Ian’s Update November 2017

BEAVERS

So far this term we have made the most of the evenings before the clocks go back, getting the Beavers outside as much as possible. As leaders it is lovely to see the joy & excitement they experience whilst working on traditional skills such as building dens, campfires, and toasting marshmallows!

We have been also learning about keeping healthy and how our bodies respond to exercise.

We joined other Beavers from Northern Norwich District on a weekend trip to Holt Country Park and participated in bug hunts, orienteering, wildlife craft activities and a shelter building competition- winning the prize for the most watertight shelter! Some super observant Beavers even spotted some newts! These events are so much fun, superbly organised & open the eyes of Beaver Scouts to the greater membership of the movement beyond their immediate neighbourhood.

SCOUTS

Our scouts have been working towards completion of their skills challenge badge and are undertaking a 6 week training programme for a Scout version of a triathlon to raise money for the scout group!

We also have 3 scouts who have applied to be part of the World Jamboree in USA 2019.

All 3 have made it through to the selection weekend, so good luck to them all.

Taverham Scouts Family Firework Display

Sat 4th November – Sandy Lane HQ

Gates open 6pm with Displays at 7pm & 8pm

Bar, BBQ and Sidestalls

Tickets £6 (under 6’s free) from

online – click here

Or from Abbotts Estate Agents or The Sweetbucket at Taverham Nursery

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Ian’s Update October 2017

The Scouts have just returned from a week’s camp at Gradbach Camp Site on the borders of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The week was actioned packed with almost all food being cooked over an open fire. The Scouts had a go at wild swimming in 2 small very cool water pools on the River Dane, warm soup was required afterwards! 

They also had day’s hillwalking over the Roaches, carrying and then cooking, lunch on lightweight stoves on the top. The week also included a day trip to Alton Towers, a morning trying Bouldering, a first for many especially on real rocks and a Wild West theme day, involving a gold nugget treasure hunt, manhunt for wanted criminals and a saloon show around the campfire, lassoing and horse shoe throwing.

It was a tiring but fun week, with just enough time to recover before we started back at Scouts on Wednesday 6th September.

 

 


Taverham Scouts Family Firework Display

Sat 4th November – Sandy Lane HQ

                         Gates open 6pm with Displays at 7pm & 8pm

Bar, BBQ and Sidestalls

Tickets £6 (under 6’s free) from http://www.1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk

Or from Abbotts Estate Agents or The Sweetbucket at Taverham Nursery

Ian Colman MBE

Chairman

 

Ian’s Update September 2017

Beavers: 1st Taverham Sandy Colony

It was another enjoyable and busy term for the beavers. We had a great time when we visited Pets at Home and learnt how to care for animals. We had a visit to Taverham Mill where we found some fantastic items during our pond dipping.

The weather had been very kind to us on Monday evenings and we have managed to get outside most weeks doing things in the Scout grounds, such as cooking on camp fires and finally finishing off the term with our annual water fun evening where the Beavers had great fun doing activities and trying to soak the leaders!

The highlight of the term has been our camp which we did joint with 1st Drayton Beavers. This involved hiking from Drayton to the Taverham Scout HQ where we then had an afternoon of fun activities, which included the Beavers making pizzas on a camp fire and they also made their own dessert of Fruit Pirate boats; many thanks to Tesco in Drayton who generously supplied the fruit for these. Then we sang round the campfire and the Beavers enjoyed sleeping outside in the tents.

We are looking forward to lots of exciting activities in the new term and welcoming our new Beavers to the colony.

Mark – Group Leader

Taverham Scouts

By the time this goes to print the Scouts will have just got back from their annual week long summer camp at Gradbach Scout campsite in Derbyshire. They will have taken part in a wide range of adventurous activities, a Wild West theme day and will have spent a day at Alton Towers theme park. There will be a full report in the next newsletter.

Scouts starts back on Wednesday 6th September and we look forward to welcoming everyone back after their summer break ready for another term of fun and adventure.

James –  Scout Leader.

Taverham Scouts Indoor Car Boot!
Scout HQ, Sandy Lane, Taverham
Saturday 30th September, 10am – 2pm (set up from 8.30am)
£7 per 6ft table (provided)
Contact Roger to book – 01603 867801

 

Advance Notice!
Taverham Scouts Family Firework Night
Saturday 4th November
Limited tickets on sale from September on http://www.1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk or Abbots, Taverham and The Sweet Bucket at Taverham Garden Centre

Ian Colman MBE, Chairman

Ian’s Update June 2017

This term the Beavers have been to the District Panto, visited St Edmunds church, had a visit from Paramedics to learn about Emergency Aid, developed lots of skills (including filtering water) and raised money for the Gambian Aid Through Education (GATE) charity.

The Beavers learned from visiting speaker Jane Moore, that the living conditions for children in the Gambia are dramatically different from their own (including NO X-BOX!!!!) We are very proud to report, that for the second year running, the Beavers raised sufficient money to sponsor a child to go to school for a whole year. They held a bring & buy sale during one of the meetings & spent their own pocket money on each other’s pre-loved toys, books and games.

We also had a proud leader moment, with a visitation from the District Commissioner, who presented Mussels with her Wood Badge which is an adult training award. Congratulations Sue Elmes!

April saw the annual St. George’s Day Parade in Norwich City Centre where members of
1st Taverham joined other members from groups in Northern Norwich District. St George, as well as the Patron Saint of England is also the Patron Saint of Scouting and the day gives a chance to celebrate success locally across Scouting.

Ian Colman MBE
Chairman

Ian’s Update May 2017

The Beavers have completed their community impact badge and in doing this they have supported the GATE charity. We have to say a big thank you to all of them for their Bring and Buy sale where they raised £46 for the charity. This will help a child in Gambia.

We would like to congratulate Sam Lightening and Will Goodwin Lorenzoni for achieving their bronze award.

April saw the Group take part in the annual St. Georges Day Parade in Norwich, St. George being the Patron Saint of Scouting.

Our recent Quiz night raised over £1300 for Group funds and other charities supporting those with dementia. A big thanks to Frances Addington and team for putting the night together.

The Scout Group are currently seeking additional adult support either with helping with our sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) or with a wide range of administrative support work. With a large Group of over 100 members, the Group seeks to support our section leaders by removing as much ‘admin’ as possible.

Over recent years work around adult DBS checks, fundraising and maintaining Group records has increased and this may be of interest to someone who would like to give some voluntary time to our youngsters. Please contact us if you can help.

Ian Colman MBE
Chairman

Ian’s Update April 2017

The Scout Group are currently seeking additional adult support either with helping with our sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) or with a wide range of administrative support work.  With a large Group of over 100 members, the Group seeks to support our section leaders by removing as much ‘admin’ as possible.

Over recent years work around adult DBS checks, fundraising and maintaining Group records has increased and this may be of interest to someone who would like to give some voluntary time to our youngsters.

Can you help? If you are over 18 and want to give something back to the youngsters then please get in touch.

We are pleased that former Group Scout Leader Pam Sizer has now joined the Group Executive Management Committee.  We also report that long standing member Dan Gentle has now retired from the Group Committee but still remains involved with the Group.  We would like to thank both Pam and Dan for their long and continuing service with Group with Dan in particular having been my Scout Leader some 40 years ago!

 

Ian Colman MBE
Chairman

Ian’s Update January 2017

The end of 2016 saw the annual family firework night – a critical fundraiser for the group. Despite the wet weather (only the 2nd time in 26 years!), a sell-out crowd enjoyed two fantastic displays and ate and drank their way through most of the provisions on the night. A big thanks to Abbotts and The Sweetbucket for their help in selling the tickets.

November also saw the annual Remembrance Sunday parade where the Scout Group paraded their colours at the service held at St. Edmunds Church.

We have the resources, facilities, equipment to give many more children the opportunity to join the biggest youth movement in the word. But without the adult support they will just stay on the waiting list and may never get the chance to experience Scouting.

Can you help? If you are over 18 and want to give something back to the youngsters then please get in touch.

Details of our next fundraising event………..

Taverham Scouts Quiz & Supper Night!
Friday 27th January 2017 – Wensum Valley Hotel
7 for 7.30pm start with Lasagne & Salad Supper
Tickets £12.50 per head from:
Frances Addington on 07747 752350
Proceeds to Group funds and Dementia UK

Ian Colman MBE
Chairman

Ian’s Update December 2016

As we approach the end of 2016 we look back on another fantastic year for the Scout Group. We have record membership and (sadly) a long waiting list of children wanting to join and take part in Scouting. What is stopping them? In short….adults – we have the resources, facilities, equipment to give many more children the opportunity to join the biggest youth movement in the word. But without the adult support they will just stay on the list and may never get the chance to experience Scouting.

Can you help? If you are over 18 and want to give something back to the youngsters then get in touch.

Details of our next fundraising event………..

Taverham Scouts Quiz & Supper Night!
Friday 27th January 2017 – Wensum Valley Hotel
7 for 7.30pm start with Lasagne & Salad Supper
Tickets £12.50per head from:
Frances Addington on 07747 752350
Proceeds to Group funds and Dementia UK

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.

Finally on behalf of the Group may I thank you for your support and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ian Colman MBE
Chairman

Ian’s Update November 2016

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Taverham Scouts Annual Firework Display!
Saturday 5th November 2016
Gates Open 6pm with displays at 7pm and 8pm
Limited tickets now on sale at £6 (Under 6’s free)
From:
www.1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk
Abbotts (Taverham)
The Sweet Bucket (Taverham Nursery)

The Group recently held the 50th anniversary Group camp at Eaton Vale which draws to an end the programme of events to mark this landmark event.  All participants received a t-shirt with a specially designed badge as a memento.  Over 100 children plus adult leaders were joined by parents for the Saturday BBQ and Camp fire with around 300 people present.  As one member said;

“The 50th anniversary camp was brilliant fun. We did amazing activities like abseiling, mountain biking and more. The campfire and barbecue were brilliant, with all the beavers, cubs and scouts singing the campfire songs. We had a great time!”

Tickets are now on sale for our annual firework event and with new regulations this means the number available are less than normal.  Make sure you get yours soon as these will sell out!

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

Ian’s Update September 2016

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Taverham Scouts Annual Firework Display!
Saturday 5th November 2016
Gates Open 6pm with displays at 7pm and 8pm
Limited tickets now on sale at £6 (Under 6’s free)
From:
www.1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk
Abbotts (Taverham)
The Sweet Bucket (Taverham Nursery)

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