|Posted by Michael Watts on November 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM|
In October, the Beavers kicked off the month by learning about recycling. The Beavers have also taken part in a nature walk in which they had to find an object in nature for every letter of the alphabet. They also had to find different objects on the walk that they could pick up and take home to make a collage with. The Beavers enjoyed doing this walk because they got to be out in the open whilst finding different things that they could pick up and take home as evidence that they have been on the walk. The Beavers have carved pumpkins too for Halloween. They got to pick what design they wanted on the pumpkin and then they got the gruesome task of taking all the insides of the pumpkin out and getting all messy. However some of the Beavers didn’t like getting their hands dirty! The Beavers also had the chance to go and pick the pumpkins that they wanted to carve with Sally from the fields, however no Beavers turned up so Sally and Kay got to pick all the pumpkins by themselves!
In Cubs this month they finished off the communications badge and they got to play games related to this, so see how strong verbal communication is over lots of noise. Some of the messaged were passed over better by the louder Cubs! The cubs have also been rock climbing this month which was a great success as many of the cubs got to the top of the wall every time they climbed. The cubs have also taken part in a cookery competition against the Brownies on a RSPB fun day. The cubs made a cracking effort at this, but Michael did manage to win against the Brownie leader! This month the Cubs have welcomed some new members in to both the Hawk and Falcon packs, and we hope that they will stay with us all through their Cub days.
The Scouts have been working towards their creative challenge badge with the help of the Explorers. They have had to make a bag that they can put their bowls and plates in on camp. This will be very useful for the scouts that keep losing all their cutlery and crockery! The Scouts have had the chance to learn finger knitting which, once they got their heads round, they were very good at doing! The Scouts have taken part in the conker bash this year on the 18th October. Unfortunately none of our scouts passed round two of the competition, but they have fun doing what they did and the activities they got to take part in once they were out of the competition, such as a cooking sausages around a fire. In behalf of the Scouts and Explorers, we would like to wish Aysha and Stephen good luck on the selection camp that they are taking part in for the World Jamboree in July 2015 in Japan.