Diamond Jubilee Worship

All are welcome to Ide Hill church on Sunday 3 June at 10.30am for a united parish act of worship for the Diamond Jubilee.

The service will focus on giving thanks for the Queen and her 60 years on the throne; and praying for her and for the country. The service will be about 45 minutes or so, trying as best we can to be friendly and accessible to all ages while remaining reasonably formal and dignified! The preacher will be Revd David Flagg, a good friend to the parish and a thoughtful and good speaker. There will be good hymns; not a communion service; naturally enough ending with the National Anthem!!

Beaver Sleepover

Our Beaver Scouts have enjoyed a fun filled sleepover at our scout hut. They slept in tents in the main hall and took advantage of the spectacular weather to do many outdoor activities. They ended the camp with a walk to Emmetts.

Athletes Badge

Monday, 28th May   – Athletes Badge 

Time: 5:50 – 8.00 pm. 

Cost: £1 per cub

Where: St Michaels School, Otford Court, Otford, Kent TN14 5SA (take the Pilgrims Way out of Otford towards Kemsing, after half a mile turn left up Row Dow, the school is 200m up on the right).

What:  Eight events.  Points awarded dependant on times/distances.  Earn the badge by getting 8 or more points in your best four events.

The events are:  50m sprint, cricket ball throw, high jump, long jump, sergeant jump, 6 x 10m shuttle run, 50m skipping and 1,000m run.

All Cubs taking part will be awarded a Certificate.

Drinks and refreshments provided.

Shelter Box Scavenger Hunt

Four cubs and 5 scouts are taking part in the Shelterbox London Scavenger Hunt.
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most.

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The last bits

Camp is now over but there is still a lot to do! The tents are up in Skips garden drying and some of the muddy ground sheets have been washed. The Scout hut is full of more muddy groundsheets and wet tents as well as other equipment that needs to be cleaned and put away back in the loft. Leaders and willing helpers will be very busy this week. Tonight the leaders will be having a well deserved rest ready for work tomorrow.
It was unfortunate we couldn’t get together at the end of camp to say a proper goodbye to the cubs, scouts and leaders. I am very grateful to all the leaders and helpers who played an important part in the running of the camp – Ide Hill is fortunate to have such a fantastic team. I would especially like to mention Kay (Monday Assistant Cub Leader), who organised the camp and the activities, bought the food, made sure we were fed, supervised the cubs etc etc.

Thanks also to all parents who helped. We could not have managed with out you. I would like to thank you by name, but there’s the danger of leaving someone out. So, for getting equipment down from the Scout hut loft, putting up tents, washing up, providing the leaders with wine, making cakes, transporting equipment, cleaning toilets, taking down tents, putting tents back up again to dry, sorting out the scout hut …THANK YOU!! You know who you are!

Let’s hope the next camp is a little dryer!!!!

Thank you

I am writing this whilst still at the campsite at gone 2pm waiting for the last parent to arrive. The sun is shining like it was at the beginning when we put up the white tents.

Thanks ever so much to the hoards of parents who came early to help clear up. Your help was really appreciated. All the leaders were on their last legs. Thank you for supporting us.