Today, UK Scouting has changed our brand from the old swoosh to a simpler, bolder symbol for scouting.
It signifies a new direction for Scouts as it launches Skills For Life. Watch the whole video for a great introduction, but the super short version is emphasising the huge positive effect scouting has on the lives of young people – not just today, but forward into the rest of their lives.
Read about our plan to deliver better futures http://scouts.org.uk/about-us/strategy/vision-for-2023/
Proud to be preparing young people in Scouts with #SkillsForLife
The new brand is just the latest in an evolution of the brand over the years.
Don’t forget to claim your 10% discount for looking after a beaver / cub / scout / exlporer.
You need to take a scout neckerchief with you to claim the discount and you will need to purchase a discount card if you don’t have one already. Our nearest go-outdoors is now in Tonbridge.
The scouts held their Scouting Winter Olympics last night.
– Biathlon (more of a jog followed by a high speed bit of air rifle shooting)
– Ice hockey (we finally made use of the indoor hockey set we got from Activekids )
– Toboggan (put it this way, the pushing phase went on for 99% of the time)
– Curling – with scout sized curling stones … 🙂
The Mums and Dads Maintenance Team has been busy this week
– grass seed sown
– new slackline zone prepared
– brush cleared for the new crate stacking activity
– bouldering cube tidied
– kitchen kickboards fitted
– padlocks serviced
– rifle range inspected
What shall we do next week? If you are free to join us Tuesday mornings, come along
We survived the freezing conditions over the weekend for our ‘Christmas’ Camp at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall in Ashford.
On the first evening we all went to the huge gym to play a few games in an attempt meet our group leader, Finn, and to burn off some energy.
Before bed time one of our scouts decided to see if the smoke detectors could really be triggered by an aerosol, as we had been warned (spoiler: yes). We had a fire alarm drill….
Saturday and Sunday saw us split into four groups and rotate around the following activities:
- Leap of Faith (climb up a 10m pole then throw yourself off in the direction of a trapeze
- Obstacle course – circular course with challenging things to do
- Laser tag – either inside or outside
- Nightline – maze games while blindfolded
- 3G swing – be hauled up to 10m before being dropped on a giant swing. It is 3g as you experience 3g at the bottom.
- Problem solving – team brain games
- Jacobs ladder – in pairs, climb up a ‘ladder’ where the rungs are increasingly far apart
- Ariel runway – huge zipline
The full album is posted on our Facebook Page in the Christmas 2017 Album
At the start of October a combined group of both scout troops (plus a couple of guest cubs) cycled from Groombridge, just round the corner from Adamswell Scout Camp, all the way to the outskirts of Crawley.
On the way we took a detour to Hammerwood Scout Camp, where we made use of their superb supply of trees for a whole-troop hammock camp for the first time.
After ‘pitching’ their hammocks, a healthy mountain of stew and some pancakes, the scouts went off in the woods for a wide game before returning for some marshmallows.
We awoke after a slightly chilly night’s sleep to egg and bacon butties prepared by the overworked leaders before heading off for day two on the bikes.
All in all it worked very well – definitely the lightest-weight camp we have tried with such a large number of people – there were 35 of us in total. We have just got to find a suitable location for us to try it again!
Thanks to everyone involved (leaders, young people, accompanying parents) but Rob in particular – it was his first time as Event Leader!