We’re back meeting together, having lots of fun and adventure

by | 18 May 2021 | Children's Group, Retford

During the first week back at 7th Retford Scout Group, they had two backwoods cooking and barbecue sessions outside at their Scout Headquarters. As yet, they cannot return to camping but they are now allowed to go on day visits and are already planning some sailing sessions.
During March, they had weekly online sessions for their seven to 10 year olds and their over-10s. Both groups have achieved their Fire Safety Activity Badges using various online resources, including a virtual tour of a fire station. For all the people who mother them, they made shortbread with both groups, following instructions over Zoom. Some made a gift box to put them in and others made some paper flowers to go with them.
The 10+ group met on St Patrick’s Day and looked at the Patron Saints of the four countries that make up the UK. The expedition planning continued, looking at different types of maps: town plans, walking guides, road maps and Ordnance Survey maps, including online versions.
The younger group continued with the safety theme and they had two sessions devoted to the Personal Safety and Road Safety activity badges. Why not try asking your child to recite their home address and the phone number of their parent or grandparent? See if they can do it? Their group of seven to 10 year olds had to learn it and then send a message to one of the leaders to complete the Personal Safety badge.
At their final Zoom session (fingers crossed), they decided to have a bit of fun. They made chocolate Easter nests. Resources were dropped off to all their members and they provided their own choice of cereals. They also did a rainbow experiment with ‘Skittles’ sweets.
They can’t wait to meet all their new members and to reconnect with their previous members. They have welcomed a few more who attended 1st Ordsall Scout Group prior to lockdown. This group has sadly closed for the moment. If there is anyone else who wishes to join in the adventure at 7th Retford, please contact them via 7thretford@gmail.com or 01777 704835 (when prompted say ‘Scout Group’). Alternatively, contact Nottinghamshire County Scouts office for details of your local groups on 0115 952 3617 or via the website www.notts-scouts.org.uk.