<![CDATA[Charnwood District Scouts - News]]>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:52:51 +0000Weebly<![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...
<![CDATA[Ninja Warrior Charnwood]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:14:06 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/ninja-warrior-charnwoodLike the popular TV show Scouts and Explorers gathered to take on the toughest obstacle course in Leicester. Unlike the TV show most of our competitors managed to climb the warped wall and no one fell into the water.... Mainly because we didn't have any!

The course was a scale replica with cargo nets, drain pipes, rope swings, hand holds and so much more. The first half of the night was learning the course and trying out the many obstacles,  preparing the upcoming challenge and getting warmed up, which some of the Explorers took literally when they found a comfy sofa next to the heater.

Once everyone had warmed up it was time for the challenge to see who would become Charnwood's Ninja Warrior. Taking on the course one by one each Scout and Explorer tried their best to become the champion but only one managed to complete the course. He took on the course with ease and reached the heights of the warped wall, congratulations to Harry from Sileby who is Charnwood's Ninja Warrior.
<![CDATA[A Hike through the forest]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:13:27 GMThttp://charnwoodscouts.org.uk/news/a-hike-through-the-forestSunday saw Cubs from across the district take part in an afternoon of hiking and challenges.

The adventure started at Oaks in Charnwood campsite and followed footpaths through the woodland and across the fields, taking in the news of the scenic Leicestershire countryside. Along the hike the Cubs had to find different items relating to each letter of the alphabet - we are still out trying to find that Zebra. It was chilly and muddy but all the Cubs were laughing and smiling the whole way round.

However the fun didn't stop there! Once back at the campsite there were more activities to do.

We had crossbow shooting with the Cubs, and some of the Leaders, shooting rubber darts at the targets to score as many points as possible. We will give you an update soon as to which group got the most points.

The hardest challenge by far was the egg carry. Each pack had to design and make, using string and pea canes, carriers to take their egg over the assault course on the campsite. We had some interesting designs but sadly there was eggsplosions all over the course as all the eggs fell out and smashed... oops... but they all still had an eggsellent time running over the assault course.

The final activity of the day was to use the Ghillie Kettles and make a cup of hot chocolate, definatly  needed after a day full of adventure.