Scouting continues to thrive at 7th Retford (St Swithun’s)

by | 14 November 2022 | Children's Group, Retford

The Beaver Scout Colony has restarted for the autumn term and has already decorated flower pots, made jam pennies and followed the Tree Trail in Kings Park – part of the Navigator badge.

The Cubs started the term playing with radio-controlled vehicles, made windsocks, navigated around the Tree Trail and thought about where our food comes from.

Cubs from all over Bassetlaw joined in an exciting sleepover at The Deep in Hull. Three coachloads of Cubs and accompanying adults had guided tours of The Deep with their marine crew. The guided tour was broken up with some craft activities.

Everyone had taken their own supper. The Cubs slept in their groups in different areas of The Deep, with 7th Retford in the ‘Cool Seas’ area. Breakfast was up in the café and then back on the coaches to return home.

Scouts had a barbecue for their first session in September, spent an evening on the river, made fire engines as a team challenge, using cardboard boxes, sledges, trolleys etc and then had fun putting out a fire. There was a badge and programme ideas session.

The Explorer Unit has had a break since camp but the unit has now restarted and is now meeting on a Sunday evening. If you are aged 13.5 to 18 years old, please get in touch with Matt Ward 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 you are starting Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at school, at any level, bear 7th Retford in mind. They are happy to offer opportunities to complete the service section of the award. This can be for three months or six months. You do not have to join Scouting, unless you want to – the last two volunteers did and one is now a member of Explorer unit and the other has just headed off to university.

If any over 18s are keen to find out more about volunteering, get in touch. The group can offer a variety of roles on a weekly basis, or on an occasional basis. Do you have a skill that would be of interest to the young people? All adults must complete a DBS check before they can start to help with the group.

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