In the last couple of weeks, a new Beaver Colony was opened at 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group. They’ve had two meetings so far and they have already begun learning key scouting skills such as lighting fires and eating marshmallows. We can’t wait to see what other fantastic activities the leaders have got lined up for the future.
Beavers is the scouting section for 6-8 year olds. The aim is to teach the young people the basics of scouting through fun and games so that they are active and learning at the same time. There’s the opportunity to earn a wide variety of badges and undertake a huge assortment of events on offer from the Group and District.
During August, 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scouts visited Wales for their Annual Summer Camp. True to form the Welsh weather didn’t hold off, but that didn’t stop the Scouts from having an absolutely fantastic time. From Rock Climbing to Axe Throwing, the week was jam packed with activities.
On their mission to build additional storage at the back of the hut, 1st Chilwell and Attenborough have successfully applied to Nottinghamshire County Scouts Great Places Great Scouting fund. Jordan Phillips, County Youth Commissioner came down to present a cheque on a troop night.
The group received a generous grant of £5000 to go towards the new storage building, which is necessary due to the increasing numbers of Young People at the group. They are planning on building a new brick built store at the back of their HQ, to replace the old railway carriage that previously been used.
“It’s fantastic that we have the support of Notts County Scouts for our new storage building. It will allow us to purchase new camping equipment, as well as look after our existing kit in a purpose built store.”
Group Scout Leader, 1st C&A