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The summer term for the Scout group is always full of outdoor activities and this year has been no exception.

In June, on a very hot afternoon, the Group held its Annual Meeting following a walks challenge. The Unit members chose the level of walking that they felt they could meet and set off in small groups with an adult to complete their chosen walk.

the Deputy County Commissioner presented the Wood Badge to Mark BerryOn returning to the Scout hut, we all enjoyed a barbecue together, followed by the meeting. It was a good afternoon, supported by parents. The highlight this year was the Deputy County Commissioner's presentation of the Wood Badge to Mark Berry (pictured right).

There has been a lot of camping since Easter! The cubs camped at Drum Hill in May and the scouts shared camp once again with Lea and Holloway scouts. Their camp was at Beaudesert in Cannock Chase. The camp theme this time was the American Wild West, so Native American Indian crafts (totem poles, dream catchers, model teepee) and line dancing/a hoedown were included in the camp programme. The activities also included archery, crate stacking, Jacob's ladder and caving.





enjoying themselves at camp the camp theme was the American Wild West it sure looks high up there


The Explorers, plus some of the older scouts, have attended a 6-week sailing course at Carsington Water. This experience was a great success for our young people.


the explorers at Carsington Water sailing on Carsington Water


The Explorers also held a very successful fundraising plant and cake stall in Crich Market Place, the proceeds of which will go towards their overseas camp in 2019.

Meanwhile, the Beavers have all been working hard on their Personal and Skills challenge badges. The Beavers made a large contribution towards the creation of the scout well-dressing, which was one of the four erected in Crich Market Place in July 2018.

As before, I thank the dedication of all our section leaders in their work with our scout members - without our leaders, who all give their time voluntarily, none of these opportunities would be available to our young people.



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