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St Georges Day Celebrated
4th May 2017

St Georges Day Celebrated

On the 23rd April all groups from the Canterbury district came together to celebrate St Georges day. The afternoon saw all the grouped gather as one...

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  • St Georges Day Celebrated

    St Georges Day Celebrated

    4th May 2017

    On the 23rd April all groups from the Canterbury district came together to celebrate St Georges day. The afternoon saw all the grouped gather as one in the Dane John Gardens before parading across the city wall and through the city centre to the famous Cathedral, led all the way by Youth Commissioners Jamie Bentley and Sean Drury. The district then joined in a special service led by the district Chaplin. During the service, promises we renewed and some special awards given out. These included: John Redwood of 1st Reculver receiving a Medal of Merit, Oliver Nelson receiving the County Commissioners award for his perseverance and dedication to scouting and Luke Clark receiving the District Commissioners award for his continued assistance to Oliver.  To see all the images of the day please click here  ...

  • #youshape Month- The Young People Take Over

    #youshape Month- The Young People Take Over

    23rd February 2017

    February 2017 has seen the Young People in scouting take over and telling the leaders the activities they want to do within scouting and the badges they want to earn. The scheme is a national run scheme with the Youth Commissioners taking the lead in the organisation. Our own district Youth...

  • CantWhitBay Cubs Celebrate 100th Birthday

    CantWhitBay Cubs Celebrate 100th Birthday

    17th December 2016

    On Saturday 17th December 2016 our amazing cubs attented one of many parties happening up and down the country to celebrate 100 years of cub scouts. Now for the history bit……… (taken from the cub100 offical website) In January 1914 a pilot programme for younger boys named 'Wolf Cubs or...

  • Scouts survive a night away from home

    Scouts survive a night away from home

    30th September 2016

    On an autumn evening in September you would expect most children to be at home completing homework or playing on the games console, but not this bunch of scouts and explorer from Canterbury district. They decided what they needed was a night away in the woods with no shelter and basic rations...

  • It may have been wet but 100's went camping during Half Term

    It may have been wet but 100's went camping during Half Term

    5th June 2016

    Many Groups ventured out during the May Bank Holiday Weekend and following Half Term period for Camps and adventurous activities. For many there was plenty of mud and rain to add to the occassion but experiencing all weathers is part of the fun of getting outdoors and having a...

  • St Georges Day Parade

    St Georges Day Parade

    24th April 2016

    The 2016 St Georges Day Parade had the theme of International Scouting. To view the photos please go to the galleries  or follow this link ...

  • Oliver One Step Closer to Dream.

    17th February 2016

    Oliver Nelson a Cub Scout from 1st Herne Bay Scout Group was born with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy caused by a lack of oxygen when born prematurely. This causes his muscles to be abnormally tight. He has limited walking with a frame indoors but uses a chair when out and about or when...

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  • District Youth Commissioner Appointed

    28th October 2015

    Jamie Bentley has been appointed to lead adventure for over 1,000 young people across the Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay District In the new role of District Youth Commissioner, Jamie will support and develop local aspects of the County and UK wide scheme to appoint Youth...

  • News Update From The District Executive Committee

    8th September 2015

    The District Executive Committee has realised that not everyone in our District is aware of their activities. To that end, it has been decided to provide an update on some of the more interesting activities.District Exec Update ...

  • Red 10 Parks his helicopter at 1st Herne Bay Scout Hall.

    18th August 2015

    Red 10 AKA Squadron Leader, Mike Ling flew into Herne Bay on Saturday 15th August to oversee the Red Arrows display at the Herne Bay, Amy Johnson Memorial Air Show. SL Mike parked his helicopter at the 1st Herne Bay Scout Group leaving GSL Chris Mears to ensure it was kept safe while the display...

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  • A Million Hands Vision Launched

    A Million Hands Vision Launched

    3rd August 2015

    Are you ready to help young people change the world? A Million Hands is an on-going community impact project that focuses on four key issues, picked by young people. Visit the website, tell us how many of your young people will take part and sign up for your free #amillionhands wristbands...

  • 2014/15 AGM REPORT

    27th July 2015

    2014/15 AGM REPORT news article ...

  • Worthgate Feature in Scouting Magazine and Grab Front Cover!

    Worthgate Feature in Scouting Magazine and Grab Front Cover!

    4th June 2015

    Back in February, 2 Scouts and 3 Beavers from Worthgate, Canterbury took a trip to Baden Powell House in London to review some new charity partner resources/activities as part of the Scout Association's, A Million Hands Campaign. After their journey on the train and tube, they arrived at BP...

  • Kent Scouts Network of the Year 2015

    Kent Scouts Network of the Year 2015

    2nd June 2015

    Kent Scouts Network of the Year 2015 - CW&HB District Magpies   Congratulations to the Canterbury Magpies Network, who were awarded the County Network Award for hard work and contribution to Scouting. The Unit meet regularly for fun and friendship as well as supporting District projects. ...

  • District D of E Award Presentation 2015

    District D of E Award Presentation 2015

    12th May 2015

    Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation evening held by Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay District Scouts. 12 Bronze Awards have been gained by Explorer Scouts from the District in the last year, along with 10 Silver Awards. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is for young people aged 14 to...

  • St Georges Day Parade 2015

    St Georges Day Parade 2015

    27th April 2015

    Sunday 26th April will be a day remembered by many people in Canterbury. For those shopping late on Sunday afternoon and walking through the city center streets they must have pinched themselves to check they really were seeing dragons. In fact walking with the dragons were hundreds of nights and...

  • Bodsham Development Project

    Bodsham Development Project

    3rd April 2015

    The Scout Association Development Team and members of both Ashford and CW&H Districts have these past few months been supporting a project at Bodsham to look at the viability of a new Scout Group. CW&H District hosted young people and their parents at Ross Wood to share scouting experiences and...

  • April Fool - Rare Breed Partnership

    April Fool - Rare Breed Partnership

    1st April 2015

    CW&H District have entered into an exciting new Partnership with the World Rare Breeds Foundation. The Foundation are introducing wallabies into UK woodland where it is hoped they will breed. UK and some other Western European woodlands replicate the wallabies natural habitat and it is hoped...

  • Active8 2015

    Active8 2015

    23rd March 2015

    CW&H District were out in force at Active8 2015. The biannual event which took place this year at the Chatham Maritime provided Leaders and young people from our District the opportunity to find out about activity providers, camp sites, sectional programme support and trip ideas. With so many...

  • Iggy, Bernard and the High Sheriff of Kent Open Ross Wood Adventure Play Area

    Iggy, Bernard and the High Sheriff of Kent Open Ross Wood Adventure Play Area

    15th March 2015

    There was plenty of woodland fun to be had on Saturday (14 March) with the opening of a new junior adventure play park for Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay Scouts. High Sheriff of Kent, Hugo Fenwick, joined hundreds of Cub Scouts from across the District who were at Ross Wood, located...

  • Completion of Adventure Play Area, Ross Wood

    Completion of Adventure Play Area, Ross Wood

    8th March 2015

    A good crowd turned up to complete the adventure play area at Ross Woods ready for the Grand Opening by the High Sheriff of Kent. The opening will take place as part of the Cub Badge Day on March 14th 2015. To see gallery pictures of the play ground work please click here ...

  • Beaver Founders Day Party

    Beaver Founders Day Party

    28th February 2015

    100+ Beavers from across the District celebrated Founders Day with a BIG Party. There were craft and fun activities, food, party games and disco. Sam our DC visited and made a badge, helped with cake decorations, spoke to Beavers who were shooting, had a toasted marshmallow, watched electrical...

  • Kent County Network Monopoly Run

    Kent County Network Monopoly Run

    27th February 2015

    Athanasia and Freya both members of Canterbury Network were invested into Scouting at BP House during their recent, County organised, Monopoly Run. Both are currently attending Universities in Canterbury and joined other District Networkers for a fun day in London visiting the well known board...

  • Kent County Multi Module Training

    Kent County Multi Module Training

    22nd February 2015

    Kent County Multi-Module Training 7th & 8th March 2015 Great opportunity for adults undertaking their Wood Badge to undertake a range of modular training in a single weekend. For more information please; Download Information Download Application ...

  • 1st Whitstable Camp Ross Wood

    1st Whitstable Camp Ross Wood

    14th February 2015

    Plenty of mud and fun for all at the 1st Whitstable Winter Camp. Taking place over the weekend at the Canterbury District Camp Site 11 Scouts, Their Leaders, Helpers and Group Scout Leader embarked on a range of camping skills. The experience also contributed to the Scout Award Scheme. Take a look...

  • Explorer Trangier Bake Off

    Explorer Trangier Bake Off

    6th February 2015

    It was all smiles at the Explorer Scout Trangier bake off. Held at the Worthgate Scout Center, Explorers from across the District met to try out their cooking skills.  There were many skills on show and culinary delights to be had (well by DofE trangier cooking standards) impressing the...

  • New Junior Activity Area Ross Wood

    New Junior Activity Area Ross Wood

    18th January 2015

    Volunteers from across the District turned up at our District Camp site, Ross Wood to help with the creation of a new activity area for junior members.  The District Network Unit hiked to Ross on Saturday staying overnight for a social get together and were on site to help with the work....

  • District Explorers visit Kent Scout Climbing Barn

    District Explorers visit Kent Scout Climbing Barn

    9th January 2015

    The District Explorer Scout Unit experienced the thrill of climbing at the recently completed climbing centre situated at the Kent Scout Activity Centre, Sandling, Maidstone. Visit the Lower Grange Farm web site and diary pages to find out when sessions are available and how to book. To see how...

  • Thank You From Bear Grylls

    Thank You From Bear Grylls

    24th December 2014

    It has been another amazing year for Scouting across the Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay District. A huge thank you to all the Leaders, mums, dads, carers, helpers, supporters and of course the young people who make Scouting truly special. ...

  • HRH Duchess of Cambridge supports Better Prepared Campaign

    HRH Duchess of Cambridge supports Better Prepared Campaign

    17th December 2014

    With the Better Prepared campaign, we aim to bring the benefits of Scouting to the most needed areas of the UK by 2018. “We want to empower young people and help pull the community together” - Nathan, Group Scout Leader To achieve this, we need to recruit more adult volunteers; find places...

  • BBC News Historical Safeguarding Compensation

    12th December 2014

    You may have recently seen BBC news reports regarding historical safeguarding compensation cases. Please read in full the UK Association information for Parents and Carers. BBC news reports - December 2014 Dear parent/carer, You may have seen news reports from the BBC during December 2014...

  • World Heritage

    World Heritage

    10th December 2014

    On 3 December 2014, WOSM and UNESCO signed an agreement to promote the World Heritage Education programme that encourages young people to take part in projects related to heritage conservation and protection. Through this agreement, WOSM and UNESCO World Heritage will recognize projects...

  • World Community Milestone

    World Community Milestone

    10th December 2014

    An historic milestone was been reached - In little more than 24 months, hours spent on community projects has reached the 600 million mark. These are 600 million hours of service provided to local communities around the world by over 10 million people that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and King...

  • Japan In A Box

    Japan In A Box

    7th December 2014

    Japan in a Box is the Join-in-Jamboree pack to get the Jamboree programme to every member across the UK. To get your programme ideas please download the PDF Join in Jamboree - PDF download ...

  • iWILL

    iWILL

    3rd December 2014

    As we celebrate the first anniversary of the #iwill campaign, Bear Grylls talks about Scouting’s commitment to the cause... Social action The #iwill campaign, which is run by the charity, Step Up To Serve (launched last year by the Prince of Wales), aims to make social action the norm for...

  • Annual District Swimming Gala

    Annual District Swimming Gala

    2nd December 2014

    Congratulations to 16th Canterbury who were winners of the Annual District Swimming Gala held at the Kingsmead Sports Center. ...

  • District Leaders Training for Climbing Permit

    District Leaders Training for Climbing Permit

    2nd December 2014

    Over the last weekend of November (29th/30th) Leaders from across the County attended a climbing instructors course at Lower Grange Farm. Amongst those attending were Leaders from 6th Whitstable. To find out how you can gain a climbing permit please contact andy.trill@kentscouts.org.uk ...

  • Sturry Christmas Fair

    Sturry Christmas Fair

    2nd December 2014

    On Sunday 30th November family, friends and members of Sturry Scout Group flocked to their Christmas Fair held at the Sturry Scout & Guide HQ. People of all ages had the opportunity to meet Santa, take part in games, enter competitions or buy nik-naks. A sumptuous range of freshly baked cookies...

  • Welcome to the new Canterbury and Whitstable and Herne Bay Scout District Website

    13th November 2014

    Welcome to the new Canterbury and Whitstable and Herne Bay Scout District Website Our website was due for a revamp and this is it, we hope it is a much friendlier website to navigate and update - Enjoy ! ...

  • DofE Expedition Resources

    31st August 2013

    DofE Expedition resources including planning templates are now available under Sections, Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Click here to go direct to the page. ...

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