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Early in the Spring Term, our intrepid Scout secretary, Anette Love, agreed to weekend camp with the Scouts. Safeguarding rules insist that for a mixed camp there must be both male and female leaders in charge of the young people. Anette's Chilly Challenge report is included in this article. Thank you, Anette, for stepping in at the last minute to make this weekend possible for the Scouts, particularly as you returned on Sunday morning in time to take the Communion service in Church. A true Scouting spirit, well learned from all your years of service in the Guide movement!

The annual census of members has been completed early in the Spring Term - thank you, Nigel, for battling with the new on-line systems to get this essential task completed. In March, as Mothering Sunday approached, Anette worked with all units, challenging them to write fifty words entitled "All Shapes and Sizes" about their families, but with especial focus on the mothers (and grandmothers) in their family. A few of these were read out during the church service on that special day and authors of the best entries received a chocolate egg.


Anette's "blog" about her weekend - thank again Anette for being there!




the chilly chalenge scout badge earned by Anette LoveSome Scout badges are hard earned and I was very proud when I was presented with my Chilly Challenge badge at a Scout meeting. This challenge had been presented by the County to the Scouts to spend a night camping in January.

What a thought! Yes it was cold - very cold, though it didn't snow, not that the leaders, Mark, Nigel and Richard, would have cancelled even if it had. I took my boots off when it was time to go to bed, but that's all; hat, gloves, fleece were all needed, if there was any chance of being warm enough to sleep.

Crich scouts all wrapped up on a January morningOf course, it was dark by 4 p.m. but sausage stew, cake, hot chocolate, wood fire cooked marshmallows and lots of fun filled activities kept us occupied for the evening.

I had to leave on the Sunday morning to get back to take a service at St Mary's, so at 6 a.m. was out there trying to get the damp wood that Nigel was chopping to light the fire. We did it off course and my departure on this beautiful blue sky frosty morning was triumphant. I'd camped a night in January with seven of the Crich Scouts and their leaders, and endured.

Anette Love



The Scout Group is run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of young people in the village and surrounding area. We are always in need of additional help - not just leaders and helpers, but also assistance with administration and the maintenance of the hut and grounds. If you would like to help, please give one of us a call.

Beaver Scouts: Justin 01773 857908
Cub Scouts: Nigel 01773 853707
Scouts: Mark 01773 850201