Written by: Michael Knights AGSL

This month’s report is reflective of the Scout Groups Summer activities. As such it feels like a list, but a pleasingly long list, of some of our activities in June and July.

The Explorers have been sampling Kenyan cuisine in anticipation of their trip next Easter and held a Beach Party at Southwold. They spent 5 days Hill Walking, Climbing, and Abseiling in the Peak District at the start of the school holidays.

The Beavers have been focussing on Team Building activities and also had a very enjoyable Outdoor Activity Day in Horham organised by Sam, one of the Explorers who helps at their meetings Everyone went home tired but they all had an exciting day.

The Beavers and Cubs jointly organised an afternoon’s tubing in Norwich which was enjoyed by all, especially the Leaders.

Tiger Cubs invited other local Cub packs to a Hockey taster session at Harleston Magpies. New friends were made, new things experienced, a lot of energy was used and a lot of fun was had.

Wolf Cubs visited Fen Farm and Dairy and tried lawn bowls.

Pioneer Scouts had an activity day at Eaton Vale Activity centre where they enjoyed climbing, raft building and pedal go karts. One evening they also tried cooking dough twists to make bread on a camp fire.

During the hot weather both Cub packs had water pistol fights resulting in a lot of fun and very wet leaders.

Scout and Explorer sections have had sessions on Archery, Air Rifle Shooting and Fencing with our Leader Instructors. 16 Scouts and Explorers and 3 Leaders are attended NORJAM, a Jamboree on the Norfolk Showground, for a week in August.

This year our annual Open Evening was held on the Playing Field, several young people received awards of badges and 2 leader’s contributions were recognised with Commissioners Commendation Awards. Have a go sessions at archery, air rifle shooting and minibus tug of war were offered and a barbeque and the social club bar were available.

Leaders are busy over the summer break getting ready for the Autumn term, with at least 2 weekend camps being planned.

If you have responded to our Building on Community Foundations Appeal to fund the foundations of our new headquarters in last month’s issue please accept our thanks. If you missed it this is an appeal for sponsorship from individuals, families, organisations, businesses and community groups to sponsor metre squares for a donation of £50. If you are able to help us with sponsorship all you need is on the Fundraising page of our website.  

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