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Latest news from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the latest update to the Scout programme:

  • Friday 14th July 2017 - CHANGE OF PROGRAMME - MEET AT HQ (Uniform) – 1900 to 2100 apologies but due to other activities taking place at the Stoke Lake we will be meeting at HQ as normal;
  • Monday 17th July 2017 - JOINT SECTION ACTIVITY - at GAFIRS, Stokes Bay - 1800 to 1930 (No Uniform) - A Crystal Maze themed evening of activities with the Cubs and Beavers which will involve activities and bases on the field to the North side of the GAFIRS carpark;
  • Sunday 23rd July - GROUP AGM and WATER ACTIVITIES - 1100 to 1600 at District Headquarters, Clayhall Road all scouts and parents / guardians are invited to our AGM and water fun day as well as water and land activities there will be a BBQ.

Posted 14 Jul 2017


Jul 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and next meeting

Minutes of the July Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 12 September at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 11 September. Parents and others are very welcome to attend the meeting, indeed are encouraged to do so.

Posted 14 Jul 2017


Group Annual General Meeting

The Group Annual General Meeting will be on 23 July at District Headquarters, Clayhall Road.

All Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, parents and guardians are invited to our AGM and water fun day as well as water and land activities there will be a BBQ.

Posted 7 Jul 2017


The Troop are raft building on Stoke Lake this Friday

The Troop will be on Stoke Lake on Friday building and paddling on rafts. No uniform required but water kit and change of clothes is essential, including old footwear, a towel and something dry to go home in.

Posted 6 Jul 2017


Closing date for volunteers for Executive Committee roles

In advance of the Group Annual General Meeting will be on 23 July at District Headquarters, Clayhall Road, the closing date for nominations/volunteers to join our Executive Committee is 23:59 on Monday 10th July.

Current holders of the posts of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are required to re-apply for their roles if they wish to continue in post.

Role descriptions are available on our Roles & Responsibilities page and here from the Scout Association web site.
5th Gosport Sea Scout Group are not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Anyone wishing to apply/re-apply for one of these positions should express their intentions in writing to the Group Secretary by email stating the role in which interested. In the event of multiple applications for the role of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer an election will be held at the AGM.

Posted 6 Jul 2017


Group Annual General Meeting

The Group Annual General Meeting will be on 23 July at District Headquarters, Clayhall Road.

We're looking for volunteers to join our Executive Committee; we welcome volunteers for the roles of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member, role descriptions are available on our Roles & Responsibilities page and here from the Scout Association web site.
5th Gosport Sea Scout Group are not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Vice-Chair is not a role required by the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association, but we have one anyway.

Anyone wishing to stand for one of these positions should express their intentions in writing to the Group Secretary either by email or in writing to the address on our Contact Us page stating the role in which interested. In the event of multiple applications for the role of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer an election will be held at the AGM.

Reasons to become an Executive Committee member:

  • You will help to support and develop local Scouting, allowing young people in the area to experience fun, friendship and everyday adventure;
  • You will put your existing skills and experience to good use;
  • It’s a great way to meet new people;
  • You will learn new skills that could help build your CV, or just add to your experience or confidence in certain areas;
  • Your work will make a difference to young people involved in Scouting locally.

Posted 29 Jun 2017


Latest news from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the latest update to the Scout programme:

  • Friday 30th June 2017 - MEETING at HQ – 1900 to 2100 full uniform required
  • Saturday 1st July - SUPER SCOUT FINAL - at District HQ, Clayhall Road. Those that won the heats at our HQ will already have details, if you can’t attend please let either Allan or Nathan know so they can arrange a substitute.
  • Tuesday 4th July - WATER / SAILING EVENING at Hill Head Sailing Club, Hill Head - 1730 to 2030 we have been offered and evening sailing supported by the club so whether you are new to sailing or have experience this is open to all, no uniform required but water kit and change of clothes and parents are welcome to stay and watch.
    Please arrive at 1730 so we can organise everyone into groups / boats and also please can scouts confirm if they are attending.

Posted 6 Jun 2017


Photos from Beaver Scout Colony Den Day for Save the Children

The Beaver Scout Colony had a Den Day for Save the Children. "Den Day" is where Schools (and Beaver Scouts" across the UK built dens, learnt about the importance of shelter and raised money to change lives; the Beaver Scouts and their male guests raised £33 for the cause.

Photos are in The Gallery.

Posted 25 Jun 2017


Latest news from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the latest update to the Scout programme:

  • Friday 23rd June 2017 - WATER EVENING at STOKE LAKE near Broderick Hall, Clayhall Road – 1900 to 2100 no uniform required but water kit and change of clothes. Also will need some assistance to tow trailers please contact Allan (trailer towers meet at HQ at 1830)
  • Saturday 1st July - SUPER SCOUT FINAL - at District HQ, Clayhall Road. Those that won the heats at our HQ will already have details, if you can’t attend please let either Allan or Nathan know so we can arrange a substitute.
  • Tuesday 4th July - WATER / SAILING EVENING at Hill Head Sailing Club, Hill Head - 1800 to 2030 we have been offered and evening sailing supported by the club so whether you are new to sailing or have experience this is open to all, no uniform required but water kit and change of clothes and parents are welcome to stay and watch

Posted 21 Jun 2017


Jun 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and next meeting

Minutes of the June Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 11 July at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 10 July. Parents and others are very welcome to attend the meeting, indeed are encouraged to do so.

Posted 21 Jun 2017


Scouts on the water this Friday

This Friday we will be on the water at Stoke Lake as follows:

Friday 16th June 2017 - WATER EVENING at STOKE LAKE near Broderick Hall, Clayhall Road – 19:00 to 21:00 no uniform required but water kit and change of clothes. Also will need some assistance to tow trailers please contact Allan (trailer towers meet at HQ at 1830)

Any queries please contact Allan.

Posted 15 Jun 2017


Fund raising at HMS Sultan Summer Show

The Group will be fund-raising with a stall at the HMS Sultan Summer Show, over the weekend of 17 - 18 June; if you're there please come and see us in the Marquee. If you can spare a couple of hours to help out on the stall please contact Mike Brown, Group Scout Leader. We're especially keen that Scouts and Cub Scouts help out on the Stall, having young people on the Stall really does make a difference and it encourages visitors to stop at our stall and boost the Group Coffers. Beaver Scouts are also welcome to join us, but please bring Mum or Dad (or Mum and Dad) with you.

Posted 7 Jun 2017


Latest news from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the latest update to the Scout programme:

  • Friday 9th Jun 2017 - Meeting at HQ - Full uniform
  • Sunday 11th Jun 2017 - District Raft Race - 0845 to 1230 - at District HQ / Stoke Lake bring water kit and change of clothes (No uniform required but water activity clothing comprising of either wet suit or clothing you are happy to get wet in plus footwear and towel with change of clothes.)
  • Sunday 11th Jun 2017 - District Water Activity Afternoon (following on from raft race) - 1245 to 1600 - at District HQ / Stoke Lake, click here for more details (No uniform required but water activity clothing comprising of either wet suit or clothing you are happy to get wet in plus footwear and towel with change of clothes.)

Posted 6 Jun 2017


Can you help the Beaver Scout Colony?

The Beaver Scout section is thriving, however we are in need of more adult helpers, this can be a occasional helper for when we are out and about, an occasional helper at our normal meetings when you are able to attend or when we need extra support, this could be you willing to give being an assistant leader a go and rocking the stunning blue shirt, we could try and set up a parent rota or a list of parent names who are willing to help and which type of help you are willing to give. If you think you could be that amazing person we are looking for please do get in touch. Or even if you know of anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in volunteering with young people please do spread the word.

Posted 4 Jun 2017


Fairs, Fetes and Shows Diary for 2017

For 2017 we expect to be fund raising at the following events:

27 May

Gosport Maritime Festival

17 - 18 Jun

HMS Sultan Summer Show

28 Aug

Stubbington Show

30 Sep

Alverstoke Michaelmas Fair

Other dates will be added above, and to the Group Diary when we have them.

We desperately need adult volunteers to help man the fundraising stall at these events - literally without fundraising there will be no Group. If you can help us for a few hours please send an email to the Chair of our Executive Committee. If you're a Scout or Cub Scout and would like to help on the stall please ask Mum or Dad to contact us. Beavers are welcome too, but please bring Mum or Dad with you!

These events not only keep the name "5th Gosport Sea Scout Group" in the community and attract future members but they are also an essential part of our fund-raising program. In 2015 we made over £1000 at these events and this money is essential to maintain the income levels required to keep a big Scout Group like ours running. As well as all the smaller events we want/need to make both days of the HMS Sultan Summer Show a hugely successful money spinner. For these events we need your help in two ways (or 3 ways if you include praying for good weather!):

  • Firstly, we would like every Beaver, Cub and Scout to donate at least one item for our tombola stall. We ask that items donated are new, that any food/drink donations are in date until at least the end of 2016 and above all they are items that punters would want to win and would therefore happily part with their cash to try and win. So, please be as generous as you can with your donations.
  • Secondly, we need helpers to run our stall, and the more we get the better as this will allow us to break the task down into much smaller chunks and blackuce the amount of your time that we will need. PLEASE help us, particularly at the Sultan Show (18 & 19 June), even if it is just an hour or two.

If you can help we need to know so please contact one of the Leaders or Committee Members, or send us an e-mail.

Posted 2 Jun 2017


May 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and June meeting

Minutes of the May Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 13 June at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 12 June. Parents and others are very welcome to attend the meeting, indeed are encouraged to do so.

Posted 2 Jun 2017


Hampshire Scouts Annual Review and AGM

Peter Moody, the County Chairman and Adam Jollans, the County Commissioner, invite you to join them at the Hampshire Scouts Annual Review and AGM on Thursday 29th June 2017 at The Ashburton Hall, Sussex St, Winchester.

18:45 Displays and Light refreshments
19:30 Review of Scouting in Hampshire and Annual General Meeting
21:00 Finish

RSVP online by 15th June here.

Download the invitation here.

Posted 22 May 2017


Latest news from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the latest update to the Scout programme:

  • Friday 19th May 2017 - Meeting at HQ - Non uniform
  • Friday 26th May 2017 - No Meeting (RN Sea Scout Camp)
  • Friday 2nd June 2017 - No Meeting (Half Term)
  • Friday 9th June 2017 - Meeting at HQ - Full uniform

Posted 18 May 2017


Latest news from the Beaver Scout Colony

Mole has published the latest update to the Beaver Scout programme:

  • The District Beaver Sports Day, THIS SATURDAY from 10am – 1pm, this will take place at Peel Common Jnr. School, The Drive, Rowner. There is limited parking in the School grounds, but there is ample parking outside on the road. Beavers should arrive by 9.45am ready for a 10am start. Please wear suitable clothes, 5th necker and bring a drink, sun cream and sun hat.
    Tuck and Teas will be on sale. Parents are welcome to stay and bring some food and drink and a blanket but are asked please to stand away from the finishing line.
    This all about having fun and taking part (This also ticks off several of their badge requirements too).
  • NEXT TUESDAY (23rd May) we will be doing a walk; the Beavers chose the location of ‘The Beach.’ Normally times drop off at No. 2 Battery car park – pick up at Pebble Beach car park. Full uniform please, please bring a coat unless really warm as its normally breezy down Stokes bay and sun hat if hot.
  • Tuesday 13th June – We hope to take part in ‘Save the Children Den Day’ and our inviting any Dads, Step-Dads, Grandads, Uncles, Male family friends (one per Beaver) to come along and help with den building and to celebrate Father’s Day. Suggested donation to Save the Children £2 - Beavers please wear something red and your neckers. Adults will get a drink and biscuit too.
  • Tuesday 4th July – We our inviting a parent, grandparent, relative, family friend to come along to help celebrate Independence Day (one per beaver), we will be doing a variety of American themed activities and will be having an American Supper which will tie in as our ‘County picnic’ so we hope to invite some of the county team over to join us. We will be handing out a food list nearer the time.

Posted 17 May 2017


Group fundraising at the Gosport Marine Festival

The Group will be fundraising with a stall at Gosport Marine Festival on the 27th May and we are in desperate need of some helpers to man the stall throughout the day, including taking goods to the event and back to the HQ afterwards. If you can help out even for an hour or so please email us.
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Posted 17 May 2017


Hill Head Sailing Club Open Day

Hill Head Sailing Club are holding an Open Day on Saturday May 20th. Kayaking and Canoeing start at 10:00, sailing and paddle boarding at 17:00. The Club are providing instructors; all welcome, just bring a change of clothes.
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Posted 17 May 2017


Could you be our next Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or Committee Member?

With the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 23 July the Group is looking for volunteers to join our Executive Committee.

We welcome volunteers for the roles of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member, role descriptions are available on our Roles & Responsibilities page and here from the Scout Association web site.
5th Gosport Sea Scout Group are not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Vice-Chair is not a role required by the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association, but we have one anyway.

Anyone wishing to stand for one of these positions should express their intentions in writing to the Group Secretary either by email or in writing to the address on our Contact Us page stating the role in which interested. In the event of multiple applications for the role of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer an election will be held at the AGM.

Reasons to become an Executive Committee member:

  • You will help to support and develop local Scouting, allowing young people in the area to experience fun, friendship and everyday adventure;
  • You will put your existing skills and experience to good use;
  • It’s a great way to meet new people;
  • You will learn new skills that could help build your CV, or just add to your experience or confidence in certain areas;
  • Your work will make a difference to young people involved in Scouting locally.

Posted 13 May 2017


District Scout Shop closed for half-term

The Gosport District Scout Shop will be closed on Saturday 27th May, Tuesday 30th May and Saturday 3rd June due to the half-term holiday.

Posted 12 May 2017


District Camp Skills weekend

Gosport District is running a camp skills weekend from Friday the 19th of May through to Sunday the 21st at Lyons Copse. This weekend is designed to refine/teach scouting skills such as fire lighting, backwards cooking, pioneering and camp organisation prior to members taking part in the Elles and Emlyn camping competitions later in the year. The weekend costs £23 and is a fantastic opportunity for people to try back to basics camping, and we recommend that anyone wishing to take part in the Elles competition later in the year takes part.

Please let Nathan know if you would like to attend by Friday evening at the latest.

Posted 10 May 2017


First Aid Course at Hill Head Sailing Club

Our friends at Hill Head Sailing Club are running an 8 hour (one day) RYA First Aid Course on May 21st and have some places available. Cost £40 including Handbook valid for 3 years.

If you are interested in a place on this course please contact Richard Whiteley.

Posted 10 May 2017


Can you help the Beaver Scout Colony?

The Beaver Scout section is thriving, however we are in need of more adult helpers, this can be a occasional helper for when we are out and about, an occasional helper at our normal meetings when you are able to attend or when we need extra support, this could be you willing to give being an assistant leader a go and rocking the stunning blue shirt, we could try and set up a parent rota or a list of parent names who are willing to help and which type of help you are willing to give. If you think you could be that amazing person we are looking for please do get in touch. Or even if you know of anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in volunteering with young people please do spread the word.

Posted 8 May 2017


"Respect the Water"

The RNLI have a campaign entitled "Respect the Water", click here to go to their website.

Posted 6 May 2017


District Beaver Sports Day

The District Beaver Sports Day will take place from 10am – 1pm on Saturday 20th May, this will take place at Peel Common Jnr. School, The Drive, Rowner. There is limited parking in the School grounds, but there is ample parking outside on the road. Beavers should arrive by 9.45am ready for a 10am start.

The age groups for the events will be over 7’s and under 7’s.

The Events will be:

  • Sprint 50m
  • Egg and spoon race 50m
  • Sack race 50m
  • Skipping 50m
  • Under 7’s 100m mini marathon
  • Over 7’s 130m mini marathon
  • These last 2 Races will only take place after the main events, time permitting.

Tuck and Teas will be on sale.

Posted 6 May 2017


April 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and May meeting

Minutes of the April Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 9 May at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 8 May. Parents are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Posted 1 May 2017


The Troop are on a Wide Game tonight

This Friday 31st March 2017 – Wide Games at Browndown – (PLEASE NOTE - If it is raining we will be at HQ).

Meet at 19:00 hours at North Browndown in layby just past Browndown Camp Buildings, at 21:15 meet in layby for collection of Scouts.

Wrap up warm and dry (no uniform plus bring coat), walking boots or wellies required and bring torch (if you wear wellies you will need thick socks to keep feet warm).

Note it is not a fashion parade Scouts need to dress appropriately for being outside and especially warmly and for clarification a hoodie is not a coat (though it can be worn under a coat).

Posted 31 Mar 2017


The Troop are collecting Pringles tubes, lids and plastic takeaway containers

As part of the upcoming District Camp programme the Troop are collecting craft supplies. Please collect any Pringles tubes, lids and plastic takeaway containers you may have over the next month and to drop these off in the HQ. The Troop will welcome donations dropped off at any section meeting so donations from Beaver Scout and Cub Scout parents will be very welcome.

Posted 31 Mar 2017


March 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and April meeting

Minutes of the March Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 4 April at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 3 April. Parents are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Posted 30 Mar 2017


News from the Scout Troop

  • Friday 24th March 2017 - No meeting;
  • Friday 31st March 2017 - Wide Games and Team Building - venue to be confirmed but Non Uniform evening;
  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 - St George’s Day Parade 09:45 to 12:00.
    We will assemble at “The Esplanade” South of the Ferry Terminal as we have done for the last few years, which will be marked out as usual with your Group Names. The Parade will go up the pedestrianised shopping area towards Morrisons and conclude with a Service and Rededication of Promises at the Time-Space/Sundial at 11:15. The Service should be finished at approximately 11:45/12:00.
    Full uniform must be worn and there will be a monetary collection during the service in aid of a charity as close to home as we can with a good cause relating to children as always.
    We will also be having a NON CASH collection for the Gosport/Fareham Basics Food Bank which Rev. Andy Davies will also be blessing before being taken to the Bank. Please dig deep and give generously to these charities, cash and non perishable food stuffs & toiletries etc please;
  • ALSO there is a National Scout Sailing Regatta being held between Friday 25th August and Monday 28th August at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, Wroxham Broad, Norfolk and we would like to know if anyone is interested in taking part before we commit to an entry. Scouts will need to be a good competent sailors as this is a racing weekend. More details available on www.ukscoutsailingregatta.org and please speak to Allan to express interest.

Posted 21 Mar 2017


News from the Scout Troop

Firstly a huge thank you and congratulations to all present for performing brilliantly and looking so smart at our Inspection on Friday, we am pleased to confirm that we have retained our Admiralty Recognition and the inspecting officer was very impressed with all of you.

Secondly a big Bravo to both our cooking teams who came first and second at the District cooking competition on Saturday so well done to Aaron’s and Jack’s teams.

Now on to the forthcoming Scout programme, which is as follows:-

  • Friday 17th March 2017 - Meeting at HQ.
  • Saturday 18th March 2017 - Chief Scout Award - Presentation at Broderick Hall (invites have been sent to attendees).
  • Saturday 18th March - St Patricks Day Quiz Night - at 5th HQ from 19:00 - Tickets which include food are £5.00 adult and £3.00 child or £15.00 for family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - menu choices are Irish Stew or Hotdogs (any food intolerances / vegetarian requirements please let us know). Bring your own drink.
    A fun evening of quiz questions plus a raffle and all members, families and friends are welcome so please spread the word, you can also respond via the Facebook page but please let us know as soon as you can.
  • Friday 24th March - No Meeting - due to Leaders away on training weekend.
  • Friday 31st March - Meeting at HQ - Non-uniform meeting.

Any queries please contact Allan.

Posted 13 Mar 2017


Building plans published

Drawings showing our building plans have been published, please click here and here for more information.

Posted 12 Mar 2017


February 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes

Minutes of the January Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 14 March at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 13 March. Parents are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Posted 8 Mar 2017


Beavers 5p Games Night

The Beaver Scout Colony held a 5p Games Night with lots of fun mini games for which the Beavers paid 5p a go. All money raised will be helping one of our Scouts (and now also a Beaver Scout Colony Young Leader) Hannah Potter to travel to Malawi with her school to work with FOMO orphanages and donate money to buy medicines when she gets there.

Please click here for more information on Hannahs' fundraising for her trip to Malawi and here for pictures in The Gallery.

Posted 8 Mar 2017


Royal Navy Inspection

Our Royal Navy inspection takes place on Friday, 10th March.

Scouts to arrive by 18:40 so we can get prepared for our RN Inspection with evening finishing at 21:15. The meeting is slightly longer than usual to enable the programme of activities needed over the evening and please note full and clean uniform is required. Our RN Inspection normally takes place every two years and involves an officer of the Royal Navy attending a meeting with us to assess that we meet the required standards and criteria for Royal Navy Sea Scout Group Recognition, without which the Group will lose out both financially and also our access to the HMS Bristol camps, RN swimming gala etc.

Akela has arranged for some senior Cub Scouts to join in for the evening; unfortunately with numbers involved and the size of Hall we have not been able to extended the invitation to Beaver Scouts.

Hopefully the next inspection may be closer to the boating season and we can get all Sections there.

Posted 6 Mar 2017


St. Patricks Day Quiz Night

We're back with another Quiz Night at the 5th Headquarters.

St Patrick's night food choices will be Irish stew or hotdogs - any food intolerances or vegetarians, please let Tracy Davey know prior to the event. Don't forget to bring a bottle or two.

Tickets are £5 adult and £3 child OR £15 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) and are available from any Leader or Committee Member.

Friends and family are also welcome, so do spread the word.

Posted 26 Feb 2017


RN Ships Challenge

Click here for a RN Ships Challenge for you to have a go at.

For Scouts, there will be a prize for most ships spotted (without cheating) and please note do keep the correct distance away from all RN Ships as required by QHM.

Posted 25 Feb 2017


News from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the following update to the Troop programme:

Please note the normal dress code for Scouts is full uniform unless we specifically identify a non-uniform night, which typically are this evenings we are not in the HQ. We will though always advise when uniform is not required.

As an update the forthcoming Scout programme is as follows:-

  • Friday 3rd March 2017 - Meeting at HQ as usual;
  • Friday 10th March 2017 - RN Inspection Meeting at HQ - Scouts to arrive by 1840 so we can get prepared for our RN Inspection with evening finishing at 2115. The meeting is slightly longer than usual to enable the programme of activities needed over the evening and please note full and clean uniform is required. Our RN Inspection normally takes place every 2 years and involves and officer of the Royal Navy attending a meeting with us to assess that we meet the required standards and criteria for Royal Navy Sea Scout Group Recognition;
  • Saturday 11th March 2017 - District Cooking Competition - District HQ Clayhall Road - we aim to have 2 teams entering

Any queries please contact Allan.

Posted 25 Feb 2017


January 2017 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and February Meeting

Minutes of the January Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 14 February at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 13 February. Parents are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Posted 5 Feb 2017


Gosport Gang Show

The Gosport Gang Show takes place from 12th to 15th April, download the flyer here. Further details on http://www.gosportgangshow.co.uk/.

5th Gosport Sea Scout Group are not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Posted 5 Feb 2017


News from the Beaver Scout Colony

Mole has published the following programme update:

On Tuesday 14 February we will be meeting at Gosport Discovery Centre, please arrive in full uniform at 17:20 for a prompt start at 17:30, pick up at 18:45 prompt please. Please can they bring their library card with them or print a form off from the group Facebook page.

Forgotten to pay for District camp Fun Day? (details available on here and Facebook page) Last payments no later than Friday 10th February please post to Mole (or details on Group Facebook page) clearly labelled with name and t-shirt size.

Dates for the diary:

  • 7th March – 5p Night – this consists of lots of fun mini games for which the beavers pay 5p a go and all money raised will be helping one of our Scouts and now also a young leader Hannah Potter to travel to Malawi with her school to work with FOMO orphanages and donate money to buy medicines when she gets there. SAVE UP YOUR 5p coins! See http://www.stellwagen.co.uk/hannahmalawi for more information.
  • Saturday 18th March – Irish themed quiz night group fundraiser – Adults £5 Children £3
  • 5th Gosport is collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers, details here
  • Tuesday 7th March – 5p Night (Save up your 5p’s);
  • Saturday 15th April – Gosport Gang Show @ Ferneham Hall, Fareham;
  • Sunday 23rd April – St. Georges Day Parade;
  • Saturday 6th May – Gosport District Camp Beaver Fun Day @ Lyons Copse Scout Campsite, Shedfield.

Posted 5 Feb 2017


5th Cub Scout wins the District Chess Competition

Troy won the under 9 1/2 chess competition, click here for a picture in The Gallery.

Posted 5 Feb 2017


The Leaders Rally, 12th March, Eastleigh

Hampshire County tell us that the Leaders Rally will be held on 12th March from 10am at The Pavilion on the Park, Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh. This will be open to ALL Leaders of ALL Sections so keep the date and more info will follow shortly.

Download the flyer here and check out www.hampshirescouting.org.uk for more details.

5th Gosport Sea Scout Group are not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Posted 30 Jan 2017


We’re taking part in Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2017

We’re taking part in Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2017. And this means that from 25 January – 2 May, please collect vouchers at Sainsbury’s and donate them to us by 30 June. We can then exchange them for new cooking and sports equipment, and experiences for our younger members.

How to collect vouchers: 25 January – 2 May

In Sainsbury’s Local Stores, you’ll get one voucher for every £5 you spend. Every time you shop at a Sainsbury’s Supermarket, you’ll be given one voucher for every £10 you spend at the till. Or online at sainsburys.co.uk, you’ll still receive the equivalent of one voucher for every £10 you spend, but they’ll all be printed on one piece of paper up to the value of 50 vouchers – so make sure you keep it safe.

How to donate vouchers

Simply bring your vouchers into the 5th Gosport Scout HQ and drop them in our collection box, which you’ll find in the hall. We’ll need all your voucher donations by 30 June. We were able to select a few items that the Beavers could use for when they do some gardening but we want to be able to help all of the children with new sports items.

Spread the word

Active Kids is a great way for our community to join together to help our kids eat well, move well and live well. So ask all of your neighbours, friends and family to help collect vouchers too.

If you’ve got any questions about Active Kids, just ask any Leader, Committee Member or email at treasurer@5thgosportseascouts.org.uk

Posted 30 Jan 2017


No Scout Troop meeting this Friday

The Scout Troop are not meeting this Friday (27th January 2017) due to our attendance at the RN Sea Scout Swimming Gala at HMS Raleigh, but we will be at HQ next week on 3rd February (Uniform required).

Posted 26 Jan 2017


Gosport District Camp Beaver Fun Day at Lyons Copse

Gosport District Camp Beaver Fun Day at Lyons Copse, Shedfield takes place on Saturday 6th May.

This is a fun filled day with great activities including Climbing, Archery, Laser Guns and a variety of inflatable’s plus lots more.

The cost is £12 per head including embroidered T-Shirt, 1 lunch, a full day of activities and evening campfire, the day runs from 08:30 – 21:00. However if your your Beaver is not staying for the campfire they can be picked up when the main day activities have finished (time to be confirmed, approx. 17:00). Parents can also arrive at this time and stay with their Beaver until after the campfire. We are still in discussions about food being provided in the evening (for those who are staying for the campfire) for a small additional cost. There is a theme this year of "Disney".

T-Shirts: Child Sizes: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-13, 14-15, please, please, please pay the (non-refunable) deposit of £5 with required T-shirt size by Tuesday 2nd February, making cheques payable to Gosport District Scout Council (GDSC). Although payment of the whole £12 is very much appreciated, if only paying deposit need remainder of the money by Tuesday 21st February.

We are in need of adult helpers for the camp funday which involves being with one of us and going round all the activities with a group of Beavers, it is a large site and there is a fair amount of walking and standing around but is great fun to watch the Beavers enjoying themselves and often doing things for the first time. You will need to have completed a Scouting DBS which is pretty painless and we will provide you with that. If we get no helpers unfortunately we will need to restrict the number of Beavers who are able to attend.

If you have issues with transport please do post on the Group Facebook page, as somebody else may be able to provide a lift.

Will give out more kit details nearer the time, any questions please do email Mole.

Posted 25 Jan 2017


Please sponsor Akela for the Three Peaks Challenge

Trevor Smith, Akela of our Cub Scout Pack, is undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge with a team of colleagues from his workplace (Taylor Made Computer Solutions) in September 2017 for their nominated charity, the Wessex Cancer Trust.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland within 24hours.

The three mountains are:

  • Snowdon, in Wales (1085m)
  • Scafell Pike, in England (978m)
  • Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m)

The team aim to raise £15,000 for the Wessex Cancer Trust to help children, teenagers and adults in the Wessex area who are living with cancer and make their lives and those of their families better at a time most needed. Your kindness and support over the coming months will help them to continue to reach those most in need.

Should you wish to send a donation, please click here. Please feel free to leave a personal message with your donation so Trevor knows that it's from a supporter from the Group.

Posted 24 Jan 2017


Kayaking course schedule published

The 2017 kayaking courses start on Saturday 6 May, click here for the Gosport District Scout Canoeing website.

Posted 22 Jan 2017


News from the Scout Troop

Allan has published the following update to the Troop programme:

This Friday 20th January 2017 – Wide Games at Browndown – (PLEASE NOTE - If it is raining the Troop will be at HQ).

  • START - Meet at 1900 hours at No 2 Battery car park (West end of Stokes Bay);
  • FINISH - Collection No 2 Battery car park (West end of Stokes Bay) at 2115;
  • Wrap up warm and dry (no uniform plus bring coat), walking boots or wellies required and bring torch (if you wear wellies you will need thick socks to keep feet warm);

Note: it is not a fashion parade scouts need to dress appropriately for being outside and especially warmly and for clarification a hoodie is not a coat.

Any queries please contact Allan.

Posted 18 Jan 2017


News from the Beaver Scout Colony

Mole has published the following programme update:

As it’s a new term Subscriptions are due again, please pay the £42 to Foxy or if you pay online please let Foxy know that you have done so. If you wish to pay by cheque then please make it payable to "5th Gosport Sea Scouts", if you wish to pay by cash please put it in a named envelope. Many thanks for your cooperation.

To ease the parking problem outside Headquarters we will be opening the compound gate, to allow people to park inside the compound; please do use this facility to make the road safer for everyone. Please do not park on the hardstanding outside the front door of Headquarters.

Tuesday 24th January – Please save up and bring along any cardboard tubes and cardboard boxes for our evening of problem solving.

Tuesday 31st January – Please can the Beavers bring a coat and a torch.

Saturday 4th February – District Beaver Quiz @ The DHQ, Clayhall Road from 09:45 till 12:00, drink and biscuit provided. Team will consist of two over 7 and one under 7, there will be four 10 minute rounds covering Scouting, General Knowledge, Nature and a picture quiz. If your Beaver is interested please let Mole know ASAP.

Dates for the diary:

  • Tuesday 7th March – 5p Night (Save up your 5p’s);
  • Saturday 15th April – Gosport Gang Show @ Ferneham Hall, Fareham;
  • Sunday 23rd April – St. Georges Day Parade;
  • Saturday 6th May – Gosport District Camp Beaver Fun Day @ Lyons Copse Scout Campsite, Shedfield.

Posted 9 Jan 2017


Subscriptions Due

With the new School Term just started this also means that Group Subscriptions are due. Subscriptions are £42 per Group member, details are on our Subscriptions page.

When paying Subscriptions can you also submit a new Gift Aid form?

Posted 5 Jan 2017


Received any bottles this Christmas which aren't your kind of tipple?

Received any bottles this Christmas which aren't your kind of tipple? Rather than leave them gathering dust please think about donating them to the 5th for our bottle tombola. Think of it as early Spring cleaning; any cans or bottles welcome, soft drinks or alcoholic. Please bring any unwanted items to any Section meeting.

Posted 5 Jan 2017


December 2016 Executive Committee Meeting minutes and January meeting

Minutes of the December Executive Committee meeting have been published, click here to download a copy.

The next Group Executive Committee meeting will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 10 January at Headquarters, items for inclusion in the Agenda should be with the Chairman by Monday 9 January. Parents are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Posted 1 Jan 2017


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