masterchef_scoutsEdward, Rosie, Tasha and Skye made up the winning team of Masterchef 2012 from the 17th Reigate Scouts. The team were awarded first place for their meal of Beef in tomato sauce with Polenta, followed by Tiramasu for desert. It was a very close competition.

Seven teams took part and spent the afternoon filling the hall with a mixture of wonderful aroma's. They were tasked to provide a two course meal for two people for a cost of no more than £8, using only two double gas burners. After judging the District Team were close to hand and ready with their forks to taste the food on the menu just to check it was ok to eat!!! Our expert Judge, Debbie Miller remarked that she was amazed how well everyone had coped using only gas burners.

Well done to everyone who took part.

100_3364A wet rainy evening deserved messing about in the water and the Cub Scouts of Reigate District did just that at their annual swimming gala at Donyngs on 17 March. 15 teams entered for a busy programme of races, using all their skills and competitiveness to try and win the trophy. There was noisy support from the many parents watching and it finished with a novelty Leader’s race. The 34th Reigate took the trophy with 2nd Reigate and 5th Reigate (Clark) packs coming second and third.

The existing trophy is full up and a new trophy was presented by Chris Pulham, in memory of her husband John, who gave many years’ service as a Leader and latterly in the Reigate District Scout Shop.

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In this year of celebration of the Queen’s coronation, it is fitting that the winners of the Reigate District Cub Cooking Competition chose a menu with Coronation Chicken. Eleven teams entered the annual competition, held at 5th Reigate Headquarters in Battlebridge Lane, Merstham on Saturday 4th February. Cooking is very popular in Scouting and each team was to devise the menu, prepare, cook and serve a two course meal for one person, with a theme being ‘A meal fit for a Queen’. There is intense rivalry to produce the best plate of food but the team from 30th Reigate won this year with a menu of Coronation chicken with a zesty twist, served with Queen salad and Royal rice. Dessert was chocolate pudding with jewel encrusted fruit, all this for no more than £5. This inspired menu and cooking earned the team top place and they will now go forward to represent Reigate District in the Surrey County Cub cooking competition.

The completion was split between morning and afternoon and the overall top three were

1st place - 30th Reigate - 40 points

2nd place - 6th Reigate - 36 points

3rd place - 34th Reigate - 35 points