The cubs were on the map this week as they learned about grid references and map symbols.
On Wednesday our scouts enjoyed a lovely sunny evening down at Salford Watersport Center learning to paddle board.
Being typical scouts they spent as much time in the water as on the boards.
Last week the Beavers attended Martin Mere with a number of other colonies from Lilford District. They explored ponds on arrival finding a variety of critters, watched attentively for the otters not wanting to feed, they waited until the Beavers departed for lunch before searching for theirs…
The Beavers continued by pretending to be squirrels, hiding some seeds only to forget them thirty minutes later! Next it was time for a trip on the river, a navigational challenge with river banks hitting us time after time and then all too soon, we had to make our way back to dry land. We ventured back to the coach along a wild walk spotting giant animals of Lego until the Beavers could do no more!
Big thank you to the scouts who helped out today. They are now enjoying their ice creams
Heading off from Hollinswood in search of ice cream.
4 scouts, 2 leaders and a Pegasus Young Leader have done an amazing job clearing balsam and cutting back trees at Hollinswood Scout Camp today. We cleared a huge area.
Last night our Scouts helped by Young Leaders from our Explorer Unit were learning valuable skills making bird boxes for our local community.
Hopefully the local bird life and possibly bats as well will enjoy their new homes.
A big thank to the parents who have started to sign up as helpers and assistant leaders within the Group. The enrolment process has started and you should be contacted soon.
We can always do with extra help so if anyone wants to be a helper or leader at either Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorer Scouts please contact us.
Last night we invested another 3 Beavers. It’s always a pleasure as Group Scout Leader to get involved with investitures and see our sections grow.
I was also honoured to be given a Beaver Leader Name. The Beavers were all were asked what I should be called and came back with blackbird, bluebird, crow, owl and peacock. After two rounds of voting they settled on Peacock. So I am now formally known as Peacock at Beavers. Not sure what they might have been thinking of 😂😂😂
Feeling more than a little sad today. I popped down to the site of our old scout hut. It’s just a big flattened empty space waiting for the builders to build yet more houses on.
I truly hope the new community build arrives soon and is as good as it sounds on paper. But it’s not going to be the same not having a permanent building of our own.
Oh well when I win the lottery or find a rich sponsor ……………..