Crowthorne Guides at Poacher 2017

Crowthorne Guides recently took part in Poacher 2017, an international jamboree that takes place in Lincolnshire. The group had an awesome time and the girls got to try lots of different activities. Here they are pictured at the Movie Legends subcamp.

The Scouts in the photo are from Finland. One of Senior Section girls went with region to Roihu, a jamboree in Finland, last year. She kept in touch with one of the Scouts and invited them to join the Crowthrone unit at Poacher. What a great demonstration of international friendships through Guiding and Scouting!

Dodo Challenge Badge

Many of you may have known Anne Eldred, who was a Rainbow Leader - known as Dodo - in Kennet Vale for 20 years. Sadly, last year she lost her battle with cancer, but she left her friends and fellow leaders with a desire to share her love for life with as many people as possible. They have created the Dodo Challenge Badge, which celebrates all the things Anne loved about living.

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SkyCamp at Paccar Scout Camp

Senior Section members: how do you fancy spending a weekend living in the trees?

From 29th September to 1st October, Paccar Scout Camp in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, are running a SkyCamp weekend. The challenge is to spend the weekend off the ground, living, eating, sleeping in the trees on “SkyBases” you have to build! It’s a brilliant weekend that’s lots of fun, and there will be a practice day in advance where staff from the site are on hand to help and advise so everyone can “have a go” first.

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Berkshire Leaders Head to Kenya

A group of five leaders from across Berkshire have headed off to a classroom in East Africa this summer, where they are currently undertaking a voluntary service project in schools in Kenya.

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Bracknell Brownie Donates Hair to Charity

A Bracknell Brownie gave her long plaits the chop during a Brownie meeting to donate her hair and raise £260 for Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

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