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1st Foots Cray Scout Group

Upcoming events

Community Habitat Day
23rd September 2017 10:00 - 15:00

Group AGM
30th September 2017 16:00 - 17:00

JOTA/JOTI
20th - 22nd October 2017

Haselhurst Hike
21st - 22nd October 2017

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1st Foots Cray Scout Group News

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  • Group bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund

    Group bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund

    24th July 2017

    1st Foots Cray Scout Group bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund 1st Foots Cray Scout Group is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants - raised from the 5p bag levy - being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed 1st Foots Cray Scout Group has been awarded £2,000 Work will now begin on bringing the project to life. The award will be used by the Group to purchase new tents and camping equipment. Lindsey Crompton, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.” ...

  • Cubs Easter Sleepover

    Cubs Easter Sleepover

    15th April 2017

    Cub scouts from the 1st Foots Cray Cub Pack, invited their friends to a sleepover. After meeting and playing games and tackling an assault course they then made pizzas, which they cooked over a fire, played more games, had a campfire and finally put up their tents before going to bed. In the...

  • Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration lunch

    Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration lunch

    13th June 2016

    Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration   Some 40 local residents from Sidcup and the surrounding area took part in the Queen's 90th birthday celebration lunch held at 1st Foots Cray Scout Hall on Saturday 11th June.  This fundraising event was organised by All Saints Church in Rectory...

  • 1st Foots Cray Scout Group Receives Grants

    26th May 2016

    1st Foots Cray Scout Group Receives Grants from The London Borough of Bexley Small Grants Scheme for Voluntary Youth Groups. 1st Foots Cray Scout Group is delighted to announce that it has recently received two grants from the The London Borough of Bexley Small Grants Scheme for Voluntary Youth...

  • Cubs Visit Sidcup Fire Station

    Cubs Visit Sidcup Fire Station

    10th March 2016

    The Cubs have been working on their fire safety badge. They visited the local fire station, talked to the fire fighters and found out all the things they do to help keep us safe. Then they got to try using the water hose and look around a fire engine. Many thanks to all the fire fighters who...

  • Remembrance Sunday

    Remembrance Sunday

    15th November 2015

    Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, parents and leaders supported the annual Remembrance Sunday service and parade, organised by All Saints Church, Foots Cray. After attending the church service the Group walked to the memorial and took part in the short service and two minutes silence, before laying a...

  • Cake Sale Raises Funds for 1st Foots Cray Scouts

    Cake Sale Raises Funds for 1st Foots Cray Scouts

    4th July 2015

    During the Foots Cray Meadows 5 - 10k + Fun Run organised by PB Race Events that took place this morning, the coffee morning and cake sale run by 1st Foots Cray Scouts raised over £100.  Our thanks to all those race participants, organisers and visitors, who kindly participated our coffee...

  • Chief Scout Silver Awards

    Chief Scout Silver Awards

    23rd May 2015

    Chief Scout Silver Awards were presented to four Cubs from the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group this week at the Group's Head Quarters in Rectory Lane, Sidcup. Those receiving the Chief Scout Silver Award were Nathan Palmer, Alfie Powel, Ted Web, Daniel Evans. Congratulations and well done to all four....

  • Bag Packing Fundraising Event

    19th May 2015

    At the Bag Packing Fundraising Event held at Morrisons supermarket in Sidcup, Kent, last Saturday, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Foots Cray Scout Group raised over £400, which will go towards funding our annual programme of activities for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Many thanks to all those who...

  • Grounds landscaped and Scout Hall repainted

    5th May 2015

    Over the last couple of weekends work you may have noticed a lot of activity going on at the Scout Hall in Rectory Lane.  Over the weekend of 25/26th April we had some landscaping done to the area in front and to the side of the Scout hall to level the site, using the piles of earth left...

  • Cubs Win Through to  Semi Final in District 5-a-side

    Cubs Win Through to Semi Final in District 5-a-side

    22nd March 2015

    The Cub team played a brilliant set of games in this year's District 5-a-side competition. Winning every one of their matches in the league section and making it through to the semi finals of the knock out, where they played a much larger and more experienced team. The team have been practising...

  • Try Scuba Session

    Try Scuba Session

    21st February 2015

    Cubs & Scouts took part in a try scuba session today. Under the expert instructors from The Dive Machine, the Cubs & Scouts had the opportunity to try this new activity in the warmth of a swimming pool. All participants received a certificate and activity badges. ...

  • Cubs help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Cubs help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

    27th September 2014

    Today, 1st Foots Cray Cubs helped raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  The Group's Cubs took part in Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning by hosting a coffee morning at the Scout Hall in Rectory Lane, Sidcup. The event kicked off this morning at 10am, with a number of Beavers...

  • Beavers Sleepover at Firepower

    24th September 2014

    Members of the 1st Foots Cray Beaver Scout Colony visited the Firepower Royal Artillery Museum at Woolwich Arsenal. As well as spending time looking at the exhibits they took part in activities and games hosted by members of the armed services. Getting time to talk to serving soldiers as well as...

  • Group Receives Arrowhead Awards

    Group Receives Arrowhead Awards

    19th July 2014

    I was very proud to attend the County Awards evening. The evening is a way of recognising those in Scouting that truly give an exceptional commitment to providing weekly meetings,  camps and activities to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. It is also an opportunity to thank those that often...

  • 1st Foots Cray Scout Group Receive Donation

    4th July 2014

    1st Foots Cray Scout Group have recently received a donation of £750 from the Sidcup Rotary towards the cost of groundwork improvements at our Scout Hall in Rectory Lane, Sidcup which have now been carried out. This donation was gratefully received by the Group and came as a welcome injection of...

  • Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award Winner

    Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award Winner

    23rd June 2014

    We are pleased to announce that one of the Scouts from 1st Foots Cray Scout Group has recently won a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award. Joshua Keily was presented with the award by John Baxter, the Bexley District Chairman. Joshua completed the Chief Scout Gold Award and, as a patrol...

  • Group Executive Committee Meeting

    15th April 2014

    The next meeting of the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group's Executive Committee Meeting will now be held on 8th May and not on 22nd April, as previously advertised. Minutes of past Executive Committee meetings and AGMs are available for Leaders and parents to download. To access these from the secure...

  • 1st Foots Cray Scout Group Receive Grant

    15th April 2014

    1st Foots Cray Scout Group Receive Grant a cheque from Bexley Council's Small Grant Scheme for £1,000 to help cover part of the cost incurred in the recent repairs to the driveway. As members will be aware over the last winter the approach driveway to the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group became...

  • 1st Foots Cray Cubs unbeatable.

    1st Foots Cray Cubs unbeatable.

    17th March 2014

    1st Foots Cray Cubs proved unbeatable last weekend. Cubs from the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group won every match they played during Saturday's 5-a-side District Scouts Football competition at Goals in Dartford and were victorious in the final. Congratulations to all the Cubs from 1st Foots Cray...

  • Join Us - New Recruits Welcome - No Waiting List

    11th March 2014

    Looking to join Scouting? Look no further. No waiting list at 1st Foots Cray. We have vacancies in all sections of the Scout Group. So whether you want to join Beavers, Cubs or Scouts come along to our Scout Hut in Rectory Lane in Sidcup, Kent and try out one of our fun packed evenings. We have...

  • 2013 AGM and latest Executive Committee Minutes now available

    13th December 2013

    The 1st Foots Cray Scout Group 2013 AGM and latest Executive Committee minutes are now available for members to download. To access these from the secure section of the website members must first log in. ...

  • Group to receive Donation from Little Waitrose, Sidcup

    31st October 2013

    Our thanks goes to Little Waitrose in Sidcup and all those shoppers who visited the newly opened store in Sidcup High Street during September and supported 1st Foots Cray Scouts by putting their green tokens in the Waitrose Community Matters scheme box. 1st Foots Cray Scouts was one of the first...

  • Cubs Earn Record Number of Badges

    27th October 2013

    Congratulations to all the Cubs that have earned badges over the last two months. 88 Badges in total have been awarded to the Cubs, which is a record for the Group. Cubs took part in the Camper, Home Safety, Local Knowledge, Map Reader, Navigator, Personal Safety, Road Safety, and Outdoor...

  • Group AGM

    19th October 2013

    Parents, leaders, friends and supporters of the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group attended the Group's AGM. During which the District Commissioner presented long service awards on behalf of the Chief Scout to:- Kathy Hossain     Group...

  • Group receives free graphic design services from CGT

    Group receives free graphic design services from CGT

    24th July 2013

    The 1st Foots Cray Scout Group has kindly received free graphic design & print management services from CGT Interactive Ltd., in connection with its new recruitment leaflet, which has recently been distributed to local schools in the London Borough of Bexley. If your school is interested...

  • Scout Group participates in Orchard Primary School Summer Fete

    23rd July 2013

    1st Foots Cray Scout Group was invited to Orchard Primary School's Summer Fete, which took place on 20th July 2013 in Sidcup. During the Summer fete the primary school children were able to participate in fun activities organised by the 1st Foots Cray Scout Group Leaders, including cooking...

  • Cubs 5-a-side

    27th April 2013

    Eight cubs took part in the district 5-a-side competition on Saturday. Many of the Cubs have been training hard over the past few weeks, and helping to build a strong team for the event. Held at Goals in Dartford, the team won their first three games (the first one at 6-0) and progressed...

  • Cubs and Scout Watersports Day - Pics added

    1st July 2012

    Cubs and Scout Watersports Day - Pics added news article ...

  • William Kendall's Charity - awards Group £1,968

    10th December 2011

    The Group has been awarded a grant of £1,968.93 from the William Kendall's Charity (Wax Chandlers' Company) The grant will be used to build upon the program of improvements to the Group's HQ that is currently ongoing. Specifically it will be used to improve various...

  • Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All - £10,000 Grant

    Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All - £10,000 Grant

    12th September 2011

      The Group has been sucessful in its application for a grant under the Awards for All section of the Big Lottery Fund (funded by the National Lottery) The Grant of £10,000 will enable the Group to update the toilet and changing area facilities in our Group HQ. Building...

  • £1000 - Group Receives Grant from London Borough of Bexley

    23rd July 2011

    The Group has received a Grant of £1,000 from the London Borough of Bexley Small Grants Scheme for Voluntary Youth Groups. The money will be used to help refurbish the kitchen at the Group's HQ   ...

  • £100 - Cub Pack Start Up Grant Received

    6th July 2011

    The Group has received a start up grant of £100 to assist with starting  the new  Cub Scout Pack. This Grant was made possible due the kind generosity of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons....

  • Frylands Back 2 Basics Camp Photos Added

    6th June 2011

    Photos from the Troop's recent camp at Frylands Wood have been added under the Scout tab ...

  • St George's Day Parade 2010

    26th April 2010

    The Group will be attending the District St Georges Day Service at St Johns Church, Church Avenue, Sidcup on Sunday 25 April. The Group will assemble in Grassington Road Sidcup at 2:15pm. After the service the District will march to The Green and they will be dismissed from there. The...

  • London Marathon 2010

    25th April 2010

    The Group will again be manning the water station on Blackheath at the start of this year’s London Marathon.  We will be covering the both Blue start, and the Green (Celebrity) start. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event which is not only a chance to join in one of...

  • Group Receives £4,700 Gift Aid

    18th April 2010

    This money will be used for the general upkeep of the Group and to help with much needed refurbishment. Thanks to all those that spent many hours in preparing the information and form completion that was necessary to obtain this. Also thanks to those parents that have completed Gift Aid...

  • Group receives £2000 Grant

    1st May 2009

    The Group has received £2,000 from the London Borough of Bexley's, Corporate Small Grants Scheme. This will be spent on camping equipment ...

  • London Marathon

    26th April 2009

    Very early on Sunday morning Scouts, parents and Leaders were on hand to help out at this year's London Marathon. For over 12 years the Group has helped at the Blue and Green starts of the London Marathon by handing out bottles of water. Several thousand bottles were opened and some member...

  • St George's Day Parade

    26th April 2009

    The Group was very well represented at this year's service and parade, which benifited from the weather. We have received several comments praising the young people on their turn out, standard of unirom and excellent behavour. Thanks to everyone who took part, including parents and...

  • Troop Completes Sponsored Hike

    25th April 2009

    After training in map reading and practise hikes all members of the Troop completed a 25km sponsored hike, on Saturday 25th April. They were supported on the hike by leaders who were on hand if they deviated to far from the route and also back up vehicles in case anyone needed to drop out....

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