3rd Romsey Go-kart entry

3rd Romsey Scout Group put their go-karts from last year’s carnival to good use at the inaugural Romsey Carnival Go-Kart Race in July

Three Scout teams applied to enter, and then it was time for the thinking caps as a theme and costumes needed planning. With hammers, nails, glue and cable ties the three carts were transformed into World Cup Wonder, Castle Chaos and Hogwarts Hotshots!

The evening was sunny with blue skies as we assembled in Alma Road car park ready to be judged on the best decorated go-kart
prior to the off.…read more

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Himalayan Balsam pulling at the Cadnam River, Ower

On Thursday 10th July the Cubs & Scouts of 3rd Romsey Scout Group teamed up with Catherine Chatters the New Forest Non-Native Plants Officer of the Hampshire Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to help her remove Himalayan Balsam along the Cadnam River at Ower.

This is the second year that the Cubs & Scouts have joined with Catherine to help local landowners by pulling the invasive non-native Himalayan balsam from local watercourses.

The Cubs started in the fields along the river and were not deterred by the stinging nettles in the meadow they were clearing, their …read moreFrom: Woodsmoke 500

3rd Romsey Scouts – New Beaver Section

Prospective parents and Beavers gathered with the 3rd Romsey Scout Group leadership team in the Jubilee Hall, Timsbury for the official launch of the new Beaver section. They were welcomed as they arrived by Bertie the Beaver, the mascot for Romsey’s Beaver section.

Vanessa Slawson (County Development Officer for Hampshire) then set the scene with an introduction to Scouting, emphasising the fun and activities that Scouting offers young people would not be possible without the volunteers. Tony Moles (Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers, Romsey) then introduced Mat as the new Beaver Scout Leader, along with Kathryn who will be …read moreFrom: Woodsmoke 500

1st Romsey & 1st Bishop Waltham (Diamond) Space & Alien Cub Camp

After all the beautiful sunshine we decided to go to camp at the same time as Wimbledon so the weather was always going to be interesting. We stayed at Deorfrith Lodge in Lyndhurst which we would recommend as a venue. Saturday morning began with UFO flying (frisbees) just as the rain fell, so back inside to complete a space construction kit (lego) and making our own version of a flying saucer. The sunshine did break through in the afternoon allowing us to launch balloon rockets outside and we confess that a couple flew off the straws …read more

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