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Christmas Came Early to 1st Normandy Scout Group

A Christmas Bazaar at 1st Normandy Scouts HQ has just raised over £2000 towards the replacement of our hut roof. All of the sections were involved in the preparations of items to sell on the day; the Beavers made magic reindeer food, the Cubs made dog toys and planted bulbs into pots, the Scouts created marshmallow sticks […]

Cubs News – November 2014

The Cubs have had a busy term, we started off when the nights were still light building fires and cooking twists on them and learning how to navigate with a compass. They also learnt how to build a newmarket ballista and then had a competition to attack each other sixes castles. 12 Cubs attended our […]

Beavers (Thursday) News – November 2014

Since starting in September the Beavers have been working on their Friendship Challenge Badge and also their Experiment, Imagination and Faith Activity Badges. Activities – Some of the things we have completed are: Visit to Farnborough Fire Station Visit from local Policeman Remembrance Parade Visit to St Marks Church Normandy Worked on our own Anti Bullying Policy […]

Scouts News – November 2014

Although we are still small in numbers we have grown a little with two new members from outside the group, two new members from cubs, and one cub about to be invested. We have continued to have regular weekly meetings. Activities have included woggle making, cooking, outdoor challenge and map reading working towards the guide […]

Explorers Report – November 2014

Currently 14 Explorers, many of whom are helping as young leaders in the other sections. We have just returned from a wet and very windy weekend in the Snowdonia Mountains. With 10 Explorers from the unit participating, a great experience and fun was had by all in the hills, despite what the weather threw at us. […]

Beavers (Wednesday) News – November 2014

Badge Work The Beavers have this term been working towards achieving the Friendship Challenge badge and have also been earning the Safety, Faith and Space badges. Activities Cork catapults which fired mini marshmallows Filled jam jars with creatures from the woods – found a couple of frogs Made jelly and ate it around the campfire […]

Fundraising News

A selection of members of the 1st Normandy Scout Group were photographed this week to promote the Christmas Bazaar in the Mackenzie Smith Estate Agent newsletter.  Mackenzie Smith have kindly sponsored our Christmas Bazaar by printing our posters, flyers and raffle tickets. Look out for our 3 large banners coming soon on a roadside near you.  […]

Christmas Trees for Sale

Premium grade Christmas trees from 1st Normandy Scout group will save you money and help us to raise money to replace our roof too! Nordman Fir – good needle retention (non-drop) Natural aromas of citrus Soft deep green foliage Good triangular shape Top quality cut tree (no roots) Choice of heights from 5ft (£35) to […]

Cub Camp 2014

12 Cubs enjoyed a weekend camping at the Scout Hut from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2014. Friday Night The Cubs arrived at 6:30, and after helping to start put up their tents, went and joined in with the Scout meeting, whilst Akela, Shere Khan and a number of parent volunteers finished putting […]

Desert Island Pioneering

The Cubs have continued to test their backwoods skills this week, following on from last weeks shelter building and fire lighting/cooking two weeks ago. This week each six was given a box containing: 6 wooden pegs 1 mallet 4 lengths of rope 1 washing up bowl Their task was to imagine they were stranded on […]