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AGM 2017

AGM 2017

ASH GREEN SCOUT GROUP AGM 2017 - THURSDAY 15th JUNE - 6.30PM  - PAVILION (RUGBY CLUB). Grateful if as many parents/carers and...

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1st June 2015

Why I enjoy volunteering

I work in marketing and public relations and spend most of my day on the telephone to some pretty hard bitten marketeers and cynical journalists. I love my job but there are days when I am totally shattered and 'not in a good place'.That's when I...

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  • AGM 2017

    AGM 2017

    ASH GREEN SCOUT GROUP AGM 2017  - THURSDAY 15th JUNE - 6.30PM  - PAVILION (RUGBY CLUB).  Grateful if as many parents/carers and young people could attend. The business side will be brief and is followed by award ceremony and a presentation in honour of Alan Gordon. Bar will be open and refreshments for children provided. EVERYONE WELCOME Young people in full uniform please. Kind regards Emma Jones - Group Executive Chair ...

  • Ash Green Scouts in Big Spring Clean in New Ash Green

    Ash Green Scouts in Big Spring Clean in New Ash Green

    Big Spring Clean in New Ash Green Ash Green Scout Group’s 140 strong group of Beaver, Cubs and Scouts, have all taking part in the Keep Britain Tidy, Big Tidy Up campaign this month. Children from every section of the group were tasked with clearing up local green areas and public spaces and...

  • Want a new adventure?

    Want a new adventure?

    The children of Ash Green Scout Group need you – We urgently need Assistant Leaders particularly for our Little Dambusters Beavers (Tuesday evenings) and Jungle Pack Cubs (Friday evenings). Full training is offered at no cost to you. It’s just 2 hours a week commitment with occasional camps...

  • Cubs 100 remembering Alan Gordon

    Cubs 100 remembering Alan Gordon

    Ash Green Scouts Cub packs enjoyed a Cubs 100 event organised by Kent County Scouts in December. They were invited to put keepsakes from the year into a time capsule. The group decided to put Alan Gordon's special memorial badge in the capsule. This is a great tribute to the man who brought Ash...

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  • Jungle Cubs join in public performance

    Jungle Cubs join in public performance

    This December Jungle Cub Pack were offered the opportunity to perform on stage as part of a show led by Act One Drama Group. The Chair of Act One Drama Group Louise Banks offered the opportunity to Jungle Pack to work towards their Entertainer Badge. Cubs were asked if they would like to join in...

  • New outdoor area declared open

    New outdoor area declared open

    Ash Green Scout Group had the pleasure of attending the official opening of the Youth and Community Centre in New Ash Green last month. The Group have invested thousands of pounds from the Big Lottery Fund and our own fundraising to improve the outdoor areas of the centre for the benefit of the...

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  • Remembrance Parade at Ash Church

    Remembrance Parade at Ash Church

    Over 100 uniformed members of Ash Green Scout Group were present for the wreath laying ceremony and service at Ash Church today to commemorate Remembrance Day.  GSL Peter Lewis thanked the Young people, Leaders, Parents and Supporters saying: "I received a number of complimentary...

  • Ash Green Scouts Dementia Award Finalist

    Ash Green Scouts Dementia Award Finalist

    Ash Green Scouts were one of only four finalists for the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards. Nominated by local Community Warden Jackie West, Group Scout Leader Peter Lewis represented the group at the awards ceremony on the 24th October 2016. Sponsor of the awards, the Kent Dementia Action Alliance...

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  • It's party time

    Well-known Jazz and Swing singer, Shane Hampsheir and The Local Vocals, a 100+ strong Hartley-based singing choir were among two of the acts at special celebration event in honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday organised by a New Ash Green Scout Group. Ash Green Scouts held the party for 80 plus...

  • Community Celebrations for Queen and Country

    Community Celebrations for Queen and Country

    WE WHERE LIVE ON RADIO KENT THIS MORNING (12th June) - 6.52am Click here to listen to the interview (Scroll on to 52min 30secs to hear our bit!). Click here to donate to this great event, your donation will really make a difference. A special celebration event in honour of the Queen's 90th...

  • AGM 2016 reports

    The Group's AGM is coming up - Thursday 9th June 6.30pm at the Pavilion New Ash Green (Rugby Club). All members and parent/carers to attend please. Children in full uniform as awards to be given to certain children. Here are the papers - click on each to go the link 2016 agenda Minutes of 2015...

  • More than 100 turn out for Jamboree on the Trail

    More than 100 turn out for Jamboree on the Trail

    More than 100 young people, their parents and leaders from Ash Green Scouts turned out for Jamboree on the Trail at the weekend. They joined more than 500,000 other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from all over the world for the annual event where Scouts hike simultaneously in their own...

  • Forest Pack help clean up in New Ash Green

    Forest Pack help clean up in New Ash Green

    Twenty-one Cubs from Forest Pack turned out in the rain last night to pick up litter from the Minnis, Meadow and Shopping Centre. They collected five bags of rubbish, improving the look of the area for the benefit of the community. The Cubs, aged between 8 and 10 years old, are learning about the...

  • Jamboree on the Trail

    Jamboree on the Trail

    More than 500,000 Scouts from all over the world are taking part in Jamboree on the Trail on Saturday 14th May 2016. Click here  for detailed information on the event Click here to see who has said they're attending Ash Green Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers are using this event to raise...

  • Scouts receive Big Lottery funding

    Scouts receive Big Lottery funding

    Young people in New Ash Green have received a boost after £6,000 of National Lottery Funding was granted to Ash Green Scouts to be invested in the Youth Centre. The money will be spent on fencing around New Ash Green’s Youth Centre, in Meadow Lane where the group meets. Alan Gordon, speaking on...

  • 2016 calendars launched

    2016 calendars launched

    Check out our new calendars for 2106 - the perfect Christmas present idea Beavers calendar to be launched soon. For details of Scout Section calendar go here For details of Cubs Calendar go here ...

  • Beavers and Cubs meet emergency services

    Beavers and Cubs meet emergency services

    Beavers and Cubs from Ash Green Scout Group have really got to know their emergency services this week. Beavers from Monday night Colony (Little Foresters) along with Monday night Cubs (Forest Pack) got a VIP tour of Ash fire station while Tuesday night Beavers (Little Dambusters) were visited by...

  • Explorer Scouts launched

    New Ash Green is to have it's own Explorer Scout Unit. Excelsior Explorers are open to young people between the ages of 14-18 and will meet on Monday evenings starting on 1 February 2016 at the Youth Centre in the village. Membership is open now - for more information, click here check out...

  • AGM reports published

    Please note change of venue - New Ash Green Rugby Club @ 6.30pm NOT the school. Look forward to seeing you The full list of reports for the 2015 AGM has been published. Parents are asked to read the reports prior to the AGM on 7th July in order to keep the formal part of the proceedings to a...

  • T-shirts launched for Scout Section

    T-shirts launched for Scout Section

    Both Scout Troops have decided to use their Jamboree on the Trail sponsored walk money to kit their Scouts out in these smart new t-shirts Designed by Cub Scout Section Leader Michael Banks, this stylish, limited edition troop shirt is ideal for events when uniform is not required. Each Scout...

  • Group Policies

    Following a recent Group Executive meeting, we have amended the Group Policy document. Please follow this link  to download it ...

  • Jamboree on the Trail

    Jamboree on the Trail

    MORE THAN 90 young people, leaders and parents joined 500,000 Scouts from all over the world to take part in Jamboree on The Trail - the first time that Ash Green Scouts had ever taken part in this annual event. The Scout Section set out from Farningham Woods, the District Campsite and...

  • Update on Waiting Lists

    Both Beaver Scout Colonies and both Cub Scout Packs are now full and closed to new members.  Any child on the Waiting List as of 21st April 2015 will be guaranteed a place in Beavers and any child currently in Beavers will be guaranteed a place in Cubs. We have only a handful of vacancies in...

  • An equal opportunities Scout Group!

    An equal opportunities Scout Group!

    Ash Green Scouts have not only achieved the UK Scout Association's target of 20 per cent female membership by 2017 some two years early - they have hammered it as 49% of their membership are girls. No fewer than 68 of the Group's 140 young people are girls - and five out of the six Section...

  • Great turn out for St George's Day

    Great turn out for St George's Day

    More than 80 young people and some 15 adults were on parade for St George's Day at Ash Church. This was the first time we held our own service and it was a huge success. Many thanks indeed to the Rev Canon Ruth Oates for organising the service and making it so relevant to the occasion. Thank also...

  • Little Foresters go bug hunting

    Little Foresters go bug hunting

    Little Foresters Beaver Colony got the summer term off to a great start by going out hunting for bugs. They caught, catalogued and sketched the bugs for future identification purposes before letting them go. It's a busy summer term for Ash Green Scout Group with no fewer than nine camps planned...

  • KIJ savings scheme

    KIJ savings scheme

    Here are the details of the savings scheme for Kent International Jamboree.The aim of this scheme is to help you spread the cost of the event over a period of two years. You are not committing your child to attend the event by signing up to this scheme. You can get your savings back in full with...

  • The New Ash Green Fitness plan - become a Scout Leader

    The New Ash Green Fitness plan - become a Scout Leader

    Make it your New Year's Resolution to have more fun in 2015 – as a Leader with Ash Green Scouts You’ll certainly burn off those Christmas calories with the action packed programme that you’ll be helping to deliver.  There’s hikes, sport, games, swimming, archery, shooting and - for the...

  • Molly shows she's also a Master Chef

    Molly shows she's also a Master Chef

    While New Ash Green chef Katherine Feddon was wowing the food critics on Masterchef The Professionals, her nine year old niece Molly was busy with her own culinary challenge - the Cub Scout Chef’s Badge. As well as having to learn about nutrition, kitchen safety and different methods of...

  • Keeping it in the family

    Keeping it in the family

    Meet Monday night Beaver Leader Louise and three of her four daughters - all members of Ash Green Scouts. Mum Louise used to be a Venture Scout where she met her husband to be Steve before taking some time off to have four daughters. Jenna and Elyssa are both Beavers - although Jenna is now...

  • Winter Camp - 27th February to 1st March 2015

    Winter Camp - 27th February to 1st March 2015

    Dates - 27th February - 1 March 2015 There are only three places left on Winter Camp. It is indoors at Belchamps in the new Kath Batt building This is a joint camp between Cubs and Scouts and we had a maximum of 30 places available. . We visited for Winter Camp last year. Here is a link to...

  • Visit to Menin Gate

    Visit to Menin Gate

    ALMOST 50 Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and parents visited the Menin Gate on Saturday 27th September. We visited Commonwealth War Graveyards as well as a German Cemetery before going to Ypres and laying a wreath at the Menin Gate during the last post ceremony. Follow this link to see our special video...

  • Great Christmas present ideas

    Great Christmas present ideas

    Gill Lewis is making her her stunning hand crafted jewelry for Christmas presents this year. ALL profit from these go directly to ASH GREEN SCOUTS. Beautiful items and a great price. Get your Christmas pressies early this year. ...

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