Scout Community Week

Scouts – come up with your own ideas of how to help your community. Plan and carry out your ideas after seeking approval from Chris. Receive this rather natty badge to show you did your bit.


10 Patrol Points to each scout who organises and completes an idea, for example, if you are a PL and you organise your whole patrol to do something, potentially you could receive 8 x 10 PP = 80 PP. Get thinking. Quick.

Bird Boxes

Cubs make bird boxesAs part of the DIY badge Cubs practiced hammering, drilling,screwing and sawing wood.  This was followed by the Cubs making wonderful bird boxes.  These were made over a few weeks with the Cubs drawing out the pattern on the wood and then sanding the edges after this had been cut for them.  They then nailed the parts together and put the roof on.  Cubs were allowed to take the boxes home and asked to put them up on their walls for the birds to live in.  We have recently been doing our Naturalist badge and hope that the bird boxes have attracted plenty of birds for them to look at!

Scouts – Tues 14th: Sleepover prep!

Tonight, we want your ideas, ahead of the sleepover / Camp Cook badge / Pioneers badge Finalé (Fri 24th / Sat 25th May). What do you want to do the evening before? Suggestions so far include pancakes, popcorn and a film on the big screen… got any other ideas?

The overall objective tonight is to plan how you are going to cook breakfast for the parents on the Saturday morning of the sleepover – ON A CAMPFIRE. What have you learnt from your practise fire-lighting and cooking nights? What would you do differently? A reminder of the recent practise sessions… click on the image for more pics.

Scout-tastic at Don Valley, May 11th

75 activities in one day! can you complete them all?

The Oak Street bit, made up by Chris:

Drop-off: 10am, in carpark off Worksop Road (a side road off Attercliffe Common), outside Don Valley Stadium main entrance. Bring £10. FULL UNIFORM: you’re representing Oak Street! Packed lunch, Waterproofs, warm clothing. Small rucksack plus water bottle recommended. Pick-up: same place, 4pm.

The Official bit, taken off the Scout-tastic website:

Scouting in South Yorkshire is 75 years old in 2013 and to celebrate this we are holding a SCOUTTASTIC party on Saturday 11th May @ Don Valley Stadium

Doors Open at 10am and will close at 4pm. Once you enter there will be 75 activities and challenges to complete with something to suit ALL tastes and ALL abilities. Activities will include:

Ice Skating : Quad Bikes : Total Wipeout : Climbing : Leader SPA : Art Attack : Crafts : Go Karts : Archery : Yorkshire Rose Challenge : Parent Engagement : Bikes : Development Village : Simulators : Scalextric : Treasure Hunt : Big Lunch : 75 Photo : Milkshake Bar : Gaming : Batak : Circus Skills : Space Hopper : Balloon Shape : Fun Fair : Sumo : 75 Puzzles : River Cross : 75 Word GIANT Word Search : Human Chess : Bingo 75 : GIANT Twister : RUN 75 : Communicate 75 : WALK 75 Backwards : Human SCAVENGER 75 : Superhero : 75 SILENCE and much more…..

The event is open to all sections, leaders, helpers and parents. Parents are welcome to attend and bring along their children. However please note children should be supervised by an adult at all times!

Participants should bring along a packed lunch and refreshments to take part in the BIG LUNCH; a huge picnic for ALL! However Don Valley Concessions will also be open for you to purchase refreshments.

The cost of the day is £10 for Children and £5 for adults (Adult price also includes a pass to a “KID FREE ZONE” plus drink and cake)