7th Retford Scout Group’s autumn fun and games

by | 12 December 2022 | Children's Group, Retford

Beavers have had lots of fun and games, making jam pennies, enjoying a local walk in Kings Park and in the holidays, they met to toast marshmallows over an open fire and had sparklers.

In October Cubs learned about The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, examining the different characters. Cub leaders take their names from this book. In small groups they used two-way radios to build shapes with Mega Blocks by following verbal instructions, learned some sign language, looked at the Braille alphabet and Morse code. In another session, everyone had to introduce themselves to the new Duke of Edinburgh volunteer and in the half term holidays they had fun making towers using spaghetti and marshmallows as well as taking on challenges and playing team games.

Scouts in October looked at how far food travels before we get to eat it. Some items were very surprising, and all were bought locally in Retford. They looked at different sorts of communication, learning a little bit of Braille, the phonetic alphabet and using a two-way radio to communicate and to follow verbal instructions. The Scouts also met out at Rushey Sidings and hiked back to Retford. The final session in October was working in patrols playing all sorts of games and challenges.

The Explorers had a cooking session, a hike along the canal bank and pumpkin carving. Some Explorers and Scouts took part in an Emergency Services Weekend at Walesby Forest Activity Centre. The Explorer Scout Unit meets on Sunday evenings.

If you are aged between 13.5 and 18 years old, please get in touch with Matt Ward for more information about the group via email – matt.ward@bassetlawscouts.org.uk. Scout Network is for those aged 18 to 25 years old. This arranged at a county level, but Matt can put you in touch with the relevant people.If any over 18s are keen to find out more about volunteering, please get in touch. Scouts can offer a variety of roles on a weekly basis, or on an occasional basis.

For any enquiries for a place in the Scout Group, please contact Hazel Newstead at 7thretford@gmail.com or on 01777 704835.