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Always do my best

3 Feb 2017
cub invest

Yesterday we invested another Cub. Aside from the normal badges (Membership Award, County/District/Scout Group badges) this new recruit took away a set of Activity and Staged Activity badges from his participation already – including Pioneering, Sailing 1 and Time-on-water 1.
Pack Forum
A part of the evening was taken up with a Pack Forum in which the youngsters declared which badges interested …

We are sailing

5 Dec 2016
cattewater formation

On Saturday 3 December a group from 35th Plymouth (Whitleigh) Scout Group sailing with www.plymouthyouthsailing.co.uk out from Mount Batten Watersports & Activities Centre
The eight (Owen, Jessica, Luke, Cameron, Kaiden, Lennon, Nathan and David) learnt to put their own dinghy together before launching.
In the morning the group sailed in the Plym, just off from Mountbatten, practicing the skills required to to …

Remembrance Day Service

14 Nov 2016

Members from all three sections attended the Remembrance Day Service at the Church of Ascension, Crownhill, on Sunday.
The Service began at 10:00 and finished shortly after 11:30. The service included a sermon on Respect for each others’ views and ended with a traditional Last Post bugle call.
The Scout Group’s flags were carried by David Ford (Beavers), Jacob Newson (Cubs) and …

Knots and lashings

12 Nov 2016
square lashing close-up

As part of the Pioneer activity badge the Cubs practiced tying knots and lashings this week.
Knots
The badge requires knowledge of three simple knots and one hitch.
We practiced:
Sheet Bend
Reef Knot
Figure-of-eight
Clove Hitch
Lashings

We practiced Square Lashings on bamboo poles before working in teams to make small stretchers with 4 poles in a rectangle and 4 Square Lashings at the crossing points. Each team …

Navigation videos from the Ordnance Survey

9 Nov 2016
navigation

Working towards: Navigation Staged Activity Badge
Navigation is assessed according to 5 stages. Details can be found on the scouts.org.uk website.
The first two stages are quite basic and most youngsters are able to pick up the required skills quickly during an evening session.
The skills required for the later stages require a good understanding of the principles as well as plenty of …