Where’s Rob?

In 2018 Rob “Windy” Harborne completed his “Most Excellent Adventure” to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in the USA. Going from  Mexico to Canada through the mountains of California, Oregon and Washington State.  The mileage increasd to just over 3,000 miles when he includes his training hikes (200 miles) and additional miles hiked in the US for resupplying and rest days (another 200 miles).

“Windy” raised over £1,000 towards the HQ Rebuild fund and deserves our congratulations. Well done Rob !

Cubs Cyclathon

Well done to Normans Cubs for putting in the miles and raising £236 in their Cyclathon.

Redfields Collection

In May the Group turned out for a hot weekend collecting outside Redfields.

A really big Thank You to the very generous member of the public who helped us raise a fantastic £1,330.

The lolly game was popular, but the electric wire game remains unconquered….

Scout “Come Dine With Us”

In March the Scouts ran a series of “Come Dine With Us” evenings. Based loosely on the Scout camp competition meal, the Scouts designed, cooked and served a 3-course meals to their parents who seemed pleasantly surprised at the quality of cuisine. Cuisines included Indian and Italian and in total £400 was raised towards the HQ Rebuild.


Beavers & Cubs “Tea Prepared”

In March the Beavers and Cubs took over Café Giardino in the Hart centre for a day and served an unsuspecting public cake, tea and coffee for a day.

The event was a fantastic success; very enjoyable for all involved and raised £1,100 towards the HQ Rebuild.

1st Crookham Win Gwentrek

Back in October we entered 2 scout teams in a competitive orienteering in Wales – Gwentrek. Pitted against nearly 30 local entrants we came 1st and 3rd and were allowed to bring the trophy home (this time)

Fleet Festivities

Our Cubs and their leaders ran a stall Fleet Festivities with two tombolas and sweetie games. They managed to raise a fantastic £535.20 for the HQ rebuild. Thank you to everyone who contributed items for the stall and those who supported us on the night.

Race Night

In November we held a fund-raising Race Night attended by 30 families. This has become an annual event and is great fun. This year we raised more than £1,200 towards the Rebuild fund.

9 Dens Challenge – Scout Leaders ‘SORE’ an opportunity

Celebrating their 105th Anniversary this year, 1st Crookham Scout Leaders kicked off the start of their new fundraising campaign, to build a brand-new HQ, by cycling the “Nine Dens Cycle Challenge”. On Sunday 21st May, the Leaders – all volunteers, cycled 22 miles and raised more than £2,000 to go towards their HQ rebuild.

“The sponsored cycle ride is just the beginning,” said Group Scout Leader Mark Medler. “Our Scout Group has been in Church Crookham since 1965, and our HQ is looking its age! The asbestos roof is leaking and must be replaced. Our electrics need updating as well. We hope to raise £350,000 to rebuild the HQ, which is used by more than 210 boys and girls every week.”

The Groups Executive Chairwoman, Sujata Sinha, took part in the cycle ride around the nine Scout Group HQ’s in Odiham Scout District. Sujata added, “We had great fun on the cycle, but a number of us were a bit sore the next day. All the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be helping to raise money over the next few years. We have a number of fundraising ideas we hope the good people of Fleet will support us with.”

Several participants were able to attract matching sponsorship from their employers. Special thanks goes to Stephen Davis, and his company Insignia Medical Systems Ltd, based in Hatch Warren, who will have contributed over £600 between them.

We also have a website at www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/1stcrookhamscoutgroup if anyone wishes to donate. We are also looking for the advice of a quantity surveyor or building contractor to help us assess our rebuild options.