner and I dropped by on a Scout Troop who were camped by the side of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Berkshire.

    They had spent the day narrow-boating along the canal, and were looking forward to kayaking the next day. Now they were relaxing - dinner was cooking, the Scouts were the only people left at the marina, and the first flames of the campfire were starting to grow.

    It was just a perfect day, and the Scouts went home and told their parents that they had enjoyed themselves immensely.

    Its times like these that make Scouting special, and I hope that the hundreds of camps you lead and take part in this summer will provide thousands of unforgettable memories for young people and adults alike.

    And a big thank you to the 4th Itchen South (Netley) Sea Scouts for their warm welcome and hospitality during our surprise visit.

    AdamCounty Commissioner

    Lazy Summer


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    Saturday 25th June 10am

    - 4pm

    Come and try out our fac

    ilities: Have a go at climb

    ing, archery, rifle

    shooting, abseiling, high

    ropes, adventure course,

    pond dipping,

    backwoods cooking, raft b

    uilding, mega tower, volle

    yball, zip wire

    and so much more.

    BBQ, ice cream, souvenirs

    , side stalls and displays t


    Why not make a weekend

    of it and camp overnight?

    www.fernycrofts.org.uk T

    el 02380 845092

    OPEN DAY 2011

    5 For 6


    * 5 for 6 Tickets if paid for in advance or 1 per ticket on the day. Tickets can be exchanged for activities, refreshments, side stalls and souvenirs.

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    Hampshire County Scouting, County Office, Ferny Crofts, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7YQ T: 02380 847847 E: [email protected] W: www.scouts-hants.org.uk

    Updated 12 April 2011 - Latest Programme (updates to) always on the County Website

    Month Day & Date/s Event Location/Details June Sat 18th Leaders sleepover

    workshop Waterlooville

    September Fri 9th - Sun11th

    Leaders skills weekend

    Lyons Copse, Shedfield

    September Sat 10th ADC Beaver Scouts and Beaver Leaders meeting

    Chandlers ford Eastleigh

    October Sat 8th or Sun 9th

    Regional Legoland trip


    November Sat 12th Paultons park with Santa visit


    2012 March Sat 10th

    ADC Beavers Scouts and Beaver Leaders meeting

    Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh

    June Sat 16th

    Beaver Olympics Lyons Copse, Shedfield

    September Sat 8th

    ADC Beavers scouts and Beaver leaders meeting

    Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh

    Dont forget this years Join-in-Jamboree programme ideas Contact:

    E: [email protected] W: scouts-hants.org.uk/beavers Post: Beaver Scouts c/o County Office

    Assistant County Commissioner Beaver Scouts - Teresa Ginn H: 023 9225 9789 M: 079 2213 4209 E: [email protected]


    Hampshire County Beaver Scout

    Programme 2011/12 our 25th Birthday year

    A group of Beavers from

    14th Southampton visited

    the Piam Brown Ward at

    Southampton General Hos

    pital for a double present

    ation recently.

    We were delighted to be a

    ble to present William wit

    h a Scout Bravery Award.


    joined with the other Bea

    vers to present Jane Buch

    anan, the Wards Fund Ra


    Manager, with a cheque f

    or 4,512-75 from Project


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    SOUTHAMPTON CITY 25TH BEAVER PARTYOur party, to mark the Silver anniversary was held on 12th March at Mansel Park School.The Party had Silver everywhere!

    Silver costumes, silver decorations, even silver balloons. 115 (two thirds) of the District Beavers took part, many in fancy dress, some even crowned with a silver 25 on their heads.

    The leaders all made an effort and sported variations of silver costumes. They gathered early to prepare the feast spread out on laden tables and to blow up over 150 helium filled balloons. Once again the Support Unit came to help sporting their new scarves.

    What do you do with 115 Beavers for several hours? Well a lady called Zoe brought her disco along and ran continual entertainment with dancing and games with a break only for tea. She was great and provided masses of fun as was evident on the childrens faces. Tea ended with the Beavers singing Happy Birthday around a giant cake, made by Willow, which wasnt really a cake. Individual cakes, enough for everyone present, had been mounted in tiers each topped by a memento of the day. The day closed with a launch of 25 the balloons from the school field. The Beavers gasped as they rose up into space. All the Beavers left the party with a balloon and many of them were let loose on their way home. Each had an identifying label. Reports have come in for 5 balloons showing

    they travelled north eastwards through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire with the furthest point in Lincolnshire near the Wash. Who were the Stars of the day? Well obviously Zoe the disco lady. Rob and Russell who had been beavers at the start of Beaver Scouting and wore the Beaver uniform as it was then. Someone called Big Beaver brought to life by Tony, Russell and Rob. Of cour