Reminders & key information:

This edition’s reminders:


Tuesday Beavers are meeting at the Scout Hut at their normal time, please.

Wednesday Beavers are making scarecrows for Millhouse Green’s Scarecrow trail; meet at the Scout Hut at the normal time.

Friday Beavers, are meeting at their usual place and time.

Back to Basics Camp – Balance is now due for our “Back to Basics” camp at Silverwood. The dedicated event page is here. If you’ve any issues, please contact Amy.


Alegre pack is meeting at Springvale Community Garden. Drop off at 18:30 with the usual collection time of 20:00. Produce will be available for parents/guardians to purchase, if interested.

Bella Vista pack are meeting at Laser Tag in Adventure Wood, Tankersley. The £7 balance needs to be paid via bank transfer ASAP (details shared this week via email). A paper copy of the consent form found on the dedicated event page needs to be completed and brought on Thursday.

Raptors pack meeting is themed around parent requests. Parents and guardians should expect an email this week to give suggestions about what they feel their cub ought to do this Thursday. We’d be very happy to receive offers for adults come and teach something or share a new skill.


Enigma is meeting at Langsett Reservoir car park for an evening walk. Please send your scout with a towel and change of footwear. There’s a stream that they’ll likely want to paddle in. If it’s cold and wet, the scouts will do America’s Hike instead. Collection time of 21:15 at Langsett Reservoir car park, please.

Wibbles are also planning on a walk around Langsett Reservoir. Please meet at our usual start time, albeit at Langsett car park. Alison will email if the plans change.

Viernes are meeting at the Scout Hut; this week the scouts will be taking part in, “I’m a Scout, get me out of here!

Black Country (Summer camp) – The monies for our summer camp to the Black Country are due in the next few weeks. Places are now fixed and the full balance is now owed. Please contact your section leader if you are unaware of how much you’ve left to pay for your scout.


Explorers are meeting at the Scout Hut at the usual time, please.


Scouttastic – monies for Scouttastic now need to please be paid to your Section Leaders. Thank you to those who have responded to our plea for adult support during the event. If you haven’t responded and can help, please let Sam know. Thank you.

Penistone Gala weekend – Scouts are heavily involved in Penistone Gala; it’s a truly fabulous community weekend with something for everyone. Amongst our sharing of promotional materials regarding the weekend, we are going to be seeking support from you lovely people – this will vary from cake baking, helping to run catering stalls, as marshalls and many other things. If you already know you can help us, please let Steve Roach know so he can factor in your wonderful support.

With the reminders out of the way, let’s recap the week.

This week:

Enigma’s 1st birthday celebration

Our third scout troop celebrated their first birthday by heading to Hesley Wood for canoeing, raft building, and a BBQ. For the photos and a dedicated post, see here.

Alegre visit Quest Taekwondo

Alegre had their turn at Taekwondo, thanks to Quest Taekwondo in Oxspring. Thank you, Mike!

Wide games & rounders

Raptors played wide games, ending the evening with a little competitiveness between cubs and leaders in the form of rounders. The leaders won! They aren’t gloating about it – honest!

Bike maintenance

Tuesday beavers visited Cycle Penistone.

Tent practice

Wednesday beavers are looking forward to their “Back to Basics” camp next month. They practiced putting up a tent before learning how to pack it away again.

Go Go Go, Go Outdoors

Wibbles visited Go Outdoors for an introduction to kit and the outdoors. Our youngest scout Caleb won the tent challenge and successfully managed to pack away a pop-up tent in the winning time of 11 seconds.

Scorpions visit Langsett Reservoir

Scorpion Explorers went for a hike at Langsett tonight, again, apologies for those parents that now have the washing machine running! | By Penistone ScoutsFacebook

Scorpion Explorers went for a hike at Langsett tonight, again, apologies for those parents that now have the washing machine running!

Millstones built fires

…and roasted marshmallows at the Scout Hut.

And finally:

Scouts Association new brand/identity

You may have seen that we shared some videos on our Facebook and Twitter relating to scouting having a new vision, brand and renewed determination to enrich the lives of more young people.

Part of this includes a new logo. We aren’t going to rush out and buy new signage for the Scout Hut, but we will begin to make some changes to our group branding. You may have already noticed we’ve updated the website logo, social media icons and some of the artwork.

A key focus for scouting is about giving young people #skillsforlife. We are exceptionally proud of the rich programme we offer young people across all sections at Penistone. We’re always excited about what’s coming up, and what opportunities can be made available.

The Scouts (the new name for The Scout Association) released the following video:

Skills for Life: Nat’s story

Scouts prepare young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

Image credit: Ball by Nick Olejniczak (Flickr - Creative Commons)