“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.

Scout’s Monthly Blog…

The start of May saw the Scouts meeting at Haresfield Topograph.  This space was used as it is large and open and allows the Scouts to work on various activities relating to 6-figure grid references, improving their map reading and renewing their understanding of the Countryside Code.

The next week the Scouts returned to our Randwick Hq to find the one of their fellow Scouters had had an accident whilst cutting the grass.  Don’t worry this was all part of a first aid scenario using out resusi-anne mannequin. Throughout the evening Scouts looking at what to do in an emergency, carry out a primary survey, dealing with unconscious casualties, looking at cross-contamination especially with COVID-19 and dealing with burns.  This was Part 1 of our Emergency Aid Stage 3, the rest will be picked up later in the term.

The 3rd week in May saw the Scouts brave what can only be described as a winter’s evening on Haresfield Beacon as we introduced the Troop to orienteering.  Using the mobile app, MapRun 6, the Scouts took part in a 60 minute scoring course with 30 control points spread out between the Beacon and Topograph.  Using the phone’s GPS, points are awarded for every control point the teams “punch" through.  However points are also deducted for every minute late back the team arrives at the finish.

The final week in May saw the Scouts taking part in archery and micro-navigation at Penn Wood Scouting, not at the same time.  The Troop was split into two groups with half taking part in a micro-navigation exercise, where the Scouts have to use a given set of bearings to spell out a work with pegs and rope.  The second group continued building on their archery skills.  This time, instead of shooting balloons, Scouts were shown how to concentrate their aim by shooting at a paper cup pinned to the target boss.  This hopefully teaches the Scouts to cluster their arrows in one point.