Welcome to the Thursday Scouts section of our website. Scouts is for anyone aged 10 1/2 to 14 and we meet on Thursday Night at 7.30pm till 9pm at Ecclesall Parish Halls.
Our 2018 Summer Camp is in in Bude , Cornwall. We are camping on a farm next to the canal where we can use the kayaks. A short walk along the tow path gets us to a massive beach for swimming, games, jumping pools, crabbing and lots of body boarding.
Summer camp is the most important event of the year – all our training leads to the camp where you will be living and cooking as a patrol and most importantly, having loads of fun! Y6’s are not to young to come – they will be almost Y7 by the time of the camp! Speak to other parents about the benefits of Summer Camp.
All scouts are encouraged to attend the camp as we put into practice all the training that we do during the year and it’s also a chance to get away from mum and dad for a couple of weeks!
It’s also a chance for Y6 Scouts to mix with older children before they move schools.
Summer Camp is the most important experience in Scouts – to miss it is to miss out on what being a Scout is all about.
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|15/06/2018||Spring camp 2018|
|27/07/2018||Lunar Eclipse Night|
|12/08/2018||Summer Camp 2018|
Summer Camp 2017 was in an open field surrounded by woods near Deal in Kent. We played volleyball, cricket and football, had trips to some great beaches plus an amazing day at a slide park in France. We visited a funfair and a great day exploring Dover Castle. On the site we built shelters and slept in them and cooked on wood fires for the long weekend. 2 weeks of great fun for all the scouts 🙂
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17 Scouts and Leaders camped in a field on the banks of Poole Harbour with the only facility being one tap.
The weather was scorching and much time was spent in the lagoon, swimming, canoeing, diving, on the rope swing or just cooling off. With visits to the Tank Museum, Studland beach and a Total Wipeout course, plus cooking on open fires for the weekend the Scouts had a great time.
By just doing what we do, the Scouts gained many awards which will be presented at the first meeting back. Summer Camp is a vital part of a Scout’s progression.
Some of the photos are in the gallery with more to be added. Check them out –
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9th April 2016 : Thursday Scouts and EXU Explorers hiked to and explored Thor’s Cave – and encountered many electric fences!
The aim was to practice new navigation and exploring and skills was shockingly good fun! See the video and more pics on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/20thScouts/
This is a staged award – this means that the lower category might be a bit easier for you as it is aimed at younger members. Just pick the level you think you can do and let me know at the next meeting.
The requirements for each level can be found at Digital Citizen. Click the link!
Go on – have a go!
An action packed weekend of fun and adventure.
During the weekend we did loads of activities for the Astronomers badge including building a star globe, gazing at Orien’s nebula, star spotting the major constellations and watching the movie “The Martian”.
We played canal football, went on a night hike to look at the haunted railway and on Saturday we did the orienteering course at Black Rocks.
All the Scouts took part in the national #youshape week and visited the diary room to tell the camera what they want to do while in Scouts. All the activities helped the Scouts pass various parts of the challenge awards – Check out MyScout to see how they are doing on each award.
Weekends away and Summer Camp are the times when we do the most things – miss them and miss out what being in Scouts is all about.