Reminders & key information:

This edition’s reminders:


Castors – will be having a session on “safety” this week. Normal meeting time/place

Boomers  – One of our Young Leaders is currently enrolled on a fashion course. She will be talking to the beavers about sewing as well as teaching them to stitch. Additionally, sharing some insights into designing clothes. Normal meeting time/place.

Millstones – no meeting this week. We will be at Group Camp.

Joint session – early notification that on Wednesday 3rd October, all three Beaver colonies will be having a joint meeting at Wortley Rugby club. Full details will be out next week.


Alegre – will be meeting at Go Outdoors in Wakefield on Thursday of this week. Please look out for an email with full details.

Bella Vista & Raptors –  Both of the Thursday packs will be meeting at Woolley Edge Scout Campsite. Elements of the cub challenge badges will be completed whilst the cubs help set up the site for Group Camp.


Enigma   –  are taking part in Walk for Wateraid 2018. Scouts need to be prompt to arrive, be wearing suitable clothing, boots and a coat. Please bring a 2-litre water bottle and a torch. A daysack with extra snacks/drinks is optional.

Wibbles   –  Week two of the “Great Scout Bake-off“. This week, it’ll be showstoppers. Look out for more details coming soon.

Viernes – no meeting this week. We will be at Group Camp.


We are likely to be out and about in the local area this week, so please bring with your outdoor gear.


The Jamboree team have arranged a Ceilidh for Saturday 13th October at Thurgoland village hall. This event is open to everyone, all proceeds going to the Jamboree funds and will be a great family occasion. Please see the dedicated event post for full details.

Group AGM

Our group AGM will be held in the Scout Hut main room with a prompt start of 19:30 hrs on Monday 24th. Parents, guardians and friends of Penistone Scouts’ are welcome to attend. Leaders in attendance should be in uniform, please.

Group Camp

Sam and Amy sent out two emails on Saturday 22nd. One to leaders and a separate one to parents/guardians. It is imperative that you please fully read what’s been sent out ahead of Friday.

Detailed information about the weekend including the arrivals/departure system is included. Please pay particular attention to the enclosed marked up map. For the safety of everyone involved, your cooperation is required – we thank you in advance.

Parents/guardians, if you can’t find the email, please refer to the following dedicated event posting. Please note that if you need to contact a leader or your child, you must please contact Amy or Sam, their details are within the post. We will have a dedicated media team in place over the camp, so will post to the website and social media across the weekend.


First Aid training – Just a reminder that we have some spaces remaining on the adult first aid training course (4th Nov). For details of how to book a place, please see the dedicated event here.

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

This week:


Alegre and Bella Vista cubs enjoyed a talk from Northern Powergrid. Big shout out to Leena for giving the talk, and for Richard for covering Sam who couldn’t make it due to work commitments this week!

Great Scout Bake-off

It was week one of the “Great Scout Bake-off” at Wibbles Scouts this week. They had to make royal icing and produce 4 identically iced biscuits of their own design.Lots of scouts in the troop learned that if you don’t listen to instructions carefully you can have problems. Everyone learned how to pipe icing designs( eventually!). There were some intricate designs with the winning two chosen by the parents of our two new scouts.

Sorry we didn’t get a picture

Lots of other activities took place this week, but we didn’t necessarily get a photo:
  • Viernes troop learnt about knife-safety, made (with varying degrees of success) flint and steel paracord bracelets and learned how to start fires with no matches.
  • Enigma took part in a trading post activity, which saw them test both their listening skills and entrepreneurship.
  • 5 teams of Explorers presented the final part of their expedition section on Tuesday resulting in some DofE awards being submitted for authorisation.
  • Raptors completed two of their requested subjects from the cub forum:
    • “The history of cub scouting”.  Including facts about Lord Baden Powell, when and how girls became able to join scouting, what a “grand howl” is and how to perform one
    • A new game
See you on Group Camp!