2nd Beeston Sea Scouts (Parish Church) Group Blog

Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade will be on Sunday 12th November 2017.

Please meet at the British legion at 10.00hrs parade to the cenotaph.

2017 Sponsored Paddle

 

This time is upon us again the sponsored padded 2017. We will be starting at Beeton heading towards Castle Marina stopping for lunch and heading right the way back again.

This event is open to all members and family, You can walk, paddle or row (pulling in our terms!).

We are aiming to raise money to replace and buy new equipment to open up new activity’s to the young people in the group giving them a FUN scouting experience. you can sponsor us at www.everyclick.com/2ndbeestonseascouts

An opportunity to join the Scouting Adventure – NOW!

SPARE PLACES IN BEAVERS, CUBS AND SCOUTS

Our Scout Group, situated on Lilac Grove in Beeston,  has spare places in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Sections.

What is more – we are special because we are different! Not only do we offer the traditional programme of Scouting skills at all levels, we are a Sea Scout Group, offering water activities during the summer months from our Activity Centre at Barton Island on the River Trent (opposite Attenborough Nature Reserve).

All sections are open to boys and girls.

Beavers is for 6 & 7 year-olds. They meet on Thursday evenings from 6.15pm – 7.30pm

Cubs is for 8 & 9 year-olds. They meet on Mondays from 6.45pm – 8.15pm

Scouts is for 10 – 14 year-olds. They meet on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.00pm

For more information please contact us

 

 

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It’s the Cub Scout Year of Celebration! – Join the Adventure

Cubs 1002016 – The Cub Scout Centenary

In 1916, Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of what was then known as The Boy Scout Association, was faced with a problem.

Nine years earlier he had successfully launched the Boy Scouts for boys aged 10 – 16, and found that their younger brothers were getting really frustrated because they could not be a “Scout”.

His solution was simple. He started a new section for boys aged 8 – 10 called Wolf Cubs, and based the section on the stories by Rudyard Kipling in his two books, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book.

The story, made famous by the Walt Disney Film “The Jungle Book” was about a young boy who ventured into the jungle and was “adopted” by a pack of wolves. The leader of the pack was “Akela”. The boy, “Mowgli” was befriended by various animals in the Jungle. They were Baloo – the bear, Bagheera – the black panther, and Colonel Haithi – the leader of the elephants – to name just a few. Then there was Kaa – the snake and Shere Khan –  tiger. They also tried to befriend Mowgli. The rest is history!

In 1969 the Wolf Cubs were “re-branded” as Cub Scouts.

The modern day Cub Scout section is open to boys and girls (yes – GIRLS!)

A series of local and national events will be taking place this year to mark 100 years of Cub Scouting. If you are aged 8 – 10 and fancy joining the adventure do please contacting us using the contact form on this website.

New Website

Welcome to our new look website!

We will be increasing the content over the coming weeks so please come back and see what additional items we have added.

If you would like additional information to be made available to please contact us and we will do our best to update the site for you

Summer Camp 2015

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Summer camp 2015 was a repeat of a great camp in 2010

We returned to Scout Centrum, a scout camp site on the outskirts of Rotterdam in Holland for a week of fun-packed activities.

We were joined by Explorer Scouts from Discovery and Pioneer Explorer Units and Scouts from the 2nd Attenborough Scout Group.

We biked to Gouda, about an hours cycle ride away  (and NO hills), where we savoured the local cheese and embraced many of the wonderful sights.

We took part in great dutch sport of Fierljeppen (pole vaulting over !!!!!!!! streams and canals)

Barton Island Upgrade

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Barton Island has recently been upgraded with help a lot of help from the TA and transportation from Beeston Marina.

The work included a new boat house, bunkhouse and existing facilities were repaired and upgraded.

You might have seen us on East Midlands Today.

See an article in the Nottingham Post

We are constantly looking for help with the maintenance of the facilities on the island. If you think you could help with this please contact us.

 

More information and pictures to follow