… has been and gone this summer. 79th Reading Scouts hosted a group of American Girl Scouts from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and a fantastic time was had by all at this international camp in Windsor Great Park.
Sunday 2nd March saw the annual Reading Half-marathon but before that was a 2.8 km fun run around Green Park and ending in the Madejski Stadium.
Whilst this might not be to everyone’s taste it’s clear that the Scouts who took part thoroughly enjoyed the experience as the strive towards their fitness challenge badge.
Plans are advancing rapidly and we have even more stalls and activities booked, very soon we will be asking parents for donations for the various stalls as well as help with manning them. There are a few spaces left so if you want to run a stall of your own please contact Kate as soon as you can, her number is further on in this article.
Planning is now well advanced for our popular annual Fun Day which this year will take place on Saturday 26th April. The gates open at 12.00 mid day and our intention is to continue until 14.30 but as anyone who has been to this event in previous years will tell you it is better to come early!
If last year is anything to go by we will be especially busy regardless of the weather, although it would be nice if it stayed dry for once! Currently we have plans for:
Afternoon tea and Cake Stall
Jam Jar Tombola
As well as the normal climbing we are looking for families to take part in a Sponsored Climb where we are hoping to climb the height of Scafell Pike! So if your family is up for the challenge speak to your section leader and start getting sponsored!
There is more space available though please get in touch with Kate to secure a place. This year we are also offering a special rate to other Scout groups, Guides, Brownies and local charities as we seek to involve even more people in our community. These stalls have to be pre booked and paid for in advance and are offered at a Special Rate of £8.00.
Details can be obtained by calling Kate on 07846 833681.
On a Recent outing the Chieftain scout Group took part in the Young Drivers Training Scheme on top of the Riverside Car Park at the Reading Oracle shopping center.
As you can see from the photo’s the weather left something to be desired but despite this the scouts all had a great time and also hopefully took their first steps towards becoming safer road users. They all agreed that it was great way to spend a rainy Sunday and has given them an insight into problems car drivers face so hopefully they can be safer on the roads and pavements themselves.
Despite the weather no Scouts, cars or car parks were damaged in the making of this event !