News Update June 2022

At 1st Taverham Beavers we had fun planting potatoes as part of our gardening badge, we also carried on with checking out our local residential trees planted at the HQ, and watered them to help them to grow.

We celebrated St George’s Day with a fun flag making session at the hut this week, and we had the pleasure again to invest a further few beavers who are now joining the ranks at 1st Taverham.

Events coming up: We have a summer camp and cooking on camp fire with smoors. 

Adam Killett  – Taverham scouts beaver assistant leader 

1st Taverham Scout Group is pleased to announce that Daniel Fordham has been appointed as the Chairman of 1st Taverham Scout Group.  He can be contacted at: chairman@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk . James Wilson is currently acting as Group Scout Leader; we are looking to appoint to this post on a more permanent basis in the future.

1st Taverham Scout Group has an exciting programme of events planned, including a summer camp in Switzerland for some of the scouts.  However, some of our plans are compromised by a shortage of leaders which does limit the variety of opportunities that we are able to offer the children.

Currently, both of the Cub sections (Monday and Tuesday evenings) and the Scout section (Wednesday evenings) are short of leaders and many of the existing leaders are helping on more than one night per week, in order to keep sections viable and running smoothly.  If you would be interested in helping out, having a chat with one of the leaders, or coming along to a meeting to see what it involves, please get in touch with James Wilson at: scouts@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk or click here.

Daniel Fordham, Chairman

News Update May 2022

Some pictures of the Beavers tree planting on the last weekend in March :

What wonderful weather we had for planting 120 trees around 1st Taverham scout Hut. The trees come from the Woodland Trust and with the help of their parents the Beavers set to and planted all of the trees, mission accomplished, and bacon rolls were devoured. The Beavers went on to make cone bird feeders and managed to fit in our favourite game of tower building where Albert & Penny were outright winners!

Susie Elmes

1st Taverham Scout Group is pleased to announce that Daniel Fordham has been appointed as the Chairman of 1st Taverham Scout Group.  He can be contacted at: chairman@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk . James Wilson is currently acting as Group Scout Leader; we are looking to appoint to this post on a more permanent basis in the future.

1st Taverham Scout Group has an exciting programme of events planned, including a summer camp in Switzerland for some of the scouts.  However, some of our plans are compromised by a shortage of leaders which does limit the variety of opportunities that we are able to offer the children.

Currently, both of the Cub sections (Monday and Tuesday evenings) and the Scout section (Wednesday evenings) are short of leaders and many of the existing leaders are helping on more than one night per week, in order to keep sections viable and running smoothly.  If you would be interested in helping out, having a chat with one of the leaders, or coming along to a meeting to see what it involves, please get in touch with James Wilson at: scouts@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk or click here.

Daniel Fordham, Chairman

News Update April 2022

Welcome Back 1st Taverham Beavers and Monday Cubs 

This Monday week at Taverham we have had the privilege to Invest some of our new beavers into the group, we did lots of games and carried on with our communicator badge work, Also during the half term break some of our beavers have done their Book reader badge work one of the beavers was Sebastian.

Also Later this evening the Cub group done some problem solving activities as well as more Investitures, Taverham Scout group consists of 1 Beaver group, 2 Cub groups and a scout group, It would be really great if anyone would be interested in volunteering with us at Taverham, It’s a very rewarding experience and you will have help and support all the way when needed and the best bit .. you get to see young people learn and thrive with all the fun and learning they have done and you have been a wonderful part of this process. To help us please click here.

Alan Russell, CSL, Seeonee Pack

1st Taverham Scout Group is pleased to announce that Daniel Fordham has been appointed as the Chairman of 1st Taverham Scout Group.  He can be contacted at: chairman@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk . James Wilson is currently acting as Group Scout Leader; we are looking to appoint to this post on a more permanent basis in the future.

1st Taverham Scout Group has an exciting programme of events planned, including a summer camp in Switzerland for some of the scouts.  However, some of our plans are compromised by a shortage of leaders which does limit the variety of opportunities that we are able to offer the children.

Currently, both of the Cub sections (Monday and Tuesday evenings) and the Scout section (Wednesday evenings) are short of leaders and many of the existing leaders are helping on more than one night per week, in order to keep sections viable and running smoothly.  If you would be interested in helping out, having a chat with one of the leaders, or coming along to a meeting to see what it involves, please get in touch with James Wilson at: scouts@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk or click here.

Daniel Fordham, Chairman

News Update March 2022

This month has been a short one with Seeonee Pack Cubs due to the way School Holidays fell but has still been fun-packed.

We started the month with activities around completing the disability awareness badge. Celebrating Louis Braille and his gift, 4 January is World Braille Day. We previously looked at medicine packet’s markings and how braille plays a part in the wider society. The cubs enjoyed using skittles to form letters and spell their names. We also had one handed sandwich making which got a little messy.

As far as adventurous activities are concerned, we did air rifle target shooting and were well supported with activity leaders and helpers. Scouting can’t run without the vital support of volunteers and leaders, and I was grateful for the support that was given. 

Cubs shot in the prone position as it’s easier for them to hold the rifles like this. One of the activities includes taping a strong mint to the bulls eye and some of the cubs even managed to hit it. I hear one of the cubs got a tenner from their parents for doing this. Good job we don’t shoot every week. Parents would become poor parents!

On the 25th the cubs were introduced to Robbie Burns and we had a mini Burns Night. Haggis on oatcakes and shortbread were on the menu and we washed this down with some IrnBru. Well, we had to have some amber nectar!

They were also introduced to Ceilidh dancing, which was interesting to teach but fun, nonetheless.

Alan Russell, CSL, Seeonee Pack

The Group is still seeking adult support with a vacancy for Chairman. For information on this role please contact us.

Group Committee

News Update January 2022

The Beavers have been busy this month, working for their Safety Badge which was very successful. They have also been building towers for their builder’s badge with wooden blocks and they managed to build them taller than themselves!

Charlotte Nobes received her Bronze award and you can see her receiving this special award in one of the photos. This is the highest award a Beaver can achieve so congratulations to Charlotte.

On 14th of November the whole scout group marched to St Edmunds church for the Remembrance Sunday Service.  Thus is a very important date in the scout calendar every year and Charlotte had the honour of carrying the Beavers flag.

The Group is still seeking adult support with a vacancy for Chairman. For information on this role please contact us.

Dale Wordley – Group Committee

News Update November 2021

The Beavers had a lovely fun day while we still had the sunshine. The Colman Shelter seen in the photo was brought with a” Keeping it Going” grant from Broadland D.C.


Don’t forget our Family Firework display will again take place this year at the Sandy Lane Scout HQ.

  • Saturday 6th November 2021 – Gates open 6pm and you get 2 displays for your admission at 7pm and 8pm
  • Crowd numbers have been reduced this year so make sure you get your tickets soon!
  • All tickets are being managed by ‘TicketSource’ and must be purchased on line or by telephone – please click here or the button below for further details
  • Your ticket(s) will be emailed or posted to you, and each will have a unique QR code to be scanned at the entrance
  • No tickets will be sold on the night
  • Cost is £6.50 per person over the age of 5 – 5’s or under are free of charge and will not need a ticket
  • Most sales at stalls and sideshows on the night will be cash sales

Any enquires about the event may be emailed to chairman@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk

Get your tickets now before they sell out!!

Ian Colman – Group Executive Committee


The Group is still seeking adult support with a vacancy for Chairman. For information on this role please contact us.

Dale Wordley – Group Committee

News Update October 2021


We are pleased to announce our Family Firework display will again take place this year at the Sandy Lane Scout HQ.

  • Saturday 6th November 2021 – Gates open 6pm and you get 2 displays for your admission at 7pm and 8pm
  • Crowd numbers have been reduced this year so make sure you get your tickets soon!
  • All tickets are being managed by ‘TicketSource’ and must be purchased on line or by telephone – please click here or the button below for further details
  • Your ticket(s) will be emailed or posted to you, and each will have a unique QR code to be scanned at the entrance
  • No tickets will be sold on the night
  • Cost is £6.50 per person over the age of 5 – 5’s or under are free of charge and will not need a ticket
  • Most sales at stalls and sideshows on the night will be cash sales

Any enquires about the event may be emailed to chairman@1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk

Get your tickets now before they sell out!!

Ian Colman – Group Executive Committee


The Group is still seeking adult support with a vacancy for Chairman. For information on this role please contact us.

Dale Wordley – Group Committee