SMILES AND S’MORES GALORE AS BEAVER SCOUTS CELEBRATE 30TH BIRTHDAY
The smell of toasting marshmallows and open fires filled the Calverton air this weekend as just over 600 Beaver Scouts celebrated their 30th anniversary in true Scouting style.
The children from across the County, all aged 6 to 8, converged at the Sherbrooke Scout Campsite on the outskirts of Calverton for a day of fun activities, adventures and challenges.
A team of adult volunteers, who had been planning the event for months, delivered an exciting and testing range of activities that were all centred on the fun and adventurous spirit of Scouting.
The Beaver Scouts toasted marshmallows and made s’mores on open fires, deciphered semaphore messages, scaled a giant pioneering tower, traversed an adventure wall, walked a blind trail, and took part in drumming workshops.
Scores of other activities to keep the Beaver Scouts busy too, including: caving, hunting for mini-beasts and tracking with iPads, go-karting, biscuit making, funfair stalls, inflatable obstacle courses and liquorice knot tying.
The day was a real hit with Beaver Scouts and Adults alike.
Alice, 7, said “I’ve had a really fun time, I like toasting marshmallows and the mini-climbing wall, I got all the way around without touching the floor – it was quite tough!”
Hilary Frost, ACC (Beavers) said, “It was wonderful to see the children so busy, making new friends and trying lots of new and exciting activities. It’s absolutely right that we should ensure that even our youngest Scouts are able to taste the adventure that Scouting provides.”
2017 NOTTINGHAM GANG SHOW 27TH FEBRUARY TO 4TH MARCH
AUDITIONS have now taken place however there are many other ways to get involved with the Gang Show - Contact the County Office.
Tickets are now on sale from the Theatre Royal Box Office or online
See Gang Show 2017 website for full details and photographs from previous Shows
ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES
The 2016 Adventurous Activity Programme is now available. We want to get more young people out and about on activities for the first time. Please CLICK HERE to take a look at our website and HERE to download our Adventures and Activities brochure for your Group/Unit.
Saturday 17th September 2016
971 Cubs and adult volunteers from across the County headed off on their very own London adventure
20 coachloads of Cubs, many of whom had never been to the capital City, left Nottingham just before sunrise for a fun-filled day of exploration, adventure and discovery.
Whilst in London the Cubs got to grips with science at the Science Museum and walked with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. They tried out experiments that create explosions, bubbles and electric shocks. They also became Dino-Explorers as they hunted for fossils and explored many of our world's natural wonders
At lunchtime the Cubs joined together for a giant picnic in Hyde Park where they also hunted for famous London landmarks, played games, took selfies and made new friends
Dan Wood, ACC Cubs, said "The idea for this adventure was suggested by a group of Cubs almost 2 years ago. I'm so proud that we have been able to work together to deliver exactly what the young people wanted and, of course, none of this would have been possible without the 200 adults who volunteered to join the adventure too"
Lizzie, a 9-year-old Cub said "This year has been amazing. I've had so muuch fun celebrating 100 years of Cubs with my friends. I've never been to London before and I'm so excited. I just hope I wake up early enough to get on the coach!"
Franko, a parent, said "I couldn't help but put my hand in the air to help with this trip. The Cub leaders are brilliant. They give up their time to volunteer. I see them having so much fun and making a real difference to the lives of children and young people, it's inspiring! The change in my son since he joiined the Cubs is amazing, he's more confident, can work things out for himself better, make friends more easily and has a real sense of ambition."
Cubs100 will culminate in December when all 2500 Nottinghamshire Cubs will be part of the biggest party ever as they join others from around the UK in celebrating their official birthday. It will be 100 years to the day that Cub Scouting began. A fitting end to an awesome year of fun, friendship and adventure.