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Ringwood Rabbit Run

The Ringwood Rabbit Run is back! Enjoy off-road running on tracks and trails. Easter treats for runners on completion!

  • 2nd April 2017
  • Moors Valley Country Park
  • 5k starts at 9.30 am and 10k starts and 10 am
  • £1 parking for the morning!
  • Warm up by David Lloyd Ringwood.


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Activity Day

Activity Day Poster 2016

The Family Camp for all Beaver and Cub families is only 2 weeks away and our big Scout Fundraising Activity Day, only 4 weeks away!

Please find information about both big events below


Family Camp

Sat 18 - Sun 19 June 2016

You will know that we have nearly completed all elements for our Outdoor Challenge Award (see attached), and we will sign you off the last element, when you attend the Family Camp! Get a taste of wild camping with lots of activities, games in the Forest, and a wonderful camp fire to sit around (you can’t get that on most campsites!)


Activity Day at Blunts Barn

Sun 3 July 2016

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If you do not know anything about this annual event which we have been running for about 15 years, then you are in for a wonderful treat! Just talk to others who have attended in the past! Apart from having amazing fun, we raise a significant amount for our Scout Group, which benefits all of your children.

Please have a look and see how you can be involved in this fantastic event - and particularly, tell all your families, friends about it, and come along on the day

Any queries, or offers of help, cakes, filled jam jars (or stuff to go in them), or anything else you can offer, please contact me on the above email address or 01425 652813 / 07731 872 564


Sainsburys Active Kids Voucher Donations

A great big thank you from 1st Poulner Scout Group!

We have been able to get more wonderful things for the children again this year because of your Sainsburys Active Kids Voucher donations. Roll on next year!!

Sainsburys Active Kids Voucher Donations


Thirst Poulner Music & Real Ale Festival

Thirst Poulner Beer Fest

Introducing the 1st Poulner's Music & Real Ale Festival

Come and join us for an afternoon/evening of Music & Real Ale / Cider. Hog Roast & BBQ available.

Date: Saturday 5th September 2015

Time: 2pm - 10pm

Activities:

  • Hog Roast
  • BBQ
  • Real Ales
  • Traditional Cider
  • Live Music
  • A great afternoon/evening

Cost: Free entrance!

Hope to see you all there for a great time!


1st Poulner Climbs Mount Everest

Climb for Nepal

Raising money for the Earthquake Appeal Fund

On Sunday 31st May, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts set out to climb the height of Mount Everest in a sponsored climb to support the Earthquake Appeal for those poor Nepalese whose lives have been damaged through no fault of their own. The West uses the Mountain as an adventurous pursuit, but the people who live there are incredibly poor and have very hard lives. This they do not complain about and show great cheerfulness in adversity.

1st Poulner felt that the least they could do was use the new Climbing Centre (raised from donations from mainly the local community) to good effect. So at 9 am on Sunday they set out to make 1445 climbs of the wall which would equal the 29,005 feet of Mount Everest.

Climbing went on all day, nonstop, with the young coming in shifts, donning their harnesses and helmets, and then getting on a part of the wall that was within their ability level. Whether it was 6 year olds or 17 year olds, girls or boys, all of them scampered up the wall to touch the top and then down to ground again. Most managed 10 climbs, many managed 20 climbs and just 1 or 2 managed 50 climbs.

At 5.02 pm the summit was reached and with the Union and 1st Poulner flags, the last ascent was made, with leader Mark Green and 2 young beaver scouts. A total of over £1000 was raised and further monies are still coming in. If you would like to make a donation to the Appeal then you could do that by going through Virginmoneygiving on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1004083.

Group Scout Leader Colin Andrews said “This was a perfect project for the Group. Helping other people. Working as a team. Doing an adventurous activity. Having fun. The essence of Scouting”


Climb for Nepal - Setup

Dear Parents, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers,

I am sure you have all been quite moved by the dreadful news footage we have witnessed over the last few weeks of the terrible Earthquake tragedy in Nepal. One leader at Poulner was so saddened by what he had seen that he felt compelled to do something - on his own, he may struggle to raise a few hundred pounds, but he thought by involving all the youngsters and leaders within the group, he/we could make a real difference to peoples lives that have been devastated. What a GREAT event for the whole group to get involved with too.

The leaders are all 100% behind a big group effort to raise funds, and what better way to raise them than by doing a sponsored climb on our own Climbing Wall. Not only do we hope this will be a real physical challenge for the young people, but it also links very well with Nepal - being the #1 Climbing Mecca on Planet Earth.

We are running the Sponsored Event on Sunday 31st May from 9am til 5.30pm. We would like EVERY child within Poulner Scout Group to take part if possible. With 190 children, all raising £10+, we could easily raise over £2000. We realise that the date is close and many families will already have commitments, but if you are able to let your child attend for ONE hour and collect a few sponsors it will make a real difference to peoples lives I am sure.

Beavers and Cubs are welcome to turn up any time between 9am and 12 noon to take on their challenge. They will have one hour to complete as many climbs as possible. Scouts and Explorers will be welcome any time between 1.30pm and 4.30pm to complete their challenge. We do hope that they will do a minimum of one hour, and perhaps might be able to 1.5 to 2 hours. Mums and Dads are welcome to stay to support. We will be serving refreshments throughout the day. There is of course limited space in the Multi Activity Centre, so numbers may have to be restricted if its is busy. Please also understand that we have limited climbing pitches, and a finite amount of Instructors who can supervise, so at busy times there may be a small delay before getting on the Wall

Sponsorship of individuals can be made per climb, or just as a single amount for their efforts over the duration of their time on the climbing wall. Please download a Sponsor Form here.

We do hope you feel as passionate about this as we do (the leaders) and hope you will be able to support the group and encourage your children to take part.

If your child wishes to take part, then please e-mail your childs section leader and give them an approximate time when you will arrive on the day. Also, if you have any questions/queries please talk to your section leader.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day. We do hope to have local press there - a very newsworthy subject indeed!

In fact, Nepal Scouts are helping out with the relief effort as well.

Kind Regards
Yours in Scouting

Colin Andrews

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New Website

We have created a new website for the 1st Poulner Scout Group. It is now mobile friendly! If you find any problems please contact the webmaster at [email protected]


MAC Construction

We are very proud to announce that after 5 years of fundraising the MAC building has finally been finished and the Climbing Wall installed. This term [Sep 14] will be the first chance that the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will get to climb on their own dedicated Wall. There are many local groups who have also expressed an interest in making use of the fantastic new facilities.

We expect to be able to run sessions for other Scout and Guide groups in the new year. Once the climbing wall has been in operation for a few months we are hoping to be able to offer sessions to the general public. This is obviously dependent on a number of factors. One essential one of these is finding people qualified with the correct Climbing Award Certification who would be willing to help out on a regular basis. Minimum level of qualification would be CWA or SPA. If you interested in running a ‘club’ then please contact Eddie Adams [Climbing Wall Operations Manger] at [email protected]