What a Carol Service

As well as getting together to celebrate Christmas I was so proud of our Explores tonight for getting the following awards:

Jessica H Bronze DofE, Chief Scouts Platinum, 1 year young leader service

Jocelyn H Bronze DofE, Chief Scouts Platinum, District Young Leader Recognition Award, 1 year Young Leader Service

Dan T Bronze DofE, Chief Scouts Platinum, 1 year young leader service

Sarah T Bronze DofE, Chief Scouts Platinum, 1 year young leader service

Caitlin W Bronze DofE, Chief Scouts Platinum

Photos to follow.

Huge thank you to all of the Explorers who turned up tonight. Your support is appreciated.

Youth Led Scouting

After moving the last of our equipment out of the Scout hut before it’s demolished we made Christmas cards for wounded soldiers.

It’s been a few months see we sat down with the Explorers and asked them what they want to. They came up with some great ideas and it’s going to be lots of fun skating, climbing, go karting, coasteering , charity fund raising and community, and loads more activities they asked to do.

As the building is being demolished and with strict instructions not to try this at home we had a quick tomahawk throwing session to test a new type of tomahawk we have purchased.

Armistice Day Leeds Royal Armouries

Pegasus Explorer Scouts and 4th Tyldesley Scout Group make the news in Leeds at the Royal Armouries.

We had a fantastic day of activities learning about World War One and many other conflicts. We joined in with the Armistice Day service and renewed our commitment to peace.

A huge thank you to the leaders who gave their time freely today to ensure our young people had a memorable day.

Our Young People were the stars of the day even making it onto TV.

One very tired and very proud Group Scout Leader.

Look North (Yorkshire), Weekend News: 11/11/2017: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09bzvqh via @bbciplayer

JOTA JOTIi

So we pulled off another JOTI and JOTA.

Faced with a host of problems including pending building demolition, leaders being unwell or unexpectedly working, equipment that was pre-tested not working, a storm demolishing gazebos, problems with antennas we pulled together a weekend for our Explores Scouts Cubs and Beavers that was nearly cancelled.

Huge thank you to Sandra Robinson for enabling us to use the mining museum. To Beaver Leader Claire Nugent and Cub Leader Siobhan Mullen for filling in for Explorer Leaders and sleeping over. To Jason Bridson at South Lancashire Amateur Radio Club and its members who came along to help. Huge thank you to our Explorers who acted as Young Leaders. A big thank you to the parents who helped us tidy up it makes such a difference to us.

As always a massive thank you to Scout Leader Karen Thorp for organising all of the extra activities and the food shopping.

You helped us to make contacts on every continent on the planet except Antartica and something like 57 countries. I think this is probably a record for us. Our scouts have operated 2m Radio, HF Radio, Skype, JOTI Cafe, and Scout Link IRC. They played PMR Lego, carved pumpkins, had a tour of the museum, learned phonetic alphabet, basics of radio operation and demolished a huge amount of pizza!

Next year we have to get Antartica and go into space.

From one exhausted leader.