Wednesday 13 July 2016

1st Taxal Tweets!

1st Taxal Scouts are now officially on twitter. If you want to keep in touch with our latest news and what we have been up to then please give us a follow!

You can find us @TaxalScouts or via the new contacts menu drop down list in the top right of our webpage.

Bloodhound SSC

1st Taxal were honoured to be invited by Manchester Airport to meet some of the Bloodhound Supersonic car team last night. The Cubs and Beavers learnt some amazing facts, saw some incredible speedy driving, held a meteorite and got to see how a jet engine works.

The whole point is to get young children inspired to work in science, and I certainly think a few of our kids were thrilled.

We can't wait to see whether they manage to break the record and hope we get invited back next year! Thanks again!

Tuesday 12 July 2016

1st Taxal Scout Group Camp

A nice warming fire
This weekend was the bi-annual group camp and this year we returned to the lovely site at Spitewinter. The theme of the weekend was 'survival' and the weather on Saturday morning lived up to the theme! Fortunately the weather did not stop any of our activities, we learnt some important knots and shelter building, we learnt how to build and start a fire and we cooked our evening meal in the embers of the fire. On Saturday night we had a campfire with some traditional songs and entertainment by each of the sections. 

On Sunday we packed up the camp and then played several wide games, before the closing ceremony and home time. 

Everyone seemed to have a great time and went home happy - if a little muddy!

Many thanks go to all of the volunteers who helped before, during and after the camp. It wouldn't be possible to do so much without them.

Here are just a few photos of the fun!

The group campfire

Bonkers Beavers

Winner winner Chicken dinner

Playing on the field