Where's your HAT????

Got quite a few hat pictures in now. If you haven't done yours yet, take a look at these....Details of the competition are here CLICK and you can find more entries here CLICK

Help PGL.............

PGL wind down at this time of year and reduce their staff so they struggle to answer the barrier phone.  We can help them by letting ourselves through the barrier using the code 0780.

William the Conker...er Friday 24th October

This Friday we will re-enact the Battle of Hastings  which happened 948 years and 10 days ago using traditional Norman weapons - the highly lethal small brown nut on a piece of string that was named after King William.

Bring your Williams along with you and we will do battle (Friday 8.00 at the hut).

Winter Camp Goodies

Winter Camp is all booked up and my credit card is bending under the weight. Hope Phil pays me back now!
Here's the order form for the goodies. Can you let me know what you want by completing this form and paying for it by the 7th November 2014 please?  Sorry I've no idea what the stuff looks like but last years hoodies looked good.

Christmas Party @ Bounce Below Sat 13th Dec 2014

We'd like to book Bounce Below for our Christmas Party on the 13th December. BUT we need to ask £10 per head to part cover the cost. As they can only take 24 people at once and need 3 adults that means there is only space for 21 of you. Booking a ticket here only expresses an interest. Cash is King! Bring your £10 to reserve your place. It's closed during the day so it'll be an afternoon / evening event.

The Good Guys............

Some brilliant bonfire fodder tonight!

And we left the mess for the Cubs  :)

Help PGL.............

PGL wind down at this time of year and reduce their staff so they struggle to answer the barrier phone.  We can help them by letting ourselves through the barrier using the code 0780.

Late News

Woodman Pete has asked if you can bring any stuff to make guys with on Friday. Not sure what he had in mind but I don't think he wants to use your uniform so you'd better keep that on!
I'll be off with the rifle squad at the nationals so good luck to all our shooters.
Don't forget This weekend Is winter camp deposit deadline.
If you want to come hand over £35 to Phil.
I'm posting this from my phone so hope it looks OK....

Stag get their mojo..........

Stag Patrol worked hard at the Bickley camp with axes, draw knives and general sharp carving stuff to make their own Stag totem (with skilful help from WoodmanPete!).
Well done Scouts - any other Patrol up for the challenge?

Garden, pitch and Guy; all types of......................

It will soon be time to celebrate the near overthrowing of Parliament, the Monarchy and life as we didn't know it back in 1605, and this Friday (the 17th October) we will get ready for Bonfire Night by creating Guys to go on our bonfire on November the 7th.

See you at the hut at 8.00, and prizes go to anyone dressed as King James I!

Drum Corps CANCELLED this Thursday 16th October......

Unfortunately Roger has had to cancel Drum Corps this Thursday.

The next 2 practices with the ACF Band will be on either the 22nd/23rd November, then the 13th/14th December - the exact days are to be advised so Roger will call as soon as he is told.  10 till 6 and please bring a packed lunch.

I thought you would appreciate the above photo of Rogers new custom transport!

Rifles camp forms

OK - final plans!

I will take a couple of you with me and the Landy stuffed with our gear.
Pete will leave in the minibus FROM PGL AT 6pm on Friday with most of you and your gear.
Anthony will head down a bit later but travelling a bit faster so will arrive at the same time :)

I have spoken to those in the Landy or with Anthony, so if I haven't spoken to you, you need to get to the minibus at PGL at 6pm with your gear (as per kit list below - note full smart uniform! note necker! note camp fees and consent to camp form!). We will arrive quite late and be putting up tents in the dark as usual and will not have time for a full roast dinner, but we will fry up some burgers and a hot drink and cake before we turn in. This will be a good supper, but please make sure you have eaten some dinner before we go. 

And here are the forms!

Return from Kibblestone......

Tired, damp and smelly (and that is just Phil) we made it back from the exhausting adventure that was the Kibblestone Activity camp.  Walking with hawks, going indoor caving, being second fastest doing the canon run and walking across a rope bridge 40 feet up.  If this sounds good then sign up for the Wintercamp now!


Weaponised communications

Following the theme of our communication badge we will continue to develop communication techniques but this week's attempt will be slightly weaponised. You may like to bring a pocket knife and moderate body armour :)