Scouts

Who are we and what do we do?

1st Liss Scout Troop meets on a Wednesday evening from 19:00 – 21:00 (with an optional finish 20:30 for younger members in their first 6 months). Scouts is for all young people aged between 10½ and 14½ years. Existing Cubs are able to join Scouts from 10 years and 3 months if they are ready and where they are working towards their Moving On Award. Scouts then move on to Explorers from the age of 14.

Our Scouts are offered a wide ranging and well balanced programme that challenges then, helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes as well as developing important life skills such as leadership and team work.

Our focus is on the delivery of an outdoor based program as far as this is practical and we endeavour to deliver a program based on both traditional Scouting skills as well as adventurous activities, community work and personal challenges.

 

We look at local issues, support local events and organisations. We nurture and encourage exploration of the wider world both through International Scouting and international issues.

 

JOTI World Map 2018

The map shows all the places where we have spoken to members of the Scouting movement from all over the world.

Beaver Sleepover.

11pm am they are all in bed and asleep.
Beavers have had plenty to eat, hot dogs as the sun set, smores and hot chocolate.
We have been out finding bats, had a camp fire and a movie.

Liss Forest Fun Day

Our next fundraiser is the barbecue stall at the Liss Forest Fun Day.  The Fun Day takes place 2-5pm at Liss Forest Recreation Ground Monday 27th August.  Volunteers to help please sign up on the Fundraising page (link in menu bar above).

Summer Camp – Day 7

The weather on the last night of camping with the Cubs was so warm that we decided to let them sleep under the stars with the sides of their tents tolled up.
This evening, the camp site is much quieter place as we said goodbye to the Cubs at lunch time. The Scouts are staying on for an extra day for a final camp fire, break down the camp and a last visit to the camp tuck shop.1
The wall of Irn Bru (aka Leaders Fuel) tins in the kitchen was completed …

Summer Camp – Day 5

The Cubs joined forces with the scouts to build fires and cook pizzas on the embers. In the afternoon the Cubs earned more crystals with archery and wooden badge making. This was followed by joint campfire with many Cubs and Scouts contributing a verse or two of the songs.

 

Summer Camp – Day 4

Despite the massive clap of thundet at 5am this morning, no one was in the least scared.
The scouts have been working on their knife and and skills, they have also started cooking their own food.
The Cubs have been busy with their Crystal Maze Activities and soap carving.
This evening we joined to Woodcraft Folk for a campfire.

Summer Camp – Day 3

The scouts are really getting into the swing of camp now. Still a bit of rain this morning, but by this afternoon it was warm enough to break out the ice pops.
The Scouts have been making camp gadgets and set up their field kitchen, tonight was their first self cooked meal.
The cubs did there first Crystal Maze challenges and then went on a hike in the afternoon.
Mean while the leaders are barricading themselves in the kitchen with tins of empty Irn Bru.

Summer Camp – Day 2

Today the Cubs arrived. Unfortunately no-one has taken any pictures today due to the weather.
The Scouts have been a bit of a busier day learning knife skills this morning and setting up their kitchen in the afternoon.
This evening as the weather improved, we played a wide game which involved the Cubs and Scouts chasing the Young Leaders.
The Scouts are off on a night hike tonight.
Hopefully the weather will improve tomorrow and we will feel like taking photos.

Summer Camp Day 1

The scouts have been working hard all afternoon getting there own camp site set up and also setting up the tents for the Cubs who will be arriving tomorrow. Despite the rain we had in Liss last night, none fell here so the ground is rock hard.
Reasonably early night tonight, 9:45 and we are enjoying the first camp fire.

Damboree – Day 2 evening

All the Beavers too part in our #skillsforlife activities this morning provided a the skills require a good knowledge of marshmallow burning.
This afternoon the Beavers did a 4 mile walk to Welbedding Common which was a real challenge as they had to walk 4 miles in quite hot conditions.
This evening we have been chilling out with a double 99 for desert followed by a camp fire. Most Beavers were happy when we let them go to bed at 10.30.

Damboree – Day 2 am

We got through the night without any dramas and the Beavers were in bed by 11 and asleep not long after.
This morning the beavers ate almost all the bacon and egg bread to set themselves up for the day.

Damboree – Day 1

All the Beavers have settled into the camp. They have put up their own tents, enjoyed a couple wide games, eaten hot dogs. We are settling in for a camp fire and when it gets dark a bit of star gazing before bed.

Winter Camp Day 2

So we made it through the camp with a mix of subzero temperatures and frozen ground followed by drizzly rain and a rise in the temperature and finished with wind and glorious sunshine. Can’t beat the English weather for variation!
Saturday continued our outdoor activities with some pioneering, building an entrance gate to our site, some axe and saw instruction for our oldest Scouts and then a nice soggy hike through the woods in the afternoon.
Our evening campfire plans were scuppered by the weather but we recovered by having a fun …

Winter Camp 2018 Day 1 Update

Well, we survived the first night! Subzero temperatures, frozen ground and ice on the tents all added to the experience.
Everyone said they were warm and toasty in bed last night and were quite reluctant to get up this morning.

Cooked breakfast and a bit of warmth have eased the cold and everyone is ready for the day. Pioneering and a geocaching hike on the program for today.

Rain and warmer temperatures forecast for later and a campfire this evening unless it is raining too much.

JOTI 2017 – World Map

The map shows all the places where we have spoken to members of the Scouting movement from all over the world.

JOTI under way in Liss

Scouts and Explorers kicked off Jamboree on the Internet this evening with 8 machines running webchat. Many conversations with each other followed by at least a few with people in other countries.
You can follow our progress at http://www.1stlissscouts.org.uk/jotimap and see where we have spoken to our Scouting family from around the world.
You can keep an eye on us by watching our live feed at http://www.1stlissscouts.org.uk/joticam. Sometimes the camera gets a bit whimsical and points at the ceiling – apologies if you get a nice close up view of some textured …

JOTI: 21st Jamboree on the Internet

20th October sees the start of the annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) / Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) event, a three day event enabling all members of the Scout movement across the world to safely communicate and share experiences.
1st Liss have been involved in this event for a number of years and through JOTI we have been able to speak to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from all over the world. We are running the event over two nights this year, with the first as a set up …

Follow Tegan’s WSJ2019 Journey on Facebook

WSJ2019: Tegan has set up a Facebook page to track her 24th World Scout Jamboree journey. You can follow her fundraising and preparation over the next 2 years.
https://www.facebook.com/Tegan.WSJ.2019/

Her speedy start has already gained her the Scout Fundraising Activity Badge – well done Tegan!

Tegan Lewis: WSJ 2019 Selection Update

The selection process for the 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America in 2019 has been taking place in Hampshire over the last few months.
This process concluded with the selection weekend 2 weeks ago where over 300 Scouts and Explorers were tasked with undertaking a number of challenges and activities designed to determine their suitability to attend this huge event which only takes place every four years. The prospective participants found out only yesterday whether their applications were successful.
It is with great pleasure that I can tell you that Tegan Lewis …

Cub Camp 17 Day 4

Nicer weather allowed us, our clothes and the site to recovery after the rain yesterday.
The Cubs had another action packed day starting the morning with crate stacking then making T-Shirts, cooking pizzas on fires under guidance from the two Scouts on camp and then lots of fun games this evening. We even found some time to eat!

The day finished with a noisy sing song around the campfire and hot chocolate. All tucked up quietly in bed ready for another full day tomorrow.

Cub Camp Update

Just a quick update to let you know that in spite of the weather, everyone had a dry night. 
Currently dealing with the aftermath of canoeing in the rain then hiking back in it yesterday. Rain eventually stopped about 10.30pm and we estimate between 50-70mm fell on site.

Cubs are off crate stacking at the moment.

Cub Camp 17 Day Three

Long hard day for everyone today with some challenging weather, but the Cubs coped very well.
Hathi’s (my) birthday today so clearly a big celebration with lots of impolite comments about my age!
Cubs had quiet morning after a very good nights sleep, weather was pleasant and calm. We headed off site (about a 40 minute hike) for canoeing where the Cubs shared open canoes and spent their time either in the canoe or in the water.

The weather the closed in and we had to walk back to site in heavy rain. …

Cub Camp 17 Day Two

Early start thanks to girl chatter at 5am was followed by a cooked breakfast and on to Archery.
Returning to our camp site we had lunch and sang Happy Birthday to Olivia and ate chocolate cake.

Early afternoon kicked off with hunting for materials for broomsticks and wands! This was followed by some hard work whittling for the Scouts and Young Leaders while the Cubs built broom sticks and played for a while. 
On to low ropes where the pack was divided into groups of three where they worked together to get around …

Cub Camp 17 Day Two

Early start thanks to girl chatter at 5am was followed by a cooked breakfast and on to Archery.
Returning to our camp site we had lunch and sang Happy Birthday to Olivia and ate chocolate cake.

Early afternoon kicked off with hunting for materials for broomsticks and wands! This was followed by some hard work whittling for the Scouts and Young Leaders while the Cubs built broom sticks and played for a while. 
On to low ropes where the pack was divided into groups of three where they worked together to get around …

Cub Camp 17 Day One

Everyone arrived safely, all tents up and gear safely put away. Everyone has eaten a dinner of pasta bolognese and cake, most people then had a hot drink.
The Cubs went to bed noisily but settled down and we had a fairly quiet night overall. First full day so they should be nice and tired tonight allowing us a quieter bedtime!

Kernow Arrival Delay

7.15 Arrival after delays at Stonehenge

Kernow Arrival Home

Due back at site approx 6.45 – 7.00. Its been a long day! Quicker we can unpack, sooner Scouts can get home. Thanks!

Kernow Departure

12:10: We are all just leaving site, it is likely to be at least 30 minute to get off site and then 5-6 hours home. I will provide an update later this afternoon

Kernow 2017 Day Seven

Kernopoly day where we have rover tickets for trains and buses and a Monopoly challenge based around Cornwall. Left site at 7.00 this morning on a bus to St Austell. We headed to Newquay on the train finding locations and picking up bonus points for other tasks and activities. Lots of tweets showing some of our antics.

Back to site for the fun and mud packed closing ceremony, disco and fireworks before heading back to site for a quiet hot chocolate, quick review of the camp and off to bed. 

Home tomorrow 

Kernow 2017 Kernopoly 

Kernopoly starts with a bang as everyone falls asleep on the platform at St Austell 

When they woke up they surrounded the Station Manager

Kernow 2017 Day Six

Busy day with a lot of activities today. Morning started with the Polar sub camp flag break (different sub camp each day). At the ceremony Ollie Frost was presented with his Chief Scout Gold Award by the County Commissioner for Cornwall. A fantastic achievement making his dad very proud!

On to the day’s activities: Adventure Zone today with a huge number of things to do over 6 hours on site. Archery, shooting, quad biking, BMX, laser quest, climbing and abseiling to name just a few.

All the Scouts had an amazing action …

Kernow 2017 Day Five

Weather played a big part today. Local Cubs and Brownies were due on site, but with a lot of rain forecast and very muddy ground conditions, the organisers cancelled their activities. 
There were some changes to our program due to weather restrictions and we enjoyed a lay in and a quiet morning of sausages, bacon, rain and games before heading off to the beach for an afternoon of water based fun.
Heading to the beach at Porthpean the Scouts enjoyed their most adventurous activities yet with 2 person sea kayaks and 6 …

Kernow 2017 Day Four

We had an early start with the 110 Anniversary of Scout Promise Renewal Service at 7am. 

Then a full day of activities including  Zorbing, making pizza on a fire and 4×4 experience.

Some of the Scouts now have new nicknames, all of them ended up either soaking wet or covered in mud, most of them had a shower (in the shower block rather than the rain).
This was followed by an evening of mixed activities included a live band, more badge swapping and trying to eat three cream crackers in a minute – …

Kernow 2017 Day Three

First activities today, Global Development Village including circus skills, learning about Scouting in Africa, earthquakes and and disaster awareness. 

Scouts made a commitment to the Million Hands movement and then moved on to activities around performance arts, Karenza Award and Duke of Cornwall badge which the Scouts can earn.

The Scouts have embraced badge swapping so most will have a lot of new badges for blankets. 
Chicken and Chorizo Paella went down well with everyone partaking! This was followed by large scale consumption of ‘s’mores.
Evening activities included space themed disco, leaders playing Top …

Kernow Day Two

Weather much improved today although the site still very muddy. Sub camp day today with the Scouts out exploring the site, meeting new people and swapping badges.
Everyone still dry and well fed and we are in the spirit of our sub camp with our penguins, snowman and snowflake fairy lights! 
We had the postponed opening ceremony this evening with a live band and fireworks.  Yes, they are sitting in a muddy field!

Tomorrow the activities start with Global Development Village and Creative activities.

Kernow Sunday Afternoon Update

We have been invaded by small floating aliens. 

Our inflatable penguins are looking a bit creepy from inside the mess tent.

Kernow Day Two Morning Update

Site set up and kitchen working – hot meal last night followed by bed at 10 due to heavy and consistent rain. Everyone had a dry night and all slept well.

Weather much improved this morning, few showers but the sun is out and we are currently drying out our waterproofs.
Scouts are out and about exploring the site now, leaders are having a rest.

Kernow 17 Arrival

Scouts and Leaders safely arrived around 1 O’clock. Tents all up before the rain kicked in. All getting nice and soggy in the summer weather!

So, how does one become a Scout Leader?

The best unpaid job in the world
This is a quick guide to how to become a scout leader in our group. But essentially the process is the same for all groups in the UK.
Working with Scouts in all the sections is hugely rewarding and you will be joining a well established and managed team at 1st Liss.
Step 1 – Is scouting for you?
Decide on your motivations. Why do you want to be involved Scouting? How much free time do you have to give to Scouting (don’t worry if you don’t …

Review of the Year and AGM – Change of date

Our Review of the Year and AGM will now take place at 7pm Friday 30th June at Liss Scout HQ (please note this is a week later than originally scheduled)

Patrol Leader Training Camp 2017

1st Liss Scouts embarked on our second camp of the year with a Patrol Leaders training camp, staying at a lovely little Scout site in South Harting . We had four Patrol Leaders and four APLs  in attendance and they worked as a single patrol rotating leadership over the weekend. Three leaders were on site to support, advise and drink tea as required.
Day 1
This challenging event focused on how to run a camp as a patrol. As such, the Scouts had to assess the site, set up all the tents, camp kitchen, first aid …

Sleepover News

Like all sleepovers we have packed in an amazing amount since 11 this morning. I am glad to say that all the Liss Beaver have decided to sleep in tents outside.
I would like to say they are all fast asleep at 10:30, but at least they are in their tents. 
After a route march through Chichester we had a great visit to the planetarium. Lots of good questions from the Beavers.

Barbecue fundraising

The Scout Group will be supporting the Liss Village Day at Newman Collard playing field 12 – 4.30pm on Saturday May 20th, the Greatham Festival 3.30pm – 9pm Saturday 1st July and the Liss Forest Fun Day 2 – 5pm Monday 28 August.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents, please visit the Fundraising section of the website to sign up for as many sessions as you can to lend a hand with setting up, cooking, serving and clearing away.

Christmas Carols

At the 2016 Petersfield District Carol Concert, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Liss provided the acting skills to bring the Christmas story alive.

Morris Dancing Beavers

As part of the World Challenge badge our Beavers have to learn about traditions from 3 parts of the UK. This week we had a visit from Alton Morris who taught our Beavers about some of the different styles of Morris Dancing, this is how it turned out.

If you are interested in Morris Dancing or supporting Alton Morris have a look at their website.

Good Morning!

Good morning! It is 00:10am Sunday 16th and myself and 3 other scouts are here on the scout link web chat server!
So far we have had people from all over: we have had Japan to Uruguay and lots of places in between!
For that past 1:13:00 mattew has been skypeing with some people from sweeden nonstop. He has shared some excellent singing and explained some games and is currently discussing hobbies.
A tent has been put up outside for any scouts that may be feeling a bit tired but, fingers crossed, we won’t have …

County Youth Conference

Once again members of the Group have taken part in the County Youth Conference.  This i
s a vitally important part of Scouting within the county.  The work of the County Youth team directly shapes the future of Scouting in Hampshire with this years plans unveiled at the County Leaders AGM later this year.
Scouting has always been a Youth-led movement and initiatives such as #youshape go right to the heart of what we do at al levels of Scouting.
 

2016/2017 Pro Badge Courses

About Pro-badge
Pro Badge is an Activity Badge Training Scheme, which uses the resources of the Solent Scout Training Centre, to the best advantage of the Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Leaders. The scheme provides training for badges that require predominantly outdoor Scouting activity or natural resources.
Pro Badge allows Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scouters from different Packs, Troops, Units and Groups to camp, learn, work and play together. The scheme will allow Scouts training opportunities that they would not otherwise have available to them.  Scouts from 1st …

Liss Forest Fun Day

Liss Forest Fun Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August, 2pm – 5pm at Liss Forest recreation ground.   There will be lots of stalls, and fun and games for all the family.
The Scout Group has been invited to provide the barbecue, which should be a good fundraising opportunity for us.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents please sign up for a slot or two to help with setting up, cooking, serving and clearing away, so we can support the Fun Day organisers making the event a success.  The sign …

Cub Camp – Day 5

Today the Cubs have been right to the top of the climbing tower and crate stacking the record of 18 crates Hallam and Jack.
After dinner the Cubs went to Hathi’s ‘Special’ tuck shop.
Please remember to pick your Cubs at 2pm.
 

Cup Camp – Day 4

Today the weather has finally broken and we have had little rain today.  The Scouts have been on a 10K walk while the Cubs swung like monkeys round the adventure trail and then had some target practice with Baggy. 
After a quick water stop they then diScovered the campsite.
The scouts demonstrated how to gut fish and the Cubs tried a lucky dip in the guts. 

Cub Camp – Day 3

The rain stayed off almost all of the day. Everyone clocked up well over their 10,000 steps circumnavigating Brownsea Island.
The Cubs were harassed by hungry peacocks and visited the site of the first scout camp in 1907.
On return to shore the shipmates visited an iconic restaurant chain on the way back to camp.
 

Cub Camp – Day 2 1/2

The life jackets were not needed last night and everyone survived through the night of torrential rain without a problem. Although there is some damp gear it’s nothing we can’t cope with.
Today we have set sail for Brownsea island.

Cub Camp – Day 2

The ship mates have been issued with life jackets as they sertle down for the night and a south westernly storm lashes the ship.
Everyone took to their bunks early.with minimal sea sickness. 
Having eaten a hearty breakfast, the ship mates have been out on building bridges and low ropes today. Tomorrow we set sail for Brownsea island.
As it was Baden Powell’s birthday.it is world scalf day. Akela had 4 on.

Cub Camp – Day 1

Arrrrrr it be a good day at Pirate Camp with the shipmates setting in to a life of conscription. Donations of victuals were gladley accepted.
The Cubs have been on a tour of the camp and had dinner and will soon be settling down to coco around the camp fire.
Tomorrow storms be forecast so we will be batternine down the hatches in the morning.

Scouts Digital Maker badge

We now have our own correspondent within Scouts reporting back what we actually do.  Archie has volunteered to put up the occasional post as part of his Digital Maker badge.  This is a staged activity badge which sits very comfortably with his knowledge of all things computers!  The badge is staged from very basic to mindblowing, and as leaders we can’t be expected to be experts in everything.  In fact for most things we have enough knowledge to ‘get by’ which is why it’s incredibly important we use the experts …

Expedition Camp Day 1

The first day of expedition camp is over! Expedition camp is weekend of either hiking or cycling, the hikers hike on Saturday and Sunday and return to Ferny Crofts (the ‘base’ camp) on Saturday for the next hike on Sunday. The cycle which is what we took part in is where you cycle for 4 ish hours on Saturday and sleep at Braggers Wood campsite to return on the Sunday after a similar cycle back. Expedition camp is also mainly so scouts can achieve the Expedition Challenge Award.
Over all the …

#Youshape for Scouts

What makes Scouts different from all the other clubs and activities out there?
 
Quite simply the Scouts do.  It’s one of our founding principles from when Scouting first started that our Young People have a voice.  With that voice comes responsibility, leadership, integrity and all the other good things we do as Scouts.

Programme
It’s not often appreciated that the Scouts set their own programme, rules and standards.  It really is a youth shaped movement.  We have a special name for it.  We call it ‘Youth Shaped’ Scouting.  in todays always on, fast …

Ugandan Leader Visits Liss

On Friday the scouts had a visit from a Ugandan scout leader. Mahudi is a social studies teacher in Kafuro, Uganda and his school is twinned with Liss Junior School. As he is currently here visiting the school it seemed only appropriate that we welcome him as a fellow scout. Being a social studies teacher automatically makes Mahudi a scout leader. Uganda celebrated 100 years of scouting this year and the organisation has almost as many youth members as we have in the UK, although scouting is based on the …

JOTI 2015

After 24 hours the door of the cyber cafe finally had to close and the scouts went home after the night shift. We have made many new friends across the scouting world and are still totting up the country’s we talked to.

Our website was visited by quite a few of the people we talked so they could see the picture feed from the Cyber Cafe as you can see from the picture on the right.
We did have some help getting the Internet into the hut from our neighbours via a …

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) 2015

Before I explain what Jamboree on the Internet is, welcome to all our overseas visitors!
Bienvenue, bienvenida, bem-vindo, welkom, selamat datang
However you say it we are in for a busy weekend.  With Friday being ‘set up and test’ night for Beavers and Scouts, before shutting down until 0900 Saturday morning.  We then have all day with Beavers and Cubs visiting for hour long slots before handing over to the Scouts for the overnight shift into Sunday morning.
Jamboree on the Internet
It’s a weekend where 1.3 million Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Joeys, Tigers, …

A Million Hands: Dementia awareness in Liss

 
 
Nationally we have half a million Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. It is an essential part of Scouting to ‘Help Other People’ which means we have ‘A Million Hands’ available to help out local community.
Scouting has chosen four areas where we can deploy our Million Hands to best effect over a four year programme initially. These are:
Dementia,
Disability,
Mental Wellbeing,
Water and Sanitation.
None of these is a small subject, they all raise difficult questions, and all need our help.
What we are doing in Liss
For a project with our Scouts we thought …

Winter Camp 2016

Prep for Camp
So here I am sitting at home before the camp, having worked last night, listening to the gentle pitter patter of rain against the window doing the multitude of things Leaders do before camp.  Risk assessments, Contact forms, even packing my own kit.  One of the things we always do is check the weather forecast.  Not really much point…  we know it’s going to rain.  However can I introduce the
MUDCAST!
Currently, according to Facebook, the mud in high traffic areas is only 6 inches deep.  Whilst Facebook is (apparently) …

Scouts Pro Badge 2015-2016 Season

Pro-Badge is an Activity Badge Training Scheme, which uses the resources of the Solent Scout Training Centre at Lyons Copse, to the best advantage of the Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Leaders. The scheme provides training for badges that require predominantly outdoor Scouting activity or natural resources.
Pro badge staff
The scheme uses Specialists, Leaders, Explorer and Network Scouts and friends from all areas of Scouting and beyond. Each course has a specialist with knowledge in the subject matter, and team of experts who assist each specialist, the number depends …

Scout Night Hike, Blackmoor to Liss

Drawing the end of a busy term to a close we held a night hike from Blackmoor Church down to the Scout Hut where those who wanted to had an overnight stay.
The hike start
We started by dropping off kit for the overnight stay at the hut.  Then parents dropped the Scouts off at Blackmoor,where we had special permission from the Estate to go down through their land to Benhams Lane.  Having walked a massive half mile the first complaints of aching limbs started.  During the hike the Scouts did their …

Scouts swimming with courage

It’s not often we put something up from a single night, more often from a major event but the courage shown by some of the Scouts has really impressed me.

We had our trip to Petersfield Taro centre swimming, as we normally do once a term.  Firstly we had a Scout who had not done much swimming before.  To jump into the pool with all the other Scouts there on only his second go was amazing and showed real courage.  Well done.
Swimmer Stage 1
We also had a Cub Scout with us …

Summer Holiday Scouts

 
It’s nearly here….  Summer Holiday….  6 weeks with nothing to do?  Well here’s something for you to think about.  Why not have a go at some Challenge and Activity badges over the Summer Holiday?
Have a go at the badges below and bring in the evidence you have done them.  That might be photos, drawings, a presentation, collection or something you’ve made.  You can even e-mail it to me.
Of course there may be something else you might like to do.  Let us know what you want to do before hand and we …

1st Liss Scouts Geocache

Continuing on with our Geocaching badge we started on Easter Camp tonight we placed the ‘1stLiss Scouts 2015’ Geocache.
If you’ve never heard of it before then Geocaching is like a world wide treasure hunt using clues and GPS to find hidden boxes.  Each box is called a Geocache, and contains a log book and some small items that can be used as ‘swaps’.
Geocaching is a free activity, once a GPS receiver has been obtained, that can be enjoyed by everyone.  With GPS now on most Smart phones it’s within the …

Family Camp 2015 (Photos)

Here are some of the photos from Family Camp. If you have anymore please use our photo upload page.

St George’s Day 2015 (Photos)

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took to the hills to celebrate St George’s Day with a hike up Butser Hill where they renewed their Scout promise and flew the kites they made last week.
The Group Scout Leader was also awarded his Wood Beads which marks completing the Adult Leader training.

Easter Camp

Easter Camp Day1 Sunday
We arrived on site in absolutely glorious weather, and after a quick lunch put up the three Patrol tents and catering marquee. All the tents went up really well and will need the minimum of work during the week. After that it was time to start preparing dinner.
Red Patrol cooked a lovely spaghetti bolognaise which was enjoyed by all, most even had seconds! With the washing up done and site cleared away there was just enough time to get things all sorted before dark.
The two Explorers with …

Patrol Leaders Council January 2015

The Patrol Leaders Council is made up of the Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders within the troop.  It is chaired by a Young Leader or in his absence the Senior Patrol Leader. The adult leaders are intentionally not part of the council. It’s function is to review past activities and events and provide feedback to the adult Leaders on all matters within the Scout Troop.
 
All meetings are minuted by the Scouts and comments passed onto the Leaders for action.

PLC comments from last month
 
1.      We liked the cooking.
2.      We liked …

Scouts Survival Skills badge

The opportunity has arisen for the Scouts to get their Survival skills badge through two very different but equally fantastic sources.  The badge covers all aspects of survival from first aid through to rescue skills and will involve sleeping out in a self made shelter and may also involve preparing and cooking a rabbit or fish.  Not for the feint hearted!
 
Pro badge
Pro badge are a group of Scout leaders and instructors based at the Solent Scout Training Centre with which we have a very good working relationship.  They are offering …

Remembrance Sunday (Photos)

Liss Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were on parade on Remembrance Sunday.

Jamboree on the Internet…. Update

It’s now 1am and we’re still going.
The Scouts have discovered….. girls, Swedish, Australian, and Alaska seem to be the favourites, in the mean time the Leaders are doing YMCA by skype…  Welcome to our world, literally, the whole world has passed through this room today with many friendships being made.
We are receiving validation cards as well as the now very familiar JID codes so that makes a welcome change!  The code 5GB21E will be etched on my brain forever.
More codes, more cards and more Scouts…. It’s never ending a constant …

Scouts in September

September…..It’s a tricky month for Scouts….
Lots changes at Scouts in September.  For all it’s the start of a new school year, for some a new school.  We try to keep it as a quiet month for activities to let everything bed in to do with School, clubs and homework.  That doesn’t mean we can’t do anything though.
For the Leaders it’s a busy admin month collecting and cross checking all new forms for activities and photos to name a few.  With four Scouts moving up to Explorers in Petersfield we had …

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Scout Jamboree on the Internet at Liss!
1st Liss Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be taking part in the 23rd Jamboree on the Internet over the 18/19th October.  This is a real Jamboree of over 1 million Scouts worldwide in a specially set up, and monitored chat room online over the internet.  We have been very fortunate to be able to have some PC’s on loan and with the help of two dads have set up our very own internet café in the hut.
The Beavers and Cubs will be attending over the …

New finish time for Scouts

Our problem….
 
Just to let you know that following parent feedback we have reviewed the finish time of Scouts on a temporary basis.As you know we are restricted to holding Scouts on a Friday evening due to Leader availability.  This means it can start no earlier than 19:30 as Beavers finishes at 19:00.  We need the 30 minutes to get in and ready, so starting any earlier isn’t an option.Several parents at our parents meeting and through feedback to various leaders have raised concerns that with that the current 21:30 finish time was …

Ready for new Scout Term

Ready for new term?
So, new Scout term….  here we are again…..  Another term about to start and being the Autumn term it’s paperwork time.  Every year we have to renew and check the details we have on you and our Scouts.  This will include permission forms to attend Scouts (and activities in the immediate area) Gift aid forms (so we can legally rob the bank) photography forms (to make sure there are no changes) as well as a check to make sure your MyScout details are correct.
With all that out …

Pioneering Projects (Video)

Five leaders challenged 12 scouts to erect a flag pole in the time it took them to build and aerial runway. It was a close run thing.

Community week project (Photos)

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers a long with some brave parents looked like they had been dragged through a ditch backwards on Saturday morning.
After sleeping out on on the West Liss Playing field overnight the group embarked on the community week project of clearing the ditch along the north side of the playing field. Despite the torrential rain the job was completed in just under 3 hours.

Family Camp 2014 (Photos)

With almost 140 people at camp this weekend, this is one of the biggest we have ever attempted.
Hopefully everyone had a good time at the camp. Here are some photos to remind you of the weekend.

Family camp preparations

The preparations for family camp are almost finished, the trailer is filled to full and the all the dry food is loaded in Mike’s van. Just hope the marshmallows survive.

Haynes Manual for Scouts

Lost Property

The amount of lost property that is left in the scout  hut is starting to accumulate again.
Please check out the rouges gallery and pick up any items that belong to you before Friday 14 March otherwise it is off to the charity shop.

Hampshire Scout News (Dec 2014)

We need some help!!!

 
 We are asking for some help from all parents, friends (old and new) and anyone else who knows us!  Due to a long term illness we are a Cub Leader ‘down’.  With a thriving Cub pack and experianced leaders already in place we are recruiting an extra pair of eyes, either as a parent helper or a uniformed leader, the choice is yours!
‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus …

Hampshire Scout News (Nov 2013)

A Weekend to Remember

With close to a 100% turn out for the Liss Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday there were more Scout, Cub and Beaver uniforms in the village than have been seen for several years and the fine weather on Sunday added to the event.
The previous day 14 of the Beavers had been to Paultons Park with their families, along with a few hundred more Beavers from around the county, for the annual visit to Santa. As is traditional, the weather was appalling and all the families experienced a Met office Yellow …

Chief Scouts Awards

 
Five members of 1st Liss Scout Group were awarded the highest award that they can achieve in their section. Beaver Scouts Charlie, Adam and Robbie were all awarded the Chief Scouts Bronze Award. To gain this award they have had to complete all 6 challenge badges which have taken them almost 2 years to finish. Along the way they have also worked for numerous Activity badges, attended a Beaver Scout sleepover and of course had lots of fun!
 
 Scouts Matt and Marcus were presented with the Chief Scouts Gold Award. This …

Hampshire Scout News (Oct 2013)

Liss Scouts going to 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Fantastic news about the 23rd World Scout Jamboree!  Marcus and Ollie have passed a grueling selection test at County level and have been selected to go to Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  To give you an idea of how difficult this was there were over 15 candidates at District level.  With this in mind to have two from 1st Liss Scouts selected is a fantastic achievement.  They will now form part of a much bigger UK contingent.
Although they will have moved on to Explorers at the time of the …

Pinewood Derby Preparations

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Liss Scout Group gained some valuable hints and tips preparing for this years Pinewood Derby when they visited William Medcalf Vintage Bentley Garage at Hill Brow.
Each of the sections spent about an hour at the garage learning about the history of Bentley cars and had a close look at the vehicles on display. They were all also given a behind the scenes tour of the garage and a chance to see many of the vehicle is various stages of renovation. By way of …

Signing up for Scout events

With the large number of events now on offer it seems most of you are happy signing up for Scout events with our new system ‘Online Scout Manager’.  For those of you yet to try it the feedback from others is that it really is quite simple and nothing to be scared of!
For every event on offer you will receive an e-mail with a secure link.  Clicking on that link opens up your personalised page like the one below.

 
Looking across the top of the page if you click on ‘Events’ …

Up and coming events for Scouts

October
Up and coming we have the yearly survival camp at the end of October.  There has been a change of venue for this and we will now be going to ‘Cricket Campsite’ just outside Southampton.
This is a new site for us with much promise and I will put up details once it has been checked for our suitability.  For now have a look at their website here.

 November
A busy month here with much potential for badge work.  We then have the district  Pinewood derby on 2nd November at Churchers College.  For …

Programmes are online

Now that the section leaders are starting to get to grips with Online Scout Manager, it is possible to see the programme for the term on line.
The next 2 meetings are shown on the front page of the website. The rest of the terms programme can be found under the section tabs:
Beaver Programme
Cub Programme
Scout Programme

Hampshire Scout News (Jul/Aug 2013)

Introducing Online Scout Manager

Over the next few days you should all be getting a e-mail through about our new badge, and record holding system.  This is called ‘Online Scout Manager’.  It replaces the boxes, bags and bits of paper approach all sections used up until late May 2013.  We appreciate it’s a new way of going about our business but is used by a huge majority of Groups nationally with very few problems.
To find out more you can go to our [On Line Scout Manager] page or visit the [Online Scout Manager] website or please just …

Chief Scout’s Awards

May was a great month for the group with three of our members receiving their Chief Scout’s  Awards signed by Bear Grylls.
Nicola was presented with the Chief Scout’s Gold Award by Stephen Peck,  Scouting Association Director of Programme and Development. The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the highest award in the Scout Section requiring the recipient to  complete 8 Challenge Badges.
Thomas & Joshua were awarded the Chief Scout’s Bronze award which is the highest award for Beaver Scouts having completed all 6 of the Beaver Challenge Badges.
All three scouts have put …

Parent Reps Contactable by e-mail

The Parent Reps play a vital role in maintaining contact between Parents and the Leaders. All our Parents Reps have a good understanding of the sections they represent and are your representatives on the Executive Committee.
To contact the Parents Rep for your child’s section please select them on the [contact page].

Hampshire Scout News (May 2013)

Can you spot a former 1st Liss scout in this edition?

Sharp shooter Scout Matt

We are very pleased to announce that Matt has come first in the group B 12-13 age group Hampshire air rifle shooting competition for his age group. Gaining the gold medal with 88 points Matt did a fantastic job shooting for 1st Liss scouts. WELL DONE.

Building Kernow

On 20/21st April a small team of Dads made a huge difference to the Jamboree. Over the two day period they worked to fit two staircases and clad the aerial runway tower for part of the Adventure zone at Nine Ashes Campsite.
Despite being fed enormous pasties, and in no particular order Brian Walsh, Malcolm Angell, Roger Synge, and Mike Green doubled the size of the Big Build team getting things ready for the Jamboree and beyond. All of the Jamboree staff who visited were very grateful of the team, particularly …

Hampshire Scout News (Apr 2013)

Plans Approved

The plans for the new West Liss Pavilion have now been approved by South Downs National Park Planning Authority.  This will allow the Parish Council to move ahead with securing the remainder of the funding for the project and we can hopefully see work starting on a replacement building in a few months time.
Details about the plan can be found [here]

Scout Sailing club

The Scout Sailing Club has been in existence for nearly 20 years and has been instrumental in teaching over 300 Scouts from the Petersfield District  how to sail.
Scouts from Lihook, Liss, Sheet, East Hants Villages and Petersfield have attended indoor training sessions during the Spring and then been given practical training on the water in the Summer.
In addition to learning to sail the Scouts have also gained their Nautical Skills badges and undertaken RYA training at the basic levels.
The cost of joining the Club is £30 plus fees for each …

Scouts Winter Camp 2013 photos

Finally the Winter Camp photos.  Many Thanks to Tim for being our trip photographer.
 
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New Building Planning Application

The revised planning application for the new building is now available in the South Downs National Park Planning Portal.
Comments on the plan can be submitted on the portal until 21 Feb 2013. Supporting comments may be useful.
To see the plan click here [SDNP Planing Portal].

If you didnt go to WinterCamp….

what would you be doing???  Cubs, take note…..
Link to UK Scout association video…

Scouts Winter camp 12/1/13 Update from the site!!!

Arrived safely and rumour has it even overtook something on the A3 on the way.  Well the site was muddy on arrival, but it’s even worse now.  All the Scouts have been having a fantastic time taking part in everything from the 2 wheeled Segway vehicles, to white water rafting down the course used during the Olympics.
Lots of photos have been taken by Tim and myself, I think we have at least one of everyone.  These will find there way on here next week once I’ve scraped all the mud …

Dec Hampshire Scout News

Dec Hampshire Scout News

Last 10 Years of Scouting

This video by the Scout Association celebrating the last 10 years of Scouting.
 

Payment of Subscriptions for January 2013

As a group we have decided to change the way subscriptions are paid.  Currently subscriptions of £35 are paid termly by either cash or cheque.   From the 1st January 2013 we would prefer that all subscriptions are paid by monthly Standing Order into our main bank account.  This will save the Leaders a considerable amount of administration burden each term.  We also hope that you as parents will appreciate paying the fees in instalments throughout the year.  The cost will be £8.50 per month which will in fact be a small saving compared …

Remembrance Sunday (Photos)

On Sunday 11 Nov, over 60 members of the Group joined with the rest of Liss to mark Remembrance Sunday. The group followed on behind Liss Band in the parade from the Royal British Legion to St Mary’s Church and then back to the village war memorial at the Triangle to lay a wreath.
As ever, the day was eventful with the Beavers having to lead the second half of the parade over the railway bridge after the level crossing gate closed just before they crossed the line.
Many thanks for …

September Hampshire Scout News

Open publication

New hike tents

After the mega clear-out during the summer it was time to take a first look at the tents we had.  Most of the small 2-3 person tents were inadequate for the needs of the Scouts so the committee generously approved the buying of new.  After some months of searching a suitable replacement (Vango Banshee 300) was identified which will last for many years.
The first of three new hike tents was put through it’s paces at the Scouts survival camp by the Scout Leader.  Being small and light in weight it …

Scout survival camp updated 01/10/12

So we all survived!  After 3 weeks of training the Scouts were dropped off in the middle of nowhere near Winchester with nothing more than what they had on and a couple of small maps.  After making their way across a network of roads and paths they were reunited with their kit at Pinsent Scout Campsite.
After a quick lunch back up Patrol tents were put up, and the survival shelters built.  The evening meal was cooked on open fires with the minimum of utensils and after clearing away and a …

We Tweet

Keen to keep in contact in all possible ways, we now have a presence on Twitter.
So if you tweet why not follow us by clicking this button  [followbutton username=’1stlissscouts’]
All new postings will now be tweeted automatically to let you know they are there.

Scouts District Challenge Hike Updated 22/9/12

Shrouded in secrecy, I’m getting details through for this years District Scout Challenge.  The event takes place on 19th November.  It involves a hike around the local area carrying out activities such as First Aid, Pioneering, Navigation, Observation.  The event will be run by Petersfield Scout Active Support Group and promises to be a great day out.
More details to follow soon!

Leaders Holiday!

You may have spent the summer wondering what the Leaders have been up to, Lee whittling away at tent pages, Birch thinking up new things to do with glitter and Kath planning the terms programme.
All of the Leaders and the Exec Committee members have actually spent most weekends down at the hut de-cluttering, tidying out the store and cleaning. This has been partly in preparation for the move to temporary accommodation while the new West Liss Pavilion is built, hopefully be some time in the next year, and so that …

Hampshire Scouts Photographic Competition

Closing date 30 Sep
A photographic competition based on the word ‘adventure’ for all age groups with all prizes worth at least £100.
There will be a prize for each age group of entrants:

Beavers or Cubs
Scouts or Explorers
Network or Adults

Visit the Hampshire Scout website for entry forms and more information.

July Hampshire Scout News

Jul Hampshire Scout News

Open publication – Free publishing – More hampshire

New Building Planning Application

The planning application for the new building is now available in the South Downs National Park Planning Portal.
Comments on the plan can be submitted on the portal until 23 Aug 2012. Supporting comments may be useful.
To see the plan search for “SDNP/12/01037/FUL” here [SDNP Planing Portal].

Jun Hampshire Scout News

Ever wondered what was going on in the County?
Look at Page 15 for photo competition there is a £100 prize.
 

Open publication – Free publishing – More hsn

Jubilee Beacon

To mark the Jubilee, Petersfield District Scouts climbed Butser Hill to light the Beacon as part of the national chain.
After spending weeks at the chemists, the photos are back 🙂
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Liss Flower Festival

All section the Group have been  this week getting ready for the Liss Flower Festival Extravaganza in St Mary’s Church, The church is open daily 10am – 4:30pm between  Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June. There will be a Parish Fete in the Rectory Garden in Sat 23 Jun at 2:30pm and a village songs of Praise in the Church at 6:30pm on Sunday 24th Jun. If anyone has a picture of the Beavers and Scouts arrangement please send them in.

PL/APL Training Camp 22-24th June 2012

Apologies for the short notice, but the PL/APL training camp scheduled has had to be postponed.  It will be rescheduled for as soon as possible.  More details to follow.

May Fayre Photos

The last weekend in May was the Liss May Fayre.
Many thanks to the parents and supporters for your help with setting up, serving and packing away at the barbecue – and please pass on my thanks to your beavers, cubs and scouts for their excellent work too. The takings from the day will go towards much needs new equipment for the Group and we already have our eyes on some new tents and ropes.
While the burger flippers were flipping burgers, Lee and the scouts built a demonstration pioneering project.
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Jubilee Beacon – Monday 4th June

Join us in our Jubilee Beacon Lighting on Monday 4th June at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park from 9.00pm.
Starting with a glow stick\torch light gentle walk up Butser Hill to one of the Jubilee official Beacon sites, official lighting time is 10.10pm with a Firework Finale.
(Parking cars at the centre for walkers in the procession – less able may park at the top of Butser)
This is a uniform event with all members and ages of the Guide and Scout Movement invited along with family, friends and general public.
Safety rules will …

Family Camp 2012 – Photos

We hope that you all enjoyed the Family Camp this year despite the cold and damp and have gone back to school/work with tales of the weekend. Dan and Sally are still recovering from cooking for so many people, previously Dan has helped Lee out with camps of around 25 so news that here would be 31 families at the camp came as a bit of a surprise, as for Sally, this was her first time at mass cooking, but she says she will come along again! Many thanks to all the families …

Cookies

Sorry we are not talking about the chocolate chip ones here 🙁 
You should have noticed a new information window asking you to agree for us to store cookies on your computer when browsing our website. This is because of new EU and UK legislation which must be implemented on websites before 26th May 2012 that requires all websites that use Internet cookies to obtain your permission prior to them being download while you browse. Like just about every other site on the Internet, cookies are essential to make our site work …

Fastest Cub in District

The Petersfield Pinewood Derby crowned Thomas not only the fastest Cub in the District but also the overall winner of the Derby, beating over 200 the other cars built by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across the District.
Although it was damp outside all the competitors from the group were enthusiastically taking part in the racing. In a close run final race Thomas’s car came in first and he took top place on the podium.
Another winner was Beaver Scout George who was award ‘Most colourful car’ for his age group.
 

New Scout Hut

The Parish Council have produced the new plans for the West Liss Playing Field Pavilion which will incorporate the new scout hut. This are different from the ones that have been on the wall of the hut.
You can follow progress of the development here [West Liss Playing Field Pavilion Project] or clicking the project logo on the links area.

Super Scout swimmers

At tonight’s swimmers badge a further 6 Scouts passed their swimmer badge stage 1.  Once again the whole troop (and some extras) have all passed this important badge.
 
Those not taking the badge also had loads of fun inventing various races in the pool.  A good time was had by all, with badges awarded and an investiture done at the Mill Chase Leisure Centre.

Follow Royal Footsteps!

Are you up to the challenge of following in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and stepping forward as an assitant leader?  Full training is provided, and you can take it at a pace and time to suit you.  You don’t need to be able to make it every week, or even every other week – even if you could only help on occasional weekends, the more qualified leaders we have, the more flexibility we have as a Group.    Scouting provides a hugely varied programme, for children and adults alike – so come …

December Fund Raising

A big thank you to the customers, staff and managers at Waitrose in Petersfield  who were so generous in giving donations and helping the group raise much needed funds towards the new Scout Hall  in Liss.
On 18 December Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Parents and Leaders, contributed their time to the bag packing at Waitrose with some of the Scouts doing additional shifts so we could cover as many tills as possible. There were no reports of broken eggs of squashed fruit.
All the the leaders received complements about how smart everyone was and that …

Events for 2012

Thank you to all who supported the Liss Village Fair last Wednesday.  We raised £163 on the tombola, treasure hunt and lucky dip, a great result.
Advance notice of some dates for the new year:
Saturday 18th February 3pm: District Pinewood Derby, Churchers College. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts purchase a kit to make a wooden racing car to their own design.  The cars are raced down a straight track, with prizes for the fastest, and the best designs.  Kits are £4 each, available now see our Pinewood Derby Page.
Sunday March 4th 9am: …

Pinewood Derby 2012

The Petersfield Pinewood Derby is an annual model car building and racing event organised by Petersfield District and has categories for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. There are trophies for the fastest cars in each category as well as the best design and finish.
Most of the fun of the Derby is designing and making the cars, and while the Beavers will need help with the cutting out and getting the weight right, they can go to town with the decoration, so this is a great activity you can get involved …

Scouts at Remembrance Day Parade

Message From Scout Leader
Many thanks to all who attended the parade on Sunday.  Once again it has shown the village who we are and what we can do. It was not only people within the group who were impressed, but several members of the Public.  Your positive attitude is a credit to you all.
I had many people comment on how many of you there were, and how smart you all were.  With numbers on the increase we will soon be expanding into a fourth Patrol.  Looking back at today I …

Easy Fundraising is sending us £29.86

 

Great news – Easy Fundraising has just sent the group a cheque for £29.86. It’s the funds raised by supporters shopping and searching between July and September.
At the moment we only have 10 supporters so please visit our home page on easyfundraising (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/1stlisssg/) and sign up.
They’ve been working on two excithttp://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/1stlisssg/ing new fundraising tools to help you raise even more:
Donation Reminder – when you shop online, Donation Reminder automatically alerts you if a donation is available from the retailer and reminds you to login to easyfundraising. It’s the perfect way to make sure that 1st Liss Scout Group never misses out on a valuable donation. Get …

Scouts Newsletter Sept 2011

Another busy month!  For a variety of reasons the project at Newman Collard duckpond didn’t happen, but we didn’t waste any time.  For 2 weeks we did a crash course in some basic knots instead of the raft building, and now we can confidently tie the 5 basic knots used in Scouting.  This we followed up with the all important kit list for camps which was used for the following weekend at the Go Ape sleepover.
I am still waiting for the member update forms for some of you.  These are …

Scouts Go Ape weekend

 
At the end of September the Scouts had a shared night with the Beavers showing off their colouring skills (!) and generally helping with the evening, before getting stuck into cooking their own tea.  A meal of Spaghetti Bolognaise was (after some time) produced, ravenously eaten and eventually cleared away leaving the hut ready for an overnight sleepover.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A late night merged into an early morning, but by 06:30 the Scouts were back up and about.  An early morning hike through the village was taken by half the Troop, under the …

Records Update ~ please return the Forms

If you have already returned your forms, many thanks…   If not we still need many of the record update forms back, please see the Members page to download the forms and return to section leaders as soon as possible.

Liss Village Survey & New Scout HQ

Don’t delay, respond today, the survey closes on 21 Oct.
Don’t forget to complete the Parish Council Survey which has a question about the proposed new Scout HQ. The survey is here www.lissparishcouncil.gov.uk you will need the number on your paper copy of Village Voice that should have been delivered at the end of September.
There is also a survey for young people at http://www.surveymonkey.com don’t forget to mention the scout group in Question 7.
 

Beaver Scouts are early risers

3 members of the Colony recently attempted to raise funds for Scouting in Nepal by climbing the 500 steps to the top, the very top, of Spinnaker tower.  It had been worked out that if 50 Beavers, 50 Cubs, 50 scouts, and 50 Explorers climbed the steps that would be the same as climbing Mt Everest and all this before 9 in the morning!
Well done to you all!

Scouts Winter Camp

 

Have I gone insane???
Nope I don’t think so.  Scouting is all about giving young people the opportunity to do things we wish we had ourselves within a safe framework.  Gilwell Winter Camp is a prime example of this.  For many years 2500 Scouts, Guides have kick started the new year at Gilwell Park, the Scout Associations UK Headquarters.
This year I would like to offer this to those Scouts who have gained 10 nights away or more.  My intention is to leave Liss on the Friday 6th January, arrive on site …

Cub Programme for Autumn 2011

This term at Cubs we will be continuing to work towards the Chief Scouts’ Silver Award
This is the highest award available in the Cubs section, and is gained by completing 6 Challenge Badges.  We will be spending evenings on:

Creative Challenge – including making posters about scouting and thinking up new games
Promise Challenge – finding out about other faiths, doing good turns and helping others
Outdoor Challenge – learning tracking and knotting skills, and trying new outdoor activities.

Other evenings will count towards Activity Badges, with swimming, cycling, cooking and science all featured.  Click here for more information about …

Valuable weekend fundraising

This weekend was a valuable weekend of fundraising with 2 of the groups tents out on loan for an event in Hawkley.
With a team of willing parents we managed to get both of the marquees up in 90 minutes on Thursday evening, just in time to watch the sun set and on Sunday both tents were down and the site was cleared in less than an hour.
The Sunday team is pictured below, we also had help from a friendly Norwegian who was visiting. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of …

Record Update Forms ~ Sep 2011

Please download and print off the forms.
Record Update Letter     Download Here
Record Update Form      Download Here
Gift Aid and Photo Forms      Download Here

Scouts Newsletter – Aug 2011

Hello to all Scouts and Parents,
Firstly an apology, the end of last term was a bit of a nightmare for me, with problems at work, injuries and so on. Many thanks for your patience and also to the other group leaders and indeed District for their support!
On the plus side it is starting to look like I may be able to attend every week from the new year so that’s something to look forward to. For the moment though it’s still 2 out of 3 weeks (at best). We also …

New Easy Fundraising Toolbar

Never miss an opportunity to raise funds for the group when you shop online at no cost to yourself.
Easyfundraising now has a toolbar for Internet Explorer and FireFox that lets you know if you are shopping on a site where you could be raising money.
Details of the toolbar are on the Easyfundrasing site.
If you havn’t registered yet, visit our Fund Raising page to register with the site. After that it is all easy. Many of the 2500 retailers one the site also offer valuable discounts.
Don’t forget to let your family …

New group website

Work is pretty much finished on getting the new website up and running and after a few tests we have found a really good host for out site with UKscouts.org.uk who very generously host scout websites at no cost to the group.
The address of the new website is www.1stLissScouts.org.uk  and we can be found by searching for Liss Scouts on Google. If you are using a mobile device, iPhone or smartphone you will see the latest posts from the front page on a micro-site designed for phones.
There are areas for each of the sections …