Mountsorrel Beavers where in for a treat when basketball super start Anthony Rowe from the Leicester Riders who came down to and taught the Beavers some great basket ball skills.

They took part in a team warm up session, practiced their dribbling skills, as well as learning how to move with the ball. 

One of the things Rowe also taught them was how to do chest passes and work as a team. Both key skills for any budding young Beaver basketball player!

Thanks to Anthony for coming down to teach the Beavers some championship winning basket ball skills.
The Scouts and Explorers going to Ardeche this summer spent an evening at the LOPC where they practiced their canoe skills ahead of the week long camp.

The paddled up the River Soar, formed a raft and played games which helped them practice their paddle skills.

See the photos from the evening below. 
8 scouts from the District where awarded their Chief Scout Gold awards at a presentation at the County Scout HQ.

The award is hard to complete, especially as young people have even more exams so is well worthy of celebration. The awards where presented by  Councillor Stephen Corrall, the deputy Lord Mayor.

Congratulations to each of the award holders!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Charnwood District hero's! 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explores 
and Network flew to Johns Lee Wood for a weekend of fighting villains, fun and adventure. 

There where tons of activities during the weekend such as Super Sports Day where the hero's 
raced back and forth in egg and spoon races, running races, sack races and even sack over the 
head races! They also took part in selfie scavenger hunt, a hike through Bradgate Park - with one 
Leader getting lost again... 

The Scouts and Explorers also took part in paint balling which was exciting with them all saying 
what an amazing time they had. During the camp the Explorers went to the Leicester Outdoor Per-suite Centre and took part in the County cardboard box regatta, where they split in to teams and 
had to build a sea worthy boat out of cardboard and duct tape. There where some fantastic designs
and creations which looked amazing, but sadly sank when they entered the water. However the 
sinking didn’t stop them as they still swam the length of the course dragging what remained of 
their cardboard boats.

Later in the evening the Cubs hopped into their home made Batmobiles and raced down the dive 
in speedy time trials. Soon after there was a street fair with inflatables, street games and of course
super hero fancy dress!

Then it was time for the camp fire, which was lit by a rocket flying down from the tree and 
igniting the fire. Then the singing started with loud voices singing the favorites including boom-
a-chick-a-boom, on top of spaghetti and the every popular poo song.

Thank you to all the Leaders who gave their time this weekend, to the District Team for 
organizing everything and to all the super hero's who came!

See the video below and all the pictures here!