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Venture News 2001


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The following were members of the Unit at the end of 2001:
  • Pete Bristow - Chairman
  • Tom Byrne - Secretary
  • Lee Baker
  • Bryn Charles
  • Jonathan Corbitt
  • Phillip Page
  • Lizzie Sudbury
  • Grant Willett
  • Jo Simmonds - Acting Leader
  • Richard Taylor - Helper

Troop Dinner
Friday 21st December 2001

Lee Baker, Grant Willett, Phil Page, Bryn Charles Pete Bristow and Jon Corbitt joined the Scouts at their Annual Troop Dinner.

Unit Christmas Meal
Thursday 20th December 2001

Lizzie Sudbury, Lee Baker, Grant Willett, Phil Page, Bryn Charles and Jon Corbitt went to the Golden Ball for the Units Christmas Meal.

Group Christingle Service
Sunday 16th December 2001

Grant Willett, Phill Page and Jon Corbitt joined other members of the Group at the Christingle Service at Stubbings Church. Grant carried the Unit flag and also did a reading.

Ice Skating with the Scouts
Friday 30th November 2001

Bryn and Grant joined the Troop and went Ice Skatiing at Slough Rink.

Fireworks / B-B-Q
Sunday 4th November 2001

The Unit held a B-B-Q and Fireworks party. They invited guest who had support them over the parst year

A special Thank you goes to Mr & Mrs Charles for hosting the event

Programme Planning Meeting
Thursday 18th October 2001

The first venture evening was held with Pete Bristow as Chairman. There was a fairly good turnout - although not all were present! Activities were planned for the next couple of months, including running a base at the Scout incident hike, and also holding a ventures 'bonfire night'. The Scouts have also offered for the ventures to accompany them to their ice skating evening and also Pantomime in January. Once again this year, the ventures will be selling Christmas trees in order to raise funds for Thailand - so watch this space for details.

Going Up Ceremeny and AGM
Friday 21st September 2001

Four Scouts Grant Willett, Lee Baker, Phillip Page and Tom Byrne took part in a Going Up Ceremony and left the Troop and joined the Unit. All four new members made the Scout Promise and were invested in to the Unit, by our Group Scout Leader Rebecca Godfrey .

After the Going Up Ceremony, we held our AGM. Pete Bristow was elected as Chairman, Tom Byrne as Secetary and Alexei Vink as Treasurer

Unit Experdition to Monmouth
20th to 27th July 2001

Five members of the Unit (Jonathan Corbitt, Bryn Charles, Alexei Vink, Pete Bristow and Lizzy Sudbury) plus Akela (Robert Harris) took part in the experdition, with help from Helpers Pete Smith & Richard Taylor with Transports down.

Full report will apear on Experdition Pages towards the end of August with Photoes (We hope)

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Pizza Evening - Thursday 10th May 2001

We held a Pizza Evening at the Scout Hall, where we made and eat Pizzas.

We also held a General Meeting where we nominated Scout Grant Willett, (who will be joining the Unit in August) as PGG's Secretary.

We also talked about our summer Experdition

London Raleigh - Saturday 14th April 2001

This was the main fundraising event for our Summer Expedition.

The Ventures went whizzing round London visiting twelve famous landmarks in under six hours during the Easter Holidays. They all had Lunch at Planet Holywood, which wasn't the cheapest place (£10 for burger and chips). A thank you goes to everyone who has sponsored a venture on this event.

Glenys Rudd was presented with her warrant as VSL (Venture Scout Leader), by Jane Taylor at Maidenhead Railway Station, before the unit left for London.

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Re Paint Tomlin Room - Thursday 11th April 2001

Under the guidance of Unit Secretary Bryn Charles the Unit have been re painting the Tomlin room. A new Gryphon has been painted on the back wall as well as the new Units Title Pinkneys Green Gryphon.

The Unit have also put up new shelving and hope to have the room completed by the end of the Easter Holidays

Painting Tomlin Room Painting Tomlin Room
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Laser Quest - 9th March 2001

The Unit went to Laser Quest on Friday 9th March after being invited to come along by the Scouts. All five of us crammed ourselves in Conrad's Fiat and he drove us to Reading. This was the biggest challenge the venture unit have yet attempted.

When we arrived in Reading we all piled out of the car and were put into separate teams so it kept the Scout teams as fair as possible. Each team played two games and I am sad to say that the team I was in came last in both games, but only just and it is the taking part that counts. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed all the games which lasted 20 minutes each, this may not seem this long but after you have been running around non stop dodging Laser Beams it is over so soon. Everyone from the Unit that went enjoyed themselves and looks forward to going again in the future

Backwoods Cooking - 1st March 2001

After the General Meeting on 1st March the Unit went backwoods cooking in the PG woods , the evening was a huge success and everyone who went had a great time cooking sausages, despite the cold damp weather. The hardest part was lighting the fires in the damp and trying to find dry wood to burn

Special Meeting - 25th January 2001

The Unit held a special meeting, where they elected new officials, and worked out a programme for this term.

A meeting was held on Thursday 25th January 2001 after a temporary suspension of the unit. The meeting was to introduce a new team of Ventures to the unit and discuss a programme for this term. The meeting was a huge success and an active programme was put together which can be viewed on venture info page. Eight people turned up for the meeting, which was a very good start.

Present at the meeting was CHM. Jonathan Corbitt (Old PG Scout), TSR. Conrad Vink (Unit member), Andrew Sayer (Unit member), SCT. Bryn Charles (Old PG Scout), Kevin Yearley (Old PG Scout), Louisa Shimell (New to Group and Unit), Alexei Vink and Stephen Roe (Both from another Scout group). Also present was Glenys Rudd (Venture Scout Leader), Richard Taylor (Venture Helper) and Rob Harris (Cub Scout Leader). We would like to welcome all new families to PG scout group.

The unit would like to thank everyone who has offered their help and support to the unit. For more information on the Venture Members see ‘The PGG Ventures’.

We all look forward to any feedback from anyone about the unit and will keep you up to date in this site and PG tips with reports of all events.

If you are or know of anyone who is interested in joining or trying the unit then get in touch by contacting the units Chairman.

Christmas Trees

Thanks to everyone who ordered a Christmas Tree. We hope to have raised approximately five hundred pounds, which will go towards the trip to the French Alps this summer Unit held a special meeting.

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