Ian’s Update November 2014

Taverham Scouts Annual Family Firework Evening!


Saturday 8th November

Gates Open 6pm

Displays at 7pm & 8pm

 Tickets (aged 6 and over) just £5 for the full evening

From:  Online – Click Here, Abbots Estate Agents (Victoria Road) or The Sweetbucket at Taverham Nursery

 BBQ/Tombola/Prize Draw/Beer Tent


The Scouts have had a great Summer finishing with a week long camp at NORJAM, the Norfolk International Scout Jamboree. As usual Taverham walked from the Scout Hut to the Showground and made a impression on arrival dressed in our Roman costumes pulling 2 gold Roman chariots. The week was action packed with activities, trips and meeting Scouts from all over the world, including Thailand, Austria and Israel. The Scouts rose to the challenge of the trading up challenge; Scouts were given 1 tea bag to see what they could trade up too, and we were very impressed with the results, the best being a 2kg bag of pasta, lots of sweets and much much more!

Norjam 2014

After the summer break we are now back and have lots planned including a debate night, trips to Quasar, ten bin bowling and climbing, all before Christmas. Don’t forget the fireworks display where the Scouts will have a charity cake bake stall, all goods baked by the Scouts!

Northern Norwich  District held a leaders Master @ ARMS competition at the 18th Norwich HQ in which Taverham were runners up in the Archery competition!

The team consisted of leaders from all sections of the group. (Beavers Penny Butler, Cubs Mark Card, Scouts, Francis Addington and Graham Edmunds).

Beaver Scouts:

Following a very successful summer term, (during which older Beavers joined with other Beavers and Cubs at a District Transition Camp at Reepham Scout HQ),  I am proud to report that 9 Beavers have achieved their Chief Scouts Bronze Award. They celebrated this superb achievement at the Celebration of Scouting Achievements Awards Ceremony on 17th Oct. Well done to them all!

The Beavers have been having lots of fun already this term and getting outside whilst there is still sufficient light. We are benefitting already from improvement work in the grounds and are enjoying outside games, sessions on the assault course, campfires and planting activities, which the Beavers all rate very highly. We are very grateful to all those involved with the grounds management, who are giving up their time to do this, and help make Scouting so much more adventurous and exciting for the young people.

Coming up are a District trip to Holt Country Park, a visit from the Master Composters (plus worms!!!) and a joint sleepover with Horsford Beavers, so lots to plan and look forward to.

We warmly welcome a new Assistant Leader, Sue Elmes who takes the place of Steve Butler who has moved on up to be the new Cub Leader.

Cub Scouts:

Stephen Butler took over from Graham Edmunds as Akela of Monday Night (Waingunga) Cubs in September.  We have welcomed new cubs to keep the pack at 24, and Toby Barnes as Assistant Cub Scout Leader (Baloo).  Stephen is very fortunate to have the continued support of 3 young leaders (Alex, Fraser and Luke) and Tamsin Larwood.  It is very early days, but we have already been into the HQ grounds to enjoy the assault course, have learned about recycling, and given the new members of the pack a brief introduction to scouting worldwide.

Coming up we will be looking at the 1st World War and Remembrance Sunday.

Ian Colman – Chairman