Centenary Events

24hr Sponsored Skittle Marathon

Watkins Explorer Unit is running a sponsored 24-hour skittle marathon from midday Saturday 19th to midday Sunday 20th July on behalf of 3rd Portchester Scout Group at Cobham Hall to raise money for the Rowans Hospice.

The Group has chosen this charity because members of the Group have lost relatives that were cared for at the Rowans Hospice.

More information on the Rowans Hospice can be found on their website – www.rowanshospice.co.uk

Leaders Visit the Mayors Parlour

Scout leaders came together for a special reception with the Mayor to mark their contribution to the community. Nearly 40 leaders and officials from Farehams Scout Groups were thanked by Councillor John Bryant in the movements 100th year, and the volunteers from the boroughs East & West Districts put aside their friendly rivalry to rub shoulders in the mayors parlour.

The Mayor said "We decided to invite the leaders and those who run the show because they put so much effort into what the kids do and without them there would not be a Scouting movement.

Radio 4 Interview Peter Duncan

On March 13 2007, Radio 4 interviewed Chief Scout Peter Duncan.
Hear the edited highlights of the interview (27 minutes):
MP3 at 80kbps: 15.4MB
MP3 at 128kbps: 24.6MB
WAV: 272MB

Scouts head for Everest

Two Scouts from 3rd Portchester will form part of a team of Scouts who are embarking on an expedition to the Himalayas to mark the Scouting Centenarary.
Twins Tom and Oliver Robinson, both 16, are part of a 14 strong contingent of Scouts who will spend six weeks working on a community project for Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust.
Each member of the party has spent the last year raising several thousand pounds each in order to take part in the expedition.

The Route

Centenary events DVD for sale

A DVD has been produced of the 2007 Centenary events, including a 6 minute video, and all photographs we have of the year, plus national and local news from August 1st, Sunrise Day.

Copies are available from Peter Moody at £ 5.00 each, with all profit going to Jacks House, the new centre for teenagers at Naomi House Childrens Hospice.

Promise Renewal

102 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts plus their Leaders from 1st Catisfield renewed their promise at 8am on Wednesday 1st August at the top of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower.
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