With the warmer weather, our youth members have been enjoying some outdoor activities. The Cubs spent a recent evening at Eling Creek, catching crabs. The conditions were perfect and they had a great haul of the snappy creatures, who were all safely returned to the water.
Our Beavers have been practicing their ball skills, with some great talent on show.
The Scouts have now returned to their boating programme and are out and about on Testwood Lakes a couple of times a week. Good to see the enthusiasm as they got kitted up in wetsuits and got their craft ready for the water.
As part of their World Challenge and World Faiths badges the Cubs recently had a look behind the scenes of the 1000 year old Romsey Abbey. Volunteers were on hand to explain the long and fascinating history of the church – the largest Parish Church in Hampshire – and they were able to visit the bell tower. Read the rest of the article …
Sixty two Beavers from the District enjoyed an exciting sleepover in the Royal Navy’s Submarine Museum in Gosport last weekend. Among them were five from our own Group. They were shown around the WWII submarine, HMS Alliance, built model submarines, toured the Museum’s exhibits, watched a film and even slept on the museum floor. “My son is just buzzing with excitement“, wrote one parent after the event, “He absolutely loved it! – an experience of a lifetime.” Thanks to our Beaver Leaders for organising the event and looking after our young people during the event. Read the rest of the article …
We often read in the press about young Scouts who have saved someone’s life by applying first-aid skills they have learned. To make sure our Cubs are ready to handle those emergencies, they have recently spent an evening practising their First Aid Skills For Life. We can see from the picture that some of them seemed to be enjoying the experience.
The Beavers have also been busy, taking part in the annual candlelit Christingle Service.
Let’s see if we can get at least one person from each family in the Group to turn out and help spring clean our fantastic HQ ready for the new year’s activities.