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Scout Raft-building, Lopwell Dam

25 Sep 2017

On Friday, 5 Scouts and one guest visited Lopwell Dam in order to construct and paddle their own rafts. Despite the weather, two rafts were built and both survived several crossings of the river. The only ones who got wete were those who decided to jump in afterwards.
Construction
Each raft was constructed from 6 bits of timber. Square lashings were used …

Gutter Tor Group Camp, 2017

19 Sep 2017

From the evening of Friday 28 July until the morning of Monday 31 July a large number of our youngsters took part in the first group camp, based at the ‘old scout hut’, now owned by HMS Raleigh, just beyond the Gutter Tor car park. Despite the weather, we are pleased to report a very enjoyable event.
Leaders:
Steve Carter (GSL)
Sarah Bean …

Fun on the water, Saltash Passage

19 Jun 2017

14 Scouts and Cubs attended a Sailing and Kayaking session at Saltash Passage on Friday evening, in glorious weather conditions. Due to numbers the group split into three sections and rotated through the dingy, the kayaks and the support boat. A few decided to go it alone at the end to round off a great evening.
The session will count towards …

A New Media System

28 Apr 2017

A big thank you to Whitleigh Big Local for funding our new Media System. Yesterday we received a projector, a screen and a sound bar which combine to make a very effective display yet are easily assembled and totally portable.

Special thanks also to Ryan Boundy, ICT Technical Support at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, for researching the items for …

Kayaking at Saltash Passage

27 Apr 2017

Yesterday evening, 26 April, a group from 35th Plymouth went to the Scouts Activity Centre at Saltash Passage for a taster session of kayaking.
Time on water
Well done to all those out on the water
Scouts
Cameron, Evelyn, Jessica, John, Luke, Owen, Sophie with Section Leader Sarah
Cubs
Chloe, Cody, David, Harley, Jacob, Kaidan, Nathan, Taylor with Assistant Section Leader Kevin
Cub Section Leader Mark and Chairman Ian …

St. George’s Day Scout Parade, Home Park

24 Apr 2017

Congratulations to all those who attended the St. George’s Day Parade at Plymouth Argyle’s stadium, Home Park. You were all smartly dressed and well behaved – and did 35th Plymouth proud.
The event began at 13:00 with 2 hours of ‘bases’, a scouting term for activities designed to be fun yet challenging. For our base we took one of the sideshows …