Our Gold DofE group have recently carried out their practice expedition on Ullswater in the Lake District. All together they paddled about 36km through the rain, sun wind, sleet and snow. We are very proud of their determination and hard work through these last few days and can’t wait for the final expedition next summer.
After a day of chilling out and having fun it was time to help the camp staff at Bibbys Farm. We repaired the road into the camp site, moved tyres from the playground to the go-cart track, moved a pile of fence posts and two huge telegraph poles off the play area and finished off by laying anti-weed matting in the new play ground extension.
We will remember them!
Last Sunday we found out that our local British Legion branch were holding a ceremony at our War Memorial to remember our WW1 dead. As it was being held on a week day and at short notice we had to quickly put together a group of Explorer Scouts and Scouts that were available so we could show our support and respect for those who died and were injured for us. It was a short simple and touching service.
Well done to the Chief Scouts Gold Expedition group for passing their expedition. Lots of hard work and effort went into the planning and then carrying rucksacks full of kit for two days.
Two more Explorers invested on Friday night whilst orienteering at Level Park. Thats 6 and two leaders since the beginning of the year. Now we just need to find the money to buy more tents for them all.
There were some worried looks and comments from locals in Higher Green Astley as a gang of teenagers were spotted last night roaming the streets after dark.
They were relieved to find it was our Scouts and Explorer Scouts on a Founders Day Scavenger Hunt.
Once again our scouts have helped to change people’s perceptions of teenagers. Well done everyone who took part.
It was a cold damp Friday when we set off for Ambleside in the Lake District. We had a fantastic building to base ourselves from only problem was the heating broke so it was a bit chilly over night.
Saturday started drizzly but it did not stop our ascent of Loughrigg. The Explorers did well with map reading only managing to loose the route once. We got to the top to find it covered in fog so the view was not as good as previous years. On the top of Loughrigg we invested Bradley our newest member Explorer and welcomed Tom our one of our new leaders.
The Scouts enjoyed their ascent and were tested by the leaders all the way up to make sure they could find the route and keep together as a group.
Back at base we took part in a Ready Steady Cook with the scouts who made soup, risoto, fajitas and the Explorers made fantastic cheese cakes, apple crumble and invented a new peanut and oat crunch survival food. After watching a movie we all went to bed shattered.
Sunday dawned with a visit to Grizdale. Bad weather prevented us from helping the forestry commission to clear the woodland so we consoled ourselves with drooling over mountain bikes in the bike shop and tucking into food and drinks in the cafe whilst the younger Scouts went on the outdoor play area.
Explorers have put their photos on Winter Camp