We have continued to provide a varied activity programme throughout the year for the Scouts including, canoeing, caving, climbing, sailing, tree planting, camping, hiking, fun and games, and Scout skills training.
We joined Scouts from all over Surrey for Scoutabout in June, an activity camp for 3000 based at Ardingly show ground.
We had our annual week end camp to the Forest of Dean over the first May Bank Holiday weekend: An event which is looked forward to by all as a great starter for the summer.
Six Scouts joined the Explorers for our annual summer camp at Stoughton, West Sussex. All Scouts were able to canoe, sail, cycle, mountain board, and have a slot car racing evening competition. As well as camp fire Bar-Be-Que and on site activities a good time was had by all.
In September we went to Runways End for the district activity camp and scout cooking completion which one of our Patrols lead by Scott L managed to win “well done all”
We took part in the district ‘Techno’ challenge afternoon with Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the district. (Ask our explorers who had the best car?)
In March, we had 4 teams in the District night hike which was enjoyed by all with Scott’s Team again coming out on top.
Numbers have been steadily increasing through out the year and we are now at 20 scouts in the troop the highest number for several years which will increase again September.
8 Scouts and myself are looking forward to the county expedition to Kandersteg in August which we shall report back on next year.
My thanks to Bill and Chris for their support running the troop through out the year. And all others who have helped in any way.