Review 2014


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Below is a list of some of the activities 1st Laleham Scouts have enjoyed during 2014.


17th January

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.


28th February

Pancakes - a few photos in 'album' area.


15th March

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)


Mon 7th to Sun 13th April 2014.  Canal Camp.
The canal camp was the first week of the Easter holiday (Easter Sunday 20th).
We hired two boats, "Lancelot" and "Guinevere" and completed the "Warwickshire Ring" from our usual base at Braunston Northhants on the boats
We wound 93 locks and travelled about a 100 miles with Friday off at Drayton Manor Theme Park.
Thanks to the fund raising efforts of the Scout Section this trip will be heavily subsidised.
Review of camp by Alex. CanalCamp2014Review
There are a selection of photographs in the Photo Album area of this site.
27th April 2014 - St George's Day Parade and Renewal of Promise
A parade to St Hilda's Church Ashford and service.



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.



Position Group Points
1st 8th Ashford 300
2nd 6th Staines 280
3rd 1st Staines B 225
4th 1st Stanwell 220
5th  3rd Ashford A 205
6th 7th Ashford 200
= 5th Sunbury 200
= 1st Staines C 200
9th 3rd Ashford B 195
= 1st Staines D 195
11th 4th Ashford 185
= 1st Staines A 185
13th 1st Laleham 150


Thank you to Max and Alex for the piece in Speltbound scout magazine.



16th June

Barry was awarded the 'Silver Acorn' for his outstanding efforts and service to Scouting. 



Fri  27th to Sun 29th June 2014.  Surrey Scoutabout.
Surrey Scoutabout is held every three years at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.  It is an activity weekend with an attendance of over 5000 Surrey Scouts, Guides and Leaders and is manic.
2014 will be the tenth consecutive attendance by 1st Laleham Scouts.  
So what was there (apart from a lot of rain on Saturday morning) ?
Air Rifle shooting (with 1st Laleham), laser clay pigeon shooting, car driving, archery, quad bikes, climbing, assault course, craft barn (popular during the rain), caving, circus skills, massive slides, canoes, and a massive music concert with live bands on Saturday night.
Massive thanks to Abbi and Chris for feeding us so well.  


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

Group Event. 

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.