Current news, reminders and updates....
|Posted by Webmaster on 6 December, 2015 at 15:30|
New van now arrived and vinyls successfully applied at the equipment repair session this afternoon. Forgot to take a photo but we proved you can get the 7 kayaks in the back which gives us another day activity option!
Many thanks to all of you who've joined the 500 Club as you're funding this van!
|Posted by Webmaster on 8 March, 2015 at 17:20|
Well done to our Explorer team who not only won the Explorer trophy. (for the second year running) but the entire event beating Network & Leader teams at this years operation Red Flare,
Red Flare is an overnight incident hike around the Surrey hills near Dorking run by Gretaer London South West County for Scouts across London & the SE, organised by Chris Dean (OA)
Congratulations to our team of Jonathan Wolstenholme, Francis Treherne-Pollock, John Taylor & Aidan Gayadeen.
|Posted by Webmaster on 8 February, 2015 at 16:35|
Congratulations to Troop I on gaining the Ashbrook Trophy at Winter Camp held at Youlbury Scout Camp
Individual patrol scores were:
|Posted by Webmaster on 9 November, 2014 at 13:40|
Robert Lamb was amongst the Scouts providing the Honour Guard at Remembrance Sunday today at The Cenotaph in Whitehall.
|Posted by Robert Lamb on 6 November, 2014 at 16:50|
With our donation of about £3,000 SEEDS for Tanzania purchased desks and chairs for the two pre schools, and also teachers desks and cupboards. We were able to cover the cost of transport to Chitemo and Nyhinila too. There is a picture of a man getting ready to put the wooden seats on iron framed chairs. We also purchased pots, cups and plates for the children’s mid-morning porridge (maize gruel rather) and there is a picture of these. We were also able to buy 100 hand-held blackboards and chalk for the children. Paper, with its one-time use, is too expensive for them to have. The pre school buildings are not finished, but windows are in or going in, so the end is in sight.
The Nyhinila borehole is working! There are some pictures of this too. Unfortunately the geology didn’t enable it to be sunk in the middle of the village and it is a couple of hundred metres from the edge – but that is loads better than the 3 km walk to Chitemo and back for water. It has also taken pressure of the Chitemo water supply and the queues there are shorter.
Credit should go to the Tanzania team for all that they did to make this possible. Photos can be found in the album "Tanzania: 3 months later".
|Posted by Webmaster on 8 October, 2014 at 15:45|
We hope you will be able to join us for our annual open evening on Friday 7th November in the Christison Hall at Dulwich College from 7pm
Programme of Events:
7pm Drinks, refreshments & a chance to meet the Scouts, Explorers & Leaders
7.20pm Presentation on past year’s activities
8pm Award presentations and investitures of all new members
|Posted by Robert Lamb on 22 September, 2014 at 17:15|
Troop I leader Andrew Storey roped members of his troop in to help him with his Ice Bucket Challenge. The boys collected some sponsorship together, £70 in total, for Macmillan Cancer Support Trust and either joined Andrew in getting wet or chucked the water over everyone else!
The video can be found in the videos section.
They also nominated Troop II - so watch this space for a reply.
|Posted by Webmaster on 18 May, 2014 at 8:05|
As you'll be aware Troop I has been meeting on Friday nights since it's reformation 2 years ago. It has become clear over this period that 4.15pm on a Friday is not a very satisfactory time slot due to the number of clashes with Year 6/7/8 Games fixtures. These have resulted in numerous weekly meetings where only 50% of the Troop have been able to attend.
With this in mind, from September 2014, Troop I will be moving to Monday evenings from 4.15 to 6.16pm. A quick review of other regular activities shows that this will reduce the number of clashes significantly and should enable a far better attendance and an enhanced Scouting experience.
We hope that existing members of Troop I will be able to transition across to the new Monday evening slot, but should the new time cause you significant difficulty please come and talk to us. Troop II will be remaining in the 6.30pm slot on Fridays and has a few spaces, so it may be possible to accommodate the odd individual by exception if it is the only way from them to continue in Scouting.
With best wishes,
Mike and Andrew (Troop I Scout Leaders)
|Posted by Webmaster on 6 May, 2014 at 17:35|
We're sorry to have to inform you that Frank Loveder lost his battle with cancer on Friday 2nd May. He died in the Royal Berks Hospital, Reading, with his family at his bedside.
Frank was Scout Leader of Troop IV from 1975 until 1988 and after his departure from teaching at Dulwich continued to be a strong supporter of the Group. He was regularly to be found at Summer Camps and on the Snowdonia Expedition which he started back in 1977. He was active until the very end having joined us in Snowdonia only 3 weeks ago.
He was well known to many generations of Dulwich Scouts and will be deeply missed