Archive for 2018

Katie strikes again

Posted by Pete GSL on October 10th 2018

Well done Katie in being a finalist in this years South West Junior Chef of the Year, we look forward to your next awards and achievements, you have done yourself and the Group Proud.

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Congratulations to our Treasurer

Congratulations to our Treasurer

Posted by Pete GSL on October 10th 2018

Congratulations to Gemma for completing her personal challenge in walking the Weston Front Trek and raising over £1500 for the Royal British Legion. We where kept updated on our Facebook pages of her progress, as she meandered her way through the battlefield and cemeteries of World War 1 across France and Belgium, in this centennial year. Gemma having completed the 60 - 70miles over the 4 days we are really proud of you and good to see you wearing your remembrance Knecker on the final day at the Menin Gate.

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Cricket Club Dinner

Cricket Club Dinner

Posted by Pete GSL on October 10th 2018

A massive thank you to Debbie Prigg and the team of helpers who planned prepared, cooked and served this years Cricket Club Dinner, it was again a fantastic success and we had since received this letter from their chairman. 22nd September, 2018 Dear Pete and James, JUST FABULOUS! That is the only way I can describe our experience at the cricket club dinner. We all had a fabulous time, everything was just perfect. The table decorations were amazing and really set the scene. The food was delicious and served piping hot, we just don’t know how you do it with your limited resources. The service was very professional with all of the scouts serving and clearing in the correct manner. Please pass on our thanks to all who were involved in making it such a memorable reason. It goes without saying that we would like to book you now for next year. With thanks from all at the cricket club.

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Scout wins Dorset Young Masterchef and experiences 3 days at Rick Steins Restaurant at Sandbanks

Scout wins Dorset Young Masterchef and experiences 3 days at Rick Steins Restaurant at Sandbanks

Posted by Pete GSL on August 22nd 2018

Dorset Junior Chef of the Year, Katie Prigg, has just spent the last three days at Rick Stein's Restaurant at Sandbanks, where she has be learning new skills with her mentor chef, Peter Murt (head chef) and his team. As well as the valuable experience she has gained in an industrial kitchen, they will also be working on her dish for the final of South West Junior Chef of the Year on Saturday 6th October. Well done Katie the Group is really proud of you and good luck for the 6th October.

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Summer Camp 2018: Lyons Copse week long residential

Posted by Pete GSL on August 22nd 2018

Over the first week of the Summer, the Scouts took part in their annual summer camp. They camped in patrols, cooked for themselves. Along side a trip to Portsmouth Historic dockyard the Scouts took part in a range of fun and adventurous activities including tomahawk throwing, paddleboarding, bridge building, assault course challenge, shooting, outdoor cooking and a day hike to name just a few. A great camp and can not wait for next years at Ferny Croft Campsite in the New Forrest.

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West Coker Scout Group makes it 8 years in a row!

West Coker Scout Group makes it 8 years in a row!

Posted by Pete GSL on August 22nd 2018

West Coker Scout Group made it eight years in a row when they won the District Camping Competition at this years District Camping Competition. Not only that but they proved themselves worthy against the rest of the County winning the County Camping Competition Banner at the same time. In total the two patrols picked up 5 trophies after picking up a fourth place and cooking competition trophies too. Well done all, you have done your Scout Group proud.

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West Coker Leaders recognised in 2017 St. George’s Day Awards

Posted by Pete GSL on August 22nd 2018

Four West Coker Scout Leaders were recognised in the 2017 National Good Service Awards. The Awards which are acknowledged at all levels from District to nationwide have recognised our four volunteers for the hard work and dedication that they have put into volunteering with Scouting over several years. Awards were presented to Gemma Divall (Treasurer – Chief Scout Good Service), Rebecca Haynes (Assistant Scout Leader – Chief Scout Good Service), Heather Pitts (Beaver Leader – Medal of Merit) and John Haynes (Assistant Scout Leader – Medal of Medal). Congratulations to them all.

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World Jamboree

Posted by Pete GSL on June 11th 2018

Thank you to all who attended the Coffee morning on Saturday to help raise money for our three Scouts going to the World Jamboree next year, Elijah completed a Marathon around the Village and was supported by family and friends on some of the laps in a fantastic time of 4 and a half hours. Owen started his static cycle ride to the United States and completed over 100K on the day and Thomas has now decided his challenge is to row to he States about 3500 miles

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