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Village Newsletter: April 2020

Date: 1st Apr 2020 Author: Ciarán Carr

We have been busy in the first months of the year, although the evenings are dark and the weather often unpleasant, we have been very active.

During half term Adventurers Scout Troop had a camp in the grounds of Yoxford School, activities ranged from a night hike, archery, fencing, pond dipping and a visit to Southwold for fish and chips and some time on the amusements. They have also completed the Digital Challenge Badge where they showed their skills at programming, games and quizzes, made Internet Safety posters and learned about phishing emails and how to stay safe online.

A party of 5 Explorers took part in the County organised BPA 2020 which involve an overnight hike with a series of challenges on the route. It was a very wet and windy night and they came a very creditable 4th out of 24.

On Shrove Tuesday Pioneer Scout troop and Tigers Cub Pack ran a Pop Up Pancake Café which was well attended and raised over £75 for the HQ Development Fund

Explorers thawed and served baked items they had cooked a few weeks previously in a new camp oven. Parents and friends were impressed with the quality.

The Yoxford School Cub Pack and Beaver Colony have both been to Clip and Climb in Ipswich.

Beavers spent a couple of weeks learning about and practicing household skills, tidying up, hoovering, laying a table, making sandwiches and safe use of electric sockets and knives. Following the recent electricity cuts they talked about how to safely use candles

Wolf Cub Pack have been cooking, creating, preparing, cooking and eating their own stir-fries. There were hot woks and sharp knives but they all went home in one piece and full!

Coming up the senior sections are planning climbing sessions in the second half of term, Tiger Cubs and Pioneer Scouts are taking part in the Hoxne Village Clean Up on 15 March.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls