A group of Scouts from 1st Broughton Gifford & Holt Scout Group triumphed recently in the West Wilts District Maurice Gullis Camping Competition.
The six boys – Curly, Harvey, Alex, Digger, William H and G – demonstrated outstanding teamwork, organisation and cooking, as well as succeeding in a range of challenges. Of particular note was the way the team pulled together and the quality of the meals they cooked on an open fire. The competition has been run since the 1920s in memory of a Scout who loved camping. This was the first time we’ve entered.
A team of BGH Scouts has scooped first prize in the district’s Best of British Cooking Competition.
Dermot, Ellen, William H and William K (right) wowed the judges with their menu of coronation chicken, fish & chips and Eton Mess.
Comments from the judges included that the coronation chicken was “to die for” (let’s hope not!) and they particularly liked William H’s origami table decorations.
Two weeks before the competition, the Scouts held a trial run for the whole troop. Some delicious dishes – as well as some interesting experiments! – emerged. Photos of the night are here.
Scout camp will never be the same…
Well done to the dozen brave members and parents who turned up on Saturday for the work day in Jubilee Woods.
Despite horizontal rain and gale-force winds, we managed to clear a good length of ditch, using the hazel we felled as material to build a boundary fence to try and stop the cows munching the trees.
As it turned out, and despite Kaa’s intrepid claims to the contrary, there was such a thing as the wrong weather as proceedings were curtailed early because of the risk of venturing deep into the woods in such high winds. Apologies to anyone who may have turned up in the afternoon to find the site deserted.
Jubilee Woods is looking good now and we hope to use it for camping trips this year – in somewhat better weather.
We are holding our traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 21st March on the Common.
Chil is also challenging us all with her annual Easter anagram quiz. Download the quiz here or pick up a paper copy next time you’re at the hut.
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Our popular family bingo returns on Friday 17th April. Doors open at 6pm for eyes down prompt at 6.3pm. Bingo books £1 each – refreshments included.
Bring along family and friends and join the fun!
Thanks to all those who supported our group by taking part in February’s pub quiz at The Bell on the Common in Broughton Gifford.
Not only did the quiz raise £80 for our coffers, a team of BGH Scout dads scooped top prize, narrowly pipping the leaders into second place. Plenty of brainpower in our ranks, then!
Our Scouts section have won this year’s District and County Shooting Competition. Our competitors were Alex Giles, Gabriel Hacker, William Cavill, Marcus Wales, Jacob Allsworth and Tom Crawley.
To build on our explosive fundraising performance at the bonfire night, our group took a stall at this year’s Melksham Christmas Fair. The stall did £150 of brisk business with eager Christmas shoppers. Thanks to all those who donated goods for us to sell.
Bright sparks from our Scout group earned mid-table respectability at the popular monthly charity pub quiz at The White Hart in Atworth.
Our Cubs put on a classic nativity performance (no aliens or royal family this year) at this year’s group carol service. The aspiring thespians managed to deliver the whole performance in rhyming couplets.