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Scout National Archery Competition 2018

posted 20 May 2018, 06:00 by Zed Scouts   [ updated 8 Jul 2018, 00:44 by Droof Scouts ]

Whilst most of you were basking in the sun at Stonor (?!) for the last ever 'P&S' camp - 9 Scouts and 3 Leaders attended the National Archery competition at Phasels Wood Campsite (home to Loddon's 2007 also rather wet centenary camp!)

And whilst the weather was similar to what the rest of the group enjoyed, I can say (somewhat modestly) we did rather well!

There are 4 different events organised (but with different ages and equipment) 20 yard target archery, 40 yard target archery, a field archery event and a clout event.  Twyford managed to have winners in 3 of them and a silver in the 4th!

Twyford Scout Troop can now claim fame to having the National Scout U14 Field Archery Champion (Josh), the National Scout U14 Clout Archery Champion (Arthur) and the National Scout U18 40yard Barebow Archery Champion (Maia) , with only the U14 20 yard eluding us (Josh came second!) from a potential clean sweep in all 4 events!

All in all, a very successful weekend, and I am looking forward to going next year to take you all back to defend your trophies, and hopefully pick up some more medals and trophies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL my fellow coaches (past, on hold and current) and also the 9 scouts (you know who you are) for a very enjoyable weekend

Finally, I would like to thank my fellow Leaders Dug and Comet as well as the nine Brussels for their contribution to another excellent archery event for Twyford!

Right then, bragging over - Night All!!

A rather proud Zed!

Beavers visit Waitrose

posted 9 Mar 2018, 16:23 by Jane Moore   [ updated 9 Mar 2018, 16:24 ]

Both colonies recently visited the Waitrose store in Twyford over two nights.  They experienced the chill of the cold store and the extreme cold of the freezer!  Beavers found the cardboard & plastic compactors of particular interest  On the shop floor they were shown the Kitchen area as well as the Sushi section.  They helped identify various fish and one colony watched the butcher making sausages. They looked for Fair Trade products amongst the fruit, chocolate and coffee shelves. Our thanks go to the Waitrose staff who made the visit so interesting.
  

Summer Fair & Donkey Derby 3rd June 2018

posted 1 Jun 2017, 13:42 by Tom Toy   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 04:25 by Jane Moore ]

Sunday 3rd June 2018 sees this popular event at King George Rec. once again.  The show opens at 1 pm with the first donkey race at 1.55.  All the usual attractions will be there; the Donkey races, the Maidenhead Concert Band, Pelhams Funfair & refreshments.  Admission is free, as are the Programmes!  Ask for yours at the Tote tent. 

Cubs Renew Promise for 100 Years of Cub Scouts

posted 18 Dec 2016, 06:31 by Andy Dent

Friday 16th December 2016 marked the 100 year anniversary of Cub Scouts. To honour the occasion, all three Twyford Cub packs assembled at Twyford village centre to renew their promise.

Twyford Cubs Renew Promise
The renewal of their promise comes as the final special activity organised this year to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts. Other activities included an overnight stay on the HMS Belfast, a special showing of The Jungle Book film at Odeon, Maidenhead and additional activities at the annual group Cub Camp.

 

Following the renewal of their promise all attendees were rewarded with a commemorative cake, 100 of which were prepared by one of our Cub leaders.

Summer Camp 2016 - Video

posted 5 Nov 2016, 13:03 by Zed Scouts   [ updated 5 Nov 2016, 13:07 ]

Summer Camp 2016


In something of a record for me, the videos are now on the website!  Click photo to have a look.  Regards, Zed

Loddon District - Great Breakfast Chase 2016

posted 10 Oct 2016, 03:19 by Purple Scouts   [ updated 10 Oct 2016, 05:39 ]

Team Papa - winning GBC 2016
 
A big congratulations to the 4 scout teams who competed in this weekend's Great Breakfast Chase at Dorneywood. Our 4 teams all finished in the top ten, which is an excellent achievement. The event entails each team of scouts working out a route for a night incident hike, navigating around the countryside during the hours of darkness and completing tasks (this year the tasks included crossing a 'minefield', memory tests, solving puzzles), for each task completed, an item of breakfast is gained. The team with the highest overall score in completing the tasks is the overall winner. This year's event saw teams from 9 scout troops, who all seemed to enjoy being out after dark. The overall winning team this year, was our own team Papa (each team is given a phonetic letter), so a big well done to William, Rhys, Lewis and Nathan on bringing the trophy back to Twyford for another year - this also gives Twyford valuable points towards the district Murray Plate competition.

Loddon District - Big Camp and Camping Competition

posted 19 Jun 2016, 10:18 by Purple Scouts

A huge well done to the scouts who turned up for this year's district Big Camp and Camping Competition (part of the district Murray Plate Competition). You made us very proud with your efforts this weekend, and the valuable points collected for coming first in the Camping Competition for the first time since 2005 - this sets us up for another good competition for the remaining events. The event saw almost 70 scouts (representing 8 troops) from around the district, enjoy a great mix of activities and fun (including a great campfire with Loddon's Got Talent) over at Dorneywood Campsite in Burnham Beeches.

11th Scout National Archery Finals

posted 15 May 2016, 10:03 by Purple Scouts   [ updated 24 May 2016, 08:53 ]

Over the weekend of May 6th-8th Purp and Zed took a squad of six scouts and one explorer to this year's National Archery Competition - our first ever foray in this event. Our primary aim was to meet up with scouts from around the country at Phasels Wood campsite, near Hemel Hempstead and to give our scouts the chance to shoot under competition conditions. The competition included a number of shooting disciplines for both U14, over 14 and over 18 categories - events included 20yd/40yd target, field target and clout (shooting at a flag way off in a field) all of which involved well over 400 competitors. Our hosts for the event were Hampshire Scout Archery Club, who put on a fantastic and well organised event, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.Whilst not expecting to win any prizes, we did hope to perform reasonably well - our expectations were well and truly shattered when the results came out on the Sunday afternoon - between us we picked up 6 medals and 2 trophies, among them we now have a new Under 14 National Champion in the group, with Joe picking up a silver medal (field target), gold medal and trophy (20yd target) and icing on the cake being the overall under 14 champion over the 3 disciplines (20yd, field and clout). Additional medals were awarded to Luke (bronze in 20yd target and overall U14 bronze) and Zed (bronze medal for over 18 field target), which made us all very proud and we are already looking forward to next year's event.
U14 National Scout Archery Champion 
2016 Twyford Archery Team 
Fun around camp
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Scouts 5 a side competition - Murray Plate

posted 25 Apr 2016, 04:25 by Purple Scouts   [ updated 25 Apr 2016, 04:26 ]

A big congratulations to our 5 footballers, who managed a very fine 2nd place in this year's Loddon District 5 a Side Competition on Sunday, narrowly beaten by 1st Lower Earley who managed to win all of their matches. Twyford only lost one game (to the eventual winners). The points gained from this and the 5 previous events (camping, raft race, breakfast chase, bowling and cooking) secure a fine 2nd place overall in the Murray Plate, with 5th Woodley taking the honours with a new highest ever points total of 72 out of 75. (Twyford matched the previous record of 70 points). 


Purp

Twyford teams conquer the 3 Towers Hike

posted 17 Apr 2016, 12:54 by Purple Scouts

  Congratulations to the Twyford Gazelles (Scout event) and Team Morag (Tim's Junket) for completing the 3 Towers Hike on Saturday, the conditions were pretty poor following heavy overnight rain and sleet, which made the going soft to heavy in places. 

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