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Chair’s Report – September 2018

When you read this the summer holidays will be over and we will be starting another year of Scouting. Summer Camps are a distant memory and the year ahead something to look forward to. I hope you all enjoyed the summer break and managed to recharge your batteries and made the most of the good weather. We did have some really hot weather this summer.

As reports are required two weeks before publication I am writing this report in the middle of August. Hopefully there are still some warm sunny days left before the end of the break.

Talking of Summer Camps, I went away with the Scout Troop for their Summer Camp as they needed a driver for the mini bus. I must say it was a fun packed week and very busy. I needed a rest when we got back! The weather could have been kinder. It was not as hot in Swansea as it was here, and Friday we had rain and during the evening a thunderstorm, so wet canvas was brought back.

Caroline has given an in depth report regarding the camp.

1st Tolworth Trivial Pursuit Tournament

I couldn’t give the results in the July edition as there were still games to play before the July deadline. It was a close run tournament this year and the results from those last games were crucial.

This year’s winners were Trevor Strong’s team.  Well done.

Joint Second Place : Margaret Warry and Terry Goodall, only two points behind 1st place.

The remaining other team’s placings are as follows:

Fourth Place : Ted Hodges

Fifth Place : Lynn Giffins

Sixth Place : Pat Tomlinson

Seventh Place : Shared with teams led by Marilyn Jennings and Carol Goodall

Ninth Place : Chris Lock

Tenth Place : Keith Wells

Eleventh Place : Jenny Scott-Harris

Well done to all the teams and thank you for your support.

Unfortunately due to health and mobility reasons we are losing two teams for next year and will be dropping down to nine teams. As these remaining teams are keen to carry on I will be organising this tournament again for 2019. I would like to say a big thank you to the teams led by Keith Wells and Jenny Scott-Harris for their support with the tournament in the past.

I plan to get the schedule completed by the end of October. It would be nice to have some more teams so if you are a new team that want to play please contact me before the 21st October.  Contact details on the inside cover.

In the July edition I commented on the fact that 2019 would see the Group’s 110th Anniversary and we would be planning events to celebrate.

The first event will be Saturday 2nd March 2019 and will be held at Horton Park.  More details to follow.  Please put the date in your diaries.

November Fayre

Although it’s only September the Group November Fayre, which is our main fundraiser for the year, is less than three months away and will be upon us in no time.

The November Fayre this year will be on Saturday 17th November, 14.00 start, and as last year will be held in the Royal British Legion Hall, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL.

We hope to have the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames attending to officially open the event.

Please do come along and support the Group at this event.  Hope to see you at the Fayre.

And Lastly

Do you have a particular skill or hobby that you could pass on? Maybe you could give a demonstration at one of the section meetings?

Or perhaps you can offer some time but not on a regular basis.  If so, please let us know.

If you would like any further information please see our contact page.

That’s it for this month.

Don’t forget the two dates :  Saturday 17th November 2018 and Saturday 2nd March 2019.

    Proud to be 1sT

Martin Smith