Many thanks to Northumberland Scouts, who have invited us (and all other Scouts) to join their Camp at Home event, which runs all this month. Here’s one of our Scouts ready for his first night. We used to say, Put the Out into Scouting, but luckily Scouting also contains an In 👍
We may all be maintaining social distancing, but lone Scouting is nothing new – it was first heard of in 1913. Scouts all over the country are making new plans, and here are our suggestions for activities at home. We’ve also sent out invitations to Jamboree on the Internet, a camp fire and a month-long camp, all of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Thinking ahead to next year’s District expedition to Lochearnhead in Scotland, we got our maps out and looked at contours, routes and other features in that area.
The Patrol Leaders took over the evening from the adult leader team, who had very little to do for the night. The PLs each ran a different challenge, and the Patrols moved round and tried each on in turn.
Many thanks to Sam from District, who came down to practice CPR, bandages, and how best to manage emergency situations, with us.
Patrols swapped round from last week, and did the other activity this time.
Complicated evening. Three Patrols went shooting air rifles. In between turns, they lit a Swedish torch. As you can just about see in the photo, one or two of the marshmallows got torched as well, but they still made good s’mores when put between two chocolate digestives. The other three Patrols cooked (lots of) pancakes at church. Next week we swap round and do it all again.
The Scout Troop spent the evening trampolining at the centre in Stevenage.
Chinese-style cooking, practising for the District competition in a couple of months’ time. Best bit was when the Patrols let the leaders have a taste!
Patrols got together to plan short entertainments for our camp fire later in the term. Before that, we welcomed three new members moving up from Cubs.