The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirts of Beavers and Cubs from the District this weekend, as they took part in their annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ fun day! Each Beaver Colony and Cub Pack in the District competed against each other around a fantastic course of inflatable obstacles to collect points for their group.

Each round became more of a challenge as the Beavers and Cubs went from the inflatable slide to the bouncy obstacle course. Jack Gunbobbin, 8 from Mountsorrel told us all about his experience: “I’ve been first twice! I felt proud of myself because there was like 9 rounds so I was quite lucky to be first twice. My favourite part is probably the race that I did because we did all three of the bouncy castles, and jumping in the paddling pool; that was really fun as well. Its good because you get all wet then you have to collect a ball and go round all the inflatables again whilst holding a ball and whilst wet so it was really fun”.

Of course it wasn’t just the young people competing – a Beaver Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Leader from each group also competed in the it’s a Knockout Challenge! A fun and enjoyable day was had by all. Congratulations to the Winning groups; Rothley Beavers and Sileby Cubs.  

 
 
It is great sadness that we have to tell you that Anne Lewis MBE has gone home.

Anne has been a member of the Rearsby Scout Group and celebrated their 50th Birthday. She has been a supportive member of Charnwood District, being the Districts Leader Training Manager supporting new Leaders with their training. Anne also had a County role of DofE Coordinator, working with the young people and their Leaders to help them complete the DofE Awards.

Anne will be missed by everyone across the District. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.