Preparing for return to Face to Face Scouting.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped clear the outside of the building in preperation for a safe return to scouting.

Following the Scout Association guidelines for a return to scouting we can meet outside with a maximum of 15 people.

As part of the preparation we asked our parents their thoughts on returning to Face to Face scouting which means that we hope to be able to return in September for all sections except Beavers which will review at October Half Term,

Scouting continues despite Covid 19!

Covid 19 has not stopped us scouting and whilst we have not been able to meet Face To Face we have been offering Zoom meetings for all sections.

Beavers completed their International Badge, Lego Challenge and enjoyed team building games.

Cubs enjoyed made a cake in a mug and learnt water safety for their Personal Safety badge and the Codebusters escape rooms The Lost Diamond and Mystery of Winston Manor.

Scouts even lit fires at home and toasted marshmallows, thank you to the parents for supervising. They also had a Doughnut eating challenge thank you to Burns the Bread for the Doughnuts they were delicious.

Explorers as they were unable to go to London to take part in the Monopoly Run we ran a virtual game instead. They also enjoyed taking part in the Hogwarts Escape room and had a Minecraft evening.

We also arranged a virtual Drum work shop and an Army Wings virtual visit which was open to all sections.

The whole group took part in the Somerset County Virtual camp, camping in their own gardens and taking part in lots of activities.

The Scouting year 2019

2019 was a really busy year but we were not very good at updating the website! Here is a Gallery of our year. Enjoy!

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Beavers

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Cubs

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Scouts

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Explorers

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Kernow 2017

The Scouts spent a week on the Pencarrow estate in Cornwall attending Kernow 2017.

We had a great week enjoying the different zones.

Sunday was spent getting to know other people on the campsite and finding our way around.

Monday was Kernopoly day where we were given a train ticket to explore Cornwall, our Scouts went to Falmouth and visited the Maritime Museum.

Tuesday we visited the Global Village learning about Shelterbox, Wateraid  as well as the Creative Zone where we had a go at Circus Skills and making a video about famous Scouts and Guides,

Wednesday was mud day! It lived up to its name as it rained all day! We had a go at Zorbing, making and cooking pizza on a fire as well as having a go on the 4 x 4 trail.

Thursday was Splash day visiting Watergate bay for Surfing and Body boarding but we had time for Beach games and sandcastle making

Friday was Adventure Day we had a go at Shooting, Zip Wire, Caving, Laser tag, team building games and lots more  a great way to end the week.

Saturday was time to pack up and come home, muddier and very tired but having had lots of fun!

Thank you to 18th Truro (St George’s) Sea Scouts for looking after us for the week.

Science Museum Sleepover

To continue our celebrations of 100 years of Cubs and making 2016 a year of adventure we set off with great excitement to London.

When we arrived we were shown to the Who am I gallery? where we would be sleeping for the evening. We were soon part of the Purple Detectives and off to the Safety briefing followed by a treasure trail around the Modern Times gallery, we even found the fleece from Dolly the sheep the first cloned animal.

We then found out how the eye worked and learnt about colour and light before making our own lamp. After a snack we were on the go again to see an animal show from slugs to snakes to find out how they used their muscles to work. By then it was 11 o’clock at night and the adults were tired but the Cubs were finding it all very exciting to going back to the gallery where we were sleeping. Not much sleep was had by some!

We were up early for breakfast and then off to the IMAX cinema to see a 3D film on life in the Space Station and looking at earth from space, our last workshop was the route of food through our digestive system and what happened to it along the way.

Far too early it was time to go to the shop and leave and we had a much quieter journey home than we did on the way to London.

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Science Night 2

Science Night 4

Cub Summer Camp 2016

Had a wonderful weekend at Buddens Scout Centre in Dorset. The Cubs had asked for more water activities so we had a Water themed weekend which included Kayaking, Dragon Boats, Caving and lots of playing in the forest. Lots of fun for all!

Buddens tents 2016

Kayaking

Dragon Boat

Caving

Funday 2016

Funday is one of the most popular events of the year when both Beavers and Cubs have lots of fun with lots of different activities including Fun Fair, Climbing, Abseiling, Crafts, Drumming and lots more!

Go Karts

Go Karts

Drumming Session

Drumming Session

Funday 2016

Funday 2016