Reminders & key information:
This edition’s reminders:
Castors and Boomers – Tuesday and Wednesday Beavers will be producing special poppy rocks to remember the fallen of the two World Wars as named on Penistone’s memorial and making pictures from natural materials of autumn. Given the Beavers will be crafting, please send your young person in “messy” clothes and a coat.
Millstones – Friday Beavers, will be having a Halloween party.
Additionally, Castors, over the coming months, will be sending their new beaver “Bernie” home with a Beaver each week, along with an action camera so they can get some photographs over the following week. The instructions for the photographer badge will be accompanying Bernie and the camera; we hope that all Beavers will have the opportunity of working towards that badge. Once we have got through all of the Castors Beavers, Boomers will then get the opportunity too.
Alegre – please look out for an email this week with details of our section plans.
Bella Vista – will be building fires and doing some backwoods cooking. Please make sure your Cub is wearing sturdy footwear and has a coat.
Raptors – will be making “guys” ahead of Bonfire Night. If you’ve newspapers you can send with your Cub, please do so – we will need them to stuff the guys with.
Enigma – will be meeting at Quest Taekwondo.
Wibbles – please look out for an email this week with details of our section plans.
Viernes – will be seeing which Patrol can become virtual millionaires as they take part in our Trading Post activity.
Please look out for an email this week with details of our section plans.
- It will soon be Remembrance Sunday. This is the only compulsory event in our group calendar. Please make sure that your young person will be available. Sections will soon be putting forward their flag bearers, assistants and wreath layers. Full details regarding meeting times for the parade and service will be shared soon – the dedicated event page can be found here.
- Uniform – If your young person needs a uniform, we need you to place orders via our website. You can find our web store right here. We take PayPal, or you can choose to pay cash on collection. Those who have recently placed orders, we’ve received our Scout Shop fulfilment and will, therefore, be able to provide ordered uniform on section nights.
- We have a number of sections that, due to other adult commitments, regularly need additional support from other section leaders or parents/guardians. The group can only continue to provide a challenging and fulfilling programme whilst it has sufficient adults involved. If you can help, in any way, we would love to please hear from you. It could be in a non-child facing role and does not need to be every week. For more details, please see the following post we shared where Bear Grylls asked for your support.
- A reminder that we are having a textiles collection at October half term so please, if you’re having a sort out, we’ll love to be able to recycle your stuff; however, please don’t bring anything in just yet as we don’t have space to store it! Clean usable clothing and textiles including curtains, bags, belts, shoes, soft toys but please no pillows, cushions or duvets. Thank you!
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.
Grant used to purchase kayaks and equipment
Sorry we didn’t get a picture
- Viernes Scouts held a troop forum, produced posters advertising Scouting in the local area and worked through some gaps in challenge badges around health/wellbeing.
- Bella Vista Cubs took part in our Trading Post activity.
- Millstones made autumn leaf pictures.
- The Jamboree Team organised Ceilidh went down a storm at Thurgoland Village Hall. Thank you to everyone who took part and made the event a sold-out success.
- Cub Leader Susie Roach and her father, Papa Roach (recently retired Group Scout Leader) have made it back off of Mount Kilimanjaro. They’ve had a welcome shower, meal and rested overnight. As you read this they will be travelling back to the UK and are due to arrive in London on Monday morning. We’re looking forward to sharing some photos of their challenge in the coming week; if you’ve not yet sponsored them, or would like to know more about their efforts around Diabetes, please see the post here.
Fantastic achievements by our young people
- 6 Chief Scout Bronze Awards
- 10 Chief Scout Silver Awards
- 18 Chief Scout Gold Awards
- 1 Chief Scout Platinum Award
- 4 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards
- 2 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards
- 3 Young Leader Buckles