Articles Archive for October 2012

5 Oct 2012

The current owner of Byfleet Manor House welcomed us very warmly and gave us a guided tour showing us the guinea fowl, HUGE pigs, various cats, culminating in a treat for the colony of goodies and various stories of a friendly ghost.
None of the Beavers knew anything of the TV show Downton Abbey which features the Manor!!!!

3 Oct 2012

During the last weekend of September, five intrepid scouts and three leaders set off on a mission to survive a night out in the wilds of Horsell Common. This ‘back to basics’ expedition, organised by Rik (Leopard Scouts) started with a gentle three mile hike to the site. After collecting wood for the fire, the scouts got to work setting up their sleeping accommodation – tarpaulin sheets and bivouac bags. With a good fire going, the scouts and leaders were then able to enjoy the highlight of the camp – …

1 Oct 2012

In September 2007 the Leaders of the 1st Byfleet Scout Group enjoyed a weekend under canvass at the Ferny Croft Scout Camp Site in the New Forest. Amongst those present was the Cub Leader Scott Barden and his parent helper Jenny Tanner. Little did we know then that this was the beginning of a blossoming relationship. Scott says that this camp taught him not only how to tie knots but also how to find the north Star. Sometime later whilst standing together under a canopy of stars and watching shooting …