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

News Update September 2021


I took these pics of our Beavers. Our programme this evening featured a log chew about the Thank you day. officially on 4th July. The Beavers thought of people they wanted to thank for helping get through the pandemic. They each had a card to give to their special person. A collage of Thank you, the “Thank you” was crafted from leaves twigs and daisies. The Beavers also completed one of the 35 Challenges collectively, walking 3500 steps to mark 35 years of Beavers this year.

Sue Elmes


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

Ian Colman – Group Committee

News Update July 2021

It has been a real delight to return to face to face Scouting after doing months of virtual meetings.

The Beavers have been very busy this half-term.

We are very grateful to the Exec team who maintain the grounds and have erected outdoor shelters to enable us to meet outdoors, even when the weather is wet and cold. This has been very important to ensure our meetings abide by COVID regulations. We are also finding ingenious ways to prevent sharing of equipment, such as make-your-own hockey sticks- out of A3 paper!!!

Our new leader Adam led a very enjoyable International-themed meeting exploring Mexican food & language. We have also made swords and shields out of recycled cardboard to celebrate St George (the patron saint of Scouting) and have been learning how to use a compass and maps to navigate.

We are also learning about the importance of physical and mental health and have been practising a simple outdoor yoga routine on carpet tiles, which all the Beavers (and Young leaders) seem to really enjoy!

The last meeting of the half term focused on campfires, a Scouting staple activity. Luckily the rain stopped just in time so all the Beavers could learn how to safely build and light their own, mini campfire. We look forward to some warmer, drier weather for the next half term!

A big thanks to our super supportive & patient Young leaders: James, Will, Ryan and Megan and to the Beaver leadership team of Mark, Penny, Sue & Adam for all their enthusiasm and commitment to Beaver Scouting in Taverham.’

Penny Butler

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 June 2021

Our first Face to face Beaver Scout meeting involved planting some trees in the HQ grounds. These had been kindly donated by The Conservation Volunteers, as part of the I Dig Trees project. This nicely finished off the Gardener badge, which we had been working on during lockdown. Beavers had been planting seeds & learning about how trees change through the seasons.

We then said goodbye to 4 Beavers as they move on to Cubs. Despite having to conduct our meetings online, 3 of these Beavers earned their Chief Scouts Bronze award due to their commitment & enthusiasm throughout the lockdown. A fantastic achievement to them all!’

Penny Butler

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 December 2020

The return to F2F Scouting

All sections got up and running with F2F scouting quickly and although a lot of extra controls were in place it was great to do some scouting activities in person. The numbers were limited to 15 young people in each session, so most sections were running alternate weeks for the young people. With some offering badge tasks to complete on the alternate week such as book reader and photography.

Some of the activities undertaken included: Fire lighting, pocket pizzas, athletics badge, and a night hike.

A big thanks to all the leaders and the Exec for getting the risk assessments all completed and approved by the District.

Lockdown 2.0

After the recent government announcement, the Scout Association in England changed the readiness level to red and we had to stop Face to Face scouting until further notice.

So Beavers, Tuesday Cubs and Scouts are back to Zoom meetings, with a range of activities, including a scouting version of taskmaster, quizzes, badge work tasks and cook-a-long!! All sections have a had a good turnout for the meetings so far.

Monday Cubs have decided that based on take up last time they will wait to start again once we are back to F2F unless lockdown carries on longer than the 4 weeks. In the meantime, the leader team have asked the Cubs to complete the YouTube tasks set for them and have been setting other badge tasks.

Scouts have been doing a cook along, baking chocolate brownies on zoom and doing a quiz called Chicken and Potato as well as Zoom Pictionary.

What is next…

We were hoping to return to F2F scouting after the 2nd lockdown and the leaders were updating their Risk Assessments preparing for indoor activities too. All sections are hoping to stay outside for all activities where possible but want the option of heading inside if the weather gets too bad.  Unfortunately, due to the governments Tier 2 restrictions we are unable to say what our meetings will look like.

Funding success

Sue, one of beaver leaders was made aware of a local grant fund and after a quick check amongst leaders Sue applied for a £300 grant towards replacing the groups Coleman shelters. We found out last week we had been successful, so a big thanks to Sue for taking this on.

Since then Penny and Steve found the shelters on offer in Go Outdoors and we are now the owners of 2 new Coleman Shelters for only £9 over the grant amount, so great work all round.

James

The Scouts Family would like to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and wish you all a SAFE NEW YEAR.

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 November 2020

 

 

 

 

Following the online meetings that took place during the spring and early summer the group had a rest and was planning behind the scenes for getting back to face 2 face scouting.

In early September Monday Cubs started back, with beavers following soon after. Scouts and Tuesday Cubs restarted a week later.

All sections will be running a socially distanced programme outside initially but looking to return inside once we are able to. It is great to see all our young people back at meetings and undertaking fun and obtaining skills for life.

We appreciate the parents and young people’s support in making this happen.

James

Welcome back to beavers old and new.  How great it is to be back to face to face scouting again and we are all having lots of fun as you can see from the photos.

Mark

 

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 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