Stuff to Do This Week

Normal Scouts this Friday
  1. Have you paid your SUBS?

Twang..............Thud..........Archery Night (At Last!!!)...

Pete had a bit of a 'bad hair day' at the archery nationals this year.  I suppose turning that colour would put anyone off their aim!

Come along this Friday and have a go at archery.  If you haven't shot before there are Archery Leaders who will turn you into Legolas.

We have to split into 2 squads because there are so may of you - please book your session on the Eventbrite below.  The archery butts are at the other end of PGL so the first squad needs to meet outside the hut at 6.15, the second at 7.15.

As you get more and more into archery your skin slowly changes colour, You grow a mullet hairdo and your teeth go bad - Pete, no, put that bow down..............

Archery Postponed..........Bring on the Kites.

OK, so all the Leaders except Phil have done a runner so archery has been postponed to Friday the 27th of May.  Instead, we will hone our craft skills by making kites ready to fly them when we come back after half term.

JOTT Hike Photos

A great turnout for this years JOTT hike with 26 people representing Boreatton. If you missed it, here's a few photographs taken by Alan.
Let's Go!
The Big Blue Sky
Shady Glades
Lunch Time, With our Youngest Hiker
Picnic Table
Dam Building
Waterfall Jumping
And a Duck Race

National Archery Championships Camp 2016

Well that was a very hot and sunny camp, I'm looking forward to Winter Camp now!
I think we all had a great time at Phasels Wood, near Hemel Hempstead. The Shropshire Team did pretty well too with five medals, a couple of them gold and the overall silver medal.
Hopefully all the team parents can see the masses of photos Mike took on the Archery Team Facebook Group. You should have received an invite to join. For the rest of you here's a few samples and you can find more here.

Clout, our first event.
20m Targets, the main event
Field Archery
Human Table Football
Downhill Racing
Spider Mountain
Viking Kubb Game
High Ropes
Artificial Caving
Anything else we did will have to remain a secret...

Face paints should be banned!!!???!

Eeeek....what a scary lot you are! And also pretty brilliantly imaginative.  Give you a surf board, a Jack Sparrow wig,a caving helmet and you can make a truly amazing mini-play.

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.