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Cubs return for the Autumn Term

posted 2 Sep 2017, 10:21 by Alison Dent

 11 /12/13 September 2017
On the water activity

Kayaking

For our first session back we will be taking advantage of the lighter nights and kayaking at Wokingham Waterside Centre using their instructors. This counts to the staged Time on the Water badge. We will travel by minibus. 

Meet in the car park outside Loddon Hall at 18.15 (6.15pm) NOTE the earlier start time. Return 20.30 (8.30pm) to the car park.
Cost £12.00 in cash please correct money if possible
Wear: swimclothes plus shorts and an old Tshirt plus trainers or suitable shoes to get wet, and necker no other uniform, ready to get kayaking on arrival. 
Bring in a named bag towel, dry clothes and shoes, plus plastic bag for wet stuff.
Medical details, contact number and swimming ability will be collected before departure.
If unable to swim 50 metres with confidence please let the leaders know.

Wednesday Akela and Dee are on their holidays so the contact will be  Paul Norris 07909918460 


Summer Fair & Donkey Derby - is here again!

posted 1 Jun 2017, 13:42 by Tom Toy

This Sunday (4th) sees this popular event - now in association with Twyfest - 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 Maidenhead Concert Band, Dog Agility Show, Pelhams Funfair, the famed aircraft crisp drop (hopefuly in the Rec. this time) plus a Spitfire & Hurrican flypast at 2.50.  Weather and serviceabilities permitting.  Admission is free, and this year - so are the Programmes! Ask for yours at the Tote tent. 

Twyford Scouts Win District Archery Competition

posted 24 Apr 2017, 12:08 by Andy Dent

On Sunday 9th April , Twyford took a team of six scouts to the Loddon District shooting competition, a new event this year. There were three events, target archery, field archery (shooting at various angles at different distances) and air rifle shooting. The event was very well attended in fantastic weather with nine teams from around Loddon entering, a total of 37 scouts. A special thanks to Zed for organising it, Chewie for calculating the scores, Slick for the BBQ and helping with the heavy lifting, and Comet, Dug and all the other Loddon District leaders who gave up their time to run the activities.

Our team put in an amazing performance, winning seven of the nine available individual event medals including a clean sweep of the golds and silvers. Even better, every single one of our team won at least one medal, showing a truly great all round team effort and  a great testament to all the hard work put in by them all on their Master at Arms achievement courses this year. Arthur (now officially dubbed "Target") gets a special mention for winning both a Gold and Silver medal and taking the overall winner medal in the form of a chocolate Easter egg!

Arthur "Target" - Gold (Target), Silver (Rifle)

Oliver H - Gold (Rifle)

Josh - Gold (Field)

Maia - Silver (Field)

Lewis "Flo" - Silver (Target)

Chris P - Bronze (Target)

Dave Turner (Hermione) Memorial Service

posted 27 Feb 2017, 15:43 by Tom Toy   [ updated 27 Feb 2017, 15:44 ]

A service to celebrate the life of popular Cub Leader David Turner will be held at St Mary's Church, Twyford, on Sunday 12th March, starting at 2.30, followed by light refreshments at Twyford HQ. Uniform is appropriate for those that normally wear uniform and please avoid parking in the church car park if possible.

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.

Loddon District - Scout Bowling Competition

posted 16 Nov 2016, 15:50 by Purple Scouts


Trophy returns
On Wednesday evening 168 scouts from around Loddon District took part in the annual scout bowling competition at the Bracknell Superbowl, a great evening with chance to catch up with our friends from nearby troops. Twyford had a strong entry this year with 28 scouts taking part, Nathan top scored overall with a fine 125, this was the highest score across the whole evening, so a big well done. The team competition is part of the annual Murray Plate, this was a good competition again this year with 10 troops taking part and for the first time in a few years the trophy has returned to Twyford. A big well done to all of the scouts who took part in this popular competition.

Remembrance Parade

posted 7 Nov 2016, 11:53 by Andy Dent   [ updated 7 Nov 2016, 11:54 ]

Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday and the date of our annual remembrance parade. This event is generally considered compulsory for all Twyford Cubs and Scouts.

Important Details:
Meet: 09:50 at Twyford Scout HQ

Dress Code: Full smart uniform (ironed and rolled neckerchief, clean and ironed uniform top, scout or school uniform trousers and school shoes). No jeans, tracksuit bottoms or bright trainers.

The Route: Along London Road, turn right onto Sycamore Drive then onto Hermitage. Left along Wargrave Road, there will be a brief halt for the Royal British Legion and Parish Council representatives to fall in before continuing through the crossroads to St. Mary's Church, Twyford.

We will return directly along London Road where the Parade will disband in the car park of St Thomas More catholic church around 11:45.

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.

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