Apologies for the lack of updates – but this doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy!
All the way back in June we had a very successful Group Activity Day at Rora House. All sections of the Group came together and in the glorious sunshine we had sessions willow weaving, helicopter launching, crate stacking and a blind trail – all topped off with a camp fire. Much support was provided by the leaders and parents to ensure that all the Young People had a great time and were fed and watered!
Later in June the Scouts entered two teams into the Hurdlestone Challenge – a District Scout and Guide challenge hike. They both faired extremely well and ended up in 5th and 6th places out of 96 teams!
After the Summer recess the Scouts had a camp at Caddihoe Scout campsite, near Exeter, and managed to dodge the showers to build a Monkey Bridge, learn traditional camp skills of fire lighting and gadget making, and tested out their navigation with an orienteering exercise.
The older Cubs plus the Scouts and Explorers took part in the annual District Mini 5 Tors event in North Dartmoor. A very foggy and boggy day led to very difficult navigation challenges but all 4 teams eventually completed the 16 km, 20 km and 24 km courses.
In addition, the Group is now supporting an Explorer Section (for those aged 14 – 18) which has taken a few of the older Scouts, plus some brand new members. This is another new enterprise for the Group and we hope that it will enable our members to be able to undertake further adventurous activities.