Our Scouts are practising their navigational skills this summer, and they are also working towards their Geocaching badge at the moment, getting out and about as much as they can. Our Cubs are also enjoying the outdoors and have started work on their Naturalist badge, using the reserve at Brownhills. We are hoping to do some pond-dipping on our first meeting back. We are very grateful to all the parents and grandparents who enable us to go out each week, by complementing our ratios. We keep hoping that some people will enjoy it so much that they join the team - without that we are going to have difficulties next term.
The Beavers are taking part in a Scout Association called “A Million Hands.” After finding out about different good causes, they chose to find out more about Guide Dogs for the Blind and had a very interesting and informative talk from a visitor who brought along Paige - who is being trained to be a Guide dog when she is older. After this the Beavers went out around Uppermill to discover some of the hazards that make life more difficult for blind and visually impaired people. You are invited to join us at UMC on July 7th to find out more - watch out for the posters at church for more details.
Seventeen of our Beavers also enjoyed the District Sleepover at Hesley Wood this month. With almost a hundred Beavers on site, it was quite an event, and our young people enjoyed lots of games and activities. As well as Andy (our Assistant Beaver Scout Leader), Erica and Freya, we were also happy to be joined by four of the parents who shared tasks and helped to make it a more enjoyable experience for all. Thank you very much to the Dream Team!
We are looking forward to an action-packed summer, with boating for the Beavers and Scouts, some work clearing himalayan balsam with the Cubs and Scouts, and the Cub and Scout District Camp. Let’s hope we don’t get too much more weather like Whit Friday!