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Executive Committee Meeting 7:45 pm
Executive Committee Meeting @ Our Lady Of The Annunciation R C Church
May 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting @ Our Lady Of The Annunciation R C Church | England | United Kingdom
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Games at the Park 7:30 pm
Games at the Park @ South Norwood Country Park
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Games at the Park @ South Norwood Country Park | England | United Kingdom
We will meet and finish in Croydon Sports Arena Car park – Albert Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 4QL. We have had a change in the programme.  This week was due to be bikes.  Sorry to disappoint some people. Bring: A torch A drink (if wanted) Wear: Activity uniform, including group scarf.  Activity polo short can be bought here. Dress for the weather – this may mean a sun hat if it is very sunny, or a rain coat if it is raining.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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Kayaking in Tonbridge 8:00 am
Kayaking in Tonbridge @ Our Lady of The Annunciation
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kayaking in Tonbridge @ Our Lady of The Annunciation | England | United Kingdom
We are spending the day kayaking near Tonbridge in Kent. This day is open to all Scouts in Snowdon and Scafell troops.  We are limited by number of seats in the minibus and instructors.  So book quickly to secure your place. Payment of £7.50 secures your place.  This can be paid online to 28th Croydon Scouts or via cheque or cash. We will transport the Scouts via minibus. Wear: Own clothes Scout Scarf Bring: Completed Information Form Packed Lunch Water bottle Waterproof coat Kayaking gear – T-shirt, shorts, swimwear or change of underwear, wet shoes or old trainers. No crocs or wellies. Everything you wear in the kayak will get wet. You will need a complete change of clothes, including shoes. Towel We will need a completed information form.  A copy can be found at Activity Information Form kayaking 7 May 2018  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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PL and APL Forum/Membership Award badgework 7:30 pm
PL and APL Forum/Membership Award badgework @ HQ
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PL and APL Forum/Membership Award badgework @ HQ | Croydon | United Kingdom
This week we are just inviting (a) Patrol Leaders and Assistants and (b) those that are not yet invested. PL Forum Scouts are attending to represent the views of their patrol. Please encourage them to get in contact with their patrol to gather views. Details below Membership Award For those not yet invested we will have a separate meeting running alongside the PL forum. By the end of the meeting they will understand the requirements of the membership award. We will seek to invest the new Scouts next week on the Climbing Wall at Pinewood. For patrol leaders, assistant patrol leaders and senior patrol leader.  You are attending to represent the views of your patrol. Agenda Review the programme Review the camps Discuss behaviour within the patrols Discuss investitures Discuss Cubs moving up Discuss Scouts moving onto Explorers Discuss the future of the troop and programme Any other busines Further information about PL forums and troop forums. Minutes PL Forum 22 02 2018Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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Chief Scout Gold Award day of celebration 9:30 am
Chief Scout Gold Award day of celebration @ Pinewood Scout Centre
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Chief Scout Gold Award day of celebration @ Pinewood Scout Centre | Croydon | United Kingdom
Croydon District are holding an activity day for those that have achieved Chief Scout Gold Award. Congratulations to all Scouts who have achieved their Chief Scout Gold Award. It is an amazing achievement and worthy of celebrating. Date: Saturday 12 May 2018 Times: 09:30 to 16:00 Where: Pinewood Scout Centre, Shirley Church Rd, Croydon CR0 5AJ Fee: Free Participants:  This day is for any Scout or Explorer who achieved Chief Scout Gold Award between 1 September 2016 and 31 March 2018   Activities will include kayaking, archery, climbing, pioneering, rifle shooting and others Wear: Own clothes Group or District Scarf Study shoes Bring: Completed information and permission to shoot form Packed Lunch Water bottle Waterproof coat Kayaking gear – T-shirt, shorts, swimwear or change of underwear, wet shoes or old trainers. No crocs or wellies. Everything you wear in the kayak will get wet. You will need a complete change of clothes, including shoes. Towel   Booking arrangements Please book via Online Scout Manager or through Claire. Bookings close 5 May 2018. Information and permission to shoot forms On the day, please hand in a completed information and permission to shoot form.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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Executive Sub-Committee Meeting GDPR 7:45 pm
Executive Sub-Committee Meeting GDPR @ HQ
May 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Executive Sub-Committee Meeting GDPR @ HQ | England | United Kingdom
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Climbing wall and wide game 6:45 pm
Climbing wall and wide game @ Pinewood Scout Centre
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Climbing wall and wide game @ Pinewood Scout Centre | Croydon | United Kingdom
This week we will be at Pinewood for Climbing, Wide Games and Investitures.  We are meeting earlier as we need to complete the climbing in the daylight. Wear: Activity polo shirt (if you have one) Group scarf Closed toe shoes – trainers are ideal Long hair needs to be tied back. I would also recommend insect repellent (I got a few minor bites at Pinewood this week). If it is raining please bring a waterproof. Bring: Water bottle (optional). Please drop and collect at the gates of Pinewood.  If you are a bit late.  Please park outside Pinewood and walk up the drive to the hut at the top of the hill.  You will see the climbing wall right outside (it is difficult to miss it). We will split into two groups.  Half will do a wide game run by the Patrol Leaders and half with do climbing.  We will switch half way through the night.  Everyone will get a chance at climbing. We will do the investitures about 20:15.  Parents are invited to witness this.  We hope to do this on the wall.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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District Beaver Challenge Day- more information to follow
District Beaver Challenge Day- more information to follow
May 19 all-day
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District Checkpoint Challenge 2018 9:00 am
District Checkpoint Challenge 2018 @ Bears wood Scout Campsite
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:10 pm
District Checkpoint Challenge 2018 @ Bears wood Scout Campsite | Croydon | United Kingdom
An incident hike to challenge your navigational, teamwork, problem solving and all round Scouting skills. Date: Sunday 20 May 2018 Times: The event starts at 9:00. Your team(s) will be given set start times.  See note below about collection. Where: Bears Wood Scout Campsite, Court Wood Ln, Croydon CR0 9HJ Fee: £5 per scout This competition will take the form of an incident hike of approximately five miles. The competition is for teams of scouts without adult assistance (see exceptions below). Each team should be able to read an OS map and a street map, be able to follow a compass, and know what to do in an emergency.    We will ensure they are capable prior to the event. Teams Team should be between four and six Scouts. When added together the combined total age of the team should be as follows: For a four member team – not more than 50 years For a five member team – not more than 63 years For a six member team – not more than 76 years All ages are taken as at the date of the event. Composite teams may be entered comprised of Scouts from more than one troop. Each team will be on their own, without adult assistance from the start, except in an emergency.  There will be plenty of supervision on the course. Younger, inexperienced teams may be accompanied on the hike by one of their own Leaders, but they will not score towards the competition. Scoring Points will be awarded for accuracy in navigation and competence in tackling the various incidents. Results, trophy and certificates The results will be emailed to the Leaders after the event and trophies presented at a later date. The trophy be awarded to the team with the highest overall score. Certificates will be awarded to all teams completing the course. Information forms Please can parents/guardians complete an Activity Information Form and ensure it is handed in on the day. Checkpoint challenge kit Wear: Casual (not uniform) Group scarf (essential) Long trousers T-shirt/polo shirt, jumper / fleece (depending on weather) Strong, comfortable shoes/trainers/walking boots Each team member should bring: Back-pack / rucksack A whistle Spare warm jumper Snack e.g. sandwich, crisps, fruit, biscuits) Munchies – high-energy: boiled sweets, raisins etc. Drink – in unbreakable water-type bottle Small notebook and pen or pencil Waterproofs (really waterproof) Woolly hat and gloves (depending on weather) Sun hat Sun lotion Make sure there is some space in your backpack as there are items that must be carried per team and shared out amongst you. Mobile phone Each team should have one mobile phone. Its number will be recorded for emergencies. Make sure that it is fully charged and has at least £5:00 credit. All mobiles are at owner’s risk. The use of electronic navigation aids and devices is strictly forbidden. Any teams found to be using these will be disqualified from the competition. 28th Croydon will ensure our team(s) the group items, namely: Two Silva compasses A survival Bag A foil blanket A first aid kit Each team member to wear a high visibility (bright fluorescent, banded) waistcoat. Summoning help The whistle signal for emergency help is three long, loud blasts The whistle must not be used unless a real emergency occurs. If it is, you will be removed from the competition and sent home. If there is a First Aid checkpoint, do not use the whistle as part of your response to that “emergency”. On the day Teams will have to make their own way to the start and may receive no further assistance until the end of the competition (except in an emergency). There will be a check-in process for each team and points are awarded for correct dress and equipment. The check-in will be ten minutes before the team is due to start the course. All times will be advised as soon as possible, usually during the week before the event. The first team will leave at 09.00 and subsequent teams at ten minute intervals. Collection The course usually takes up to four hours. Parents/Guardians will contacted when their Scout is ready for collection.  This reduces congestion in the car park and saves parents from having to wait around. It also gives time for the participants to have the refreshments provided. Collection of team members after the event will be from Bears Wood.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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Witches and Wizards Family Camp 2018
Witches and Wizards Family Camp 2018 @ Blackland Farm Campsite
May 25 – May 28 all-day
Witches and Wizards Family Camp 2018 @ Blackland Farm Campsite | England | United Kingdom
Our fantastic, fun filled Witches and Wizards Family Camp will be from Friday 25 May to Monday 28 May 2018 and will cost £38 per person.   This price covers all site fees, food and activities. To book your places, please pay £10 deposit per camper and hand in a completed booking form. Don’t worry if you don’t have a tent, we will have a selection of scout tents you could hire for the Family Camp. Join in the conversation on Facebook for all fun filled facts about Family Camp and the launch event. Please contact us for further information.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
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