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Village Newsletter: March 2020

Date: 1st Mar 2020 Author: Ciarán Carr

A further collection point has been added to our Crisp Packet recycling project. Lisa Morris of Anglian Organics has set up a box at the Veg Shed at Hattons Nursery at Metfield IP21 0LL. Lisa will also accept crisp packets when she is delivering organic fruit and vegetable boxes. anglian.organics@outlook.com

January started for most sections with a games session and in subsequent weeks Explorers and Adventurers have both been cooking and baking in our new portable gas camp oven. Wolf Cubs have been learning about balanced diet and food groups Tiger Cubs celebrated Chines New Year and Beavers have identified and tasted new, unusual and exotic foods.
Tiger Cubs have made bird feeders and taken part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch.
Adventurer Scouts were lucky to have a clear, though cold, evening for stargazing and learning how to navigate by the stars.
Pioneer Scouts have been developing team work skills with challenges and games and are improving their understanding of the Scout Law and Promise.

Coming up the senior sections are planning climbing in the second half of term, Tiger Cubs and Pioneer Scouts are taking part in the Hoxne Village Clean Up on 15 March. Meeting at Hoxne Village Hall 10am all welcome, free refreshments afterwards.

In early February 10 Leaders joined two hundred Scouting colleagues at the Norfolk County Scouts organised “Big Weekend” in Great Yarmouth. This was two days of technical training, updates, reminders, skills improvement, networking, good food, teamwork and fun. This was the first time the County Team had put on such an event and it was a great success with everyone hoping it will become an annual event.

Some Leaders are working towards qualifications to become additional water activities instructors so that we can increase our canoe, kayak and sailing provision.

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