Local knowledge

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.

Fire!

Cubs sat in front of a fire engine

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!

Group Fun Day – 8th July

Hungry Hippo Game

The Group’s Annual Family Fun Day will be held at Broomley Grange  on Saturday the 8th of July. All members, friends and family are welcome. For more details and to book a place, contact any of the Section Leaders.

Into the night

Cubs in the woods

Cubs (in high-vis jackets) set off on an evening hike around Stocksfield just as the sun goes down. They managed to track down frogspawn and tadpoles in pond en-route as well as every puddle that could be jumped in 🙂

Working together

#YouShape

The Scout Association is keen for people (within Scouting as well as outside it) to recognise that it is “Youth Shaped” – all about young people and adults working in partnership together. UK Scouting is focusing on February to really support young people and volunteers to embed this traditional part of Scouting into what we do and celebrate what are already good examples of Youth Shaped Scouting.

Groups are challenged to run a series of YouShape activities where the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts take a significant role in determining the programme. One way that sections can do this is to declaring it for everyone to see, by creating a pledge that both leaders and young people can sign up to.

A new start

Blockwork foundations

The foundations for the new hut are now in place, giving you a good idea of the size of the completed project. Fund-raising continues so that we can add the basic wooden structure and make it water-tight.

In the interim, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are either meeting outside or using other venues across the village. Check out My.SCOUT or the section pages for more details of the interim arrangements.

Sunshine

Happy Families

We had a great Group Family Day – helped in part by amazing weather. 1st Stocksfield Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, family and friends spent the day at Broomley Grange. Activities ranged from traditional outdoor adventure activities –  crate-stacking, scaling the climbing wall, running the assault course – to classic camp games – welly hurling – to the quite frankly bizarre – playing hungry hippo using washing up basins and skateboards. There was no doubt which was the favourite though – I think we could have spent the whole day on the waterslide!

There was also a healthy turnout for the AGM – thanks to those who volunteers to help on the Group Executive Committee – you make it happen.