Happy Easter

The leaders and everyone else involved with the running of Witchford Scout Group would like to wish all youth members and parents a happy Easter.

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have now closed down for the Easter break, but that doesn't mean we're going to be sitting around doing nothing! Planning is already well underway for next term's activities, including our first ever whole group camp during May. You should have received a letter from your section leader about this one during the past week. If you'd like your child to attend, please return the form and the payment during the first meeting next term which is:

  • Scouts: Monday 28th April
  • Beavers: Wednesday 30th April
  • Cubs: Thursday 1st May

Don't forget, before we return we've got the annual St. Georges service at Ely Cathedral. St. George is the patron Saint of Scouting and this is one of the most important services we attend. It's also a chance for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders to renew their Scout Promises. 

We can't let on just yet, but this year's service will boast a better surprise than the beach balls in the Cathedral we had last year. Plus, to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Ely we'll be releasing 500 balloons on Cross Green (one for every Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer Scout in Ely) immediately after the service.

Please meet at Cherry Hill in Ely from 12:15pm on Sunday 27th April ready to parade to the Cathedral for 1pm. The service should be finished by 3pm when we start the balloon release. We hope to see you there.

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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Scouts go shopping

Scouts go shopping

Don't believe them if they say they don't like the weekly shop anymore.....they loved this one!

Monday night saw the Scout Troop visit Sainsbury's in Ely to plan and "shop" for a day's worth of camp food.
The evening started with the Scouts planning a day's meals for 6 Scouts which had to be nutritious, healthy and edible, and had to be capable of being prepared in camp site conditions (no mean feat). They were given a very generous budget of £5 per Scout for the day for all food and sundries, and then sent off around the store to find the prices and plan their shop to come within budget.…

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Watch out for that tree!

Watch out for that tree!

The Beavers had their own rumble in the jungle this evening during a visit to the Treetops soft play centre on Lancaster way.

The evening started off with an orienteering course where the Beavers had to find animal stamps scattered around the Treetops apparatus and stamp a card to prove they'd been there. After collecting 10 stamps, they stopped for a quick breather and a drink before being let loose to run around and have fun until the grown-ups decided it was time to go home for the night.…

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Events Diary

Wed Apr 30 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)First night back-Fun & Games
Wed May 07 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)No Socks Day
Wed May 14 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)3 Ferrets & a Snake
Wed May 21 @17:45 - 07:00PM (Beavers)Cress Heads
Fri May 23 @18:00 - 12:00PM (Cubs)Ely District Cub Camp
Wed May 28 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)Half Term
Wed Jun 04 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)Healthy Eating Night
Wed Jun 11 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)Father's Day Night
Wed Jun 18 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)Bring your Bike to Beavers/International Night
Wed Jun 25 @18:00 - 07:00PM (Beavers)World Cup Football Training

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