Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

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It’s been quite some time since we’ve been able to bring our young people together for face-to-face activities. We are pleased to report that the Group has recently begun face-to-face meetings in accordance with the rules and guidance issued by The Scout Association.

Above is a photograph of the Scouts at their first meeting since March! They all enjoyed a challenging cycling evening whilst practising social distancing last week.

The Group continues to hold regular online meetings via Zoom for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – please contact your leaders for further details. We also include photos below from the Explorers who recently completed a socially-distanced Duke of Edinburgh Gold Practice Hike!

We hope you are all enjoying the weather and we look forward to running more activities in line with the relevant guidance/rules soon!

Activities at Home

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Last Summer camp video is now on the media page.

During this difficult time, the Group has been looking at ways to continue Scouting at home. Scouts, Cubs and Beavers have a go at some of theses activities. We have also included details below about our online badge system which, get your parents to check on OSM what you need to do and you can gain those badges very quickly indeed.

Some Activities to try at Home

  • Beavers Cubs or Scouts Wild at Home, click here for ways to explore wildlife in your garden and locally with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife trust.
  • Scouts -Plan a long walk and use a map and compass , use streetmap.co.uk to get OS maps you can download. OS map symbols from OS website. Why not take your family on footpaths across the fields to N Mymms church and back.
  • Scouts or Cubs – Build a fire using one match firelighters not allowed, can you do it without paper? (with adult supervision!), Facebook or email a photo.
  • Beavers cubs and scouts – bake some cakes and email a photo or post on group Facebook page.
  • scoutleaders@5pbscouts.co.uk

Badges@Home

During this extraordinary time, we have partnered with Basingstoke East Scouts to provide an online means of completing badges at home! Simply click on Beavers, Cubs or Scout badges below and you will be taken to the available badges to complete at home. When you send your evidence e.g. a photograph using the system, make sure you select 5th Potters Bar Scout Group from the drop-down menu! The evidence will go direct to your leaders who will award the badge.

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Our new website has arrived!

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We are delighted to announce that we have launched our new website. After plenty of hard work we have managed to bring our website up-to-date and we will be introducing exciting functionality in the not too distant future. Several new features have been added so do take a look around!

If you would like to join the social media or web team, contact hello@5pbscouts.co.uk.

BADGES@HOME

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During this extraordinary time, we have partnered with Basingstoke East Scouts to provide an online means of completing badges at home! Simply click on Beavers, Cubs or Scout badges below and you will be taken to the available badges to complete at home. When you send your evidence using the system, make sure you select 5th Potters Bar Scout Group from the drop-down menu! The evidence will go direct to your leaders.

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October 2018 Group eNews

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October 2018 To Parents, members and friends.  

The Scout Association has a new brand which will appearing on group events soon which reflects what we have always done – giving young people Skills for Life.

The summer BBQ and AGM, went very well an enjoyable time was had by all. We purchased a new Canadian canoe first used at the scout summer camp but it will be good for beavers and cubs next year.  Also purchased, with the help from a grant from Tesco were new chairs and tables for the scout hut (the old canoe and chairs have been sold on ebay). The Christmas meal for leaders and exec members and partners will be on Sat 8th Dec. This is followed by our uniformed organisations Christingle service for families in the Church on Thurs Dec 12th, the money raised goes to The Children’s Society and is a lovely way to start the Christmas period. Burn’s night meal and Ceilidh for everyone is on Sat Jan 19th, details to follow. The group scarf is the Royal Stuart Tartan from our sponsoring authority the Church of King Charles the Martyr so that is why we try to have a Burn’s night celebration. The group is 80 years old in 2019 – group BBQ / hog roast to celebrate at the end of the summer half term holiday.

Beavers  James Purton has taken over as Beaver leader, welcome to Rachael (now 18) who joins Fiona as assistant leader to be joined by Halimah when she becomes 18.

Last term they did Beaver biscuits, indoor games, leaf printing, sports outside, a log chew about different countries they had been to.  One mum made Danish meatballs!!!  They made Father’s day cards, balloons filled with water, Jeff came and gave a talk and a demonstration with his police equipment (safety talk) and had a visit to the Hari Krishna temple and an investiture.

They have made balloon animals (with help).  They all enjoyed that and all went home with a balloon sword and a dog!!  This term Beaver are making biscuits, A-Z forest game; a Young leaders quiz for them,  a  bonfire and melting marshmallows.  We will be making rocky road cakes to sell at KCM fair or willow decorations and a   craft evening decorations for Christmas tree and then cards.

Cubs At summer camp we did a number activities including potholing, zip wire and backwards cooking we also practiced tracking skills and bush craft which were very popular. This autumn they are on an “undersea camp” which includes a visit to the Sea Life Centre Birmingham.

Paul has stepped down as Akela, but he continues to be involved in scouting and will be on the Undersea camp this autumn. Michele, Jay and Nicole aided by two teenage you leaders can just about manage the day to day running of the pack but we need a manager to oversee the pack i.e. a new Akela! , plus some more regular adult help as assistant leaders so not everyone is needed every week. With a small team of leaders we cannot guarantee cubs will run every week. Scouting gives people skills for life and different to school. Please think about whether you can contribute to young people learning new skills, if not you, please ask relatives and friends. Anyone interested should speak to Michelle or contact Chris.

Scouts. In the summer term the scouts concentrated on outdoor activities such as cycling, canoeing, and patrol hikes, and some of the scouts found time to pass their digital citizen badge. Summer camp was on a farm on the banks of the river Wye near Hay on Wye activities included a farm tour to learn about cattle rearing, canoeing, hikes, gorge scrambling. Congratulations to the scout team who came first in the district cyclocross competition. This autumn we have an overnight hike planned and will be entering the County Green Beret competition again (we came 4th last year). Welcome to Danyel Ceccaldi a new volunteer assistant leader for the troop.

Explorers had their summer camp in Cornwall where amongst many things they went surfing, and visited the Eden project.

Sun Nov 21st Church Parade

Thurs Dec 12th Christingle service for families in the Church.

2019

Sat Jan 19th Burn’s night meal and Ceilidh for everyone.

30th May – 2nd June 80th Anniversary Group camp and BBQ on Sat Afternoon. (Scouts camp 3 nights, Cubs 2 nights, Beavers 1night) details still to be worked out.

Minibus Hire

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The 5th Potters Bar Scout Group owns two minibuses, a lightweight 14 seater and a 17 seater Ford Transit.

We are able to hire the buses out to community groups and others by arrangement. If you would like to book then please use our Resources Booking System at the below link and we will be in touch:-

Bus Booking System

Green Beret Success for 5th Potters Bar Team

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The Group is pleased to report that one of our Green Beret teams placed 4th in the whole competition, 1st place in the night bases and 3rd place in the orienteering exercise. In order to congratulate the team, and as is now tradition when a 5th Potters Bar Green Beret team places in the Top 10, the team will be taken out for a Chinese paid for by the Group.

Very well deserved!

 

Summer Camp 2017 – Switzerland and Germany

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Our preparations are well underway for this year’s international Summer Camp. You should have received our information pack containing the Kit List, Health Form and other vital information by now. If not, we have included a PDF version below for your attention.

Out intention is to provide live updates and photos on camp and we will post a link on this site and on our Facebook to access these updates.

Summer Camp 2017 Information Booklet

OUR VIDEO FROM OUR 2012 VISIT TO KANDERSTEG IS AVAILABLE BELOW