Well done to all 16 Scouts that attended the Expedition Camp on the Mendips Hills this weekend, with the target to hike over 30 miles within 24 hours and to reach Crook Peak in time to view the sun rise. After completing an exhausting 16 mile hike on Saturday in 28°C heat, only receiving 4 hours sleep, waking up at 01:30am, hiking 8 mile to the top of Crook Peak, the Scouts succeeded and reached the top at 4:40am just in time to see the sun rise... Before hiking a further 8 miles back to base! Enduring a distance of 32 miles in total, the Scouts impressed the leadership team by their courage and commitment to achieve! A huge well done to all that took part in this event.
West Monkton receive the Millennium Trophy for the 5th year running at St Georges Parade on Sunday 24th April. Awarded for the best attendance compared to numbers submitted through Membership Census in January, a huge congratulations to the 124 on the parade making 93% of our census figures. Everyone was exceptionally well behaved and very smart - A true credit to all.
Nearly 800 attended the parade in either in Chard or Taunton. The Taunton collection was £354.22 and will be shared with the Air Ambulance & Exmoor Rescue. The Trophy for the smartest Group has not currently been announced.
A MURDER at Huish Woods Scout Campsite was the scene for the Scouts this morning for Mystery Camp. Thinking they were attending a giant 'Cludeo' type camp, they were soon confronted by the murder of one of the Young Leaders. Police sirens could then be heard within the woods followed shortly by the attendance of a Police crew bus and Police landrover where 2 officers immediately jumped out and taped off the scene of the murder. The Scouts are in the progress of taking fingerprints, DNA and examining the crime scene. Making up into evidential packages, the Scouts will have to use witness statements and the evidence they collect to determine 'Who killed Lydia'.
A few more photos of the Cubs who helped on Sunday. Also big thanks to Doug James, Sean Budge who was supposed to be doing the shopping for the am support and Duncan Hume and Karen Hume for the extra pm support. A nice hot day in the sun!
Congratulations to Everyone who helped last weekend and we raised over £800. The comments from a lot of the shoppers and Staff was brilliant. "Very smart, polite and very well behaved". Well Done to you ALL.
The Cubs and Beavers had a fantastic time this afternoon. They had a hour of great fun and exercise. A big thank you to the parents for bringing their children along and to Akela (Myra Ellett) and Guv (Sean Ellett) for their support with this activity.
Thank You to everyone who attended the 2016 Remembrance Parade in Taunton. What a Smart, well behaved, well turned out Scout Group. Applause on the march and the comments on how big our Group is, how smart you all are, and the amount of Badges the Young People have. Congratulations to you all, you have done yourselves and West Monkton Scout Group and Scouting as a whole really Proud.