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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016
Over 120 cubs and 50 leaders travelled to Gilwell Park on the weekend of the 10th September to celebrate 100 years of cub scouting with a Birthday Party and many adventurous activities like the 3G swing!
It was a real team effort with Network catering for us and Active Support helping with transport.
The cubs had an amazing time and we commemorated our visit by leaving a stone in the promise path for the cubs to find when they visit Gilwell in the future.
Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hello Autumn! You simply can’t beat spending time in the forest at this time of year. The changing of the seasons brings about some stunning colours and wildlife. We love it and the Scouts section makes the most of it by holding many activity days in The New Forest this term, starting with Maddison Hunt.
Earlier this month, teams of Scouts aged between 10.5 and 12.5 hiked around Wilverley Inclosure. Along the way they stumbled across challenges to complete by working as a team and using their initiative and skills.
This year we made pancakes, built towers, constructed bridges and administered first-aid. The sun shined and our young people outshone themselves… Well done.
Congratulations to everyone who took part! It’s a huge achievement. This years Trophy was won by 1st Aldermoor.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Beavers from 7th had a sleepover in hall on Saturday 15th October. They all gained the Communicator Activity Badge learning codes, sending emails and making sure they knew the home phone number. A bug hotel was made and bird feeders. Due the wet weather they had painting competition which the leaders also joined in with and made paper aeroplanes and had competition to see which went the furthest. Time was also enjoyed with our very large box of Lego and dragon flies were made from pegs and pipe cleaners. A very large breakfast was eaten on Sunday morning, could not keep up with the large amounts of toast consumed. They made their own sandwiches for lunch had one last game with the Lego before parents arrived to collect them. Everyone went home tired but happy, that included the leaders!
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2016
18 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 29th Immaculata took part in the largest Scouting event across the world, Jamboree on the Internet. Joining over 1 million scouts from across 150 countries, they made live video contact with Scouts from all across the world, including America, Mexico, Canada, India, Finland, Australia, Italy, Bangladesh, Columbia, as well as more local Scouts across the UK.
Those attending took part in all forms of communication – including text-based chat, video-based chat and video conferences, with a chance to talk with their new friends about Scouting in their country, where they come from and who else they had already met throughout the event. Every participating group was given a special ID, a JamPuzz ID, which they could swap and collect, incorporating countries and regions which they could tick off as part of a Bingo game as they made links across the world. Making use of the facilities available, some also worked towards their Digital Maker badge, making use of Scratch, the online development platform, to build their own games and distribute them with others who they had met online.
Embracing modern online technologies, Scouts also made use of Minecraft to connect to the digital online world of JOTI where they could build and explore an online Scouting world, in addition to communicating with those occupying this online world.
In addition, they had the chance to sample JOTA, Jamboree on the Air, by listening to both morse code transmissions and vocal greetings by other groups over amateur radio. Although without their own license and facilities to transmit themselves, it still gave a good chance to see this exciting and older part of the Jamboree.
Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Scouts, Explorers and Network members have just returned from an epic weekend in the mountains in Snowdonia, they even had decent weather this year! Thanks to 25th ESU who shared these pictures. Also, check out some other photos over on Google Photos and Instagram and share us your photos if you were there #summitcamp