Porchlight Sleepout

Scouts and Explorers from Romney Marsh District spent the night in cardboard sleep outs on Fris 12th Oct to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.
19 scouts from 1st Lydd; 1st New Romney and 1st Dymchurch raised £500 for he charity Porchlight.  Thankfully it was a relatively 'warm' night and they had a
good time but on the serious side it did make them think about the reality of not having a permanent base.
Thank you to all the Leaders who gave up their weekend to support them.porch

Chefs Badge 10-10-17

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4 x two course meals cooked by the Scouts for the Explorers
Prawn Cocktail - Pasta bake and fruit salad
Bacon and Egg - Fresh Fruit Salad
Spagetti Bolognese - Fresh Fruit Salad
Bangers and Mash with Savoury Pancakes - Syrup Sponge Pudding and CustardWhat a fantastic effort - all ingredients supplied by the Scouts in a real team effort from each patrol - they are all deserving of the Chef Badge for this one.

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KIJ 17 ShelterBox Challenge 1st Prize

When we were at KIJ 17 this team one the Shelter Box Orienteering Challenge.

The first prize was £100

John Wren from Hythe Rotary and ShelterBox presented the cheque.

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Annual Scout Cycle Ride - 2017

We had another successful cycle ride this year with approx. 25 Scouts Explorers Leaders and Parents attending out usual route from New Romney HQ to the Coast Road, along the sea wall and Dymchurch, then out to St Mary In the Marsh where we stopped for a drink and Sausage and Chips, supplied to us at no cost by the Landlord, Tim, at The Star In the Marsh.

Here we watched the sunset for a while – what a fantastic setting, then headed off towards the HQ in New Romney.

In all we cycled about 9 miles, again the weather was kind to us.

The event went off mostly without incident, apart from one of our Scouts, who fell off his bike, and 3 people kindly offered first aid help, which in the end was not required as he bravely cycled on. We are fully first aid trained and had our own kit and so “Was Prepared” but its still nice to see that people are willing to help at a drop of a hat.

Bike Ride 2017

Dutch Scout Visit

This week the Scouts had a visit from Alexander, a Dutch Scout Leader from Scouting St.Willibrord.

Scouting St.Willibrord is based in Kerkrade near Maastricht, close to the Dutch German Border (website).

Alexander helped with the Shrove Tuesday celebrations, getting involved with make Pancakes and the Flipping contest.