Our Beaver Colony has increased its size so much that we will soon be approaching a full colony of 24. We have a new leadership team in place who are very eager to put together a fantastic programme for all of the youngsters. As we are reaching the maximum number of Beavers allowed in a colony, we are considering opening a second colony if the demand continues to grow.
They are a varied bunch of individuals who keep us all on our toes. They love games, during "lockdown" we have been running online meetings called "Zoom" meetings and even on Zoom meetings they have been lively and enthusiastic. All of them have signed up for our 2 day activity sessions at Frylands Wood Activity Site in April. I am told the screams over Zoom were of delight not anguish!
Badges have been earned all through the lockdowns and on the few times we were able to meet and no doubt I will be sending the Group's treasurer invoices for more payments to be made to Hewitts who supply us with the Badges.
We have a Grubby Cub Pack!
I say “Grubby” because they seem to love the mud, puddles and grubby things to do but our Cubs are going great guns on getting their badges despite the last year of lockdowns. They had fun at the Skate Park in Wandle Park and enjoyed Archery in the wet! Running up and down the hills at Frylands Wood didn’t deter them at all. Badges were earnt on that wet and rainy day as well as during lockdown.
I was told most fell asleep in the cars on the way home.
It makes you wonder what they will be like after 2 full days of activities!
Well, what can I say about the Scout Troop? Before lockdown last March the Troop had been struggling a bit, but with the influx of new leaders the Group has had when we went back in September the number had grown to 16. This has now further grown to 24 with a full team of leaders. I have sat in on some of the Zoom meetings and have been reduced to tears of laughter sometimes by some of their comments and exploits.
They too have been busy earning their badges despite the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus and my thanks to the team of leaders who went out of their way to personallv visit every boy and girl in every section who had earnt badges, and present them to them (social distancing was maintained).
Young Leaders - (A.K.A. Explorers)
We now have 4 Young Leaders who help in the sections and will have their own dedicated time when we return to face to face meetings. They will also have their own time at Frylands Activity Site to do the activities they want to do. By helping out at section meetings they earn their Young Leaders Award and Explorer Belt and are a credit to our group.
As you can see we have been, and are, a busy and energetic group looking forward to doing more outdoor activities and camps as soon as we are permitted to.
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