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June 2012

Posted by Michael Watts on July 29, 2012 at 5:50 AM

It has been another busy month for all sections, here is what we have been up to.


The beavers have been doing sports for the Olympics and working on different activities for the Jubilee. The beavers have worked on making fridge magnets, cards, black and white drawings, and other fun things for the Jubilee. The beavers have enjoyed doing this because they have got to do creative activities and work together to make cards. The beavers have also done lots of sporting activities whilst taking part in mini competitions with the other people. The beavers have developed their teamwork skills because they have helped each other with their different sports e.g. teaching each other how to play football.


In cubs they have been working on their DIY badge. For this they have had to build a birdhouse and a bird feeder. The evenings were very lo9ud as the cubs had to learn how to use the different tools and then they built the different bird accessories. The cubs have also had a games night, in which the cubs got to pick the games and then they played them. The cubs enjoyed the DIY badge. One of the cubs said “this is really hard but so fun”. This cub built most of their bird house and then brought it back to cubs the next week finished and painting. The cubs have learnt DIY skills which will help them when they are building something. Also, the cubs have worked together to help build the bird houses and feeders because one held the wood whist the other banged the nails in. The cubs have worked really hard on this badge and they only need to do some painting before they can gain their badge.


The scouts and explorers have worked on map reading in May. They went on a small hike on a Friday night so that the younger scouts and the new explorers could learn how to read the map. The scouts and a few explorers took part in a district tug of war. The scouts did well in this competition and did the best they could. The scouts then took part in a jubilee party in which they went to different stools run by the different groups and play old fashioned games that were played when the queen was crowned. The 50th ran croquet and shove halfpenny. Most of the scouts that game to the stall did not know what these games were! The explorers have taught the scouts how to read the map, what the different symbols on the map are, and how to do4 and 6 figure grid references.


Join me next month to find out what we got up to in July.


Categories: Scouts & Explorers, Cubs, Beavers

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