Reminders & key information:
This edition’s reminders:
Bella Vista – will be making Valentine biscuits and learning about random acts of kindness. You may want your young person to wear an old t-shirt under their jumper if you don’t want them covered in flour!
Raptors – to celebrate the annual Valentine event, we will be discussing how acts of kindness for all is essential as a member of the scouting movement.
Alegre – please look out for an email confirming your section’s plans for this week.
Back in time Sleepover – For those booked on the Back in Time Sleepover, balances are now due. A final letter, consent and kit list will be following later this week. All places are now considered firm and full payment is required even if your cub drops out as the group have now made a financial commitment based on these numbers.
All scout troops – This week sensible footwear and a coat is a must as the scouts will be undertaking a mystery challenge.
Wibbles additional – the rest of the troop will get to show off their skills and interests and all will gain their well earned hobbies badges.
Monopoly Run – The event briefing letters will be making their way to participant email boxes in the very near future. The second payment is now overdue, so if you’ve not yet brought your young person’s balance up to £75, please arrange to do so with your section leader this week.
British Heart Foundation – a small number of scouts from the three troops have been invited to man water stations for a BHF event in the coming weeks. We urgently need to know if your young person can attend; those invited will have an email from the My.Scout system to click Yes/No within.
SCUBA taster session – the last of the 12+ year olds who have signed up for the SCUBA taster session at Stocksbridge Leisure Centre for Friday 22nd February will receive an email with the final details including the required consent form.
Beavers learn about keeping healthy
This week, all three Beaver colonies finished off their Health and Fitness and Cook’s activity badges.
Tuesday and Wednesday Beavers learned about how to keep your teeth clean and healthy and the importance of doing so. We then used the rest of the evening to cook pizza wraps. Millstones also added rice krispy buns into their cooking (not literally!).
Night at the Museum Sleepover
Amy, Brian, Laura and Shauna went on a recce this week to find out more about the programme and where we would be sleeping. We met the Museum staff who would be hosting the sleepover and had a good look around.
We hope your Beavers are as excited about the sleepover as Brian is!
This week the Bella Vista cubs successfully completed their International activity badges by learning all about Chinese New Year including the story behind it. We also enjoyed Chinese delicacies such as noodles, salt and pepper prawns, spring rolls and oyster sauce. The cubs also tried their hand at writing traditional proverbs in Chinese.
Year of the pig
Raptor Cubs had night of Chinese activities to bring in the new year of the pig. Push pig and the chop stick challenge were big hits with the Cubs.
Team building games
This week, Enigma Scouts tried a variety of new team building games. Including one with a banana that ended up quite messy and one involving M&Ms and chopsticks.
Some of our Wibbles scouts earned their hobbies badges this week. We have some very talented scouts who showed off their collections, art work, sports interests and musical talents. We also had a treat of some delicious cookies made by Isabella.
Viernes Scouts reshuffled their patrols and appointed some new Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders and, for the first time in a while, some Senior Patrol Leaders!
Once the shuffle was complete, the scouts, in their patrols, took part in a scout version of the popular TV show, “Taskmaster”. Whilst Shauna didn’t have Greg Davies’ throne, and Rob lacked Alex Horne’s wit, the variety of solo and team challenges really impressed upon us. Especially when the scouts created poetry the leader team only game them the first line to, “Sausages are great…”
Waterproof wardrobe & Boot bank
Last week we reminded you of the group’s hardship fund. This week, we’d like to remind you of the group’s waterproof wardrobe and boot bank.
We say remind you because this isn’t a new initiative, but one that’s served our group well since it’s inception. In the main entrance hall, you’ll find a rail containing various pre-loved sets of waterproofs. In addition, a rack with some hiking boots upon it.
The young people grow quickly, so before you know it, they’ve grown out of those expensive boots or clothes. Please, if there’s something in your young person’s size and they’ll make use of it – take it. All we ask is that if you’ve boots or waterproofs that still have life in them, and are no longer of use to you, that you please hang or put them in the relevant areas of the entrance hall for others to make use of.