Reminders & key information:

It’s the Spring Bank holidays so this week, there will be no regular section meetings. The first half of the Summer term has been full of fun and adventure and I’m sure there’ll be lots more to follow!

We start back the week commencing 4th June. Look out for one of our “Fast Forward” posts on Sunday 3rd June; we’ll use that to share with you any reminders and key information.

This edition’s reminders:


Back to basics camp – 42 beavers are booked to attend the Back to Basics camp in June. Payments for this are now due. Please contact your child’s section leader or Amy if you have any queries. Information for the camp can be found on the dedicated events page.


Alegre Camp – reminder for the camp next weekend. Any queries send to Phil.


Enigma’s Laser Tag night – please can scouts ensure all consent slips are returned to Shauna by the first week back. More information and the consent form can be found here.

Scouts & Explorers

Black Country (Summer Camp 2018) – full payments are due in three weeks for our scout and explorer summer camp to the Black Country. Please let Amy know ASAP if there are any issues with this.

This week:

Castor Beavers practised pre-camp skills

Last Tuesday evening, Beavers worked in teams to get ready for the Beaver camp on  Saturday 16th June. They spent the evening working out how to put up their own tents as this will form part of the programme for the Back to Basics camp


Boomer Beavers built scarecrows

On Wednesday evening, Boomer Beavers worked in two groups to build scarecrows for the Millhouse Green Scarecrow Festival in a few weeks time. Beavers were tasked with choosing pantomime characters and then using their imagination to produce a scarecrow to donate as part of a scarecrow trail. They chose to do the Wizard of Oz and therefore a ‘Tin Man’ and a ‘Scarecrow’ are on their way to the event.

We also welcomed two new Beavers to our colony.

Bella Vista Cubs visited Laser Tag

Bella Vista cubs enjoyed a fun filled adventure at Danger Zone, an outdoor Laser tag centre.  They split into two teams and competed in a number of games in and around the woods, having lots of fun along the way.

Enigma went for a paddle

Enigma Scouts went for a walk and a paddle at Langsett reservoir this week. Looks like they had lot’s of fun!


On Tuesday evening, Alegre Cubs went to Springvale Community Gardens to help out and learn more about gardening.


Thursday evening saw Raptor cubs completing some team working activities on the bank of the river Don.


Friday night was ‘I’m a Celebrity’ night with rounds of questions followed by tasting a variety of different foods. Most Scouts were really brave and tried all the foods on offer; cows stomach, tongue and heart alongside a few other bits.

And finally:

Don’t forget to look out for one of our “Fast Forward” posts on Sunday 3rd June; we’ll use that to share with you any reminders and key information for the following week.