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Family Camp 2010

The Group held its first family camp at Sherbrooke Campsite on the weekend of 19th & 20th June.

Nearly 90 people attended and we were lucky to have some great weather, although the nights were a little chilly for some.

There were plenty of activities to keep both young and old busy, including climbing, tunnelling, crate-stacking, zip-lining, archery and crafts, but the surprise hit of the weekend was the bottle rockets, with constantly refined designs resulting in some very impressive launches.

The talent competition also proved very popular and was won with a terrific unaccompanied rendition of Super Trooper. The theme of the camp was space and there were some great fancy dress costumes that reflected this.

A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped with the running of the camp, but particularly to AGSL Phil for organising it and Sarah for doing such a great job of the catering.

Patrol Leaders’ Training Camp

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The PLs and APLs spent a weekend honing their skills at Sherbrooke camp site, completing a variety of different tasks from building a trebuchet to cooking a main meal of sausage casserole and steamed pudding from scratch all on one fire by themselves!

Saturday was practical work whilst Sunday was more theory and “classroom” based. learning about what motivates people, working as a team, what a leader is and how to have a vision of what they wish to achieve for their patrols and how to make it a reality.

The “classroom session” finished with the PL’s and APL’s having to teach everyone a non Scouting skill from making a paper water-bomb, martial arts moves and head scarves!

All in all a very productive weekend and enjoyable weekend.

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£164.62 Raised on Bonfire Crepe Stall

Thank you to everyone who supported our crepe stall at the district bonfire event. Special thanks to: Sarah DK for organising us all, Sarah and Nuttavee (Kim) for keeping the crepes coming; Rich (Rama) and Phil for ‘running’ and making sure everything was where it needed to be; Stuart C and Stuart K for being the most entertaining servers in spite of the Golden Syrup; Ade for mucking in on his first involvement with 6th Beeston and making loads of tea and coffee; Daz for electricity and drumming up business; Joe for sorting the money for us at the end of the night and to everyone who supported us by buying from our stall!

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Last Autumn (2008) The Beavers, Cubs and Brownies sent off for Mini Pots of Care kits from Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In October, we unpacked our boxes, rehydrated the compost and had great fun getting dirty planting the bulbs. We had to look after them very carefully.

At the Carol Service, in December,  the monies raised from donations for the refreshments, were forwarded to Marie Curie Cancer Care, you can see their thank you letter from Marie Curie here.

In early March, we decorated the pot covers and took our treasured daffodils home for our families to enjoy.