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

Ian’s Update January 2019

We would like to thank all those beavers, cubs and scouts who paraded for Remembrance Day, especially the flag bearers and readers.

There was a fantastic turn out for the group this year.

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 November 2018

The Scouts have been working on their Teamwork and Team Leader Challenge badges, working together to learn new skills and solve problems. We will be learning about and celebrating Diwali as part of the World Challenge badge and will also be taking part in a mini election as part of Parliament week later in November.

Cubs from 1st Taverham Seeonee Cub pack joined others from the District on a Cub Cycle Day at the end of September, to achieve all elements of the Cyclist badge. After learning about the importance of safety checks and cycle maintenance (including oiling the chain & puncture repair) they set off from Whitwell Station camp site to Taverham Scout HQ, cycling a distance of 8 miles along Marriotts Way. Once there, all the Cubs participated in cycle skills training and each designed a cycling safety poster. Even after all that exercise, the Seeonee Cubs then stayed on for an overnight camp, pitching their tents, preparing their tea, washing up and then completing a nightline activity! They slept well (!) and then finished off their weekend doing archery & whittling an elder whistle.

This was a lovely weekend activity, and we were grateful for the support from the Beaver leadership team to enable this to happen.

Meanwhile the Beavers have enjoyed making campfires and toasting marshmallows in the Scout Hut grounds.

Taverham Scouts Family Firework Display

Saturday 3rd November – Sandy Lane Taverham

Gates open 6pm – Displays 7pm and 8pm

Tickets £6 (Under 5’s free – no ticket needed)

From: The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery), Abbotts Estate Agents – Taverham , Pymm & Co Estate Agents – Thorpe Marriott, or online here

Bar, Stalls, BBQ!

Limited number of tickets available!

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

Ian Colman Group Committee

Ian’s Update October 2018

In July, 26 Scouts from 1st Taverham Scout Group attended the Norfolk International Scout Jamboree or NORJAM as it is better known, held every 4 years at the Norfolk Showground. As is our tradition, we walked from our hut to the camp, with some of this being done in our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes, to fit with the camps theme.

Whilst we were at the camp, the scouts took part in lots of different activities, including go carts, clay pigeon shooting, climbing, raft building and much more. In the evenings we were entertained by various bands and DJs, including a visit from the ever wonderful Taverham Band! To finish the week, we enjoyed a fireworks display.

We now look forward to an exciting new term filled with activities and next year’s summer camp to Gilwell Park, Head Quarters of UK Scouting.

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

Taverham Scouts Family Firework Display

Saturday 3rd November – Sandy Lane Taverham

 

Gates open 6pm  – Displays 7pm and 8pm

Tickets £6 (Under 5’s free – no ticket needed)

From: The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery), Abbotts Estate Agents – Taverham , Pymm & Co Estate Agents – Thorpe Marriott, or click here to buy online

Bar, Stalls, BBQ!

Limited number of tickets available

Ian Colman Group Committee