<![CDATA[Charnwood District Scouts - News]]>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:32:55 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Roll out the red carpet!]]>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:35:27 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/roll-out-the-red-carpetRoll out the red carpet as Barrow Scouts have stared on the big screen!

The troop are looking for more Leaders to help run the section and provide some of the amazing activities they take part in and give them experiences they wouldn't normally get. 

For recruitment many groups try posters, word of mouth and other traditional methods but not Barrow! They produced recruitment videos.

Each patrol scripted, planned and filmed their own recruitment videos which showed the things they love about Scouting, things they have learnt, the fun they have and show what any new Leader could be part of. 

After filming leader Aaron spent a few days going through all the takes and editing the videos together, but it didn't end there. 

Once the videos were finished they had to be shown somewhere, so where else other than a screening at Cineworld Loughborough! The cinema supported the group by giving them a private screen where the adverts were first shown to the Scouts and then all their parents, as well as giving them a private screening of the new film Early Man.

We look forward to seeing the new Leaders recruited after watching the videos... and the Oscar nominations!

You can see some photos from the screening and the adverts below. 
<![CDATA[Going for Goal!]]>Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:19:56 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/going-for-goalWho needs the Superbowl when there is the Charnwood District Football tournament! Hundreds of young people from across the District turned up and worked hard in their teams to lift the trophy for their section.

Although this year there was a slight twist, the Scouts, for the first time, had a unihoc tournament instead of football as a new challenge for them. It was also a challenge for the District team to see how many hockey sticks they could glue back together in between matches!

It was all incredibly good fun and after some very close matches and a nail biting final the winners of the Scouts first ever unihoc tournament was Barrow Upon Soar! Take a look at the Scout photos below or carry on reading to find out about the exciting Cub matches and the swarms of Beavers...
After the Scouts the Cubs took to the pitch, with tones of enthusiasm and great footballing skill the matches were very close. The high talent displayed by the Cubs showed just how much training they had put in to try and become the District champions.

This years winning Cub pack were Quorn! Congratulations to them on a brilliant win.

See the Cubs photos below or keep reading to find out which Beaver colony took the trophy home this year.
Once the Cubs had crowned their champions nearly 200 Beavers arrived at the sports hall, all very eager to get on the pitch and play ball!

Before we kicked off ADC Beavers Sandy presented a Chief Scout Bronze award to a Beaver from Wolds.

After many heats and some very energetic semifinals and a very close final, which went into overtime! The 2018 Beaver champions were presented with their medals and trophy. Congratulations to Rothley Beavers.

Take a look at the photos below.
<![CDATA[Christmas Carols at East Goscote]]>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:19:55 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/christmas-carols-at-east-goscoteThe best way to signal the start of Christmas is with a carol concert and East Goscote Scout Group delivered a brilliant one.

The packed church hall sang with gusto the favorite carols, such as Rudolph the red noes reindeer. Audience members where also treated to a performance by the Cubs singing two songs about snowmen.

As well as a concert, there was also investitures, end of year point trophies presented and Chief Scout awards handed out. Congratulations to all those who gained awards and points trophies! Also a huge thank you to the Leaders and supporters of East Goscote for putting on the evening which was a fantastic way to end the year for the group.
<![CDATA[Laser cubs!]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:11:25 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/laser-cubsIt's nearly Christmas and the end of the year treat for the District Cubs was Laser Force! Take a look at the gallery from the night.
<![CDATA[60 years of Scouting in Woodhouse]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:58:56 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/60-years-of-scouting-in-woodhouseThis year sees Scouting in Woodhouse Eaves reach it's Diamond Jubilee. How do you celebrate such an occasion? With an afternoon tea of course!

The group hosted an afternoon tea which brought together past and current members of the group so they could celebrate, share memories, look and photographs and mementos. The tea and cakes were served by current Scouts in the group and they were delicious.

It was also an occasion to look ahead to the future as one of the displays had designs for the brand new Scout hut which they won £100,000 in the Building Futures competition.

Woodhouse Eaves have had a great 60 years so far, we can't wait to see what the future will hold...