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St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Group is Thriving

Published on: 30 May, 2012
Updated on: 30 May, 2012

From Quentin Vaughan, leader of the St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Troop

I read your recent Guildford Dragon article on the 9th Guildford Scout Troop with great interest. Click here to view.

I am the current scout leader for St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Troop. Readers of the article may be pleased to hear that a decade after it closed the scout troop was restarted in September 2009. We are now thriving with 30 young people of all backgrounds, two of whom are girls, an assistant and a young leader. We maintain the close links with St Nicolas and the United Reform Churches with regular parade services.

Recently, our team competed in the Surrey County Scouts Expedition Challenge competition. After navigating a course covering 25 gruelling miles hiking by themselves with all of their equipment and camping out for two nights in the Surrey countryside, our team won the event beating competition from across the county.

The winning team.

Teams are assessed not just on their ability to plan and complete the course but also on teamwork and attitude. The winning team is shown in the picture above. We also entered a training team of younger scouts who performed very well and were rated as achieving a “gold” standard.

In addition to scouts we have both cubs and beavers sections, both of which are very heavily attended.

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