Fund Raising – Curry Night at 44th

Last Friday night (26th January) we held a curry night at the 44th Whitetree scout hut in Bristol.

We decorated the hall with saris and hangings. There was one large cloth hanging from the ceiling right in the middle of the hall with extraordinary patterns. The tables were laid out with a lovely tablecloth, tea lights and Bombay mix. We had Punjabi music playing in the background. As well as all the tables for eating, there was also a bar at the back of the hall and a table selling desserts.

We had roughly 80 people come to support the night. About 60 people chose to eat in the hut with all the decorations and some took it back to enjoy quietly in the comfort of their own home.

We cooked 19 kilos of chicken rogan josh, 7 kilos of aloo gobi and 10 kilos of tadka dhal. All most everybody who ate in the hut said that, “the food was amazing” and, “compliments to the chef”. The scouts from the 44th were very helpful at setting up the decorations, serving the food and helping tidy the hut at the end of the night.

We raised a fantastic £727 for Namaste Nepal.

Thanks to everybody who came to support it.


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Jamboree Programme Planning

“In our patrols we discussed what type of activities we wanted to run for the Nepalese Scouts attending the jungle jamboree. Some examples of the activities which we decided upon are raft building, wide games and fire lighting. I think that it was a productive evening and I am very excited to help run the jamboree with everyone!

We also went through the itinerary which sounds amazing! I am looking forward to the whole adventure, staying with a family, eating local foods and getting to meet new people. I think it will be a great experience.”

Anna L

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Nepalese Meal – Another perspective

When I first arrived at the Nepalese restaurant it was quite dim but it was very fancy with all the different colours and the really interesting artifacts. When we all sat down with our patrols I just couldn’t stop laughing (almost spilt my drink) because all of my patrol were just so funny. it was great to be in that patrol. The food was very nice as well because I like curry but sometimes it can get very spicy but this curry was bang on for how hot it was. It was just non stop laughter every second in the restaurant with my patrol. The staff were quiet but were very nice and helpful.

Overall, the meal was great, my patrol were just the best and the funniest and I can’t wait to experience the life of living in Nepal for 2 weeks, it will be great.

Harri B

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Nepalese Meal in Bristol

In Namaste Nepal, the Nepalese restaurant that we visited, we all sat with our patrols on long tables around the edge of the room, with the leaders on a table in the middle. After catching up with each other for a bit, we were served our starter of momos. Momos are the Nepalese version of dumplings containing meat or vegetables, served with a spicy dip. Everyone seemed to really enjoy these.

For a main we were served lentils, chicken tikka, and two other dishes, one with lamb and one with chicken. This was served with naan bread and rice. At the end of the meal a cake was brought out for Izzy as it was her birthday on the same night. Overall it was a great night that everyone enjoyed.

John A


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Bag Packing Success!

Well done today, in only two hours bag packing today we managed £503.15

Plus 5 Swedish Kronor, 0.23 euros and two old pounds 🙂

Nigel Moore

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Planning has started!


The first full meeting of Young People going on the 2018 trip took place on the 10th October. Planning of the activities at the Jamboree started, along with designs and requirements for a water safety badge that we are hoping to deliver on our trip.

James – one of the Explorers going on the trip – had the following to say:

We had a great evening looking forward to our upcoming trip. All scouts divided up into our patrols and we looked at having a possible camp passport which would result in the Nepali scouts getting a badge at the end of the camp. We also looked at trying to set up a water safety badge. In their patrols the scouts designed the badge and the things the scouts would have to do to get the badge. This would also leave a legacy of the trip by teaching the skills to the Nepali leaders who could then pass the knowledge on to others.
Overall a very productive night, with lots to look forward to for the scouts
Our next full meeting will be mid-November, when the Young People will be having their first S.T.E.M. club meeting.
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