Scouts Calendar Spring 2010

Scout Leader: Simon Archer
Assistant Scout Leader: Chris Hancox (07789417594)
Current Scout Patrol Scores: Hawk: 7 Falcon: 9.5 Kestrel: 8 SCD: 7

Date

Activity/Event

Badge

Wed
25-Dec-09

MERRY CHRISTMAS SCOUTS

Fri 08-Jan-2010

NO SCOUTS

Fri
15-Jan-2010


Welcome back to Spring Term!
Assignment of Patrols and Patrol Leaders (Falcons, Hawks etc)Kim’s Game (Originally invented by Rudyard Kipling in his novel Kim
and later in Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys (1908). Observational
Skills game used in the book to help with British espionage training.Pull the Elephant Game (Bowline and Reef)- Who wants to do Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club (CUSAGC) Incident
Hike on 7th March 2010?
New payment method – pay half termly (spread the cost of scouts by paying
per half term)
  

Fri
22-Jan-2010

Preparing for Incident Hike:
– Basic Map Reading & Compass Skills (Scale, Grid Ref & Bearings,
Symbols)
Scout Skills Mapping
Orienteering

Using the British National Grid

– Sewing on Badges (point for each Scout with a sewn on badge)
Pull the Elephant Game (Bowline and Reef) Continued


Orienteering

Navigator

Fri
29-Jan-2010

Compass Challenge (meet at Hinchingbrooke Park Car Park, Huntingdon at 7:30pm)
– Navigate Using basic Map and compass, navigation at night
– Compass bearing challenge (Using a Compass )
– Kit needed for Incident Hike preparation
Countryside Code
(bring a TORCH, warm clothing, water
proof, sensible footwear as could be muddy)

Navigator

Fri
05-Feb-2010

Fenland Incident Hike Details (plus
prep – rucksack, cloths, shoes etc)
– Map Reading (Continued) Map
Scales and Contour Lines

Create Campsite and/or Contour Model (bring cardboard)
(valley, col, ridge, spur, etc)

Pull the Elephant Game (Bowline and Reef) Continued

Creative
Challenge

Navigator

Fri
12-Feb-2010

Preparing for Incident Hike:
Incident (What to take, cloths, rucksack etc)
Figure-of-8 lashing to build a tripod
Pull the Elephant Game (Bowline and Reef)

Navigator

Sun 13-Feb-2010

Ice Skating at Planet Ice, 1 Mallard Rd, Peterborough, PE3 8YN
Cost:- £7 per child
Times:- 2-9pm
    2pm – Arrive at Ice Rink by 2pm
2-4pm – Ice Skating
4-6pm – Packed Lunch/Dinner
6-9pm – Watch Ice Hockey Match
9pm – Pickup from Ice Rink
Event Letter from Cub Leader

Navigator

Sun 14-Feb-2010

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Fenland Incident Hike
(approx 6 miles hiking with various
challenges along the way, total time approx 3-4hrs)

Start
at Doddington Church at 8:30am
First team to start at approx 8:45am (staggered start times)
End approx 1-4pm at March Scouts HQ, Badgeney Rd,
March(bring warm clothing, water proofs, sensible footwear as could be
muddy)
Learn Figure of 8 lashing, bring a pen

Navigator

Fri
19-Feb-2010

  HALF TERM – Orienteering at Hinchingbrooke Park MOVED TO
SUMMER TERM
    Orienteering

Fri 26-Feb-2010

Prep for Incident Hike

Fri 05-Mar-2010

Prep for Incident Hike


Orienteering

Navigator

Sun 07-Mar-2010

Incident Hike called Forward 2010 at Cambridge organised by Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club
(CUSAGC) 
Orienteering
Navigator

Fri
12-Mar-2010

Climbing Badge (Mepal Outdoor Centre)
(Climbing badge cost is £30 per Scout, to be paid by end of Feb)
START AT 7:30pm to 9pm
Climbing Badge

Sun 14-Mar-2010

FREE Kayak at Mepal Outdoor Centre (1:30 – 3:30pm)
Mepal Outdoor Centre have invited the Scouts to be a novice group for
a Kayak coach assessment they are running, so we get to Kayak for
FREE.
FREE KAYAK

Fri 19-Mar-2010

Climbing Badge (Mepal Outdoor Centre)
7:30pm to 9pm
Climbing Badge

Fri
26-Mar-2010

Climbing Badge (Mepal Outdoor Centre)
7:30pm to 9pm
8:30 – 9pm – Awards and Investitures Please bring your
Uniforms
– Please all parent
come along to see the end of the climbing, receive badges/awards and
investitures.
Climbing Badge

Fri
02-Apr-2010


EASTER HOLIDAYS

Fri
09-Apr-2010


EASTER HOLIDAYS
Fri
16-Apr-2010
Scouts
Fri 23-Apr-2010 Make St Georges Day Woggles
Sun 25-Apr-2010 ST GEORGES DAY – Whittlesey
We will assemble (venue to be confirmed) at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start,
followed by service in St Marys Church, Whittlesey at 3pm, for approx 3/4
hour, then parade back to assembly point.
Fri 30-Apr-2010 Scouts
Tues 04-May-2010 Visit Town Council Meeting to discuss Scouts (leaders only)
Fri 7-May-2010 Scouts
Fri 8-9 May-2010 County Activities Competition Weekend (see
County website)
At Mepal Outdoor Centre
Start 1pm until Mid afternoon Sunday
Open to Scouts and Explorers in Teams of 4. There will be
individual competitions for each event, and there is a limit on the number
of Teams allowed. (Bookings 1st come 1st served.)  Enter up to 12
events.As usual, Cycle Cross,  Canoe/Kayak Slalom,  Canoe
Polo,  Water Races,  Lifesaving Skills,  Climbing,  High
Ropes skills,  Assault Course,  Dinghy Sailing,  Archery,
Air Rifle,   Orienteering,  Petanque,  Volleyball,  Team
Building Brain Teasers,  BLOOD & GORE  911,  Sedan
Chair Race,  Push Kart Race,  Raft Race,
Campfire,  BBQ,  Wide Game.Cost £22 per Scout
Fri 14-May-2010 Canoeist Badge (7:30 – 9pm)
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Sat 15-May-2010 Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Training Day
Start 10am – Lunch – 5pm + Evening Meal + Wide Game + Campfire + 9pm
finish
AT = Spalding Campsite
Cost = £5 per Scout
Fri 21-May-2010 Canoeist Badge (7:30 – 9pm)
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Fri 21-23 May 2010 Mini Camp (Location TBA)
Fri 28-May-2010 Canoeist Badge (7:30 – 9pm)
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Fri 04-June-2010 Half Term
Fri 11-June-2010 Prepare for Raft building (time to use your bowline, reef, lashing and clove hitch
skills)
Lashings

and Simple
Knots

Fri 18-June-2010 Raft Building with Doddington Scouts at Mepal Outdoor Centre (START 5:30pm)
Cost = £5 per Scout
Fri 25-June-2010 Scouts
Sat 26-June-2010

Meeting Point
– Church Lane car park opposite the council chambers.
(Church Lane will be closed to traffic from 10am and Church Lane
Car Park will be closed to all parking)Times – Gather for parade
from 11.30am. Midday depart from Church Lane.Route – Church Lane, Market
Hill, High Street & FurrowfieldsDress – Age Under 7’s –
Nursery Rhymes
            
Age 7-16  – Myths and
Legends/Fairytales
            
Adults – Historical      Groups
will be judged on originality, presentation and audience participation.
Fri 02-July-2010 Scouts
Fri 09-July-2010 Scouts

Fri
16-July-2010

Scouts
Fri 23-July-2010 Scouts
Fri 30-July-2010 SUMMER HOLIDAYS
15-19 Aug-2010 Summer Camp at Two Mile Bottom, Thetford (Details to be announced)