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Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning
28th February 2018

Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning

Scout Troop: 1st Upchurch District: Sittingbourne & Milton Blog title: Newsletter Blog story: Hawks Make the Perfect Night After weeks of planning, the Hawks patrol created a fun-filled and enjoyable night. The scouts experimented...

Author: Gaby & Lucas

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What is it to be a Scout?

18th July 2016

What is it to be a Scout?

4th Milton (St Marys) Scout Group


This year was kicked off with us going to Winter Camp at Gilwell. What an experience this was wet and mud all around but tons of fun. From crate stacking, high ropes, pot holing in a cave bus and driving a car, almost everything ended in getting wet. It didnít matter though because you did not have time to think about it with everything that was going on.


I attended the Kent County Paintball day and although I was the only one from my troop I had loads of fun and made some new friends, showing that scouting really is a wide family and next time I hope to bring some friends.

On St Georges Day I meet my group in Sittingbourne High Street where we made paracord braclets to give out and told people all the great things about being involved in scouting in Kent.

One of our Monday night meetings was at Gravity in Maidstone where I catapulted myself into the foam pit and laughed as my friend pulled me out as the giant foam cubes tried to suck me back in.


Our troop took part in JOTT 19 (Jamboree on the trail) hiking from Linton to Yalding, where we set up camp for the night. The following day we went kayaking and eventually kayaked down a weir and tested our bravery by jumping off of the pier into the chilling water.

The Monday after we met at the Cyclopark in Gravesend where we all got some exercise on the bikes off-road and speeding round the track.

On 25th May the PLís and APLís of 4th Milton ran a night for the Beavers as we had them hiking around Bexon Lane to three different activities. My friend Jack and I looked after the Beavers as they made smores by a campfire, (donít worry no one caught alight).


Most recently I helped by running a stall at Eddy Austinís (Baloo to us) Memorial Fun Day. Eddy helped out at my scout group for 25 years and taught us how to use the air rifles in the shooting range.

Still to come: District camp in June, JAWS in July and in August eight days camping in the New Forest.

As you can see its never boring when you are a scout with 4th Milton (St Marys). Scouts is great fun and we do loads of really fun and exciting things. All week I look forward to Mondays so I can see all my friends and what we are up to.

Wonder what weíll do next?

Author: Jack


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