“On my honour, I promise that I will do my best; To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Scout Law” – The Scout Promise
We run two Scout Troops at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Thursday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each troop is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and adventurous programme of termly activities.
As the oldest members of Randwick Scout Group, Scouts are encouraged to develop their independence by participating in a wide range of activities. Participation is key to gaining both challenge awards and badges to recognise Scouts’ achievements.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
Starting back after the October half term the Scouts enjoyed a messy evening of traditional Halloween games run by own Young Leaders involving flour, water, apples, jelly, bogie flavoured sweets and the occasional hanging doughnut.
The week after the mess was cleaned away and the Scouts constructed a 3-metre-wide poppy display that was hang around the War Memorial in Randwick village. The project took poppies from all sections and community groups as we remember 100 years since the end of World War 1. The evening after this 22 Scouts, Young Leaders and Leaders took part in a 7km hike from Painswick to Randwick, visiting war memorials at Painswick, Pitchcombe, Whiteshill and Randwick remembering those who had fallen as they went. Following this the Scouts joined forces with the Beavers, Cubs and Brownies as part of our annual Remembrance Service.
The following week the Scouts headed over to Go Outdoors, Gloucester in preparation for possible expeditions in 2019. During the event the staff at Go Outdoors introduced the Scouts to correctly fitting a rucksack, the layering system of outdoor clothing and different types of sleeping bags.
As part of their navigator 3 badgework the Scouts have also been taking part in a series of activities to reinforce 6-figure grid references, these were done on the various night hikes during November and wide games throughout the village.
November ended with the Scouts understanding contour lines – what they are, what the mean and what information the can show you on a map.
Well done to the 13 Scouts who took part in this year’s Stomp. With 270 participants overall and 30 other Scouts teams the 3 teams ‘stomped’ the 9-mile night hike from Penn Wood right over to Coaley, up to Coaley Peak and back to Penn Wood, completing activities at each checkpoint. Final scores are as follows: Randwick Alpha – 3rd Place – 83 points Randwick Bravo – 7th Place – 77 points Randwick Charlie – 22nd Place – 66 points