Low Weald Explorers Run to The Rescue
Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 16:27
A special thanks goes out to the Low Weald Explorers
for saving the day at the Paddock Wood Half Marathon.
A recent letter from Mike Duffin 'Assistant Race Director' of the PWHM, commended the Low Weald Explorers for stepping in at the 11th hour to man not one but two of the stationsbecause of last minute pull outs and non arrivals of support teams.
The 4th and final water station before the races end is a vital refreshments hole for the 1000's of dehydrated runners and as for the sponge stations, although they look fun, are once again crucial in the attempt to keep the runners refreshed and spurred on. Mr Duffin goes on to extend his thanks and invite the Explorers to help out next year if they so wish.
New address for Keith 'Lofty' and Joan Bunyon
From Friday 25 May, Keith 'Lofty' and Joan Bunyon's address will be:
18 Seven Acres,
New Ash Green,
No landline at present; mobile phone and email address details remain unchanged.
New Year, new County Commissioner
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2012 16:34
With the new year comes a new County Commissioner for Kent in the form of Harvey Kennett.
Harvey has been involved in Scouting as an adult for 14 years having held roles including ASL, ESL and is currently DC in Maidstone East in addition to having being a Unit Leader at the recent Jamboree.
When Harvey's appointment was announced in November, the Deputy Regional Commissioner South East - Chris Doll - said:
I know Harvey will be keen to work his way around the County in the coming months to meet as many people as possible. I am sure he will be a great asset to the County and to the Regional County Commissioners Team.
I would also like to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt thanks Kelvin for his hard work and management of the County of Kent.
You can read more from Harvey in the January edition of his County Commissioner's Communication on the Kent Scout's internet site: http://www.kentscouts.org.uk/pageview.php?menu_id=685
Band's Bring-a-Friend Morning success
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 23:12
Eighteen friends came along to the Band's bring-a-friend morning and spent a couple of hours finding out what the band gets up to. They all had the chance to try out our instruments and then had a crash course in marching. Finally everyone joined with the remaining members and we had a band of 50 marching together. The aim of the morning was not only to show members' friends what the band is all about but also to recruit some new members and initial indications suggest that at least eight will be joining us at the start of next term.
Anyone over the age of 9 can join the band, members stay in their own Scout Groups and come to the band as an extra activity. The band own all of the instruments and we teach everything from scratch so there is no need to have any previous experience.
We are the cheapest way of learning to play a musical instrument in Tonbridge so if you would like more information please see the band website or email the
Band successes at the national solo contests
On 21 March twenty members of 17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band travelled to the West Midlands to take part in this year's solo competitions. Performing to judges from The Royal Marines they each had to learn a number of set pieces as well as demonstrating their own freestyle piece. In the six different classes the band entered they achieved three first places and five second places (below). Special mention should go to Chris Ditcham who only joined the band in January and achieved runner up on the fife.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:50
15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor
Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2009 18:02
Kent Scouts have an affiliate account with Cotswold Outdoor
which gives 15% discount - you've just got to mention the account number at the till!¬† The account number has just changed to AF-KENTSC-T3
[from K2074] - simple!
Founder & Exploit results 2009
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2009 08:45
The sun shone on over 200 young people in 41 teams participating in the 2009 Founder and Exploit trophy hikes.
The winning Founder team was the 'Banineapples' from 9th¬†in Capel (one point separated the first 3 teams); while the Exploit winners (by just one point) were the 'Giblet patrol' from the Central Explorer Unit; click ‚ÄòRead more‚Äô below for full results.
Well done to all the teams that took part and a massive thanks to the organising team and all the Leaders, Fellowship, parents and other helpers, who made everything run so smoothly on the day.
If you have any feedback on the day, or ideas of ways to make it even better next year, then please contact
And there are some photos, here too.
The result of the Best Incident Trophy (BIT) should be announced very soon.
Well Done Jimmy!
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:25
Jimmy Allen Leader at the Central Explorer Scout unit in Tonbridge, receives that highest accolade that can be bestowed on a youth in the scouting movement 'The Queens Scout Award'.
Along with his award presented at the District 2012 AGM by the County Commissioner 'Harvey Kennett', Jimmy received a Royal Certificate from the Queen and is here by referred to as a Queen's Scout. To achieve the Queens Scout Award Jimmy had to endure and complete a whole host incredibly tough, both physical and mental, character building challenges and activities. The skills he has gained and challenges he has overcome will certainly guide him in his future and like so many high achievers before him, Jimmy is well on his way to becoming a leader amongst men, once again, from all of us, congratulations for all your hard work you are a credit to the district.
Kent Council for Volunteer Youth Services (KCVYS) have moved
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2011 18:30
On 1 August 2011, Kent Council for Volunteer Youth Services (KCVYS) who run the MiDAS minibus training scheme in Kent moved from their old HQ in Marlborough Road,Gillingham to their new home: Unit 17, 105 Hopewell Business Centre, Hopewell Drive, Luton, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7DX. Why not find out more about KCVYS from their website: http://www.kentcvys.org.uk
Kent County Supplies stop over-the-counter service
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 23:15
From 1 October 2010, Kent County Council's own 'Kent County Supplies' company no longer operates an over-the-counter service from their headquarters in Kings Hill. Their educational and office supplies services are now available only via the internet, or telephone; their contact details are here: http://www.kentwebshop.org
Kent Scouts Review 2009 launched
The Kent Scouts Review for 2009 is here in an exciting new form showing the fun, challenge and great activities through scores of pictures never seen before.
Hear from the young people about what they have enjoyed and the many places they have visited during the year to make this a memorable year for Kent Scouts culminating in this unique and innovative presentation.
So spread the word and make this a review that every member can see.
Check out what Scouts in Kent have been up to over the past year - www.kentscouts.org.uk/adventure
Calling everyone [who hasn't yet turned 26!]
Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2009 17:17
Did you know there is an active¬†Scout Network¬†group in Tonbridge? Yes that's right: Network in Tonbridge!¬† With a varied programme of activities it's open to anyone in the 18 to 25 age range. And they're always looking for new members, to come along and enjoy the fun - though there's no need to have any¬†Scouting experience!
Their regular meetings are 20:15 - 22:00 Wednesday at the 2nd Tonbridge HQ, The Ridgeway, Tonbridge.¬† For more information see the District
Network pages or contact