Join the Adventure
South West Notts Scout District covers the Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Toton, Stapleford and Trowell areas of the Borough of Broxtowe on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Our 12 Scout Groups and 5 Explorer Scout Units and our Network unit currently provide a challenging and adventurous programme of fun-packed activities for over 800 young people aged 6 – 25 years – both boys and girls!
The entire Group (including present and past members) were in action on the Beeston cut / Nottingham canal on 21st May for a sponsored paddle & walk from Beeston to Castle Marina – and back. Approximately 50 people of all ages were on the water with another 30 walking along the towpath or following in “Conway”.
14 “Paddlepower” Start certificates were awarded, 7 “Paddlepower” record books were awarded with sections 1 to 5 completed and 6 Bursaries from the BCU for further qualification training were awarded
Over 75 members, parents and Group supporters attended the Group’s AGM at their HQ on Lilac Grove, Beeston. “Divisions” at 19:00hrs (hoisting the Colours for a RN recognised Group – a defaced Red Ensign surmounted by the Sea Scout pennant) with the sounding of the ship’s bell and a Boatswains Call brought the meeting to order!
Group Scout Leader Paul Boss thanked Fred Robinson, who was standing down as Group Chairman after 12 years’ distinguished service to the Group, for his huge contribution to the Group Executive Committee. He nominated Peter Treagus as the new Group Chairman. New members of the Committee, including parent representatives from the youth sections were elected, with others nominated and co-opted. The 2016 accounts were approved.
Activity and Challenge badges were awarded to members of all sections, followed by a further 20 British Canoeing Starter Session certificates. In addition seven “Paddlepower” start certificates, (including two for potential canoeist parents) were awarded from a previous water activity weekend.
Explorer Scouts’ mouth-watering BBQ!
Discovery Explorer Scout Unit prepared a BBQ accompanied by mushy peas whilst the Scouts prepared some examples of expedition meals on open fires. Marshmallow and spaghetti pioneering challenges became overshadowed by the draw of toasting the marshmallows on the embers of the fires. Candyfloss machines provided another challenge, with candyfloss ending up everywhere except wound nicely on the stick, but in true scouting style they tried and tried again – quietly eating the results inbetween!!
Paul Boss commented “The Group’s ‘aim’ is to offer water activities to all sections, as well as traditional Scouting activities. It is hoped this will attract new members for all our youth sections”.
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