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Parade Details for St Georges Day

Attached to this story are the details that Groups need for this year’s parade. It has also been sent to all GSLs to read, distribute and ensure that their groups are aware of what will be happening on 26th April.

The basic run for the event is as follows:

  • Meet at Norwood School from 10:00
  • Parade start at 10:30
  • Parade will walk through the streets of Eastleigh to the Bandstand
  • Short service and Renewal of Promises at the Bandstand
  • Parade dismisses from the Bandstand area at approx. 11:15

All the information that groups need for the parade should be in the attached document, but if you do have questions, contact David Patrick ( ) or the DC, Rob Iskett ( )

(1) 2015 Parade info (PDF file 1Mbyte)

(2) Parade Route (Link to Google Maps)

(3) Assembly Area Details (Link to Google Maps)

An Egg-cellent Sleepover

On Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th March the Cub Pack at the 7th Eastleigh (2nd Fair Oak) Scout Group had an Easter Sleepover.

On the Saturday night the activities included making Easter baskets; so that they were ready to be used for an Easter Egg Hunt on the Sunday, playing a team building game called Minefield, which was followed by playing the classic party game Twister.

We finished the night off with a lovely cup of hot chocolate to drink while watching The Lego Movie.

See the pictures below from the Saturday night activities.

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On the Sunday morning we had a breakfast of cereals, OJ and toast and strawberry jam, to get ready for the morning activities.

The morning activities included A Easter Egg Hunt using the baskets they made the night before, Team Building and Easter themed games, Cub centenary activities, which involved doing things to do with the number 100; I have explained a bit more about the cub centenary below, and finally as a treat for the cubs to say thank you and to celebrate all the hard work, fun, entertainment and excitement that have had as a pack this term, we let them play Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii.

See the pictures below from the Sunday morning activities.

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Do you get the County e-news bulletin?

Did you know that Hampshire Scout publish a weekly bulletin giving Leaders across the County the latest news, updates and opportunities available across Hampshire?

It has recently been updated to use a new service, and now you can subscribe to it, and get your own copy.

The latest newsletter, published on Monday 23rd March can be read by clicking this link, or copying it and pasting it in your browser:

You can also subscribe to future editions of the newsletter at the same link by clicking on the Subscribe button that appears.

Narrowboat Steerers Course – spaces available

James has been in touch to let us know that there are 4 spaces available on an upcoming Narrowboat Steerers Course.

Here is all the info you need to know:

Course:  Narrowboat Steerers Course

Dates: 20-22nd March

Location:  Hillingdon Narrowboats, Uxbridge, UB9 6HX

Course Content: will cover narrowboat steering, operation of locks, basic maintenance and safety requirements, and crew management.  Suitable for renewing or first timers.

Cost: £20

If you are interested, get in touch with James on