News Update September 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation the annual fireworks display will not take place this year.  This is only the second time in 40 years we have had to cancel.

Tuesday Cubs

 

 

 

 

 

Since lockdown, we initially set activities via the pack’s Facebook page, and saw great photos of their involvement. Since early June, the Cubs have been meeting virtually via Zoom.  They have been making hammered leaf & petal prints, a cake in a mug, learning about calories and diet, and are doing a pack challenge to climb Kinder Scout (in Derbyshire @ 2087ft or 3741 steps).  We have also made wind and rain gauges, tried some origami, and made some mini twig rafts.

Some of the cubs have also completed a St George’s Challenge badge (patron saint of Scouting), been doing activities from https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ and have taken part in the national Great Indoors Weekender.

Take care,

Stephen, Akela – 1st Taverham Seeonee Cubs

 

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

 

News Update March 2020

Our Beavers were designing time saving machines this term.

Each beaver had a sheet of paper to design a machine. This could have been anything they could imagine, lots of different machines were drawn and some very good ideas to save time were drawn,

Next, they had to decide and list what would be needed to make the parts of the machine, from wood to metal, screws and glue, lots of very interesting ideas were discussed.

Then comes the junk to build their designs (recyclable material) and the beavers made their models from their drawings with some help from the 4 young leaders.

Once models made, the beavers sat in their riverbanks and told everyone what their machine was, what it does and anything they could have done to make it better.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and made some brilliant machines.

Mark Thurston Beavers

 

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 February 2020

Charlie Austin was presented with The Bronze Scout Award recently at Beavers.

 

 

 

 

 

The Scouts went climbing at the High Ball Climbing Centre in Norwich where they had a great time and were also able to experience Rope climbing and Bouldering.

 

 

 

 

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 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