Below is a list of some of the activities 1st Laleham Scouts have enjoyed during 2014.
Neil the area District Commissionner visited to award Scott and Adam their Scout Gold Wards.
They will also be invited to a country presentation evening in March.
Well done to both of the, we hope more of the Scouts will gain this award before moving on to Explorers.
Pancakes - a few photos in 'album' area.
District Night Hike
Annual event organised by 8th Ashford on Chobham Common. The Scouts work in teams navgiating between bases on the common then answering challenges set at each base. FULL RESULTS - in 2014 photo section.
Our team did very well and managed to reach all but 2 of the bases. Unfortunately one of the bases they did not get to was knot skills which was practiced...
1st - 8th Ashford (A) - 83pnts
2nd - 8th Ashford (B) – 78 1/2pnts
3rd - 1st Charlton – 64pnts
4th - 1st Laleham – 52 1/2pnts <<<<
5th - 5th Sunbury (A)
6th - 5th Sunbury (B)
7th - 1st Stanwell
8th - 7th Ashford (B)
9th - 7th Ashford (A)
Work towards the level 3 First Aid Badge.
Open fire cooking.
The Scouts tried baked stuff apples, eggs cooked inside oranges, and a cake cooked inside a cardboard box oven.
(The cardboard box was covered with several layers of tin foil)
24 / 25th May - Hike camp to Windsor.
6 Scouts hiked from Laleham to Windsor, camped overnight and hiked back on Sunday.
A good amount of rain and wind on the Saturday. We had the site to ourselves, another group that were going to be there cancelled due to the weather.
The popcorn was not the finest.
8 June London Wide Game
Spelthorn district competition across central London. Getting around by walking, tube and bus to answer questions.
6 Scouts from Laleham took part, 10 until 4 in London.
Some photos on the web site.
THe results show, always leave the best until last.
I am not sure the other groups enjoyed the Covent Garden entertainers or ice cream and sweet shops as much as Laleham.
A great day, excellent weather.
|3rd||1st Staines B||225|
|5th||3rd Ashford A||205|
|=||1st Staines C||200|
|9th||3rd Ashford B||195|
|=||1st Staines D||195|
|=||1st Staines A||185|
Thank you to Max and Alex for the piece in Speltbound scout magazine.
Barry was awarded the 'Silver Acorn' for his outstanding efforts and service to Scouting.
Monday 25th August 2014 - Lions Fete.
A big thank you to those who helped sell programmes before the event and suffered the weather on the day.
Friday 12th September 2014 - Family camp fire
Our first night back was a family camp fire with singing lead by Richard.
Thank you to Zahra for the home made cakes.
Sunday 28th September 2014 - District Raft Race.
The annual district raft race at Wraysbury lake.
Some photos in the Scouts 2014 section of the web site.
This year our raft stayed together, good knots guys.
Slightly behind the lead craft. ...
11th October - Simple meal cooking.
Single burner meals.
Mince, onions, sauce and cheese in pitta bread.
light weight cooking, noodles, dried vegetable soup and hot dogs.
Sunday 19th October 2014 - District Cross Country.
Annual event held at Staines Moor.
Samuel won the event in the older age category, Zahra a very close second.
Chloe was close second in the younger category.
Well done to everyone, and thanks to helpers.
- a few photos on the web site.
Friday 7th November - Fireworks Evening
Thank you to Richard, Chris and Nicola + catering crew.
This year we also had an fire playing entertainer.
Sunday 9th November - Remembrance Service.
Thank you to all those who attended. A luckily warm and dry morning.
22nd November - Tin Can Cooking
Previously Chris and Mike had made some tin can burners
(small tin, curls of card and about 14 melted tea-lights)
The scouts made basic pans with folded foil and cooked bacon and hot dogs.
A dry evening - just.
A few pictures in the 2014 photo section of this site.
Friday 5th December - Saturday 6th Bivvy Night
Chris and Mike, with Nathan, Ben, Daniel and Hayden, enjoyed the District Bivi camp near Sunningdale.
A lot of bacon and rolls and a few packets of burgers were sacrificed.
We were in the shelter of trees, the open areas had a crisp frost in the morning.
A few photos on the web site.