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Planting for the future

The 8th Eastleigh Scout Group came together on Saturday 15th November to plant 420 saplings for the Environment Partnership Award.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and parents all helped out, with the trees being provided by Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council and the Woodland Trust.

All 420 saplings were planted in under an hour which has to be some kind of record!

My thanks go to everyone who turn up and helped out. It was fantastic to see so many of you there!

Rob

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“Pedalling for Pudsey”

Last Saturday, Eastleigh Scouts held a sponsored cycle ride with ‘Cycle4All‘ to raise money for this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal.

Despite the very wet conditions, a route was setup around Fleming Park, and all 22 of the Cycle4All bikes were in use by groups of Scouts in a relay format.

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The event raised over £240 for Children in Need, and a clip of the event made it into the BBC South Today video roundup.

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Well done to everyone who helped organise or took part in the event.

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Can you volunteer?

Do you live in Eastleigh? At a loss for something to do in your spare time? (Obviously this rules out anyone already in Scouting!) I really need to find someone to take on the role of Chairman of the 4th Eastleigh Scout Group and help me to establish it in its new home at The Pavilion on the Park next year. Any takers (or if you wish to volunteer someone else!) please get in touch. We also need more help with our Beaver Colony – free uniform can be provided!

Dick Whittington, Group Scout Leader, 4th Eastleigh

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Weekend Trip to Birmingham available…

The 14th Eastleigh Scout & Guide Band, The Spitfires, will be travelling to Birmingham at the end of November to perform in the National Indoor Arena as support for the Birmingham International Tattoo.

They have a number of spaces available in both the hotel and the coach, and would like to open an invite to the District.

The coaches will be leaving Allbrook at around 8am on Saturday 29th November, and returning back to Allbrook by about 9:30pm on Sunday 30th November.

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We’ve been to the Zoo…

On Saturday 4th October the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 7th Eastleigh had a group visit to Marwell Zoo.



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The day didn’t get off to the greatest of starts as when everyone started too arrive in the car park it started to rain but being scouts we were prepared for anything and we carried on regardless. Luckily by 1pm it brightened up and the sun was shining and we had some very happy scouts.

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On the day we were very luck as all of the animals were out and entertaining us.

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One of the highlights of the day was being able to invest two of our newest members of our cub pack in to the group by doing there investitures, while being watched by the monkey’s and reptiles in Marwell’s Fur, Feathers and Scales exhibit.

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Some of the most favourite animals that the group liked the most were the meerkats, rhino’s, snow leopards, cheetahs, penguins, tigers and not forgetting being able to see a 2 month old Amur leopard cub.

easten_by_a_sharkIt was a really enjoyable day for everyone involved and all participants left with a big smile on their faces, despite the wet start, but who cares about that.

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Many thanks to Andrew Dear from the 7th Eastleigh for sending this in.

If you have a trip out anywhere, let us know about it. You can send in photos, videos or just a few words about what you got up to. Send it to Webmaster@eastleigh-scouts.org.uk