Taceham Hundred District

Welcome to the website of Taceham Hundred District Scouts supporting Scouting for young people aged 6-25 years in and around Thatcham in Berkshire UK.

Axford Autumn Camp

Axford Explorers had a 5 day at the fantastic Chalfont campsite this Autumn.

Highlights of the week included: playing full sized London Monopoly visiting many of the sites in London, making a roast dinner with all the trimmings on a campfire and pioneering a 5 metre watch tower.

Axford Explorers - Back to Basics

Two patrols from Axford Explorers went Back to Basics for a weekend of camping skills. The group did all their cooking for the weekend on wood fires including making cake and pizzas. The Explorers also had a master class in using axes and saws effectively.

The group practiced their pioneering skills ending with building a working swing.

The whole group had a great weekend.

Axford Explorers - Autumn Activity Camp

In the first weekend of November 20 Explorer Scouts from Axford Explorers in Thatcham went to South Wales for a busy weekend of activites. The Explorers took part in outdoor climbing on the sea cliffs, had a go at surfing and sea kayaking, and went walking on the Gower Peninsular.

The weather was amazing for November, even surfing in the sea wasn't too cold. On Saturday evening we had a campfire and fireworks. Camp organiser Jim Payen said "Everyone had a fantastic trip and are looking forward to a similar weekend next year!"

New Beaver Scout Colony at 2nd Thatcham!

2nd Thatcham Scout Group has recently opened a new Beaver Scout Colony in addition to the existing Colony, and on Monday all 21 new Beavers were invested into Scouting by Group Scout Leader Pete Frost.

The new colony was needed to reduce the waiting lists of young people wanting to join Scouting. This became possible through the recruiting of 2 new Leaders, 1 parent helper, and Group Scout Leader Pete Frost along with ADC Beavers, Caroline Coopey, agreeing to run the new Colony.

After Easter 2011 2nd Thatcham is planning to open a new Cub Pack and within the year, a new Scout Troop. It's great that we can offer the Scouting experience to more Young People from Thatcham and the surrounding villages!

Explorer Scouts in Kandersteg

A group of 21 Explorer Scouts (ranging from 14 to 17) and 7 Leaders have just returned from a 10 day trip to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland. The group joined a group of scouts and Explorers from Greater London and Middlesex, a total of 608 people.

Everyone had an awesome time as we camped under the Swiss mountains and although the sun shone for 2 whole days the rest of the time was spent enduring heavy rain and the mud that resulted.

It did not dampen the sprits though and all activities were still undertaken including, white water rafting, hikes to over 2,500m, stays in overnight huts (mostly smelly!), snowball fights on glaciers, climbing, ice climbing, trips to Bern and Thun and a trip to a chocolate factory.

See more pictures of the trip here.

Axford Explorers visit London

On 6th April - the day the 2010 general election was called by Gordon Brown, the Axford Explorers went to London for a tour around the Houses of Parliament.

We visited the House of Lords, and the House of Commons, standing next to the dispatch box where the Prime Minister makes his important announcements.

The day was completed with a quick visit to lots of tourist attractions including Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, China Town and most importantly Hamley's one of the worlds biggest toy shops!

District Medieval Camp

Prepare for adventure and to go back 900 years to a mystical time of knights and dragons, castles and jousting tournaments. We're holding a medieval-themed District camp at the end of May 2010. The camp will take place at Wasing Park, near Aldermaston.

Taceham Hundred District invites all its members to the camp. Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will camp for three days (Friday 28- Monday 31 May 2010); Beavers will visit for a whole day of adventure (Sunday 30 May).

The weekend's programme will revolve around a number of zones, including Alchemy, Armoury and the Forge. There'll be the opportunity to lock your leaders up in the stocks, you'll be able to shoot arrows (just like Robin Hood), and we may even see a damsel in distress at the top of the tower. Visit the blacksmith and make fire, enjoy the medieval banquet and enjoy the quest to find a dragon!

More information at the Camp mini-site: www.tacehamcamp.info

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