4 Cubs Move on to Scouts Each with a Silver Award


Today saw four of our Cubs finally move up to Scouts.

What is amazing is that each of these Cubs has achieved their silver award. This is the highest award a Cub can earn in scouting and takes a lot of commitment and time to scouting.

The Cub leaders are very proud of the achievements of these four cubs and hope to hand out many more Silver awards in the future.

Chris Kinch the Scout leader has set a challenge for these fours cubs to achieve the Scouting Gold award which has not been handed out in several years and is an incredible achievement.

The Cub leaders wish these four cubs and all the best in their new Scout Troop and every success in achiving the Gold Award.

The Cub Leaders

Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service Charity Car Wash

On Sunday 25th June members of 2nd Bracknell worked alongside the firemen at Bracknell Fire Station in their Charity Car Wash from 10am through to 4pm. In addition to washing cars raffle tickets were sold, with the winner having the choice of a signed football, with authentication certificate, from either Spurs or Arsenal.

All money from the car wash and raffle was split equally between The Fire Fighters Charity and the victims of the recent Grenfell Tower fire. In total the sum of £2080.50 was raised.

Many thanks to Steve Kitteridge, Anita & Paul Holley, Claire & Adrian Williams, Melanie Woods, Sarah Multon, Sally Bangs (Swift), Aiden Johnson and Tyler Coventry, whose chamois leather skills are the best. Thanks also to the parents and leaders who gave generously when their cars were washed.

2nd Bracknell hope to be involved in the next RBFRS charity car wash.

50 Golden Moments – Parent & Child Camp 2017

group picture

Once again, the weather Gods have been in our favour.

The 2017 Parent and Child Camp has been a great success where there were many happy (but dirty) faces (and the children were no cleaner either). And come Sunday night many weary bodies and tired children.

So this year 36 adults and children attended camp (18 of each)

We had many Beavers, a couple of Cubs, some Scubs (Cubs who are visiting scouts at the moment) and 1 Scout. The age range was from 6 to 13 but all had a great time and played together occasionally they would help with the tasks involved but were very good at doing the washing up ;-)

This years challenges saw us build a copy of the Golden Gate bridge that had to support and adult walking across it. A matchbox that contained 50 different items, humane mouse trap, fly swat and many more items.


We had to compete in teams giant kerplunk, crossing lava on crates, shaving balloons, bouncing ping pong balls into buckets, gold mining, maypole dancing (this really is good fun) finding clues to make a word, horse racing, getting a message out of a water pipe with holes in it and making a collage.

2nd Bracknell won the dinner service prize and a special prize for sportsmanship for helping some other teams in the events.


We had a great camp fire and as a group we sang a collection of songs form the past 50 years.

Thanks to Derek for helping to setup and break down the camp, and thanks to Jason (Van man) for getting the equipment out and sorted into the hall, there are many other people involved in organising a camp Nick sorted out the DBS’s, Steve Richard the DC worked with Gilwell and Steve Prower was our home contact. Without all of these people we are unable to run events like this.

If you would be interested in helping please contact one of the leaders as we are always looking for new leaders and helpers.

Thanks to everybody for a fantastic time.

Patrick (Hathi – Cub Scout Leader)

campfire group

giant kerplunk horse racing


Celebration Day

WP_20160717_0212nd Bracknell and The Parks Scout Groups enjoyed a sunny afternoon at The Parks Community Hall and park last Sunday 17th July in celebrating the past year of scouting with over 200 members, their families and dogs.

It was themed “give it a go” and everyone enjoyed the activities rope making, wide games, pioneering, garden games, dog agility and a bouncy castle, finishing with a BBQ and smores yum! and if they were still hungry the Explorer Scouts ran a tuck shop to raise funds for their next camp.

One parent wrote “I just wanted to thank everyone involved for a fantastic day. It was the first time my son and I had been to something like this and he loved it.”