Mayor's Volunteer Award

Spencer was presented the Mayor's Volunteer Award Highly Commends for
2011 for his dedication and commitment to voluntary service in the local
community by the Major of Reigate & Banstead Mr Brian Stead and a
ceremony held at the Council Offices in Reigate.
Spencer was nominated by his Group Scout leader Mr Keith Mackie who
commented on Spencer help to the group holding many different roles
including, Assistant Beaver leader, Scout leader, Group Scout leader
several times and currently Explorer leader having given over thirty
four years to the Group. Also helping twenty nine Explorer Scouts gain
the highest award in Scouting the Queen Scout award, a record for
Reigate.

More than 130 Cub Scouts from the District, took part in the annual Cub go-karting competition at Warwick School, Redhill on Saturday 15th October.

14 Cub Packs competed in a variety of one or two lap races in their different age groups in their home made push karts. After a very close competition, the trophy was won by 4th Reigate (Netherne), with 30th Reigate and 5th Reigate Clark Pack coming joint second and 34th Reigate (Meadvale) in third place.

The weather was great and everyone enjoyed themselves with only a few spills & thrills.

Thanks to Margaret and the Fellowship for an excellent organised afternoon and to all the packs who took part with such enthusiasm.

Over the Easter weekend, Reigate Network went to the Isle of Wight Revolution Camp. It is a joint Explorer and Network activity camp. We were camping in the middle of a speedway track, which was quite cool. It was a fantastic weekend, jam packed full of activities all over the Island. The varied mix of activities included laser tag, zorbing, zumba dancing, power kiting, axe throwing, falconry, aerobics, tree climbing and morris dancing. Being over St. George’s Day weekend, the camp had a theme of St. George and the Dragon. On the Sunday we had a very special ceremony in which all 300 of us renewed our promise on the beach in Ryde.

Sarah Clark - Reigate Network