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
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
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.