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

Camp@Home

Camp@Home was what we needed in this lockdown, for the sections of the 12th Scout Group coming together to Camp in their own homes but joining together with others as the Scouting Movement does so well.  Just before lockdown we had our own camp at Kettleness with all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and we had a great time.  But this was different this time it was in our own back yard literary.

We also roped in our parents and they got an insight of what happens when we meet up with our Durham County Scouting Friends.

Durham Scouts did an excellent job from start to finish with their virtual Opening Ceremony to Wide Games (standing in buckets who came up with that LOL??). The Camp fire sing along, Breakfast Club and the Closing Ceremony

The Activities presented by Durham Scouts got our sections involved from Design a Camp Badge to necker flips and Superheroes – the superheroes photos seen on our own FaceBook Page and that of Durham’s were excellent!!!

It was 24hrs of fun and gave all our parents the chance to temporary be a Leader, or was it the parents been taught new things? Did you have a secret midnight snack? Posts by many Leaders and adults on the Durham Facebook Page were a hoot, I think one Leader had the full Chocolate biscuit isle of Morrison’s with him.

Above all the photos and emails received by parents of the 12th Darlington Scouting sections along with the praise, I need to pass on a BIG Thank You to Durham Scouts Organisers and thank you to all that took part the 12th had a Blast !

If any parents wish to help out at section nights or even put a necker and shirt on then just speak to one of the leaders on our return to normality whenever that will be, there will always be Scouting, and whilst we have Beavers, Cubs and Scouts we need Leaders, to carry on the Scout Movement for the future generations.

Below are just a few of our photos submitted over the weekend..

Neil

Group Scout Leader

#ProudtoScout