Stuff to Do This Week

Make sure you know the gate code!!!
  1. Don't forget your sun cream for Archery Camp (Bet you wish you were coming now)!!!
  2. Have you paid your SUBS

Annual Review 2015-2016

Thanks to those parents and dignitaries who came to our AGM last week.
For those that didn't here's a snapshot of what you missed.... You can download your very own pdf copy here
Unfortunately you can't sample the excellent cakes provided by the Explorers as they've all been eaten!

Jamboree on The Trail Saturday14th May 2016

As you'll have noticed we don't have any Scouts on Friday 13th May because it sounds too scary.
More importantly on the Saturday we are taking part in the Worldwide Jamboree on The Trail, (JOTT)

We'll be joining the SBSMG for the intro hike on the Long Mynd.
Meet at Sainsbury's in Shrewsbury (near the recycling bins) at 9-15am, we aim to be back about 5pm.
You will need....
To have paid your subs for the term!
Walking Boots
Waterproof Coat and Trousers
Spare Clothes
Hat (that covers your ears) and Gloves
Small Personal First Aid kit.
Full water bottle
High Energy Snacks, (Chocolate, Jelly Babies etc.)

We will be having a simple BBQ and you'll get one of the cool badges, shown above.
BBQ and transport will be paid from subs, but you will need to book a seat be next Wednesday.

The Entertainer...................

Will this Friday be a tragedy or a comedy?  Find out at 8.00 in the hut.

Scout Mountaineering Group Programme 2016-2017

Boreatton Explorers have created the programme for this years SBSMG Hikes and it looks pretty good. JOTT we know about but we can also pretend to be the SAS in the Brecons and have an awesome Gorge Walking camp in September as well as rock climbing in July....

Rifle Squad 2016

We are selecting the squad for Boreatton Rifles 2016!

Selection will take place at Leaton Hall Ranges on 29 April. You need to book a place as we need to split you into three details so you all get to shoot a representative score, and you also NEED to bring a consent form. This is a legal requirement under the firearms act - not just a silly scout consent. 

Book your slot with Eventbrite and bring a copy of the consent form.

St Georges Day Parade

I always felt sorry for the Dragon.  Sitting in his cave, nice and cosy, minding his own business.....

Don't forget - this Sunday we will take part in the St Georges Day Parade.  Meet at 2.00 in the grounds of Shrewsbury castle in full uniform (complete with necker, polished school shoes and trousers or skirt).

If you have lost or eaten your necker let Phil know on Friday when we will have a fun packed Patrol Challenge evening, learning how to work together as, well, a Patrol!

Archery Camp at Phasels Wood 6-8th May

Statue of Robin Hood (a famous archer) at Walesby Forest Scout Camp

This Saturday is the last but one practice for the 2016 Archery Squad. 10-00 till 1-00pm at Bowbrooksfield. Don't forget if you want to buy any clothing you need to hand in the order form. here

For camp we will leave from Alan Herberts house in Leaton, SY4 3AP at 6pm prompt. All camp details can be found here. Please bring another copy of the permission form so the drivers have a copy for the journey.
Please have a full meal before you leave, (there will be a snack available when we get to camp), and bear in mind that you will need to carry your kit about a quarter of a mile across the camping ground so pack everything into 1 bag - no separate plastic carrier bags please! 

A Summer Prog...................

Phew, did it at last!

Below is a program for the Summer term.  As always, it is subject to change because of Leader illness, bad weather or other disasters.  Always check the blog before setting off to the hut!!!

Please don't forget that subs are now due - £35 for the term payable to Boreatton Scout Group please.

Archery Squad Clothing Order

I know at least one of you asked Jonathan about getting a hoodie.
He's put together a price list for everyone. If you've not been before, don't forget you get your first Tee Shirt free!

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Important things

Hooray, we are back again for another term of fun and excitement!

2 very important things are happening very soon - our Group AGM and the St Georges Day Parade.

As we are a charity we have to have an Annual General Meeting by law, and ours will be on Thursday the 28th of April at the hut between 7.15 and 8.00.  We will cover what we have done as a Group this last 12 months, what income we have had and how it has been spent, any questions can be asked of the people running the Group, and we will eat cake and drink tea.  Anyone with an interest in Boreatton can come along and we would welcome you if you choose to do so.

Before the AGM we have the annual and traditional St Georges Day Parade.  This is between 2.00 and around 3.45 on Sunday the 24th of April.  St George is the patron Saint of Scouting and to celebrate his day (the 23rd of April) Corps who lead the parade.

We will gather for 2.00 in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle, the parade sets off at 2.20 to march through Shrewsbury, going to St Chads where there will be a short service.  We will then form up over the road in the Quarry where we will be dismissed at about 3.45 and parents can take you away.

Clean Scout shirt, ironed necker, school trousers or skirt and polished shoes please.  We may also need some change if there is a collection during the service.  Please make every effort to attend!

Scouts is Back Friday 15th April 8pm till 9-30pm

We've planned another exciting terms activities so we are all ready to go!!!
Meet at the hut, 8pm in full uniform but bring some old outdoor clothes and a headtorch to get muddy etc.
Please make sure your 'taxi' driver knows the gate code. I'll send it out by e-mail.
Don't forget it's Bags2Scouts this week so please bring black bags full of good used clothes with you on Friday. (No towels,bedding, or school uniform, details here). Thanks from the Explorers!

Arrows in the Air

Here's a cool picture, taken by Jonathan, of our first Clout practice.
Don't forget, if you are coming to the Nationals Camp you'll need to attend the next couple of practices otherwise you'll not understand the commands for Clout Archery...

Archery Team Practice Sunday 10th April 1pm till 4pm

If you are coming to Archery Camp in May you need to attend these final outdoor practice sessions as we'll be doing Clout as well as target shooting.
The sessions are all held at Bowbrook Archery field

Due to hire costs each session is £3 cash please. (But there is squash and biscuits usually)!!!

BEWARE it's not easy to find, read these directions first...
Bowbrook Archers Field • Hollowdene • Near Withington • Shrewsbury • Satnav Postcode: SY4 4PS • OS ref: Sheet 126 575138
From the Sundorne roundabout take the B5062 towards Roden. In 1.4 miles at the top of the hill past Haughmond Abbey turn right. In 0.7 miles carry straight on at the crossroad onto a single track lane, carry on for 1.1 miles, then turn left at the crossroad. Carry on for 0.4 miles, the field is on the right just past the crossroad.
On the old A5 From Wellington in 2.2 miles, turn right for Rodington. In 1.1 miles cross over B4394. Carry on for 3.1 miles, turn left for Upton Magna, field is 0.5 miles on the left.
From Atcham, turn up the side of Attingham Park. Fork Right at Berwick Wharf to Upton Magna. Road goes over the A5 to Upton Magna. Go straight through Upton Magna. 1⁄4 mile after Upton Magna, go straight ahead where the larger road bears Right. Go along this road to the second cross roads. The field is on the far Right corner at the second cross roads. You can drive straight on to the field.
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