Articles Archive for February 2014
The 9th cub scouts started off 2014 with most of the pack attending the BBC’s ‘Stargazing Live’ event at the Leicester University on Wednesday 8th January.
The evening was really wet – so wet that all the outside activities had to be cancelled. (When I arrived back home I literally had to wring out my socks!) But, never deterred we all turned up and the cubs soon got stuck into all the great activities being run inside the University.
Many of the parents had supported us and so we were able to split up into small groups so that the cubs could get the most out of the evening.
Between 15th and 17th November, 20 explorers (14-18 year old scouts) and 6 leaders went on an exciting weekend to Hag dyke, North Yorkshire for an active weekend of caving, hiking and very explosive potato canons.
We left St Peters church hall at 6:30 on the Friday seting off on what turned out to be the longest journey to camp I’ve ever had. A quick break at wooley edge left us ready to go, not long now… or so I thought! At 11:30 we finally got to the car park, little did I know there was another 1 1/8 mile hike to get there.
You might have heard that Scouting is changing. For the first time, we’re offering an additional alternative Promise that will allow those who have no faith to promise to do their best, to uphold our Scout values and to do their duty to the Queen.
But what does that mean to Scouting here in Leicestershire?
Put simply, it means more people than ever can join Scouting. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation and we have removed barriers that might prevent those who share our values from taking part.