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.

End of year party!!

On the final Tuesday night (12th July) before we break up for the summer holidays we will be having a party!!

We will be playing a bunch of scout-style-games and dressing up to a theme 🙂

The theme is Video-game characters!

Scouts, you have a week to prepare…


Tuesday 5th July Train Ride ‘n’ Walk

Scouts and parents,

This week we will be meeting at Dore and Totley Train Station, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LB at 7pm. 

The train leaves at 7:21pm so make sure you don’t miss it!!

We will be walking from Grindelford Train Station back to The Cricket Inn, Penny Lane, S17 3AZ where collection will be at 9:20pm on the back field of the pub.

You will need:

  • Walking boots
  • Layers and waterproofs appropriate for the weather and a walk. No jeans!!
  • No uniform is needed
  • £2.50 train fare 🙂 
  • Water and (optional) snacks

Any inquiries or problems with lifts please give me a text, I’ll do what I can 🙂





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Hello scouts and parents,

This week we will be playing Quidditch at Graves Park.

Drop off (7pm) and collection (9pm) will be at the bottom entrance of Graves Park off Derbyshire Lane by the Graves Park Pavilion (Cobnar Rd, Sheffield S8 8QA). 

Please dress weather appropriate, no uniform.



Cooking on camp stoves

Hi scouts and parents,

This week we will be cooking pasta and sausages (within dietary requirements) with tomato sauce and cheese (optional) at the Scout hut 🙂

Very important: if you have a camping stove it needs to be brought to scouts with you. Without the scouts who said they has access to camping stove’s bringing theirs down we won’t be able to cook.

You will work in groups to make this easy meal. Full uniform.





Litter Picking

Hi scouts and parents,

This week we will be litter picking on Millenium Park again. Of course there will be time either side for play, games and foolery. Meant to be nice weather too so should be good.

We have the required PPE but please ensure you have sturdy shoes on. Neckers are required to be worn.

Meet at the entrance on Oak Street at 7pm and collection will be in the same place at 9pm.

See you tomorrow,



Rivelin Valley walk

Hi all,

This Tuesday we will be going for a walk along Rivelin Valley, hopefully with a wide game along the way.

Please drop off Scouts at the Rivelin Valley cafe on Rivelin Park Rd, S6 5GE at 7pm and collect at the car park on Rails Road, S6 6GF at 9pm.

Scouts will need full waterproofs (weather forecast rain), a warm layer, walking boots, water and a snack (optional).

If there are any queries or if you are struggling to make lift arrangements please contact Lucy 🙂