Barker-Mill keeping us safe

A big “Thank You!” to the Barker-Mill Foundation whose generosity has helped us make our building more secure.  With their help we can continue providing fantastic experiences and new skills for life for our Scouting members and assisting Testwood Sailability with their great work.  Read the full details here.

Catching Times

With the warmer weather, our youth members have been enjoying some outdoor activities.  The Cubs spent a recent evening at Eling Creek, catching crabs.  The conditions were perfect and they had a great haul of the snappy creatures, who were all safely returned to the water.

Our Beavers have been practicing their ball skills, with some great talent on show.

The Scouts have now returned to their boating programme and are out and about on Testwood Lakes a couple of times a week.  Good to see the enthusiasm as they got kitted up in wetsuits and got their craft ready for the water.

Experience of a lifetime

Sixty two Beavers from the District enjoyed an exciting sleepover in the Royal Navy’s Submarine Museum in Gosport last weekend.  Among them were five from our own Group.   They were shown around the WWII submarine, HMS Alliance, built model submarines, toured the Museum’s exhibits, watched a film and even slept on the museum floor.  “My son is just buzzing with excitement“, wrote one parent after the event, “He absolutely loved it! – an experience of a lifetime.”  Thanks to our Beaver Leaders for organising the event and looking after our young people during the event. Read the rest of the article …