Reminders & key information:

This edition’s reminders:

It’s the February half-term holiday this week so there will not be any meetings next week. Normal meetings will resume week commencing 25th February 2019. Look out for our ‘Fast Forward’ post towards the end of the holidays for information for the first week back.

This week:

Beavers try out Geocaching in the local area

This week, all three Beaver colonies have been Geocaching in the local area using GPS units and pre-set caches to solve a word puzzle. Each colony split into two groups and explored areas of the trail, looking for the caches (small film cases containing letter cards in each) in order to collect all of the letters and spell out a word.

Beaver’s Mini Golf

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be designing and building our own Beaver’s mini golf course whilst working towards the new Builder badge. In order to be able to do this, we need donations of “junk modelling” type resources including boxes, bottles, tubes, etc. from parents. Please, could you bring these along to the meeting week commencing 4th March 2019?


Save the Date – Space Camp

This week you should have received an invite for our Space Camp in May via email. Please respond to this ASAP in order to reserve your child’s place.

Raptor team building

The Raptor cubs have had a great session this week trying out new team building games so we can figure out the new six groups for after half term. They wrote about a random act of kindness they had done recently, but also an act of kindness they planned to do over half term. Hopefully, our Raptor parents have tidy bedrooms, gifts of flowers and some offers to make some buns and biscuits!

Bella Vista’s new skills

This week Bella Vista Cubs made and decorated heart shaped shortbread biscuits for the loved ones in their lives.  Whilst we patiently waited for them to cook and cool, Noah C taught us a traditional Chinese game and this completed his Chief Scout Silver Award.  This is the largest award that a cub can earn, a massive congratulations on all the hard work you have put into this Noah.  Bella Vista cubs also welcomed and invested George and Charlie to our Pack.
Wibbles’ Hobbies night 
Our younger Wednesday scouts proved they are as equally talented as the older ones this week when we covered the last hobbies badge session. We saw football, swimming, martial arts, fishing, sailing, engineering, archery and the musical talents of piano and guitar. There was also a superb fossil collection on display. All were very well presented and everyone should be proud of their efforts.
Challenge night 
Enigma and Viernes Scouts were set a challenge – be the first team to defrost a t-shirt! We’d soaked t-shirts in water, left them in the freezer inside billy cans. The Scouts were given some basic instructions/rules and left to figure out the best way forward. Fire-lighters and other items to help them on their way were available but carried time penalties.

Explorer’s activity evening

Explorers had a bases evening playing team games, testing first aid skills, sanity checking Duke of Edinburgh activities and learning all about leader Nigel’s Hawk that he brought in.