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Conservation Camp March 2015

Charlton King’s Scouts have been creating a better future for the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Butterfly.

31 of the finest Scouts that this County has to offer have assisted the Woodland Trust (under the guidance of local conservation legend John Coates) have been clearing the invasive vegetation that threatens the natural habitat of the aforementioned butterfly.

Take a look at the pictures that show how the work unfolded.

Conservation Camp

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A New Addition

Slowly but surely our new outdoor activity shelter has been built by a group of willing volunteers.

Funded by donations to the memory of Friday Night Scout Leader Alex Wright, who sadly died in a tragic accident in 2008, aged 27.

Follow the links below to see it’s construction and some of the activities it’s already been used for.

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Scout Nights

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Latest News from Friends of Charlton Kings Scouts…….

The Scout Hall

 

Following the really enjoyable skittles evening the other Saturday Karen, Dan and I have volunteered to coordinate “The Friends of Charlton Kings Scouts” group.So what’s it all about? Well… the purpose of “The Friends” group will be to support the Charlton Kings Scout Group in providing extra help with fundraising, social events and scouting activities in a fun and sociable way.

Firstly we’d like to get a feel for how many parents would like to become members of ”The Friends of Charlton Kings Scouts” Group.

It would also be great to see you Saturday 9th Nov to help with the Hall Maintenance / Gardening session 10:00 to 12:00…

Please respond to phil.miller2@btinternet.com to let us know whether you are willing to be a ‘friend’ to your child(ren)’s Scout group.

We will be in touch soon ……..

Thanks

Karen, Phil and Dan

(Parents of kids that are Scout members)

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Friends of Charlton Kings Scouts launched

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Brecon Beacons Adventure

Monday Cubs (and some extra Cubs from Tuesdays and one scout) had fun this Easter in the Brecon Beacons.

The weekend started at the end of term with the 17 young scouts and 7 Leaders travelling to Brecon by minibus on the Friday night. We arrived at the hall where we were staying about 8.30 and quickly settled in. All the Cubs went for a walk through the town to find the Cathedral although the park we hoped to find was a bit steeper than we imagined!

Plenty of hot dogs and hot chocolate finished of the evening and the Cubs we quickly asleep after the long journey.

Saturday morning began with one of Pete Aylott’s famous cooked breakfasts and we split into two groups for the different activities. The first group went over to Glasbury on Wye to do canoeing on the Wye whilst the other did riding. Wearing wet suits we carried out canoes down to the water and played lots of games on the river including canoe rugby. The water levels were pretty low so we couldn’t go as far as we had hoped up some of the tributaries.

After lunch we travelled a few miles up to the Llangorse Activity Centre where we were able to do pony trekking and swapped with the other group. My horse was called Harry and seemed more interested in the grass than trotting! We did some training in the ring and then took the horses (or rather the horse took us) for an hour and a half trek over the fields. Will and Sam did some climbing and caving at the same centre and also had a great time.

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Scout’s Summer Camp

The links below will soon take you to some galleries of our summer camp photographs.

Scout Camp 2000
Scout Camp 2001
Scout Camp 2006 Set 1
Scout Camp 2006 Set 2
Scout Camp 2011 Set 1

Survival Camp 2010

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Biblins Backwoods Adventure

In March Monday Cubs went to ‘Biblins’ in the Forest of Dean, staying in a log cabin by the side of the River Wye.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Centenary Year

Charlton Kings Scouts celebrated their Scouting Centenary throughout 2010, with a series of special events.

The Group, which first met in February 1910, now has over 200 members and continues to thrive and grow at a steady rate. It boasts an Explorer section, two Scout troops, three Cub packs and two Beaver colonies – the second of which opened in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Centenary Camp

Our Centenary Camp held at Cranham in June this year was a great success with over 110 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers attending over the weekend + around 60 leaders and Adults. The weather was great and activities included rifle shooting, archery, backwoods cooking, confidence course, woggle making, water rockets and fire lighting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Centenary

GENERATIONS of Scouts went to Charlton Kings for a party to remember.More than 300 former and current Scouts turned out to enjoy the centenary celebrations of the 7th Cheltenham (Charlton Kings) Scout Group. Group Scout leader Julien LePlain said it was particularly impressive that the group had continued to operate through two world wars and said the event had been a big success. Read the rest of this entry »

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