On the 20th February 2016 Syston Scout and Guide Band will be putting on their annual show "Sticks
& Tones" at Wreake Valley College Theatre.
Syston S&G Band have been entertaining the local community with good music and comedy for over
10 years. The show is written, produced and performed by members of the Band aging from 6 to 60. This gives all the band members a chance to show off their musical and other talents and have fun putting on a show in a theatre.
This year we have a special guests Syston Town Band, they will be performing their musical set piece plus a mass item with Syston.
FOR SCOUT AND GUIDE GROUPS 3.00pm - Matinee Performance ONLY £2.00* each for under 18’s A
LEADER GOES FREE WITH A GROUP OF 4+ * uniform must be worn for the show or you will be charged full price (£5)
The Alison Cub Pack at Barrow upon Soar have only been running since September but they have had a very busy couple of months and last night was a big awards night which recognized everything the young people achieved.
The Cubs where split into their new sixes and then Group and District Chairman Trevor came to present the awards. There where awards for carrying the heavy flag on parade, the funniest Cubs and so much more, and wide selection of badges where also presented including the paddle sports badge and home help - so mum that means they can sew their own badges on!
There was a special guest, Raven the Beaver Leader came to present the Cubs who moved up from Beavers with their moving on awards and one very special Chief Scout Bronze award. Also some special thank you gifts to the Young Leaders and Parent Helper who come along and help every week.
Congratulations to all the Cubs! How many badges and awards will you get next term?...
Santa, Elves, christingle and Beavers, all sounds very bazzar doesn't it? Well that's what happens when you have a Beaver stile christingle service.
Beavers raced to dress up like Santa and then they had to race to dress up the Leaders, beards and all, they also sang traditional carols like White Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Little Donkey. They also found out the top 10 toys Santa and his Elves are making this year - Lots of Beavers will be getting Star Wars Light Sabers this Year!
As well as all of the fun and games the Beavers also learnt about the meaning of a Christingle and thought about those who are less fortunate and the Christmas.
The service was fantastic and thank you to St Mary's Church for hosting the District.
Christmas started in Barrow as the Wilford Cub pack made a Christmas tree! The decorations where made by hand by all the Cubs and is a picture of them in Santa hats with all the badges they have achieved- which as you can see is a lot!
Both packs from Barrow also took part in the annual Santa fun run in Loughborough where they dressed as Santa and joined hundreds of others in a Charity fun run. They had a fantastic time and even met the Leicester Tigers mascot. What a way to start the festive season!
On Saturday 24 October and also Saturday 7 November this year 77th Bradgate Scouts have once again given up their time to remember those that have lost their lives, or have been wounded during the 2 world wars and recent conflicts, by helping the Anstey British Legion with the Poppy Appeal by selling poppies at the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre.
Over the two Saturdays each Scout did a 2 hour slot in conjunction with members from the Legion to sell poppies, badges etc to raise much need funds This year the sum raised by the Scouts was a grand total of £651.11, which was far and above any of their expectations.
Mr Graham Baum of The Anstey Branch of the Legion personally came along to the Scouts meeting last Monday to present them with a certificate of thanks for their efforts.
Paul Smith, our District Commissioner also congratulated the Bradgate Scouts on achieving such a large sum over the short period of time. He commented ‘The time given up by the scouts shows that the young people within the district do put something back into our community to raise such a brilliant amount for those that gave up their lives so we can do what we do’
The picture shows Graham and Mary from the Anstey British Legion with the 77th Bradgate Scouts showing off their certificate of thanks for their time and effort.
Ever wondered what its like to be a spy? Sneaking around like an MI6 agent? Well the Wilford Cub Pack at Barrow did just that!
They spent a night being spies, writing secret coded messages in invisible ink, cracking enemy codes and sneaking into the secret base to catch the evil villain - The District Commissioner!
The Cubs had a fantastic evening but that's all we can say as everything else is Top Secret! ... But we do have some highly classified photos below.
East Goscote Scouts visited Caterpillar® Learning and Inspiration Centre at Desford in over two weeks in November.
The Centre is run in conjunction Birmingham Metropolitan College and provides engineering apprenticeships for young people. The college gave a short talk about the history of Caterpillar® and about the different types of machinery made by the firm.
Then came the hands on activities! The Scouts learnt how to assemble a brake pedal and connect up the electrics to the brake light.
There was also a tour of the factory and a chance to learn about production lines. How much did the Scouts remember when they did the Lego challenge at the end of the evening?.....
Sitting in a Backhoe Loader in the Visitor Centre gave the Scouts a sense of the scale of these machines.
Even the big kids enjoyed themselves!
The final challenge of the evening was for each team to build as many Lego diggers as possible in 5 minutes. Scouts had to work together to form a production line and create the finished diggers to the exact specification. This got very competitive!
And the winning team managed to complete all seven diggers exactly to the specification and
within the time allowed!! No mean feat as it is definitely harder than it looks. A very big thank you to Michael from BMC and to Mick, Adam, Phil & Andy from Caterpillar for their
time and their willingness to share their expertise. The Scouts had a fab evening learning about
Technology and Engineering and who knows we may have some budding apprentices among them.
After a Successful all leaders meeting where we looked at what we achieved over the past year, such as new equipment, international camps to Ardeche and Japan.
We also looked ahead at what was coming in 2016, with the Beavers 30th Birthday, Cubs celebrating 100 years and the biggest thing to come to the District.... Charlie Charnwood!!
Charlie Charnwood will be going around the District to visit Beavers and Cubs at events.. Maybe even the Explorers too!
Below you can see the video played at the all leaders meeting:
Barrow upon Soar have officially opened a brand new Cub Pack! The Allison Cub pack was opened last week with 3 new Leaders and 12 new Cubs being invested into the movement.
The Cub Pack was opened because of the high demand for Scouting in the area, and named after a former member of the group who was a huge supporter of Scouting in the area.