Ian’s Update December 2019

November saw the Scout groups biggest fundraiser – our annual fireworks display.  Around 1000 people came along and enjoyed 2 displays of fabulous fireworks and spent some money on food, drink and other stalls. It was a very windy and wet day but once again we had a window of dry calm weather during the evening before the rain returned.  All the proceeds benefit the youth of Taverham and a big thanks to everyone who helped or came along and also to our neighbours for bearing with us!!


On behalf of the Group we wish everyone a Merry Christmas!


The Group is still seeking support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  For information on these roles please click here or contact us.

Ian Colman Group Committee

Ian’s Update November 2019

1st Taverham Beavers have been exploring a local farm, by kind invitation of Des Mack.

Des showed the Beavers the range of crops being grown and harvested at this time of year and the machinery he uses to help him with these tasks.

The visit included a very exciting trailer ride around the farm to see the cows, calves (and Jolly, the bull!), and then finished with an opportunity to climb aboard some of Des’s tractors.

As evidenced by the broad grins, all the Beavers (including the girls!) had a very enjoyable time indeed and felt privileged to be able to see at close hand what farming is all about.

This farm visit linked to a bread making activity the previous week, where the Beavers cooked their own flatbread over a campfire, and a traditional corn dolly craft activity using wheat and barley stems collected at the farm.’

Penny Butler from the Beaver leadership team.


The Group is still seeking support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  For information on these roles please click here or contact us.

Ian Colman Group Committee

Ian’s Update October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets now on sale – buy online here!


At the end of August, the scouts spent some time camping at Gilwell – The National Scout Hut HQ near London.

After a long and tiring day setting up camp, the scouts are all fed, washed up and enjoying various card games within their patrols.

 

 

 

Everyone’s awake and enjoying their bacon and egg sandwiches. The first fire was lit by 7.30 this morning!

The scouts had a go at making and paddling Coracles this afternoon, followed by some swimming games.

Today’s activities have been a leap of faith, zip wire and raft building, which of course contained the obligatory swim!


And please don’t forget if you can help or know someone who can;T

The Group is still seeking support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  For information on these roles please click here or contact us.

Ian Colman Group Committee

 

Ian’s Update July 2019

The Scouts have been working very hard on their navigation skills over the past few weeks and have just completed their first dump and hike, where they were dropped in an unknown location and had to find their way back. All patrols got back eventually!

Over the coming weeks we will be learning the skills needed to plan and run a scout camp.

Also don’t forget to visit our milkshake stand at this year’s Taverham fayre.

James

The group is still seeking adult support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  For information on these roles please click here or contact us.

Ian Colman Group Committee

Ian’s Update May 2019

The Beavers have been busy making bath bombs as Mother’s Day treats!

Also, they have been learning how to be helpful, as demonstrated in the picture.

And finally, Scarlett is seen receiving her Bronze Award so well done to her.

Mark

 

 

The group is still seeking adult support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  Want to know more? – please get in touch – click here

Ian Colman MBE
Group Committee

Ian’s Update April 2019

The Beavers had a visit from Jane & Nick Moore, from GATE (Gambian Aid Through Education. They showed the Beavers photos of how children live in the Gambia, and how money they raise in their Beaver Bring & Buy stall transforms their lives.

 

And here is Monty, another Beaver receiving his Chief Scouts Bronze award.

 

 

Penny 

The group is still seeking adult support with vacancies for Chairman and Group Scout Leader.  Want to know more? – please get in touch – click here

Ian Colman MBE
Group Committee

Ian’s Update March 2019

 

Adult Vacancies at Taverham Scouts – Support Team

Taverham Scout Group provides a comprehensive and fun weekly programme to around 100 boys and girls from 6 years upwards. As part of our volunteer team we are seeking volunteers for some key roles:

Chairman for the Group Committee

The Group Executive committee meets about 4 times per year and manage all aspects of building management, fundraising and infrastructure of Scouting in Taverham enabling the section leaders to deliver their exciting programme of activities for the children. We have a dedicated and experienced team of volunteers in role but seeking someone in the role of Chairman to work and lead the committee.

Group Scout Leader

The Group Scout leader leads and works with the Section leaders in delivering the fantastic programme to youngsters in Taverham. This is a management role and doesn’t need a regular weeknight commitment but agreeing the best way to support the leaders in those roles.

Please click here for more information about this role

Section Assistants

The biggest problem at Taverham Scout Group is the number of children wanting to join but can’t. These children want to leave the X-Box behind, park the PlayStation and get outside with friends to enjoy Scouting. But they aren’t able to….Why?…..Because we don’t have enough adults to give that capacity. We have sections ranging from Beaver Scouts at 6 years old to Scouts up to 14 years old. If you are able to make a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening during term time we would love to see you.

So…..if you are 18+ and want to give something to your local community then please get in touch.

Experience:  Non needed

Hours of work: variable

Pay: nil

Laughs: loads

Satisfaction: immense

 

 

 

 

Usual Disclosure checks are carried out on all adults volunteering.

Want to know more? – please get in touch – click here

or call 01603 868680 or 07931 722186

Ian Colman MBE
Group Committee