What better way to pass a hot summer’s afternoon than watching men at work on the New Hut! This is what I learned about the craft of pile-driving, the stages are:
Once the old hut had been demolished, the site was cleared and pegs put in the ground to mark out the footprint of the New Hut. The foundations will be built on piles – 30 altogether. For each pile, the clever machine in the photo screws out the soil leaving a vertical hole about 25cm in diameter and 11.5m deep. Then the holes are filled with concrete.
Thanks to the amazing dry weather, our contractors have made rapid progress and have completed 20 piles already.
Monday 11th June 2018. That’s the date when the demolition contractors moved on to the 1st Northwood site and started taking the old hut apart.
Goodbye Old Hut, you’ve served us well!
This term has seen lots of Duke of Edinburgh
preparation work, culminating in a snowy Easter
weekend on Exmoor. Despite best hopes given by the
weather forecast, snow-covered bogs became a
surprising problem to face. Continue reading “Explorer News (Issue 93)”
This term we took part in the district Chilly Goat
camp, we had a night hike from Hillingdon back to
Northwood via Ruislip, we went swimming, we went
climbing at Brunel University and we did some
cooking. We walked to the top of the Hogs Back in
snow and we did a session on disability awareness. Continue reading “Scout Update (Issue 93)”
Another busy term is coming to an end, one which
saw us hand out over thirty badges earned by the
Cubs this term. Continue reading “Cub Catch-Up (Issue 93)”
The Beavers have had a very busy time this term.
They have completed their International badge and
also their Disability Awareness badge, learning
how difficult it is to push a wheelchair up steps,
down ramps and on bumpy ground and also how to
sign their names and find their way without sight. Continue reading “Beaver Blog (Issue 93)”
I have written about easyfundraising several times
in the past; this is my final plea for everyone who
ever buys anything online to please make the
effort to register. Continue reading “‘Easyfundraising’ IS What It Says!”
Here it is, YOUR latest newsletter bringing you up to date with YOUR Scout Group. You will find a Jumble Sale poster on the last page – if you have a printer, please print a copy and post it in your window or on any notice board to which you have access. Thanks.
Click here to download First News Issue 93.