Scouting has been busy in this its Centenary Year. The children have all been joining in the adventure, helped by a team of enthusiastic voluntary Leaders and Assistants. We meet every Wednesday in term time at Wilstone Village Hall.
The Beavers have found out about and met people in the community, been to RAF Halton to learn about flying and then made their own paper planes and kites as well as joined in outside events at Wendover Woods and county campsites. The Scouts have exciting outdoor activities, learning skills to help them in district and county competitions from camping, sailing, cooking and raft building to night time logistical tasks and orienteering.
This summer some of them had an adventurous two week camp at a Scottish base in the Highlands undertaking strenuous hill walking, sailing and cycling. Cubs had a camp where they were challenged by rock climbing, archery and building rafts to sail on the lake. They have also been working on badges such as weather, naturalist and fitness as well as making bird boxes and racing go-karts.
As with all organisations we always need help – more help shares the work. We have a good team, but at the moment really need someone to assist the Cub Leader. He is unable to continue after Christmas without at least one Assistant. This person would help with some of the planning and assist along with a parent helper at the meetings. Would you like to help children continue to reap the benefits of Scouting? You do need to have children who are/have been in Scouts. Younger or older, can you help? It would be a shame to see the Cub pack close after Christmas.
If you would like to discuss it further please ring Jane Dawson (Group Scout Leader) on 01442 827410
Article appeared in the Village News December 2007 page 7 by Jane Dawson