Pioneering, faith, flowers and water sports

by | 12 August 2021 | Education and Learning, Environment, Group meeting, Retford, Retford Life, Social Group, Sports Club

June was an eventful month for 7th Retford Scout Group. During half term, the Scouts and Explorers had a joint session, perfecting their pioneering skills. They constructed an assault course, a tower and a balista over three sessions. They had to learn to work as a team, showing each other how to tie the various knots and lashings that were required. They called on the assistance of Fiona Heslam and family to organise a cycle ride for the Scouts and Explorers and everyone had a good evening cycle ride.
Their Beaver Colony reopened in June and has a new group of children. All of their members prior to the first lockdown have now moved up to the Cub section. So far, they have had a games session and have been learning more about each other. Their second session, they completed their Emergency Aid stage 1.
The Cubs had a guest speaker on 10th June, Rev David Bean, who is a Deacon in the Church of England and the Town Centre Chaplain. He talked to the Cubs and they worked through the requirements of the My Faith activity badge. The following week, they had a fun evening working with ‘Dip It Fantasy Film’ making flowers and construction kits. On Thursday 24th, they looked at the senses: smell, taste, hearing, sight and touch.
Nottinghamshire Scouts Adventure has re-opened and some of the group’s members attended a Scout section water activity day on 5th and 19th June at Hoveringham. All tried sailing, kayaking and canoeing.
If you would like to join the adventure at 7th Retford, please contact them. Beaver Scouts (5 ¾ to 8 ½) are full at the moment but if you wish to put your child’s name on the waiting list, please contact Kirsty Matthews via email Cub Scouts (7 ½ to 10 ½ years old) are also full, but again they are happy to take details for when places become available, via They do have some space in Scouts (10 to 14 ½ years old). Their linked Explorer Scout Unit (13 ½ to 18 years old) are open; please contact Matt for more details via email
For other areas, please contact Nottinghamshire County Scouts office on 0115 952 3617 for details of your local group.