Chilly Challenge Highlight of January for Troop

Chilly Challenge Highlight of January for Troop

The Troop started the year with a games night playing table tennis, snooker, darts, and table football. Using hand saws, bit, and brace, hand drills, and screwdrivers the scouts have been making boot pullers. They have learnt how to use the tools correctly and safely. They made a great job of the boot pullers. Using the computers, and the ordnance survey overlay on Bing maps they have planned their route from Codnor back to the HQ, which they will be walking in a few weeks time. All of the troop took part in this years Chilly challenge of camping a night outside during January, along with three leaders and a young leader. The Scouts lit a Swedish candle in the evening and then roasted marshmallows over the fire. In the morning after a cold night and not much sleep we had a cooked breakfast, struck camp and hung the tents up inside to dry out. Everyone earned their Chilly Challenge badge which they can now wear on their uniform for the rest of the...
Ambulance Visit and more for Alpha Pack in January

Ambulance Visit and more for Alpha Pack in January

Alpha Cub Pack have been involved in making items from paper mache and enjoyed a trip to Ripley Ambulance station, where they were shown around the emergency vehicles and the equipment the paramedics use. They got to sit in the vehicles and switch on the flashing lights! They have been making Totem poles our of wood to take to the Cub’s centenary camp in July. Helen Monk came for a visit and gave a talk on Rabbi Burns telling a story using various items and toys. they finished off the meeting making mashed potatoes and eating...

Beavering Away in January

Both Ladybower and Derwent Beaver colonies have started the year with their cyclist badge and finishing off their experimental activity badge. Both colonies made cheese toasties and cornflake cakes and were taught about the importance of keeping the kitchen clean, and how to stay sage in the kitchen for their new cook’s badge. They have held a healthy eating night trying out different types of food some of which were healthy and some not so healthy! The Beavers have been awarded their Cyclist and Cook badges. Four new members have joined the colonies in January, and one has made his transition up to Falcon Pack.  ...

Falcon Pack – Jan16

  Falcon pack have had a busy start to the year by working towards science badge by growing cress, experimenting with balloon rockets and seeing how different items react with vinegar. We have also launched our cub100 activities by starting to make a totem pole beginning with the wolf head and paper mache. Falcon Pack have been challenged to gain 100 points over the year to win a prize in our cub100 point challenge. Challenges include wearing odd shoes for a night, making a cup of tea, going on a camp, and earning badges. We all signed a necker that we have posted to the county which they will sew together to make one big necker at the adventure camp in July. The cubs also started working towards the first aid badge learning how to reassure a patient and put someone in the recovery position, how to treat burns, how to call 999, and how to use a triangular bandage. We have welcomed 5 new members to our section as Samantha, Lewis, Daniel, Harry, and Robert were invested by Ron Ashton, GSL. We hope they have a great time before they move up to scouts.   Finally, we had an Australian themed night to celebrate Australia day where the cubs made cork hats, and played an Australian cub game called three ball throw. Also we held our own bush tucker trial so if you got a question wrong you had to try one of the “delicacies” such as dog food (mars bar and jelly) bat droppings (chocolate raisins), crocodile snot (cold mushy peas) and frog spawn (tapioca and green...

Christmas Bingo

At our recent Christmas bingo fundraiser we managed to raise £163. A huge thank you to everyone who came, and also to those who donated prizes. Before the bingo started Stephen Parker (our temporary district commissioner), presented Willow with a 10 year service award to thank her for all of her hard work running scouting...