All members of the scout Group, along with local Guides and Brownies, will be sowing poppy seeds in various locations around the town to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. As these poppies grow, they will be joined by crosses with the names of local men who made the ultimate sacrifice then. Please look out for the flowers and pause to consider as you pass.
Four Scouts joined the Explorer Unit after Easter, three of them having just completed their Chief Scouts Gold Challenge. To do this they had to take part in many Scouting activities over the time they have been with the Troop including delivering Christmas post for Senior Citizens, leading teams of Scouts when camping and hiking, tying all those knots that are very much part of the traditional (and useful) skills, preparing splendid meals, night hiking and lastly route finding to a local campsite with their kit, spending the night under canvas and accurately navigating their way back. The whole Troop is very proud of Michael Sutcliffe, Ben Walters and Sam Marriott!
Scouts were challenged to put together a dice firing ballista with their score being the distance the dice went multiplied by the score of the upward face. Skill enabled them to fire the dice a long way but luck played a major part in getting the highest score – Scouting is certainly about life skills!
The second phase of the modernisation of the HQ is now underway. Velux windows have been added in the roof and essential new wiring and insulation mean that by the summer the roof will be a second room for our over-flowing numbers. The funding for this has been in part by the generosity of support from Southwell town residents.
We welcome anyone interested in developing weekly meetings or one of the roles that support the adults. Please contact Graham Ball on 01636 814371 to find out more! Information about section meeting times can be found at: www.southwellscouts.org