Scouts

Scouts is the third section in the scouting family and is for boys and girls aged 10-14. It comes after cubs and before Explorers.

Our scouts meet as two separate troops at the Group HQ.  Both troops meet between 7:30 and 9.  “Wildcat” troop meet on a Wednesday, “Raptor” troop on a Thursday.

Plus of course both troops have plenty of weekend camps and trips out mostly together. Recent trips have included white water canoeing, a weekend climbing in the Peak District and mountain biking in Thetford Forest.

A typical evening could include anything from wide games to cook offs to falconry to first aid training. Having once even run a fashion show there’s not much we won’t have a try at!

Here are some of the things we’ve done recently:

Originally planned for October 2023 but delayed by an Atlantic storm 12 intrepid scouts headed for North Wales in May to get some proper experience of the Snowdonia mountains and real hill walking. The target was the classic route of Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach via The Devils Kitchen. A classic North Wales route!

January came and it was time to shake off the Christmas cobwebs and so what better way to spend the coldest month of the year than head off to camp? The Tolmers Fire and Ice weekend was spent as part of a district contingent and meant everything from er…. fire to er…. ice and of course a woodland disco!

Meanwhile back at the HQ we had a curry night to warm everyone up and finished term with the district incident hike run by our friends at the university scout and guide club

 

Back in September both scout troops rounded off the summer camping season with a gloriously sunny weekend at Gilwell, the international home of scouting. A lovely way to sign off 🙂

As July drew into August and our various international contingents made their way home a contingent of scouts from both troops headed off to somewhere a little closer to home for a hike a long the Norfolk Coast.

Friday night saw us hosted by our friends at 1st Sherringham Sea Scouts who we would like thank for their brilliant hospitality! Saturday saw our intrepid gang first encounter a seal basking in the sun at Sherringham life Boat House before we headed along the coast.

Hiking is all very well but when its a sunny day…. and you happen to come to the beach at Cromer early afternoon… what else can you do but go for a swim? Even if the north sea is a touch fresh! Fully refreshed the scouts headed along the increasingly remote and beautiful coast reaching Mundesley for fish and chips and epic stone skimming competition on the beach at dinner time.

We were hosted for the evening by the very hospitable village hall and would like to thank them for the excellent accomodation 🙂

Sunday saw the scouts head in land and navigate their way through the Norfolk countryside to North Walsham, tired but very proud of a long trek well completed.

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