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Summer Camp 2019 Presentation

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


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

All-at-Home

posted 31 May 2020, 00:16 by Alan Foord

Indoor runway, from the living room curtain rail, into the hall, through the front door and into the porch. Grommit looks a little apprehensive!

All-at-Home

posted 30 May 2020, 06:11 by Alan Foord

Cool cat...
 

All-at-Home

posted 30 May 2020, 03:45 by Alan Foord   [ updated 30 May 2020, 03:49 ]

A couple of perspective photos...
All the Fills are 6ft tall..!

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 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!


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.

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.

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