This weekend the Scouts braved wind and rain camping out in the wilds. They learnt survival skills – building bivvies in the woods, foraging for food, preparing and cooking wild animals, different ways to build fires, which wood burns best and how to signal for help.
In the age of satellite imagery and gps, there’s a risk that people rely on this technology and don’t form their own mental maps. Not so the Stocksfield Cubs. Here they are making their own map of the village using ropes and marking key landmarks with their bodies.
The Cubs had a great time at Hexham Fire Station tonight, working towards their Fire Safety Badge. Returning home they warned parents about the dangers of leaving things plugged in overnight!
Thanks to everyone who turned up at the AGM last night. We heard impressive stories from the Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders. I think the Beavers took the prize for the most exciting activity – a trip to the local gliding club!
Mark the spot in your diary!
The Group AGM will be held at 7pm on Tuesday the 2nd of October.
As the new Scout Hut is not yet complete we will be holding it at Broomley First School.
Work on the hut is progressing well.
We have completed the external work of phase 2 and are busy plaster boarding the walls and getting ready for the second fix-stage.
Much of this work is being carried out by volunteers, under the watchful eye of our builder. If you want to get involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The Cubs always seem enjoy a visit to the woods. After building shelters and camp gadgets, they cooked themselves bread twists over an open fire. A great way to spend the evening.
This weekend the Cubs were treated to some Archery master-classes thanks to colleagues in Border Reiver Archers. If you look closely you might notice that some of the parents couldn’t resist having a go too…
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Stocksfield joined members from all over Northumberland, visiting the Pirate Marra Camp. There was a range of activities to try (though I don’t remember Captain Hook riding a segway)
Congratulations to the Scouts who won the District Mountain Bike competition at Slaley Woods this year. They had to master a challenging track designed by leaders from the 1st Hexham Group. Cheering them on was local school teacher (and Scout Leader) Alex Hammersley whose Mountain Bike Club at school could well have been our secret weapon!