June 2012 Newsletter


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June 2012 Newsletter

Ealing & Hanwell District Scout Council

Congratulates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on the

Diamond Jubilee of her succession.


St Georges’ day parade.

The collection this year was for ‘SHELTERBOX’ and this amounted to £300. Thanks to all who contributed.




District Website

The updated District website is very near completion and I am planning to go live next week.  Phase 1 will
be a slimmed down version of the existing site with a new design and updated content.  Phase 2 will follow over the next few months and this is where additional functionality will be added.  Once the updated site is live I would appreciate your feedback but also ideas for what you would like to see.

District Photos for the website

There will be a photo gallery for District events but I don’t have that many photos so I need your help.  Can you please send medium resolution versions of any photos you may have.  If they are available online please send the link to benpearson00@gmail.com or post a CD or memory key to 1 Florence Road, Ealing, W5 3TU – I will return the memory key if
you include your address.

Our thanks to Ben Pearson for taking on the role of webmaster and a special thanks to Paul Phillips for his work in setting up the original

Cubs Athletes Badge

Finally, after weeks of grey skies and rain, the sun came out for 69 young athletes as they arrived at Perivale track for a Saturday afternoon of throwing, skipping, running and jumping on 12th May. The Cubs took part in a total of 8 events around the track including skipping 50metres, throwing a cricket ball, 10m shuttle runs, long and high jump culminating with a mass 1000metre run. Sadly Simon (8H) let the leaders down by coming in last in the big race! Of these 8 events, their 4 best results counted towards the badge. They all tried really hard and achieved some impressive results. A number of Cubs even managed to
score maximum points on all 8 events, some to watch as future Olympians I think!

At the end of the day everyone was presented with a badge by the DC. It was a great afternoon and a good time was had by all! My thanks go out to all the leaders who helped make the afternoon work. Like all our events it was a huge team effort and could not happen without you all!


ADC Cubs


If you are looking or some altar fires or requiring some metal work do try. They have already supplied some of our Groups.

Reginald Cole and Co Ltd

1a Haven Green, Ealing, London  W5 2UUTel:

020 8991 2232Fax: 020 8991 9422

Mob: 07814 238066e-mail: reg_cole@hotmail.co.uk



Scout Socials

I’ve been a bit busy lately so the next social will be Sunday 24th June in The Royal (Harvester), Boston Road, W7 2AX at 8pm.

Next socials:

Sunday 29th July – The Grove, The Green, Ealing, W5 5QX

No social for August

Sunday 30th September – The Duke of Kent, Scotch Common, Ealing, W13 8DL.

See you all there.

Ben Pearson, Explorer Scout



  T H E C O U N T Y


Kandersteg 2013.

If you plan to register, please do so as soon as possible, this helps us to get more accurate costs earlier, assisting us in the budget setting process. Please download the registration document from the County website and send it to Leon Mielewczyk with your registration fee of £10. Reply as soon as possible and no later than 31 May 2012 in order to receive the first mailing which will include more information so that you can brief everyone in your troop or unit.

Skycamp Challenge

Save the Date – GLMW Skycamp Challenge 22/23 September 2012 – Coming soon to Chalfont Heights

 A Camping Competition that will challenge your ingenuity, creativity, Scouting, survival and Eco-skills. For Explorer and Network Sections this is the challenge you will not want to miss.  More details will be announced over the next two weeks and registration will be available through the team at the PACCAR Chalfont Heights Scout Camp.

From Scouts.org.uk


Scout Community Week: thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Groups that took part in the revival of this prominent Scouting event. You may be eagerly awaiting your badges, but remember that in order to receive them you need to follow the process for paying in funds. Well done to 16th Ealing for their publicity in the Ealing Gazette.

Scout Groups get up to 70% off entry to top UK attractions

For only £12.50*, your Group can enjoy days out at attractions including Chessington World of Adventures Resort and Legoland Windsor Resort (*T&Cs apply). To hear about special offers and for your chance to win a day out for up to 10 people, sign up to receive the Merlin Group newsletter. 

Gilwell 24 – get your ticket ASAP

Get ready for 24 hours of adventure on 6-8 July at Gilwell Park. Make sure you’ve got your ticket for the biggest event of the summer for Explorer Scouts.  3G swing, mountain boarding, quad bikes, disco and more.

Scouting safely: know who’s in charge

Over the coming months, you will notice an increasing amount of communication to ensure that safety remains a priority for all volunteers. In the June/July edition of Scouting magazine (dropping through letter boxes from 9 June) Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner, explains why this is important and highlights the critical issue of making sure it is clear who is in charge of an activity.

Reports for next issue to reach the editor by 25th June  2012    aphil348@aol.com