Category: Explorers

Group Camp 2023

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What a weekend!

We had 41 young people join us for our group camp this year! The whole camp had an amazing atmosphere!

This weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the amazing leaders we had with us. Every leader got stuck in and helped where they could. So on behalf of all the young people, and myself, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to them.

They tried Archery, Angel throwing, Air Rifle shooting, played lots of games and did a lot of being loud and running around!

We really hope that all the young people enjoyed their time with us this weekend, here are some photos below from the weekend!

Phoebe Woolard – Deputy GSL

SRF Summer Camp 2023

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For those of you who don’t know, SRF is the Explorer Unit (14-17 year olds) that 1st Southgate Scouts usually move up to.

We have just finished our 2023 summer camp, a week at an activity site in Hertfordshire.

Great fun was had by everyone who attended. The first two photos were from the first day of camp versus the last day of camp – everyone looks a bit more tired, but all still happy and smiling!

We hope you had a great night!

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Choosing when to have the Winter Event is not as easy as you may think! 2023 was perfectly timed though, a clear, crisp, DRY, winter evening to come together and celebrate all that’s great at this time of year.

Stanford is a wonderful venue, we know walking the lane is a challenge for many but if you make it, it is always worth the effort.

Wide games safely played in the dark are exciting, exploring is great fun and excellent hot bbq food and drink. Followed by a walk through the dark to the campfire circle for the warmth and welcome of a fantastic fire with such amazing singing! Then plenty of room to stand back and watch brilliant fireworks.

This evening was well received and great fun. An awful lot of work went in all afternoon to set up and a couple of hours to clean and pack away but well worth the effort. Many, many thanks to all the adults and young people who helped make this a special evening to lift the spirits and get us through the cold winter.

If you would like to be part of this fantastic team please speak to any of us – as little or as much time as you want to give. Scouts is a very special thing in which to take part.

Winter Event 2023

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We are pleased to invite you to our annual Winter Event. This year, the event will again be held at Stanford Campsite. There will be fireworks, a campfire and a BBQ. We all really hope you will be able to join us!

Happy New Year

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All of us here at 1st Southgate and SRF would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Leaders have been busy planning this terms programmes and we are looking forward to welcoming all our members back. Explorers starts back on the 9th, Beavers and Cubs on the 11th and finally Scouts on the 13th. We will see you all there!

Group Camp 2022

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Group Camp is over for another year! We hope everyone had a great time last weekend – thank you all for being so good all weekend!

We got lots of badge work done, played with friends, had a campfire, did some singing among lots of other things!

Big thank you to our leadership team who have worked so hard to make this camp happen, both planning and over the weekend!

If you’re interested in getting involved as a leader, feel free to come and talk to one of us! Camps are great fun!

1st Southgate and SRF to KIJ!

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Last week, our Scouts, along with 7th Crawley Scouts, and SRF all spent the week at Kent International Jamboree. Scouts camped on Neptune sub-camp and SRF on Jupiter. Along with thousands of Scouts and Guides from around the country and abroad they had a great week taking part in over 100 different activities! In addition to these activities they had a day trip, access to a village of shops, food stalls and an arcade as well as evening entertainment including live music and a fire show! A great time was had by all who attended!

Queens Jubilee Event – What a day!

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Crawley District Scouts celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee yesterday at Stanford. Such an amazing day. The time and effort put into this was paid back ten fold by the young people safely having so much fun. The whole of 1st Southgate and SRF are very proud to have been part of making so many great memories.

St George’s Day 2022

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Thank you to everyone who joined 1st Southgate and SRF at Stanfords Campsite last weekend to renew our Scout Promises around the fire. Members and families enjoyed use of the whole site, playing games and having a picnic in the sun.