Camelsdale Beavers had a brilliant day out at Bazzaz, they took part in lots of different activities that were themed around different countries. They also managed to fit in some human football, crazy golf and quite a few toasted marshmallows on a lovely sunny day in Cranleigh.
A historic event of global significance took place on the evening of Monday 22nd Jun 2015 in a sleepy corner of Godalming. At the end of a canoe taster session the brave and plentiful scouts of Camelsdale came together to create a raft that stretched from the boat house jetty across the full width of the Godalming and Guildford Wey Navigation to the bank on the other side.
It was on this momentous occasion that a WORLD RECORD (in Godalming) was achieved by two scouts. Toby and Aidan were the first scouts EVER (seen by the Colonel) in the history of the canoe club to deck run from one side of the river to the other.
Posted by Livvy Stockdale, Explorer Scout DofE Young Leader
Some great fire lighting was done by our youngest section this evening – the Beavers. Although dry fuel was hard to find as it has showered all throughout the weekend the Beavers did exceedingly well, with all of the groups using only the sticks, leaves and bits of bark they found on the ground and a flint-strike. None the teams needed to use a match and the small teams of four or five beavers didn’t need assistance from their adult supervisors as they lit their mini fires. The fires they made were perfect for toasting marshmallows on and adding in some chocolate digestives they made everyone’s favourite camp food – smores! The Scout leaders that joined us tonight may have found some future 1st Camelsdale Scouts!
Well done to Camelsdale Beavers who won the District Muir Trophy. Six of our Beavers had to complete a variety of tasks at Linchmere Common as part of a hike, there was lots of great competition from other beaver units but Camesldale just won!
Well done Beavers!
Explorer Scouting in Haslemere has grown, with more young people enjoying the fun, challenge and adventure.
We would like to continue and develop what we do and are looking for adults who can help us and enjoy some of the fun themselves. Volunteering with the Explorer Scouts is fun, easy and flexible. It is a great way to make a difference while having some fun.
We are always looking for leaders and assistant leaders – everybody knows that – but we would really welcome the support of men and women who could give a little time each term to act as Unit Treasurer, Occasional Helpers on Camps and Expeditions, Skills Instructors or fundraisers. It need not be every week, and we would welcome help at weekends as well as at the weekly meeting.
If you think you might like to join this exciting group please give the explorer scout leader, Jamie Short a ring or drop him an email. If we’ve not tempted you at the moment to find out more about what we do we would also really like to hear about anyone you know in the area who has a passion for adventure and challenge and a sense of fun. (And if we have tempted you then do tell your friends as well!)
You can contact Jamie Short, on Jamie.email@example.com or phone 01428 654652
Arrive from 6.45pm for prompt 7pm start
All Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and their families are invited to our Family Quiz & Bingo evening. Come along so your family can be crowned 1st Camelsdale Quiz Champions! Or maybe you're a bingo ace? We'll have prizes on the night......
To add to the excitement, during the evening each section will be giving a brief audio-visual presentation showing what they have been doing in the last year, and what the plans are for the coming year
There will be a cash bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks with free snacks and nibbles provided too
We'll also hold the AGM - approving the accounts for last year and appointing the Exec Committee (Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) - this part of the evening will be kept brief and should last no more than 30 minutes
Please let us know if you're coming via MyScout - we greatly appreciate your support in attending to continue the success of Scouting in Camelsdale. Family members who are not Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are very welcome - please just let us know via MyScout how many adults and additional children are coming so that we can cater for everyone
Aptly titled, the once-every-three-years district camp for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides was held at the Hampton Estate at Seale last weekend (8-10th May). Just under 40 of our Cubs and Scouts joined the merry throng of over 1,000 youngsters and leaders. There was something for everyone, with a field full of activities to enjoy as well as a hog roast supper, followed by campfire and disco on the Saturday evening. Hats off to the Frantic organisers for getting it all together. Thanks too to the Scout leaders for catering for our group - awesome breakfast!
Camelsdale Beavers visited the Cowdray Farm estate and had a brilliant trip around the farm with their wonderfully knowledgeable farm manager David.
They saw the cows being milked and all the machinery they use and went on an amazing tractor ride around the farm, where we saw some of the estate, the polo ponies and the fields being prepared for the sowing of crops.
It was a really valuable experience for the Beavers to learn about where the food that they buy comes from and to understand that it isn't quite as clean on a farm as it is in a supermarket! (Obviously they enjoyed learning about what happens to the cows' poo almost as much as they enjoyed finding out about the milk!!)
Peter Callender, the long serving Scout Leader of 1st Camelsdale Scout Group has been awarded The Silver Acorn for ‘especially distinguished services to Scouting’.
Peter, who joined the Scout Group as a Cub Scout in 1975 was presented with the award by the County Commissioner at the recent district St Georges Day parade, this year held in Weyhill and at the Haslemere Methodist church.
Following his time as a Cub Peter joined the Scout Troop under the leadership of David Campbell where he took part in lots of exciting activities, thoroughly enjoying the many camps. Peter’s passion was football, but in 1988 David asked Peter to join him in running the troop, and he has been there ever since. In 2002 he became the Scout Leader and the troop has benefited greatly and grown under his leadership, with many Scouts gaining Chief Scouts Gold Award. As the senior member of 1st Camelsdale he has also helped oversee the growth of the Scout group into the largest in the district. Peters commits a huge amount of his time to support local Scouting, recognised not only with this award but also by parents and fellow leaders at 1st Camelsdale.
Haslemere district beaver, cubs, scouts and explorer groups were out in force to show their colours.
Beavers have worked hard this term to get enrolled into spy school, they came in disguise and spent time demonstrating their spy moves, they made identity cards and took fingerprints, went on spy training and decoded secret messages.
The all passed with flying colours to become members of the spy academy, some of them definitely have the potential to have future careers in the secret service!
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