Members of the 2nd Beeston (Parish Church) Sea Scout Group turned out in force on Sunday 10th April to raise funds towards the purchase of Canadian Canoes to supplement their current fleet of kayaks, pulling boats and canoes.
Leaders, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, supported by mums, dads and supporters joined forces to make the journey from Beeston Marina to Nottingham – a distance of just over 4 miles. Some walked along the canal towpath, others paddled or rowed, but the result was a amazing fun day out for young people and adults alike.
We are hopeful that the final tally, after receipt of gift aid, will exceed £1000.
Paul Boss (Group Scout Leader) commented “We are very grateful to everybody that turned out and supported this special fund-rasing event. Our special thanks goes to all our young members who took part, and to their parents for supporting them. It was a fantastic “team effort” and everybody can be proud of their achievement.”
“This is an example of the extended programme of activities that Sea Scouting can offer, and we invite more young people to join our Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer Scout sections where they, too, can enjoy similar water-based activities”
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
2016 – 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.
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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 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.
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