“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…
Have followed a similiar programme to Friday Scout’s…see below.
FRIDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
Friday Scouts were welcomed back at the end of April will a brief look at their Personal Challenge award. Those Scouts who never yet got this challenge award were set the task of identifying three of their weakest attributes and come up with a way to improve this over a six week period. Examples for this was the ability to cook or keep their bedroom’s tidy, these Scouts challenged themselves to cook a meal every week or keep their bedroom tidy (reasonably) for the six weeks.
At the end of April a number of Scouts took part in our Bushcraft/Survival camp. Taking place over a weekend, Scouts had to first build their own shelter, bedspace and composting toilet facilities. Scouts also went foraging for their dinner and cooked all meals over an open fire.
In May Scouts started a 12 month experiment nicknamed “Chicken and Chips”. This is giving the Scouts the opportunity to have their own allotment and smallholding looking after a number of chickens. The first week saw the Scouts prepare vegetable beds and plant seed potatoes, as well and build a chicken coop in preparation for the arrival of 6 chickens. Scouts will revisit their smallholding once a month to see how things are getting on.
The day before Randwick Wap the Scouts met several members of the Wap Committee who introduced them to traditions and history of Randwick Wap as well as the activities taking place at this year’s Wap. The day of Randwick Wap Scouts took up their annual duty running the Wap’s car park, as well as helping on the Groups stall raising funds for the Group.
The following week Scouts took advantage of the good weather and heading into the woods building slack lines across the quarries and practicing their rope work by rappelling down the steep banks of the disused quarries by rope only.
To end the term Scouts took to the water thanks to @CotswoldBoatability enjoying a two hour session in their kata kanus along the Stroudwater canal. During the two hours learnt several basic canoeing strokes taking part in a session of activities and games.