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Remembrance 'Parade'.

posted 9 Nov 2020, 09:43 by Alan Foord   [ updated 15 Nov 2020, 04:05 by Zed Rogers ]

As the normal service and parade was cancelled, Oliver and Finlay (and family, thanks for the photos) took time out of their afternoon to lay the wreath on behalf of the Group at the memorial.


   

Summer Camp 2019 Presentation

posted 30 Sept 2020, 14:21 by Zed Scouts   [ updated 30 Sept 2020, 14:27 ]


Finally got around to uploading the Scout camp video from last year! - Have a look here - Enjoy!

Beavers visit Pets at Home

posted 6 Mar 2020, 02:15 by Jane Moore   [ updated 26 Apr 2020, 12:49 ]

In March both colonies had separate visits to the Wokingham store.  
They had hands on experiences with Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, a Hamster and each fed some fish. 

 They learned a lot and several would have gone home wanting to add to their menageries at home!  The visits were enjoyed by all thanks to the expert knowledge of the staff. The Beavers will attain their Animal Friend Activity Badge.


Beavers on the River

posted 8 Jul 2019, 02:35 by Jane Moore   [ updated 27 Feb 2020, 05:24 ]

Last summer the Beavers tried KataKanuing - what a great time they had!  In case you don't know a KataKanu is a catamaran made by permanently fixing two kayaks together - so a great chance for Beavers to earn a 'Time on the Water' badge in a craft that can't tip over!  We are planning to have another go in July 2020.  Watch this space!
        
 
Thanks to the Wokingham Waterside centre whose great instructors ensured the Beavers got the very most out of their experience.

Beavers meet the Birds

posted 16 Feb 2019, 10:13 by Jane Moore   [ updated 27 Feb 2020, 05:22 by Jane Moore ]

Our Beaver Scouts had a great encounter with some birds of prey thanks to a visit from our local Feathers & Fur Falconry Centre. 

The Beavers met Bailey the Barn Owl, Bourneville the Kestrel & Charlie the Indian Eagle.
  
Wearing gauntlets the Beavers were able to have both Bailey & Bourneville 'perch' on their arms.  Charlie was too heavy for them to hold! 

The Beavers learned a lot of interesting information about the birds especially that the kestrel uses his ultraviolet eyesight to follow the trail of wee from mice to catch them!   Exactly the type of info that Beavers enjoy knowing!

The finale was amazing as the Beavers lay on the floor while Echo, a Harris Hawk, flew so low over them that they could feel the draught from his huge wings.

Climbing Beavers

posted 22 Sept 2018, 14:39 by Jane Moore   [ updated 22 Sept 2018, 14:52 ]

 

Thanks to Paul from the County Climbing Team our Beavers, like the other sections of the Group, were able to go climbing last week. Using a borrowed mobile wall every youngster in the Group had the opportunity to try this adventurous activity.  For many Beavers this was their first experience of climbing and quite a few managed to reach the top!  They all enjoyed the challenge and finished the evening with wide grins on their faces!  Scouting in 
action!


Cubs Renew Promise for 100 Years of Cub Scouts

posted 18 Dec 2016, 06:31 by Andy Dent

Friday 16th December 2016 marked the 100 year anniversary of Cub Scouts. To honour the occasion, all three Twyford Cub packs assembled at Twyford village centre to renew their promise.

Twyford Cubs Renew Promise
The renewal of their promise comes as the final special activity organised this year to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts. Other activities included an overnight stay on the HMS Belfast, a special showing of The Jungle Book film at Odeon, Maidenhead and additional activities at the annual group Cub Camp.

 

Following the renewal of their promise all attendees were rewarded with a commemorative cake, 100 of which were prepared by one of our Cub leaders.

A proud moment in Africa

posted 21 Oct 2015, 13:45 by Phil Hayes

Sam Cook is awarded his Chief Scouts Gold Award and is invested as a member of Loddon District Explorer Scouts by Livi Mark. Livi is a good friend of Berkshire Scouts, Scout Commissioner for Mityana District and head of the Bukeke Children's Centre School where 1st Twyford have been sponsoring the teaching staff. Scouts and leaders from the group have been working in and around Mityana working on Project Africa, which focuses on building and re-furbishing school building for the local communities.
  

Scouts collect the Murray Plate

posted 4 May 2015, 13:35 by Phil Hayes

Mark Ballard (ADC Scouts Loddon District) presenting the Murray Plate to 1st Twyford scouts at this year's district camping competition. The Murray Plate is a competition based around 6 different events (camping, raft building/racing, night incident hike, cooking, 10 pin bowling and 5 a side football). Teams from all scout troops (14) in Loddon District are able to enter, with points awarded at each event towards the annual total. 

Scouts win the Loddon District 5 a side competition

posted 29 Mar 2015, 10:18 by Phil Hayes   [ updated 29 Mar 2015, 10:56 ]

A big well done to the scouts who took part in this year's Loddon District 5 a side football competition - winning their league and then going on to win a very close final in extra time against 1st Wargrave. This has been a particularly successful year for the troop in the district competition (The Murray Plate) with more than 40 different scouts taking part in 5 events throughout the year. The troop has scored consistently well throughout the competitions with a 3rd place in the raft race, 1st place in the Breakfast Chase, 4th place in the Ten Pin Bowling, 3rd place in the Cooking Competition and now another 1st place in the 5 a side football. This means that for the 2014/15 event Twyford has re-claimed the Murray Plate for the first time since 2006/07.

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