1st St. Minver Scout Group Update

1st St. Minver Scout Group Update

It’s been an incredibly busy and productive time during the winter for 1st St. Minver Scout Group. In the Scout section, we have almost 30 boys and girls aged 10 to 14.

Our young people have been working incredibly hard to earn badges, based on their own hobbies and interests. We have seen weekly presentations to the Troop from Scouts who have had to demonstrate their skills and experiences of working towards the badges. The presentations have all been to a very high standard, enjoyed by the Scouts and Leaders. We have all learned so much about new subjects based on the presentations given (well, I have, certainly. I knew little about ‘Street Sports’!)

In my many years as a Scout Leader, I have not before seen such a huge uptake in effort to earn Proficiency Badges. The range of badges available is huge, interesting and the requirements present real challenge. Since we returned from Summer Camp, we have awarded a total of 129 badges! Subjects include:

  • Artist
  • Camper
  • Chef
  • Cyclist
  • Entertainer
  • Equestrian
  • Farming
  • Fundraising
  • Hobbies
  • Martial Arts
  • Model maker
  • Physical Recreation
  • Street Sports
  • Smallholder
  • Emergency Aid

As well as activities based indoors, Scouts have remembered to ‘Be Prepared’ each week and wear suitable kit to carry on Scouting through the winter outside around the Parishes of St. Minver. As the nights become lighter, we look forward to spending even more of our sessions outdoors, and with even more opportunity to earn badges!

Our Cub pack, for boys and girls ages 8 to 10 have enjoyed their programme of activities both indoors and outdoors. Most recently, they have been experimenting with craftwork using marbling inks, with some beautiful work being produced.

Unfortunately, our Beaver Scout colony for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 has been closed for some time now, only because we need some Leaders to take on that section. We’d love to hear from you if you feel you might be able to help.

Stuart Robertson – Group Scout Leader, 1St St. Minver Scout Group.

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