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Cubs restarting after the hols

posted 20 Aug 2019, 15:15 by Tom Toy

The three packs return to the fray, after the holiday, in the week commencing 9th September.

Beavers on the River

posted 8 Jul 2019, 02:35 by Jane Moore

Recently 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! 
        
 
Thanks to the Wokingham Waterside centre whose great instructors ensured the Beavers got the very most out of their experience.

Where's the Summer Camp 2018 Video?

posted 31 Mar 2019, 03:36 by Zed Scouts

Oops - somehow I completely forgot to actually add the Summer Camp 2018 presentation film to the website!


Hope it brings back some good memories, and gets you all looking forward to this year in Dartmoor!

Zed

Beavers meet the Birds

posted 16 Feb 2019, 10:13 by Jane Moore   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 02:44 by Jane Moore ]

Our Beaver Scouts had a great encounter with some birds of prey this week 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 Sep 2018, 14:39 by Jane Moore   [ updated 22 Sep 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!


Scout National Archery Competition 2018

posted 20 May 2018, 06:00 by Zed Scouts   [ updated 8 Jul 2018, 00:44 by Droof Scouts ]

Whilst most of you were basking in the sun at Stonor (?!) for the last ever 'P&S' camp - 9 Scouts and 3 Leaders attended the National Archery competition at Phasels Wood Campsite (home to Loddon's 2007 also rather wet centenary camp!)

And whilst the weather was similar to what the rest of the group enjoyed, I can say (somewhat modestly) we did rather well!

There are 4 different events organised (but with different ages and equipment) 20 yard target archery, 40 yard target archery, a field archery event and a clout event.  Twyford managed to have winners in 3 of them and a silver in the 4th!

Twyford Scout Troop can now claim fame to having the National Scout U14 Field Archery Champion (Josh), the National Scout U14 Clout Archery Champion (Arthur) and the National Scout U18 40yard Barebow Archery Champion (Maia) , with only the U14 20 yard eluding us (Josh came second!) from a potential clean sweep in all 4 events!

All in all, a very successful weekend, and I am looking forward to going next year to take you all back to defend your trophies, and hopefully pick up some more medals and trophies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL my fellow coaches (past, on hold and current) and also the 9 scouts (you know who you are) for a very enjoyable weekend

Finally, I would like to thank my fellow Leaders Dug and Comet as well as the nine Brussels for their contribution to another excellent archery event for Twyford!

Right then, bragging over - Night All!!

A rather proud Zed!

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.

Summer Camp 2016 - Video

posted 5 Nov 2016, 13:03 by Zed Scouts   [ updated 5 Nov 2016, 13:07 ]

Summer Camp 2016


In something of a record for me, the videos are now on the website!  Click photo to have a look.  Regards, Zed

Loddon District - Great Breakfast Chase 2016

posted 10 Oct 2016, 03:19 by Phil Hayes   [ updated 10 Oct 2016, 05:39 ]

Team Papa - winning GBC 2016
 
A big congratulations to the 4 scout teams who competed in this weekend's Great Breakfast Chase at Dorneywood. Our 4 teams all finished in the top ten, which is an excellent achievement. The event entails each team of scouts working out a route for a night incident hike, navigating around the countryside during the hours of darkness and completing tasks (this year the tasks included crossing a 'minefield', memory tests, solving puzzles), for each task completed, an item of breakfast is gained. The team with the highest overall score in completing the tasks is the overall winner. This year's event saw teams from 9 scout troops, who all seemed to enjoy being out after dark. The overall winning team this year, was our own team Papa (each team is given a phonetic letter), so a big well done to William, Rhys, Lewis and Nathan on bringing the trophy back to Twyford for another year - this also gives Twyford valuable points towards the district Murray Plate competition.

Loddon District - Big Camp and Camping Competition

posted 19 Jun 2016, 10:18 by Phil Hayes

A huge well done to the scouts who turned up for this year's district Big Camp and Camping Competition (part of the district Murray Plate Competition). You made us very proud with your efforts this weekend, and the valuable points collected for coming first in the Camping Competition for the first time since 2005 - this sets us up for another good competition for the remaining events. The event saw almost 70 scouts (representing 8 troops) from around the district, enjoy a great mix of activities and fun (including a great campfire with Loddon's Got Talent) over at Dorneywood Campsite in Burnham Beeches.

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