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.

Kent Scouts - Lee Valley Paddle

The exciting news you have been waiting all Summer to hear – yes we have another massively fun autumn paddle coming up – secure your place and get your booking in NOW…..

Sunday 9th October 2016 = Kent Scouts return to Lee Valley.

Parents / Scouts responsible for their own organisation / travel etc. though please let the  Leaders know if you are considering attending

Following the massive success of last three Kent Scouts paddling @ Lee Valley sessions, we are returning for another fun packed evening of exciting adventure.

We have held the price to the same as last year’s !

Please complete the  application form here (pass it along / put the word out) to book your place.


Who can come:

  •   Kent Scouts, Explorers, Network, Helpers and Leaders.


  •   Aimed at those who want to push / challenge themselves, have a unique experience topped with fun, fun, fun……


  •   If you and your Scouts / Explorers can swim, are prepared to get wet, have done a little paddling before (not for the absolute complete beginner), know how to capsize and get out, come and ENJOY !!!!!


  •   You do not need to be an expert paddler or even very good at going in a straight line….. but must want to have fun……


  •   Previously an Explorer, want to come back for some paddling fun, come along

This is run at Cost only. You do not need to be a member at Lee Valley.

This is a 1 hour slot booked only for us, Kent Scouts.


The Legacy Loop is approx. 160M long, starting with a couple of Grade 3 ish drops, which then flow into loads of marvellous Grade 2 fun “rapids”.

Enjoy an adrenalin fuelled hour of white water paddling as you take on the cool combination of wave surfing, friendly hole features and plenty of challenging stoppers. A course designed to challenge and improve white water, slalom and freestyle skills. But above all to have fun fun fun……..

If you have not done much White Water (or any) you will be started on the easier Grade 2 bit, then with skills / ability allowing, quickly progress on to the Grade 3 section.

Paddlers who have done White Water before can start straight on the conveyor belt / Grade 3 rapids.

Safety cover and guidance is provided by our own Kent Scouts British Canoeing Coaches / very experienced White Water paddlers (BCU White Water Safety Rescue qualified).


You will need to bring a suitable Kayak (fitted with air bags), Paddle, Buoyancy Aid, Helmet and Spray Deck, for paddling on white water.

If you do not have a kayak / paddling equipment, you can “borrow” one from Apollo Explorers (for a donation), who are bringing a trailer load of Kayaks, but of course we will need to know in advance, so shout early.


Cost to paddle the Kent Scouts Lee Valley session = £5.50 per person

If kit is needed, donation to “borrow” Kayak & paddling equipment from Apollo Explorer Scouts = £5 per kayak & kit


What to do next – please complete the attached form and send ASAP with a Cheque to :

Andrew Martin, 82 Whinfell Way, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 4SE


Please mark your envelope “ Lee Valley” in the top left hand corner

If you require a receipt, enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Please email me to confirm that your booking(s) is in the post.


Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. EN9 1AB

There is free car parking available at the centre.

We have access to the changing rooms, showers, toilets and café (bring own money for food/drink).


If you need any further information or have any questions, please shout (0774 0930 825).

Once we have received your cheque, we can then confirm your booking / place(s) and further information.

We look forward to paddling with you in the evening on Sunday 09-October 2016.

Happy Paddling and Scouting!