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Well done to the nine Explorer Scouts who completed their Gold Qualifying Expedition
Start date: 21/08/2017, End date: 24/08/2017.
We travelled to the Yorkshire Dales for the acclimatisation Day on 20 August. The Explorer Scouts started their expedition near Studfold camp site, grid ref SE098732 and finished at Askrigg Church, grid ref SD947910. Distance covered: 55 miles (88 km) with 9455 feet (2882 metres) of ascent. They camped at Kettlewell, St. Joseph’s Wood (nr. Aysgarth Falls), and Keld.
All 20th Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and their family and friends are invited to take part in our sponsored walk to help us raise money to replace our minibus. Our target is £4000.
There are 5 routes to choose from, depending on how far you’d like to walk. All the routes are timed to finish at the Common Land on Common Lane at approximately 4.30pm. Obviously, a lot depends on how fast you walk!
There will be a BBQ and refreshments at the finish.
Everything you need to sign up is here: READ ME!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2017-18 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. Our 2016 cohort of 24 Explorer Scouts (15 Silver and 9 Gold) are progressing really well. We’d love to have similar numbers this year! To enrol for the Silver Award, you need to be aged 15 on or before 24 July 2018. To enrol for the Gold Award, you need to be aged 16 on or before 30 March 2018.
Please see this Flyer for more information.
In 2016, we launched the DofE Award at the 20th, enabling our Explorer Scouts to undertake the Silver and Gold Awards. We have 24 Explorer Scouts working towards their Awards: 9 for Gold and 15 for Silver.
After attending training sessions covering route planning, navigation, camp-craft and first aid, and undertaking a practice expedition, our Silver participants completed their Qualifying Expedition over the Spring Bank Holiday. They navigated a 50km route over 3 days and 2 nights in the White Peak, carrying all of their equipment.
WELL DONE to all three teams!
Tim, Chris and Jess
20th Sheffield’s DofE Leaders
Do you shop online? Do it through easyfundraising and raise a free donation for the 20th every time you shop! More details here: http://www.20th.org.uk/?page_id=15704
answerthat! is a quiz night with a difference.
Another great night of fun at the Parish Hall with over 100 parents and friends enjoying rounds such as Have I got news for you, Countdown and Question of Sport. A big thank you to all who came and also to EXU, the exec committee and Leaders who organised the event raising funds for camping equipment and hopefully some new Kayaks for the summer.
See a selection of event photos here!
All parents, apart from those of members who joined the Group this month, should have received an email from the Membership Secretary about subs payments and our new BACS payment system. If you have not received it then please check your junk mail first and then email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for subs payments is 26 September.
I completed the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April in 3:45:13 to raise money for The Scout Association. You can see how much I’ve raised and still sponsor me through my fundraising film or my VirginGiving site. What an amazing experience!
(Your rather sore, but very happy Membership Secretary).