“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 SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
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FRIDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
Since starting back in September we have welcomed 5 new Scouts into the Troop. With this in mind we have been focusing on our Teamwork challenge award reinforcing the Patrols we currently have and also to strengthen the leadership skills of our older Scouts.
First week back saw the Scouts taking part in a series of games designed to introduce everyone to each other and well as introduce our new Scouts to the Patrol Leader system. As well as a few fun games the Scouts also conducted another Troop Forum to plan activities for several weeks later on in the term that have intentional been left blank.
Next the Scouts met at Penn Wood Scouting Centre to take part in a series of outdoor activities, again building on team and leadership. First of all, Patrols competed against each other to build the tallest freestanding tower out of nothing but 10 bamboo canes and a ball of rubber bands. Next each Patrol had to navigate a blind rope trail, led by their Patrol Leader.
The following week Scouts headed back up to our smallholding at Edge Farm Cottage to dig up the potatoes they had planted back in May.
Halfway through September, 6 Friday Scouts took part in the District’s Watersport Day. During the day the Scouts had the opportunity to try kayaking, canoeing and raft building.
At the end of September, the Scouts continued with their Teamwork challenge award taking part in three team building activities designed to develop problem solving and communication skills. At the end of the evening the Scouts also decided on a new Code of Conduct for the Troop that will hopefully be adopted over the next month.