Our Scouts went on an adventure last Saturday 9th September hiking six miles to a lake in Wokingham to go night fishing. On route they encountered thunder storms however this did not dampen their enthusiasm as they soon started to catch 10lb Carp. The Scouts literally lived upto the night fishing experience with the last one retiring to their camp bed at 2am only to be woken by their Leaders 5.30 hours later to start packing and striking camp followed by a hearty cooked breakfast before hiking back to the Scout Hut.
The event would not have been possible without the support and permission from Crowthorne Fishing www.crowthorne-angling.co.uk and our three fishing volunteers Jason, Matt and Mick. One parent commented “he had a brilliant time thank you all” and the Scouts wish to say thanks to everyone for giving them this experience and providing them with the opportunity to earn their Angling Activity Badge.
14 Scouts attended the Hells Fire Camp at Phasels Wood on the 28-30 April and took part in air rifle, climbing and zip wire activities.
On the way home on Sunday, they visited the Hells Fire Caves in High Wycombe www.hellfirecaves.co.uk, very dark, damp and chalky.
We received a couple of messages from parents
- “thank you for taking them, he certainly enjoyed himself”
- “thanks for camp he had a great time”
A big thankyou goes out to two parents who attended and supported this camp Jonathan and David, without whom the camp would not have been the success it was, especially when we lost a Leader due to illness.
Here’s to the next camp
Derek Salter AGSL
Once again, we were fortunate with the sunshine at the weekend where over 20 Beavers from 2nd Bracknell took part in the Remembrance parade on Sunday 13th November in Bracknell Town Centre.
The Beavers all did themselves and 2nd Bracknell proud in their attitude and behaviour.
Well done Beavers
2nd Bracknell and The Parks Scout Groups enjoyed a sunny afternoon at The Parks Community Hall and park last Sunday 17th July in celebrating the past year of scouting with over 200 members, their families and dogs.
It was themed “give it a go” and everyone enjoyed the activities rope making, wide games, pioneering, garden games, dog agility and a bouncy castle, finishing with a BBQ and smores yum! and if they were still hungry the Explorer Scouts ran a tuck shop to raise funds for their next camp.
One parent wrote “I just wanted to thank everyone involved for a fantastic day. It was the first time my son and I had been to something like this and he loved it.”
30 Beavers enjoyed a sleepover at Earleywood Camp site last Friday 3rd June and took part in a variety activities including lighting fires, tent & shelter building, pioneering, rope making, climbing wall and they made their own sandwich lunch.
21 Beavers achieved their 1st night’s away experience and they all earned their Camp Craft activity badge too.
One parent wrote “We would like to thank you and all the other leaders wholeheartedly for organising the Beavers sleepover camp. He was very apprehensive, it being his first ever camp, but he gave it 10/10, said he “loved everything” and wants to “do it again immediately”! I’d say that was a success!”
Derek Salter – AGSL