Ian’s Update April 2015

So far this term the Beavers in Sandy Colony have been working on the new Communicator badge, learning how to make phone calls, send text messages and use codes to communicate. They also had a visit from the local PCSO to learn about ‘Staying safe among strangers’ which contributes towards their Safety badge.

During half term, 8 Beavers attended the Spixworth Panto (Oh, yes they did! – Ed.) with many other Beavers from the District, and took audience participation very seriously!

The Scouts have been completing sections of the ‘Promise Challenge’ this term so far with learning how to deal with disabilities such as blindness. They have also been working on teamwork and leadership with the Patrol Leaders running some of the meetings.

7 new entrants joined after Christmas with 6 from Cubs and 1 Scout who had moved down from Manchester.

After half term we will be running several weeks for the fitness challenge and also Master at Arms, with rifles, Pistols and hopefully some archery too!

A weekend trip to Derbyshire has been booked for the end of April and the Troop is off to Gilwell Park, the home of Scouting for the first week of the school holidays.

HQ Hire:

We currently have time available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day to hire the HQ for groups/meetings etc.  If you are looking for a regular home in Taverham and would like further details then please get in touch.

Ian Colman – Chairman