Climbing at Mini Climbing Works 25.10.16

Hello scouts and parents/ carers,

For those booked on to climb this Tuesday we are meeting at The Mini Climbing Works (The Mini Climbing Works, Unit G, Centenary Works, Little London Rd, Sheffield S8 0UJ) reception at 6.50. We are booked in to climb from 7pm until 8pm. Collection will be at the same place at 8pm ish. There are still 3 places left! Please text to confirm place. First come, first served.


For those who have booked on but have not paid yet, please bring down £10 with you.

Climbing shoes are included in this price but if you have your own pair feel free to bring them to wear (they will probably fit you better). Long hair needs to be tied back and comfortable/ appropriate clothing is to be worn. No jeans. No uniform.

See some of you there and others this weekend at the Halloween sleepover!

NB: I need confirmation of attendance to the Halloween sleepover THIS TUESDAY by 9pm. Please text to confirm place. 

There will be NO Scouts on the 1st Nov due to the sleepover. The Tuesday after (the 8th Nov) is Kestrels Patrol Night. Please see post for 11.10.16 for instructions on what you need to think about to plan your night.

Thanks, Lucy 🙂


Climbing at Awesome Walls 18/10/16

Hello scouts and parents!

Please arrive at 19:15 at Awesome Walls reception area to register and get gear on. We are booked in to climb 19:30 to 20:30. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes; clothes you can move in and climbing boots or pump like shoes/ trainers. You may get thirsty so bring a water bottle if you so wish, and a snack. Neckers are not needed to be worn. Collection will be just after 20:30 in the reception area.

The full address for Awesome Walls is:

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre,
Garter Street,
S4 7QX.

Looking forward to it 🙂


Bonfire and Fireworks Display!!!

Dear Parents,
Our annual Bonfire & Fireworks display will take place on Saturday 5th November. Doors will open at 6.00pm, with the fireworks display starting at 7.00pm.
As usual, there will be lots of games, a raffle and tombola. Hot dogs & burgers will be on sale – along with a vegetarian option. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes will also be on sale.
If you would like to join us, tickets are available at the special price of £15 for a group ticket (this admits up to 6 people), and £3.00 for a single ticket. These tickets are subject to availability and will not be on sale on the night, when admission will be £4.00 per person- again subject to availability.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please send the correct money, in a sealed envelope, stating your child’s name, section (ie Beavers/Cubs/Scouts) and the number of tickets that you would like. Please send the orders by 02/11/16.
Payment can also be made by cheque, payable to 74th Oak Street Scout Group. Please write your child’s name and section on the back of the cheque.
We look forward to seeing you on bonfire Night.
Thanking you for your support
74th Oak Street Scouts

Click on the link for the letter (tickets-on-sale-scouts-2016)

Halloween Sleepover…

Hello scouts and parents,

Please read and if interested print off this years Halloween Sleepover letter: halloween-sleepover-consent-letter.

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The consent part plus the £5 needs to be with me by 8:30pm on Tuesday 25th October at the latest. We are at the hut this Tuesday if you are not climbing with us the 2 Tuesdays after that.

If you have any queries please get in touch,


Eagles Patrol Night – 11/10/16

Patrol nights will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (apart from after Christmas as the 2nd Tuesday night is the first night back so that month it will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month). Please look at the Programme for when your patrol night is.

So Patrol Eagles, it’s your night!

Together discuss:

  • What would you like to do?
  • What do you need for the night to run? e.g. equipment or resources such as biscuits…
  • How much do you need?
  • Have you got them between you?
  • If not, can you get them yourselves or do you need me to grab anything…or check whether whatever it is is down at the hut?
  • How is the night going to run? Who is doing what and when?
  • Your plans need to be safe and involve everyone. If you are not sure, please ask! 
  • Remember, you need to leave 5 mins at the beginning and end of the session for flag.
  • Good Luck! 🙂

NB: This Tuesday is any-who-wants-to’s last opportunity to pay for climbing at Awesome Walls on the 25th.

Tuesday 4th October

Image result for diceThis Tuesday we will be doing some orienteering around Meersbrook with dice =) Please each bring a dice (Without enough we will not be able to do this activity!). Remember to wear full uniform!

As you can see on the latest Programme we plan to do some Indoor Climbing at Awesome Walls. For me to be able to book this I need those who are interested to bring £20 each: £10 for the 18/10/16 to be brought this Tuesday (the 4th) and £10 for the 25/10/16 to be brought this Tuesday or next Tuesday (the 11th). Please hand to Lucy. Once you have paid you will have a place at the climbing nights.

Furthermore on the Programme are Patrol Nights =) This is an opportunity for each patrol to plan a Tuesday night for the whole troop. Get together and think as one is coming up! Grab Lucy if you have any questions and let her know what you’re planning!

Additionally, there is another event at the Walled Garden this Sunday 09/10/16: The Apple and Pear Day. If helping out, you get to learn how to press apples! This one should be a good one as the Scouts and Woodcraft Folk are helping out =) please get in touch if you’re interested.

Unfortunately, we seem to have some issues over phone use at Scouts. Let me remind you that phones should not be at Scouts. If they are really needed then they should be in a pocket where you are not inclined to look at them.

If any queries about anything please get in contact with Lucy, Thanks!



Survival camp Sat 24th to Sun 25th 2016

Hi scouts,

I know there are no Tuesday nights for you to organise 2 teams for Survival camp this year so I do apologise. This means that, if you are interested in this amazing camp (for me it is my favourite as it is simple; waking up in the morning in the woods is epic), you do need to organise yourselves.

The first two teams to text me with interest are the teams that are going. Each team must consist of 4 team members and must include a PL or APL as Team leader. Choose a Team leader then parents can text saying that Dr. Suess wants to attend Survival Camp, Team leader Square Bob.

Each Team member and the Team as a whole must be prepared to work hard to finish their shelter in time to start their fire and cook their tea. This is an extremely worthwhile but hard camp. You will need to, as a team, plan your tea and breakfast menu. You will additionally need to design your shelter. Us leaders will be there to support you but this is your camp. Below are some images of designs. I just googled them so you can do the same!

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Please read the letter, follow the kit list and bring me the consent and moneys by Tuesday 20th September at 9pm.

Consent Letter: survival-camp-sat-24th-sept

Thanks, Lucy 🙂

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Hello all, I hope this invite finds you well. On Tuesday 20th September 74th Oak Street Scout Group will be holding a Tree Commemoration for our beloved George Parsons. The Group now have a plum tree for George in our outdoor space.

The Scout Hut will be open to visitors from 7:00pm until 8:50pm. Tealights will be available for visitors to light for George and to be placed around his tree. Drinks will be available from the kitchen.

Everyone within the 74th Oak Street Scouting family is welcome so please extend the invite to those who are applicable.

Scouts are to arrive at 6:50pm and can help out the night by greeting visitors, making drinks in the kitchen and handing out tealights. I will organise you when you arrive at the hut. Full uniform is to be worn. You will have time to visit the tree yourself and place a tealight if you so wish. We will also be discussing Survival camp where you will get a chance to hand over any consent letters, money and collect any cooking equipment you may need. Tuesday night Scouts will start normally from Tuesday 27th September 2016.

Well wishes, Lucy Turner.