Scouting Snapshots

Beaver Scouts  enjoyed a night of fun during a sleepover at their Scout HQ at the Cherwell Centre, Grange Park.
Beaver Scouts enjoyed a night of fun during a sleepover at their Scout HQ at the Cherwell Centre, Grange Park.
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Not much sleep going on for these Beavers!

Beaver Scouts enjoyed a night of fun during a sleepover at their Scout HQ at the Cherwell Centre, Grange Park.

Parents of the Scouts from 4th, 7th and 10th Blackpool got a night off as the Beavers played games including chocolate bingo and finger painting.

Forty Beaver Scouts were in attendance at the event which also showed the children’s creative sides as they created things out of lollipop sticks and built a Lego car.

The event created a wonderful opportunity for the scouts aged between six and eight years to make friends with other scout members.

It also gave them the chance to learn about the 
value of teamwork. The activity sleepover will go towards the children earning the Chief Scout Bronze Reward, which is the highest reward in the Beaver scouts section.

Lyn Porter, 7th Beaver Colony Scout leader, said: “The children had a great time.

“It’s good that different Scout groups mixed together and were able to spend time together and become friends.

“I think the children will learn a lot from the experience”.

“The group leaders also deserve credit for looking af ter the kids so well.

“Think they need a good sleep now though!”

Rain didn’t stop their fun

1st Norbreck Scout group have enjoyed a trip to Northern Ireland to take part in their troop camp.

Travelling from their base in Norbreck to the troop camp, some of the kids got to experience a ride on a ferry for the first time.

After arriving at camp the children took part in many activities including banana boating, climbing, canoeing, and combat corps.

Claire Hadgraft,1st Norbreck scout leader, said: “ The children had a great experience. They learned a lot about team work.

“The weather was not kind to us as it rained all week but the children of Norbreck scout group did not let that stop them from having fun”.

Remembering Baden Powell

Some 110 years on after Robert Baden Powell founded the Scout Movement, Scouting also recognised the 110th anniversary of the very first experimental camp held at Brownsea Island, near Poole, in Dorset.

Actions speak louder than words, and from this very first camp, Scouts from every corner of the world have descended on to this historic camp site.

Baden Powell taught us to enjoy life, learn new skills, meet new friends, and so this piece is dedicated to him and to all those leaders who give up their time voluntarily, including valuable family time, and personal holidays ,so as to direct and help lead our young people.

Many of the features on this page called “Scouting Snap Shots” regularly feature sectional, group, local, national and international activities, enjoyed by so many young people not only in Blackpool, but across the Globe, to give them life skills that will support them in later life and their careers.