Reminders & key information:
This edition’s reminders:
Boomers and Castors will be cooking smores around a fire next week (weather permitting), as requested by some of the beavers, and we will be having a “log chew” where we can see what they would like us to put into the programme for next year.
Millstones – will be meeting at their usual time, albeit at the Scout Hut. This week, they’ll be making the most of the dark and playing some torch games.
Alegre – are expecting to go out exploring the local area on Tuesday, so please ensure your cub brings a coat. We are awaiting final confirmation, but we’ve planned a stop off to see the World War trench in St John’s Churchyard!
Bella Vista – will be in the Scout Hut working on their home help and skills challenge badges. Bookings are now being taken for the Bella Vista Christmas Sleepover on the 8th-9th December.
Raptors – We are confirmed at the Penistone Cycles. Slight alteration to times: it will be 6:30 till 7:30. We have no available lit space to run any games etc we, therefore, need your cub dropping for 6:30 and then collecting an hour later, please.
Enigma – are doing our second session towards the Activity Service Centre badge at Hesley Wood. Usual meeting times, sensible footwear and suitable clothing for the weather is a must. Scouts may also wish to fetch a drink with them and a snack if they choose as they will be working hard whilst learning all about running and maintaining an Activity Centre.
Wibbles – are taking part in Parliament week and will be debating topics past and present.
Viernes – will be enjoying a taster session at Quest Taekwondo. Normal meeting times apply, albeit at the Quest Taekwondo premises. Uniform is not required for this. Please send your young person with loose cool clothing and a drink.
Explorers will be meeting at Woodlands Driving Range at Staincross to practice their golf swing.
Explorer’s not going to golf, who would like to have a catch up with their Duke of Edinburgh award, should attend at the hut at the usual time of 8pm. This is an opportunity to get sections completed and bring evidence for signing off.
With the reminders out-of-the-way, let’s recap the week.
It was a busy Tuesday and Wednesday evening with the Castor and Boomer beavers working on their international badge. They had to colour in flags of various countries and tried some of the foods. For Spain, it was tortilla and chorizo. And for South Africa it was bunny chow, which is a loaf of bread cut in half and hollowed out, then filled with a lamb curry. The Beavers enjoyed it all and ate all the treats. Including the biltong, which is spiced and air-dried beef.
100 Centenary of RAF and WW1
Alegre cubs watched the thank you video by Bear Grylls and other celebs, learnt about the 100 centenaries of the RAF and WW1 and made poppies and Spitfire planes.
The link to the thank you video is:
100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
SCUBA taster session
Remembrance scavenger / creative session
Our Millstones Beavers spent Friday evening creating Remembrance related materials.
Poppies and “the” anthem
Sorry, we didn’t get a picture:
- Bella Vista cubs made spitfire paper aeroplanes and Remembrance Crosses