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Village Newsletter: March 2023

Date: 1st Mar 2023 Author: Ciarán Carr

Some of our Sections returned to meeting in the New Year with Christmas parties deferred from last year because of the bad weather in December which made an unusual start to the term!
Wolf Cubs began Communicator Badge by learning some Morse Code and sending messages across our field. Ninja Beavers have been trying foods from around the world, Squirrels learned about heroes in our community, Wolves Cubs and Pioneer Scout Troop both had sessions with team games. Tigers Cubs played Ice Hockey and Adventurers Scouts and Explorers and separately Tigers Cubs focussed on the Orient with Chinese food and games to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Friday night Sections, Explorers and Adventurers Scouts have had a couple of evenings outside with wide games and a night hike. Both Cub packs were joined by Dickleburgh Cubs for an evening of Hockey courtesy of Harleston Magpies Hockey Club.
As well as Communicator Badge Wolves Cubs are tackling a DIY project and on a similar theme Warrior Beavers are working on Builder Badge while Ninja Beavers started learning about flight starting with a session making paper aeroplanes. Pioneer Scouts are practicing their knotting skills in preparation for a spring camp, with older Cubs, where the focus will be Pioneering. On a lighter theme a Nerf Gun battle is planned!

Sections will not meet during half term but the Leaders and Explorers have a Development weekend at Winterton on Sea where they will work on skills training and personal development.

A couple of years ago we appealed for redundant but usable cooking equipment, pots, pans grids and tools and had a fantastic response from all around our area. Now that we are settled into the HQ site we are seeking gardening tools for the Young People to use in our new vegetable growing area. Things like spades, forks, hoes, rakes, trowels, watering cans, buckets even a wheelbarrow would be handy! Also, grounds maintenance tools such as loppers, secateurs and grass cutting equipment. If you have cooking equipment that is no longer needed, either suitable for camping or in our new kitchen where we have induction hobs we would also be grateful. Please contact Michael on 07761827053.

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