Ian’s Update January 2016


17 Cubs from both the Monday and Tuesday night packs attended a district swimming event at Victory Pool, North Walsham in mid-November.  All the Cubs who attended completed their stage 1 swimmer badge, with 3 Cubs (Xander, Samuel & George) going on to complete all 11 elements of the stage 2 swimmer badge, including swimming 100m non-stop and treading water for 3 minutes.  Well done to all involved.

Both packs went to the New Taverham Players Panto of Jack and the Beanstalk at the end of November, for a bit of pre-Christmas fun!

Our annual fireworks evening was as busy as ever with over £7000 being raised for funds.  A big thanks to all those who supported.

Annual General Meeting:

This was held in November and the Group reported on a busy but challenging year with a great amount of work carried out on the grounds and leaders working hard to provide the fabulous activities for the children.  Our biggest challenge is adult support mainly to provide the week to week activities for the children.  We also said thank’s to John Wilson who after 12 years is handing over the treasurer role to Tim Porter, and welcomed Dan Fordham to the Executive Committee. Chairman Ian Colman is retiring as Group Chairman but staying on the Executive Committee. A successor will be appointed in due course.


We are still in need of more adults willing to help with the Group and provide activities for the youngsters. We have to turn children away from having the chance to enjoy Scouting simply because of lack of adults.

If you are over 18 and want to give something back to the children then please get in touch.  We have a great opportunity to develop the next generation.  If you can help then please contact us.

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