Scouts Finally Get To Camp

The traffic lights have changed and camping is back on!

The 12th took the opportunity to do a short one night camp on the grounds at Elm Ridge (thanks to the church). For some of the scouts this was the first time they have camped for the others it was a chance to get some more nights away for their staged badge. We dusted the tents off, played the game of which bottle has gas in it and setup camp. First night was all about cooking and campfires.

The scouts made a mountain of bolognese, followed by campfire treats and a few wide games in the dark. Highlight of the night was the campfire song written by one of the scouts for their personal challenge badge. You’ll never hear “take me home” the same way again.

After eating our body weight in eggy bread, Saturday involved a #MillionHands activity making planters, followed by a multi-geocaching challenge to crack the hidden code. Scouts went home tired but happy and a few more Outdoor Challenge badges were completed. On to the next adventure.

All together……

Carmel Road, take me home
To the place where I belong

Darlington, Co Durham
Take me home, Carmel Road

Air Medic Beavers

The Beavers recently visited the Great North Air Ambulance Service where the learnt what an amazing the staff do at the site, they were given the chance to look at the Air Ambulance up close before they had to make a quick exit to go and help someone.

The Beavers were very interested in all that they do there and asked some great questions to the pilots and medical staff.

#Takeoverday

On the 25th of June it was #Takeoverday! Young people from across the UK took control of the social media museums, to empower and make their voices heard. The 12th were in on the action thanks to the wonderful learning officer at Darlington’s our Head of Steam museum. The scouts explored the museum to find items they found interesting and then wrote tweets and posts about what they saw. We heard stories of the items, their past and how the railways built our home town. All of this went towards there Local Knowledge activity badge and Skills Challenge badge for promoting Scouts.

Head over to the museums Twitter feed and Facebook page to see more.

Twtter Feed

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Beaver – Children In Need

Herbert – Beaver Champion

Not every Fundraising event is Fun !

Whilst many of us raised money for Children In Need this year one of our very own Beavers went that extra mile.

Herberts mum said “Herbert completed 4 miles in 3 days.  He doesn’t like running so it was a real challenge. He made £191.25 Children in Need. We worked out that if each meal was £2.00 he had fed 96 hungry children.”

Well done Herbert were proud of you at the 12th Scout Group

Night Light Orienteering

#DarkNights

The Dark Nights may be drawing in, but that doesn’t stop the Scouts from the 12th Scout Troop.

Our orienteering teams were all set, wrapped up warm and with a map, head torch and grid references they were ready to search out the orienteering posts we had placed around the route.

5 groups started on their trail into the night time dusk, challenged with only their trusty maps and a few grid references, they set of into the night.

Working on their route and hitting the checkpoints, all but one group got back in the allocated time.

Above all fun was had and the younger Scouts learned from the older Scouts the basics of Map Reading.

#Skills4Life