Scouts Review 2012

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Below is a list of some of the activities 1st Laleham Scouts enjoyed during 2012.

CAMPING

St Georges Day – April
One night camp with a uniformed parade on Sunday morning followed by activities at Walton Firs (near Weybridge).
The 2012 activities had an Olympic theme.
This weekend was when Britain dramatically came out of the driest winter into a wet summer.

Canal Boat – May
The Scout group hired 2 boats for their annual weekend canal boat camp.

Canoe Camp
Water activities on the Thames, camp, then a canoe trip along the Thames. The trip included navigating through the lock at Chertsey which we shared with the Queen’s boat Gloriana which was returning to Windsor after Jubilee duties.

Bivouac Camp – December
The Scouts have to make shelters from ground sheets and rope and cooking without standard pans.
Ben managed to fry an egg on a self made frying pan, most settled for sausages or burgers.
In the morning the milk for cereals had frozen.


COOKING

The Scouts have cooked on open fires, an alter fire and using gas stoves.


WATER ACTIVITIES


Canoe training – Summer
Training took place both on a local lake and the Thames. When the Scouts had reached the required standard many took part in a Canoe Camp.

Raft Race – September
The district raft race is an opportunity to practice knots and get wet.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

First Aid
The Scouts have First Aid training at least once a year and are expected to be at Scout level 3.
Scouts are expected to have a personal first aid kit (available in Chemists and supermarkets).


Night Hike
Laleham Scouts were divided into 2 team to take part in the annual night hike. The Scouts have to navigate between bases and undertake challenges at each base.
All Scouts from the district are invited back to our hut for a brief sleep, before breakfast and collection.

Cross Country – November
The event takes place on Staines Common. Junior Scouts run one lap of a course, the older Scouts run two laps.
The junior section was won by Zara, the senior event by her brother Cameron, both of 1st Laleham.

Jubilee Beacon
Some members of the group attended the Jubilee beacon lighting which took place in the Worple Road sports ground in Staines.

Lion’s Fete – August
As well as selling programmes door-to-door before the event, the Scouts helped on the car park and the coconut shy.

Fire Safety
One night was spent learning about fire safety.

Bowling - December
The Scouts had a couple of games of bowling at Feltham.
Lewis had the best score of the night.