Queniborough Scouts held their first ever coffee morning! The aim of the morning was to get parents in for a bit of a social, talk to the leaders and see what the young people in the group have been up to, as well as raise funds towards building their new Scout Hall.
The event was a success with many parents and young people turning up. For the next coffee morning they hope to get more members of the village to come along.
If you want to go to the Quenuborough Coffee Morning then the next one being held is 27th December at the Queniborough Scout Hall.
The Beavers of 1st Mountsorrel have been busy! They have been on a trip to Loughborough to visit the Lord Mayor of Charnwood.
They got to sit in the Council Chamber and learn all about the Mayor and what he does. The mayor also presented six of the Beavers with their Chief Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Beaver can achieve.
Congratulations to the six Beavers and thank you to the Mayor of Charnwood.
As part of Road Safety Week and Specsavers 'dark night campaign', the Beavers of Mountsorrel have had a set of Hi-Viz jackets donated to them by their local Specsavers store.
Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, which is organised by road safety charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause.
The Hi-Viz jackets will help the Beavers when they go out on night activities by making sure they can be seen and help them stay safe.
If your going to the upcoming Scout special rugby match of the Tigers vs Wasps you may notice some familiar faces.
Rothley have been chosen to escort the Wasps out onto the pitch at the start of the match! It's a huge honour for those involved and we know you will make the District proud. If your going to the match give a big cheer for Rothley as they come out .
Lot's of Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts enjoyed learning about the wide range of faiths in Leicester by exploring a verity of different venues across the city. Everyone had a fantastic time both young people and Leaders.
The Cubs from Barrow where asked "What is Karma?" with one of them replying "It's a curry!". District Commissioner Paul Smith had such a good time going around with the Cubs from Barrow he didn't want to get off at his stop on the train he went all the way back to Barrow with them - Let's hope his navigation skills where up to scratch to find his way home!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the event, and hopefully you learnt a lot of new and interesting things.
Below is a copy of the County article and photos of Charnwood at the event.
Inter Faith Week kicked off in a frenzy of activity with over 800 Scouts and Guides taking advantage of the Young People’s Inter Faith Trail. The trail, organised by the St Philip’s Centre, saw six places of faith and New Walk Museum Leicester open their doors to young people curious to learn what lay within.
With seven centres to visit and explore, there was something for everyone. The ISKCON Centre entertained with a variety of activities including musical meditation and sweet rolling; while Guru Nanak Gurdwara offered ‘Langar’ to the hungry trail followers around lunch time. New Walk Museum offered the opportunity to further explore many religious artefacts amongst its collections.
Central Mosque provided the opportunity to take in the huge space the main prayer hall has to offer. Many of the younger visitors were fascinated by the decorative tiles and Islamic script decorating the walls. However the Jain Centre left all those who took part in the trail awestruck by its impressive décor and beautiful statues.
There was also the chance to explore Leicester Cathedral and see where King Richard III will be reburied in March 2015. While the Salvation Army introduced the travellers to their rich history of social action and community projects. Some lucky visitors were even invited to play the drums.
Kameron Ram, 98th Leicester and Ryan Haughton, 1st Bowdens really enjoyed their day on the trail. Kameron enjoyed going around with his friend Timmy. “The Sikh Temple [Gurdwara] was my favourite, it was nice. I really enjoyed the drums at the Salvation Army”. Ryan liked exploring the city “I liked going to new places. My favourite place was New Walk Museum. There are loads of artefacts and information to see.”
It wasn’t just the young people who enjoyed the day. Leicestershire Scouts Facebook Group was full of positive comments summarising highlights from the day. Binita Patel posted “This was a great day…Leicester Scouts of all backgrounds/cultures visiting each other’s places of worship/faith and learning about each other’s cultures.” While Liz Young is already planning for next year! “It was great and I’m really hoping it runs again next year; already planning the building up for Beavers/Cubs!”
Every centre was very welcoming and a huge thank you must be said to all the volunteers who opened the doors to allow all the young people to visit and ask questions. Thank you to the St Philip’s Centre for co-ordinating the day.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers across the District marked remembrance Sunday by talking part in various parades and activities. It's great to see everything all the young people have been taking part in, if you have any stories of what you have been taking part in or some photos then send them in to us and we will share it!
As we remember all the service personnel who gave their lives for us in past World Wars and
current conflicts, Scouts and Explorers from the 77th Leicester (Bradgate) joined together with the
Anstey branch of the Royal British Legion to raise money for the poppy appeal by selling poppies in
Beaumont Shopping Centre.
The Scouts and Explorers were there all day having gained special permission from the shopping
centre to sell the poppies, and with huge success! Each Scout and Explorer who helped had a huge
smile on their face and were proud of what they were achieving, with one Scout saying “I don’t
mind giving my Saturday up, the soldiers gave their lives for me it’s the least I can do to say thank
Graham Braum, Chairman of the Anstey branch of the Royal British Legion, was very impressed by
all hard work and effort the young people where putting in.
A huge well done to all the Scouts and Explorers for your hard work and effort. We will update you
in the next few weeks as to how much money they all raised.