P1020837The annual District Troop Leader Training weekend was held at the 5th HQ in January. Twenty scouts from troops in Reigate and Horley joined together for a packed weekend of activities. All eventually returned from a short hike, took part in games and chose a variety of bases where they could improve their skills. Our thanks go to all leaders and helpers who helped run the event and especially to Reigate Fellowship /SAS Unit for the wonderful catering which kept us going!

Due to the close location of the HQ to the railway line we were spotted putting the 'out' in Scouting, causing a police patrol car to be sent to investigate what we were up to. The police car was supported by a police helicopter on the second visit! Annoyingly we missed this photo opportunity! Our thanks go to all leaders and helpers who helped run the event and especially to Reigate Fellowship /SAS Unit for the wonderful catering which kept us going!

DSCF9795The 34th Reigate (Meadvale) Explorers have just returned from winning the District great Escape competition for a fantastic third time. Sam George has also now won the

competition three times with three different patrols.

Over the three days they had to complete lots of different bases including a missile run, Catacombs of Doom, Parachute drop, Shooting, Giant catapults, Minefields, covert enemy surveillance strap of death and a night time operation. They used rat packs for food and slept in shelters hidden in the woods with the hunter force out trying to capture them with flour Bombs. The final assault saw the Explorers have an all out battle with the leaders -a great time was had by all the eleven teams from around the District and the leaders.

34th_QUEENS_sCOUTSThe 34thReigate (Meadvale) Explorer Scouts have six new Queen Scouts. Max Smithson, Max Kelsey,Dan Chaney, Tristan Mitchell,James Verdon and Sam George alongside County Commissioner Roxanna Bostock. They have completed many different activities including two different sixty mile hikes, working with the National Trust for their Residential projects on Headley. Visiting Switzerland and learning new skills in First Aid , Marshal Arts, football refereeing and helping at Cubs and Scouts.
This gives the Unit a total of 29 Queen Scouts in nine years for our small unit.