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  • District camp

    District camp

    4th May 2012

    Over 450 people attended the District Camp held for all sections at Bexon Lane Campsite over the weekend 4th-6th May. Although the weather was not good, beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers enjoyed a wide range of activities on offer over the weekend. The annual St George's Day service was held at the camp on the Saturday. ...

  • Howl at Howletts

    Howl at Howletts

    1st April 2012

    254 members from Gillingham District enjoyed a day at Howletts Zoo on Sunday 1st April. ...

  • Gillingham Scouts support ShelterBox

    Gillingham Scouts support ShelterBox

    26th November 2011

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  • Gillingham Scouts celebrate

    Gillingham Scouts celebrate

    30th April 2011

    Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from all Groups in the Gillingham District held a double celebration on Saturday 30th April 2011. They gathered at The Howard School Rainham, to celebrate St George's Day  and the Royal Wedding. By giving the day a royal twist, everyone...

  • Sponsored Camp Out

    4th October 2010

    ROB GILL will be spending 100 nights from 13th September 2010 21st December 2010 living in a tent in his back garden to raise much needed money to fund his trip to the World Scout Jamboree being held in Sweden during the summer of 2011. Rob, who is GSL of the 8th Gillingham Group and...

  • Chief Scout visits Kent

    Chief Scout visits Kent

    3rd October 2010

    Bear Grylls, Chief Scout visited Kent on Sunday 3rd October. The photo shows him surrounded by Cub Scouts at their 'Back to the Future' event held at the County Showground, Detling. Bear also visited Scouts and Explorer Scouts at Lower Grange Farm where he was welcomed by two Scouts from the 11th...

  • Walk in the Park

    Walk in the Park

    13th June 2010

    Walk in the Park was a fund raising event for the Jamboree with participants retaining 50% of their sponsorship money for their own Scout Group. The Mayor of Medway, Councillor David Brake set off the event which was held in Gillingham Park on Sunday 13 June 2010. ...

  • Sea Scouts retain RN recognition

    Sea Scouts retain RN recognition

    8th June 2010

    The 4th Gillingham Sea Scouts retained their RN recognition following a recent inspection by a Royal Navy Inspecting Officer. To receive RN recognition a Sea Scout Group must meet certain criteria and high standards laid down by the Admiralty. The Group was first granted RN recognition status in...

  • St George's Celebration

    St George's Celebration

    25th April 2010

    Gillingham Scouts held a St George's Celebration event at The Howard School on Sunday 25th April 2010.  The afternoon started at 1.30pm with a short Scouts Own when all members renewed their Promise and this was followed by a variety of activities. ...

  • Top Awards

    Top Awards

    21st March 2010

    Gillingham Scouts held their annual Awards Presentation at Rainham Mark Grammar School on Sunday 21st March 2010 when over 80 young people received recognition for achieving their Chief Scout's Award during the past year. The certificates for the awards were presented by Mr Paul Clark, MP for...

  • Sophie and Max selected for next World Jamboree

    Sophie and Max selected for next World Jamboree

    14th January 2010

    Sophie Wilkinson (1st Gillingham) and Max Caston (20th Gillingham) have been selected to represent Gillingham District at the next World Jamboree to be held in Sweden in 2011. They will join Explorer Scouts from around Kent to be part of the UK Contingent. ...

  • Probably the Best Scouts....

    Probably the Best Scouts....

    27th September 2009

    Three members of Gillingham Scout Network have completed one of the toughest awards in Scouting - the Explorer Belt. Rob Gill, Michael Hayward and Joe Phillips travelled to Denmark for the 10-day challenge. The main purpose of the visit was to discover the history...

  • World Jamboree 2011 Selection

    World Jamboree 2011 Selection

    12th September 2009

    Gillingham District are looking for young people to represent the District at the next World Jamboree to be held in Sweden in the summer of 2011.  To qualify young people must have been born between 25 July 1993 and 27 July 1997. You can download more details and an application form below. ...

  • New District Commissioner for Gillingham

    New District Commissioner for Gillingham

    6th July 2009

    Dean Harding has been appointed Acting District Commissioner for the Gillingham Scout District with responsibility for Scouting and its development in the Rainham, Gillingham, Brompton, Twydall, Wigmore, Parkwood and Hempstead areas. The Gillingham Scout District has just celebrated its...

  • St Georges Day Service

    St Georges Day Service

    26th April 2009

    The annual St Georges Day Service took place at St Barnabas Church, Nelson Road, Gillingham on Sunday 26th April 2009. The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway (Councillor David Carr and Mrs Kirstine Carr) and the MP for Gillingham and Rainham (Mr Paul Clark) attended the Service which was conducted by...

  • Awards Presentation 2009

    Awards Presentation 2009

    22nd March 2009

    The annual Awards Presentation took place at the Dockyard Church, Chatham Historic Dockyard on Sunday 22 March. Photographs of Award Recipients can be viewed in the Photo Gallery. ...

  • Christingle Service at Rainham

    21st December 2008

    Cubs and Beavers from the 4th Gillingham took part in the Christingle Activity and Service held for youth organisations at St Margaret's Church, Rainham. They made christingles at the Millennium Centre before processing to the Church for the service. ...

  • Remembrance Day Services

    9th November 2008

    Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Leaders and Fellowship members attended Remembrance Day Services across the district and laid wreaths on behalf of Gillingham District Scouts at St Margaret's Church, Rainham, St Augustine's CHurch, Rock Avenue and Brompton Barracks.Remembrance Day...

  • Chief Scout visits Gillingham

    Chief Scout visits Gillingham

    27th April 2008

    The Chief Scout, Peter Duncan, visited Gillingham shortly after the District St George's Day Service on Sunday 27 April. He is pictured at Priestfield Stadium surrounded by Gillingham beaver scouts, cub scouts and scouts. ...

  • Gillingham Scouts celebrate 100 years

    Gillingham Scouts celebrate 100 years

    14th February 2008

    Gillingham Scouts celebrate their centenary this year. The first Scout Group in Gillingham was opened in 1908. During 2008 there are plans for a Centenary Birthday Party for all members past and present, a Centenary Dinner and the publication of a souvenir book. ...

  • Annual Awards Presentation

    10th February 2008

    Gillingham Scouts held their annual Awards Presentation Ceremony at St George's Centre, Gillingham on Sunday 10th February 2008. Over 100 beaver scouts, cub scouts, scouts and leaders received awards. Photographs of the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery....

  • Beavers New Year Bash

    26th January 2008

    This year's Beaver Bash was attended by a variety of characters from superman to yoda, with a special guest appearance from Big Beaver. All the youngsters had lots of food, lots of fun, games, crafts and finished off with a small gift and a slice of the 100 year Gillingham district birthday...

  • Scouts attend Remembrance Day Services

    Scouts attend Remembrance Day Services

    11th November 2007

    Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts attended Remembrance Day Services at both Rainham and Gillingham. At both Services wreaths were laid on behalf of Gillingham Scouts. The photograph shows the 4th and 17th Groups lined up with their flags alongside the War Memorial outside St Margaret's Church,...

  • 100 years of Scouting history

    100 years of Scouting history

    15th September 2007

    At the Kent Scouts BIG EVENT held at the County Showground, Detling over a weekend in September, members of the Gillingham Scout Fellowship provided a Scouting museum with pictures and memorabilia from 100 years of Scouting. ...

  • Sunrise Ceremony

    Sunrise Ceremony

    1st August 2007

    Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders from around Gillingham gathered at the Riverside Country Park in Lower Rainham to take part in a Sunrise Ceremony on 1st August to celebrate the first 100 years of Scouting, renew their promises and look forward to the next...

  • Centenary Camp

    26th May 2007

    After months of planning the Centenary Camp took place at the Howard School, Rainham over the bank holiday weekend 26th-28th May.Around 500 young people plus their leaders attended and, despite the weather, seemed to enjoy the large number of activities brought together for the weekend. ...

  • Cubs Invade Bodiam

    12th May 2007

    Cubs from the 17th Gillingham took a train on the Kent and Sussex Railway from Tenterden Station to Bodiam Castle to take part in the Kent Cubs Big Day Out on 12th May 2007. They watched the Knights Spectacular Show, had a tour of the Castle and took part in a treasure hunt. ...

  • Hempstead Valley Exhibition

    29th March 2007

    Gillingham Scouts made an exhibition of itself at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre between 29th and 31st March. Awareness that Scouting was alive and thriving in Gillingham and was able to offer young people a range of activities was clearly displayed through posters and a powerpoint...

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