Reminders & key information:


Weekly meetings – This week, our beavers are heading to Tesco to learn about where their food comes from. This is part of the farm to fork programme the supermarket chain runs for young people. Logistical information can be found in the group diary; however, quick links as follows: Tuesday Beavers, Wednesday Beavers, Friday Beavers

Robin Hood’s Bay – The beaver pirate camp (scheduled for 20th to 22nd April) event page has been updated with a second letter relating to the event. If you have child booked on the event, please make sure you read it. It contains drop off and pick detail, as well as key information about the weekend.



All our cub packs are meeting at their usual times and in their usual locations.

Raptors – World Book day topic

Alegre & Bella Vista – Top secret. Sorry, can’t say!

Bella Vista cubs have a bowling tournament scheduled for the 15th March. The deadline for bookings and payments is the 1st March. Please see the event page for full details.

In a couple of weeks time, the Barnsley District Cub Scouts trip to the National Space Centre takes place. Sam is busy finalising the finer details in readiness for this awesome trip.


Scouts / Explorers

All scout troops and the explorer unit are meeting at their usual times and in their usual locations.

Enigma – Monday scouts will be working towards their entertainer badge.

Wibbles – Wednesday scouts will be working towards their chef’s badge.

Viernes – Friday scouts will be having a book scavenger event.

Scorpions – Tuesday explorers features young leader training, Duke of Edinburgh drop-ins and planning sessions for anyone who has completed training. All are encouraged to attend to help plan activities for next term.



Hockey tournament – We still have spaces available for anyone wishing to join the group for our trip to Sheffield Arena to see the Sheffield Steelers take on Nottingham Panthers in an ice hockey tournament that’s set to be a blast for group members and any family. Full details here


Jamboree 2019 update

Mothers Day tea – On Saturday 10th March (the day before Mothers Day) young people from our 2019 Jamboree contingent have organised a tea party. For full details of how to book, please see this post

Call my wine bluff – The event (last Saturday) was a resounding success. Thank you to Esther and Graham for organising and the judges who did an entertaining job!

ASDA bag pack – Members from the jamboree contingent raised a fabulous £400 packing bags at ASDA yesterday. They’ve lots more events organised and in the pipeline.

Ladies Circle and Round Table – a terrific thank you to both of these wonderful groups of people. Scouts from the jamboree unit presented their journey and were grateful to receive generous donations towards their costs.

British Heart Foundation support – 8 scouts manned water stations for the BHF 1/2 marathon and 10k at Harewood House.

Textiles collection – Spring is coming. If you’re having a sort out, please put to one side any textiles for the scouts to collect and recycle on your behalf. (Details soon)

Tuck shop – A selection of sweet treats will be available to purchase after most section meetings. All profits will go towards supporting the jamboree unit.


With the reminders out of the way, let’s recap the week and see the additional footage.

This week:

Raptors went to Pets at Home

The Scout Association has a fabulous partnership with Pets at Home. Cubs from our Raptors pack visited the Fox Valley store. They met several animals and spent the evening learning about caring for pets.

Epic Bowling tournament

113 Scouts and Explorers took over Barnsley Bowl for the evening. Leaders were delighted to receive independent compliments from half a dozen people about how well behaved everyone was.

Second helpings – Pancakes

Our Tuesday and Thursday cubs (Alegre and Bella Vista) enjoyed making and eating pancakes.

Forget hamster balls, these are beaver balls!

Wednesday Beavers went to Stocksbridge Leisure Centre for a spot of zorbing! Our other colonies will be getting the opportunity to also do so in March. (Click for dates: Castors / Millstones)

Stocksbridge Leisure Centre

Fires, whittling and a code of conduct

On Friday evening, scouts from our Viernes troop spent the night building fires before gathering in smaller groups to discuss what they’d like to see included (or excluded) from the scouting programme. In addition to this, we spent some time remembering some of the core scouting principles, rules, and behaviour.

First night under canvas

Scouts from our Monday troop (Enigma) spent the night under canvas having planned their own menu and activities earlier in the week. A fantastic time was had by all despite the bitter cold.

Original post here


And finally:

“Last minute orders please!”

We are ready to submit the order for this quarter’s Penistone Scout Group branded apparel. If you’d like to place an order, now is the time to act! We’ve got hoodies, rugby tops, t-shirts, tops, morf headscarves, bags and crockery to name but a few.

More details here