Group Camp 2014

Phew! It worked!

Witchford Beavers, Cubs and Scouts got together this weekend for our first EVER whole group camp at the Barton Crofts Scout Centre in Wisbech St Mary.

The weekend started on Friday night with Cubs and Scouts on site around the barbecue and camp fire for the evening, ready for the Beavers to arrive on Saturday morning.

After very heavy rain in the silly hours of the morning, Saturday proved to be a nice sunny day...much better than the forecast which meant that our activities which were all circus/fair themed could go ahead as planned. The activities included circus skills, backwoods cooking, a circus craft and cork crossbow shooting.

Unfortunately Saturday night got very windy, and Sunday saw the campsite become a quagmire. It didn't stop a quick 2 1/2 mile hike around the local area though, followed off by a welcoming hot chocolate before lunch and home time.

We're already looking forward to group camp 2015

Beavers Sock It!

Beavers Sock It!

The Beavers turned puppeteers this week as they tried their hand at making sock puppets.

To celebrate national No Socks Day!, this weeks' challenge was to bring a sock into the meeting, and then decorate it to become a puppet character to be used in a performance for parents at the end of the session.…

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Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

After a long Easter break, the Scouts kicked off the summer term with a trip to the long running Manor Road pond project this evening.

The pond, which is sited near the Cathedral View mobile home park, was originally filled in around 30 years ago and the Scouts have been working with the village Open Spaces Group over the past few years to reinstate it.…

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All the fun of the fair for Scouts

All the fun of the fair for Scouts

Q: How many times can you make a Scout loop the loop before they get tired? 
A: Lots!

Six of the Witchford Scout Troop spent last weekend with Cubs, other Scouts and Explorer Scouts from around Ely District on a trip to Alton Towers, followed by a visit to Tretham Monkey Forest.…

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Chloe goes for Gold!

Chloe goes for Gold!

This evening's Scout meeting was one of celebration as Witchford Scout Chloe was awarded with her Chief Scout's Gold Award.

The Gold Award is the highest award a Scout can achieve, and rewards their effort and dedication to completing all eight of the Scout Challenge Awards during their time in the Scout Troop.…

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Beavers get sporty

Beavers get sporty

The Beavers got in the swing of Sport Relief tonight with a range of sporting activities to put even the best of athletes to shame.

Raising sponsorship for Sport Relief during the evening, they took part in stilt walking, throwing bean-bags into hoops, passing a football through their team-mates legs, skipping with hoops and throwing balls into bins. As it's nearly Mother's Day, Rowan also provided the perfect craft for them to make a present for mum.…

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Experimental Beavers

Experimental Beavers

This week saw the Scout Hut become a temporary science lab as the Beavers tried their hand at experiments to achieve their Experiment Activity Awards.

The Beavers tried cleaning coins with salt and vinegar (it's not just good for fish and chips!), making a hovercraft from a CD, bottle top and a balloon, investigated static electricity with balloons and made lava lamps from Alka Seltzers! Phew....that was a fun packed evening!…

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