Stuff to Do This Week

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District Camp Photos

I'm told everybody had a great time at District Camp and managed to survive alongside the Beavers. We've not got many photos but I'm sure there is one you are all desperate to see....

The Gold is in the Minibus!
Boys vs Girls Tyre Changing?

I had a bit of Hair Dye left Over......

20p's please................

Please don't forget to bring in your jar of 20p's this Friday if you've been saving for the Explorers expedition to Nepal.

A rush for karting.........Friday 15th July

This is how most of the F1 stars start their careers, and you too can look cool like these racers above by turning up this Friday at Rednal Karting Circuit, Rednal Industrial Estate, Oswestry,SY11 4HS.

Please note the early start times! (sorry, they get booked up with end of term parties) and make sure that you book a place either for a 5.30 or 5.45 drive.  Numbers are limited to 14 per session.

Please wear trainers or boots - no sandals or open toes footwear. Racing suits and helmets are provided.

Any motorsport can carry an element of risk and although we have used this track many times without incident please be aware that you enter the activity at your own peril.  Phil will sign a joint consent form on behalf of parents.  If this isn't agreeable please don't drive.

Best of all, as this is our last activity before the summer holidays it is FREE!!!


Yipee it's Bickley time again!!!!!

Hooray, It's time for Bickley Coppice again.

This Friday we will be learning some woodcraft skills. having a wide game, eating stuff and generally enjoying this lovely wood.

We will meet at 6.50 outside Bicton Church and Leaders will drive you in convoy to the site.  If any parents can offer transport from the Church to the site it will be greatly appreciated.  Maybe they would like to stay and eat marshmallows?

We will finish at 9.00 outside Bicton Church.  You don't need to wear full uniform but stout shoes or boots would be good along with long sleeved trousers and your necker.  We will be whittling with knives under supervision so either use one of ours or bring your own along IN A SEALABLE PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.  Please only bring knives that have locking blades e.g. an Opinel.  Swiss Army knives and multitools won't be allowed.    

See you Friday for 'I'm a Scout, get me out of here'.

Rock Climbing Day Sunday 10 July

2014 Do you recognise her?
This is a Great opportunity to have a go at rock climbing on  REAL rocks at Llanymynech with the SBSMG team.
Meet at the Old Enigma at Shottaton Crossroads at 10-00 back at about 16-30.
You'll need boots or trainers and waterproofs. packed lunch, drink and snacks.
All climbing gear will be provided. (If it's hot bring a sun hat and cream)
Please book a place so I can let Chris know who's going.
Unfortunately I'll not be there but most, if not all of you, know Chris Fryer or Richard Parkes.
Can you take a copy of the permission form with you? (Yes I know it has the wrong date)

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Fathers Day Hike - nearly saw a plane?!

Fathers Day Hike around the Breiddens

We had a lovely bimble over and around 4 hills, ticked off 4 ancient Hillforts, saw and heard an air display [though it was a long way away!] and put another 10.5 km on our hiking logs! We ate jelly babies, survived the light showers and learnt stuff about King Alfred Cakes and Fire [if intrigued Google it!]

We had a great day and when we head out again would love you to join us!

Us on the top of Middletown Hill with Rodney's Pillar in the distance, we did that one easy! 

King Cobra

Orienteering at Nesscliffe - The Result! 

In a course record of 36 minutes flat Cobra Patrol successfully collected all the Control codes from the introductory orienteering course at Nesscliffe Country Park last night. Not only were they the fastest but thanks to excellent leadership from their Patrol leader with able support from the Assistant Patrol leader, they kept their patrol together ensuring the younger Scouts remained safe at all times. 

King Cobra received the usual sugar-loaded reward but in addition one Patrol member who took on the navigation receives a special Leaders Award of a Summit GP-SX4 orienteering compass like the one below. 

Kestral, Lion and Hawk were all disqualified as the some of older Scouts in each of the three Patrols failed to keep the patrols together leaving younger Scouts on their own in the park. Being a Scout means teamwork, taking part in adventurous sports demands teamwork, keeping together was the basic bit. So I know you can do this [I did check the Control Codes from the three disqualified Patrols so i do know you can do this successfully!] and  I think we are going to have to try this again, who will be King of the Hill next time? Will it be Hawk, Lion, Kestral, maybe even Stag! 

Be fast, be smart but be a team!!

Special Leaders Award for Navigation Excellence

For those of you who liked your taste of Orienteering check out
If you want to achieve  your Orienteers Badge we will be organizing more orienteering events, keep a look out on the Blog. To get the badge you will need to do two more courses and answer a few easy questions! 

Archery Squad 1st Practice Sunday 26th June

Being late back last night I forgot to remind the early leavers it's archery practice this Sunday.
If you've never done archery with the squad before this is a great time to start as you'll probably get 1 to 1 tuition and there's lots of time to become good before camp in May... Meet at Bowbrook Archers between 10 and 1pm. Uniform is not required but please bring £2 cash to cover the rental cost.
If you've never been before check the map carefully, it's not the easiest place to find....
You can find a map on this post....

District Camp Update

Get the tents up quickly and you can hit the DISCO on Friday night!!!

Jonathan is camping with us on Saturday and has promised to bring his Viking Kubb Game...

Rifle Squad 2016

It's time to sign up for our 2016 rifle squad! It is always a good camp and we need to defend our trophies and win more glory (and chocolate! - I promise to bribe you with chocolate!)
Image result for boreatton rifle championships  

We will be training and working towards national award badges, and this can count as a skill for DofE if you are looking for something new to try for your skills section at any award level of the DofE.

Running around the Woods!!! Friday 24th June 2016

 Don't you just love running around the woods, making loads of noise? Well this Friday that's exactly what we are going to do, though along the way we might just learn a bit about the adventure sport of orienteering.

Meet at the Pines car park [see map] at 8pm, collection here too at 9.30pm. Bring running-around-the-woods clothes and footwear, a small rucsac to carry a drink in, a drink bottle, a whistle and a personal first aid kit. Remember to bring your camp money too, thanks.

See you Friday!!!


Due to the risk of lightening We've decided to cancel Scouts tonight. Don't forget next week we are meeting on Sunday for the fathers day hike. Find the details here
If you are coming to camp and have the opportunity to drop a cheque off at either Phil's or my house that will be great. If not, we'll write a cheque from subs so don't worry. However we will be sorting the menu out so if you have any dietary requirements please contact me.

Flying dawgs............Friday 10th June

OK, so a slightly mixed message in the picture, but the point is we will meet at the bottom of the Cliffe, climb to the top, fly the kites we made (or any other random kite you have in your attic like Pete), try out the super ginormous kites we have borrowed, recover Scouts from the bottom of the Cliffe then eat hot dogs.  Simple really!

The drop off and collection point is on the Little Ness Road heading out of Ruyton by the post box - you can't miss us!

Normal time - 8.00 till 9.30, and don't forget your kite :)

Shropshire Borders District Camp 1-3rd July

UPDATE 2  We can borrow a tent from Oswestry Scouts so the reserves can all come. Yipee! Bring your forms and money.

UPDATE With 2 leaders we can take up to 24 Scouts but I  only listed 18 places as we only have the 3 tee-pee tents. As all places have gone so quickly I'll see if I can borrow another tent. Watch this space...

Sorry this is really late it's been difficult getting enough adult help....
The Shropshire Borders District Camp will take place between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd July at Walford College.
There should be about 275 people attending so will be a great social gathering.
Activities will include Shooting, Archery, Climbing Wall, Caving, Inflatables (Assault Course and Penalty Shootout), Crafts, Backwoods Cooking, Canoeing, Mechanics Workshop plus a few others.
Total cost will be £35 but we need it this week if possible.
Hopefully Phil will get some more information at a site meeting on Wednesday but he's got to work that weekend so it'll just be me and Darren and the Beaver leaders I think. Book up below, print the forms and bring them with your money on Friday.
Pete S

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