During March and April, 7th Retford Scout Group has been busy. They have been on hikes, learning about safety at home and outdoors, meteorology, science, ironing, cooking, crafts, and more. To complete their badges, they have been helping at home, finding useful phone numbers, keeping a weather log, and sending in their book reading lists.
Both the Cubs and Scouts had members of the Retford Lions come to show them CPR and tell them about defibrillators. The Scouts celebrated Passover together, learning about festivals from another faith and culture. The Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts all had fun learning about St George and dressing up in newspaper for St George’s Day.
On Sunday 23rd April, 7th Retford hosted the annual St George’s Day parade and service at St Swithun’s Church for Bassetlaw District Scouts and Girl Guiding Retford. Mansfield and District Corp of Drums led the parade down Carolgate to the church, followed by the St George Flag, Union Flag, and flags representing the area and the local groups. There was a good turnout of their youth members and adults.
The service in the church was led by Reverend Reuben Crossley. Councillor Claire Plevin, Deputy Mayor of Retford, joined them on the parade and service. They collected £260, which will be divided between East Retford Church and Bassetlaw Food Bank.
The group has a sleepover and some camps planned for this term and is very grateful to Councillor Helen Tamblyn-Saville, who paid for a new tent for the group from her local council grant scheme.
For any information about joining the Scout Group (child or adult), please contact Hazel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01777 704835, but it is necessary to announce yourself (BT Call Minder). If anyone aged 13.5 to 18 years old is interested in finding out more about their linked Explorer Scout Unit, they can get in touch with Matt Ward via email at email@example.com.