Monday 23 May 2016

Beaver Scout Garden

The Beaver Scout Pack at Taxal now have their own little garden. At the start of term all of the Beavers were given a plant pot and some soil, they each planted 4 seeds:  a nasturtium, a courgette,  a broad bean and a sunflower. They took the pots home and cultivated them for a few weeks before bringing them back to the hut last week to plant them out.

All of them had taken fantastic care of the plants and we will now watch them grow over the next few weeks. 

Tuesday 10 May 2016

100 Years Cub Camp

Last weekend was the High Peak District Camp which celebrated 100 years of Cub Scouting, held at the beautiful Gradbach Scout Camp above Buxton. 

The Cubs had a fantastic time, mingling with other packs from around the area and trying out lots of new activities based on 'flight'. 

They learnt to parachute, safely rescue the injured, build shelters and survival techniques. They fired pop-bottle rockets and did archery. Flew homemade kites and paper aeroplanes and watched a fantastic bird of prey display. 

We planted 100 trees all around the site, along with a commemorative Yew Tree at the site's chapel which was blessed during the closing ceremony. 

Overall it was an exhausting weekend but fantastic fun for all involved!

A model Spitfire at the camp entrance

One of the home made kites flying high

A Harrison Hawk
Whittling wood
Lighting a fire
Tying a Highwayman's Hitch

The commemorative Yew Tree

A very tired cub!

Monday 2 May 2016

1st Taxal Scouts' AGM

Dear Parents,

We would like to invite you to the first ever Group Presentation Night and AGM at the Scout Hut on Thursday 12th May. The evening will be a review of the many activities each section has taken part in along with the presentation of Chief Scouts Awards to some of the young people in the Group. 

The Chief Scouts Award is the highest award which can be achieved in each section and recognition of a young person completing a number of activities and challenges. If your child is to receive a Chief Scouts Award you will be informed under separate email.

The evening will commence from 6:45pm with refreshments, ready for a 7pm start. We are aiming to close the evening at 8pm. 

Please come along and see what the Group has been involved in over the last year. 

Yours in Scouting

Steve Sidebotham                                    Linda Birch
Group Scout Leader                                   Ass. Group Scout Leader