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1st Walton on the Hill Troop Quiz MP
On 13th March, Crispin Blunt MP for Reigate and Banstead, visited the 1st Walton on the Hill troop. As part of the Writers Badge the Scouts all posed a question to form a complete interview of Crispin. There were three main areas of questioning – what does an MP do; what does Crispin do; general questions about the local community. They wrote up their interview as part of the badge requirements.
Everyone agreed it was interesting and useful to understand what an MP does and how parliament works.
A new story sharing tool has launched to help you gather content from across your District. Please encourage members to visit stories.scouts.org.uk and submit details of their adventures. The content will then be shared with MDMs and teams at UKHQ. The site is mobile friendly so volunteers can upload stories on the go.
Stories are checked to see if they are appropriate and relevant. Stories can be sent in by youth members, leaders or other adults.
Try it here.
A Family Celebration!
Woking’s District Commissioner, Liz Pocknell, had to take a backseat and just be mum as Oliver Pocknell made his Queens’ Scout presentation.
Oli talked about his journey through scouting and the people he met on the way . His preparations included training hikes in very wet parts of the UK not helping with the blazing sun in the south of France!
For the international part of the badge requirements, Oli went to Kandersteg as an assistant leader but had to step up to troop leader when the leader had to fly home for the birth of his daughter.
Liz “baked” a cake for Oli and the Network leaders bought a bottle of Champagne.
St George’s Day -
Surrey Scouts always celebrate St George’s Day as a chance to renew the promises they make. A selection of events for 2015 are shown on the Surrey map!
Innovation Project Supporter
The Scout Association is seeking a self-
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Runnymede Archers Triumph!
A team of 7 cubs & scouts along with 6 leaders represented Runnymede at the 10th National Scouts Archery Competition at Phasels Wood over the weekend. Over 300 people took part in the competition with the Runnymede Team coming home with 4 awards.
3rd Banstead Scouts Go Caving in the Mendips
13 Scouts from the 3rd Banstead Scout Group took part in a two day caving trip in the Mendips, near Bristol. The Scouts visited four cave systems including, Goatchurch Cavern near Burrington Combe, and Swildon’s Hole near Priddy.
The Greater London South Scout Caving Club provided the instructors and arranged the caving. All the Scouts who attended the weekend earned their Caver Activity Badge.
Photo: The scouts at the entrance to Swildon’s Hole.
Reigate District Scouts held their annual 5-
1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band in Concert
On June 20th 2015, the amazing 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band will be performing a concert at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate. More details here.