Category: Activity Reports

Sailing Adventure

Mel, Jess & Ben who are three of our Explorer Scouts, together with Richard, Jo & Sam who are three of our leaders Enjoyed  a sailing adventure. They were onboard a yacht called ‘Offshore Scout’ which is a modern Oyster 49 ketche belonging to ‘Adventures Offshore’. On Saturday 20th August they joined the yacht at Ipswich. On Sunday they sailed to Ramsgate. They crossed the Channel to Dunkirk on Monday. On the crossing they managed to get two sails up and go without the motor. Tuesday was spent exploring Dunkirk. On Wednesday they were off on their adventures again when the sailed to Ostend. On the trip to Ostend the wind was in a good direction for sailing and they enjoyed a day of good speed. They had five sails up and the yacht had a good lean. They had a little time in Ostend before setting off later on Friday for the long  overnight crossing back to the U.K.

Adventures Offshore is a sail training charity based on the UK east coast offering a wide range of offshore sailing adventures to young people and adults, in UK waters and beyond. As part of the worldwide Scouting movement, they share and aim to supplement the objectives of The Scout Association. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Adventures Offshore, use offshore sailing as a tool to achieve these objectives, by providing young people with the opportunity to participate in a uniquely adventurous and exciting activity in a challenging environment.  Follow this link to see more photo’s

Scout & Explorer Activity Day

On Saturday 22nd April  10 Scouts & Explorers, accompanied by 4 Leaders enjoyed Adventure Day at Beaudesert Scout Activity Centre  in Staffordshire. The Scouts & Explorers    enjoyed Crate Stacking, Jacob’s Ladder & the Via-Ferreta which are all ‘roped’ activities at height.. The activities were led by Beaudesert’s excellent activity staff.  The Scout had the opportunity to pass three sections of their Adventure Challenge Award. Beaudesert also has an excellent camp shop known as the ‘Providor’, everyone took the opportunity to visit the Providor to buy souvenirs , ice creams , sweets and the like.  Everyone had great day. To see some photo’s of the day click here

St George’s Day Parade 2017

On Sunday 23rd April over 120 members of 1st Bedworth took part in the Nuneaton District Saint George’s Day Parade. The Parade was organised by 1st Bulkington Scout Group who laid on a brilliant event. We paraded from the Alms Houses to the Civic Hall where we took part in a celebration and awards event. After the event we paraded back to the Alms Houses . 1st Bedworth were the biggest contingent on the parade and we are very proud of our youngsters and adults who turned out for the event . As well as a great turn out we were recognised in the awards. 1st Bedworth Hopkins Pack were awarded the York Cup as runners in the Pack of the Year. Our Explorer unit were runners up in the best Unit of the Year. Our Tuesday Beaver Colony (Woodward Colony) were runners up in the best Colony of the Year. Tom who is one of our Explorers and a Young Leader was presented with his D of E Bronze Award. Truly a proud day for 1st Bedworth. To see photos of the event click here

Beaver Police Visit

On Thursday April 13th Barlow Beavers had a very interesting visit from a Policeman. He told them what it was like to be a Policeman and how he used his kit. As you can see from the pictures he also allowed the excited Beavers to wear his uniform. Beavers from Monday & Tuesday night were also invited to attend the night. To see a few more photo’s click here 

Beaver Olympics

During the Olympics our Beavers joined in the fun by having an Olympic themed Colony Night. The Beavers enjoyed a number of Olympic sports and challenges. 13987738_10209419141452060_994469186_o13977905_10209419141692066_1770855861_o

Green Fingered Beavers

A few months ago our Beavers planted some seeds in troughs and pots outside of the Scout Hut. As a result of their green fingers the outside of the Scout Hut now looks a lot brighter. What do you think of these Sun Flowers. Wow Beavers ! Well done 🙂

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Scout Canoe Expedition

On Saturday 2nd July at approximately 9:00 am, 12 scouts and 5 leaders arrived at the marina in Nuneaton, packed and ready to set off for their first day of the expedition.

As I was one of the girl scouts on this expedition, I know that we all had to pack very lightly, as we had to fit our kit and somebody else’s kit in one barrel. (It was a tight squeeze)

When we set off, the weather and wind didn’t seem too bad to handle at first, but as we got further into the day the wind became stronger and it started to rain, which made our canoes twist and turn in all different directions.

We were paired up with people in the group, but were moved around throughout the day to test each other’s ability in controlling and moving the boat. I also think that the barges did not help with controlling as we had to move every time somebody on a barge came past. Also the fact that we had to pass 11 locks on the way wasn’t the best.

Finally after an extremely long day we did reach our camp for the night, which was a scout hut in Polesworth. This felt like a massive relief, even though there was more work to do before we could rest, such as carry all the canoes off the canal, closer to the hut and then cook our dinner.

I thought that my dinner choice was easy but nice, which meant that we could get everything done quicker.

By this time it was getting dark, so the leaders had to put up the hammocks in the nearby forest and they still didn’t have enough time to get a hammock up for everyone. Luckily I was one of the scouts that did get to sleep in a hammock. It was comfy.

The next morning, I was the last scout to get up, as usual, so I had to quickly get changed and have my breakfast. Then we headed back, this time the water was a lot smoother, the weather was beautiful and we didn’t have to travel as far. We all got picked up by the mini bus and went back to our scout hut for collecting time, which was around 4:00pm on Sunday.

I think that even though this camp was very tiring I would definitely do it again. It was GREAT!  🙂

By Emma

Haddon (Girl) Scout Troop

Thank you Emma for the great report. You all did  well on the weekend and you can be proud of yourselves. You all earned you Expedition Challenge Award. Thank you Kevin, Steven, Dean, Neil, Lewis & Richard for making the weekend such a great success.


Contact from upstate New York

Ashley who is a volunteer at a youth centre located in upstate New York near Albany it’s capital , contacted us.  Ashley works with a very special group of children! With Spring upon them and Summer on it’s way, they are preparing an open house barbecue picnic for the parents of all their students! The youngsters in Ashley’s group are involved in making the event a success and while looking for information they came across our Group Website.

Sara, who is one of Ashley’s students brought in an article for Ashley to see, with all kinds of barbecue tips when preparing and cooking food outdoors. Ashley  suggested that Sara should share this with us, not only because of all great tips, but because knowing how to prepare food in the wilderness is a great survival skill. Here is the article –

Ashley asked us to add this link to her article on our web page, which we were happy to do (see our Links Page), Ashley said that the whole group will be so excited to see  the link . Ashley also promised the whole group a barbecue pizza day if we added the link. Hey kids out there in upstate New York it looks like you are in for a pizza.



Yet more Bedworth Brains

The Team On Saturday March 5th a team from our Barlow & Woodward Beaver Colonies entered the District Beaver Quiz which was held at 1st Bulkington Scout Hut. All of the Beavers and Adults had a great time. The Beavers did brilliantly and were runners up loosing by only one point to 1st Nuneaton.

Our team consisted of Keyan (Our animal expert), Tamlyn (girl brain power), Oliver (great enthusiasm), Dylan (nature specialist), Ollie (great general knowledge) & Lewis (our Scouting pro’)

Woody’s Final Austria Update

Our party has safely returned from their adventure in Austria, tired, weary but with memories that will last a lifetime. I am looking forward to speaking to our Scouts, Explorers and Leaders and hearing all about their great adventure. Over the last week I have been following the feedback from Austria with growing pride and admiration. Our party had a great time, threw themselves into the activities and gave one hundred percent effort and enthusiasm. Their conduct was a credit to 1st Bedworth and to Scouting in general, parents and carers you can be truly proud of your youngsters.
I cannot praise Ryan and his team highly enough, they did a magnificent job. As someone who has had the privilege to lead and co-lead a number of international trips I appreciate the amount of work that is involved in delivering a successful experience. I am proud to have leaders of such calibre and dedication as members of the 1st Bedworth team. I am confident that the future of the Group in in safe and secure hands as the new generation of young adults at 1st Bedworth  take the Group onto even greater events and experiences than ever before

More Beduff Brains !!!

Following on from our success in the District Scout Quiz we are proud of our Explorer team who came second in the District Explorer Quiz on Wednesday. Well done Mel, Matt, Lewis & Tom you are an excellent team. Congratulations to the team from Coton Explorers who came first.

Beduff Brains

We are really proud of Ben, Hollie, Nicole & Ryan  our ‘Brains of Beduff’ who last night lifted the Trophy at the Nuneaton District Scout Annual Quiz. There was stiff competition from several other Troops from Nuneaton, Bedworth & Bulkington but our quartet were triumphant on the night in a closely fought contest.  “This is the first time in my memory that we have won this trophy” commented Woody, our Group Scout Leader. Woody has been around a long time so it must be many years since we last won ! . The team was a joint effort between Haddon (Girls Troop) & Wilson (Lads Troop)  who for one night put aside their normal boy/girl rivalry to prove that they can be a formidable combination.


Receiving the Trophy from Sam Marshall – Nuneaton District Commissioner


Back at the hut afterwards and still celebrating.

Bag Packing Success

This weekend a number of our Scouts and Explorers , supported by an adult team have been Bag Packing to raise funds for activities. On Saturday we were at ASDA Nuneaton where we raised £1066.41. On Sunday we were at Morrisons on the Holyhead Road where we raised £1074.26, making the fantastic total of £2140.67 over the weekend. It was really nice to receive so many positive comments about our youngster’s politeness , hard work and smartness from members of the public. We continue to be so proud of our youngsters who are truly a credit to Scouting. We would sincerely like to thank the colleagues at both stores for making our bag packs possible and for being so supportive and welcoming. A big big thank you to to the shoppers at both stores who contributed so generously. A special thank you to the adult leaders who supported this weekend , to Jo for organising the events , and to Mel & Jess our counting machine operators.

Remembrance Day Parade

We are very proud of our members who attended Remembrance Parade this year.  Despite indifferent weather over 120 members of 1st Bedworth were smartly turned out on Parade. We were lucky that the rain stayed away during the parade. We would like to thank the Bedworth Branch of the Royal British Legion for allowing us the privilege of being allowed to parade, The Reverend Richard Hare for an excellent thought provoking and entertaining service and the ladies of the catering team for the brilliant buffet afterwards. The Photos below are courtesy of Jason Arrowsmith- Thank you Jason12122764_932036140204329_7591403523807673447_n 12208351_932036560204287_2860596870998880135_n 12208496_932036260204317_8885703839284431630_n 12208725_932036520204291_8984901812102750362_n 12227555_932036423537634_984686188565148315_n

Scouts Raise £720 for Dogs For The Disabled

Scouts from Wilson & Haddon Troops raised a total of £720 which they presented to representatives from Dogs For The Disabled at their Annual Presentation Night on Saturday 3rd October.
In June the Scouts who were working on their Community Challenge Award invited Teresa Fletcher to come along to their Troop Nights. Teresa told them about the excellent work that Dogs For The Disabled does for people with additional needs. Teresa brought along her daughter Bethany and Quartz her Assistance Dog. Teresa explained how Dogs For The Disabled train assistance dogs to support people in their homes and in the community and how the Assistance Dog services support children and adults with physical disabilities and families with a child affected by autism. Teresa also told the Scouts that Dogs For the Disabled rely on voluntary contributions from the general public.
The Scouts thoroughly enjoyed Teresa’s talks and were determined to raise some funds to help the cause. Each Patrol in the two Troops decided they would to raise £20 to support the cause. They immediately set about organising a number of activities including sponsored walks, jogs and abseils. The Patrols raised a total of £332 with these activities. This was far more than the £200 target they had set themselves.

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The Big Dog’s Breakfast was blessed with good weather and was busy all day

Teresa later mentioned the ‘Big Dogs Breakfast’ a national initiative to raise funds. The idea behind the Big Dog’s Breakfast was to provide a breakfast for humans and their doggy companions, to provide a fun activity and of course to raise funds for Dogs For The Disabled.

Members of the Troop Leadership Forum  loved the opportunity to raise even more money and a team of Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders between the ages of 11 and 14 years old immediately set about organising the event. Local businesses and the parents of the youngsters were very generous in donating prizes & cakes for the day and many of them made special ‘doggy treats’ for sale.

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Cameron & George who were two of our organising team getting ready to serve hot drinks.

The Big Dog’s Breakfast which was held at the Scout Hut on Saturday 19th September was blessed with good weather and a good turnout of dogs who brought along their human companions. Quartz brought along Teresa & Bethany to join in the fun, and he was joined by Ursula who is a puppy under training and her socialiser Angela. The Scouts cooked bacon & sausage batches to sell and there was also cakes and hot & cold drinks for sale. Activities included a dog agility course, face painting, tombola, hook a frog and guess the number of dog treats in the jar. The day’s activities raised over £388.

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Jessica from our organising team, ensuring fair play on our Dog Agility Course

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Members of the organising team presenting the cheque for £720 to Teresa from Dogs For The Disabled at our Presentation Night,

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Corey from our organising team preparing to serve bacon and bacon sandwiches assisted by Neil.

The youngsters involved raised all of the money on their own initiative, and by their own effort. The adult leaders are extremely proud of them. They deservedly took great pride in presenting the cheque to Teresa, Bethany , Quartz, Angela & Ursula on Saturday night.

On October 15th Dog’s For The Disabled changed it’s name to Dog’s For The Good

Link to Dogs For the Good website.

Link to the article in Nuneaton News

Photos of Big Dog’s Breakfast

Natasha ‘Gets In’ WISPA


The Front Page of Wispa

WISPA is our County Scout Newsletter that is posted to every adult member of Scouting in Warwickshire. Natasha who is a Cub in Walton Pack wrote a report on the County ‘Get In’ Camp which was held at Ragley Hall in May. We thought the report was brilliant but we could not feature it on our website at the time as we needed to wait until it had been featured in WISPA first. Obviously we weren’t the only people who thought the report was brilliant as the editor has given her a full page in the August edition. We are proud of Natasha. You can read her report below.

Hi, my name is Natasha and this is my report on Get In camp 2015 for Warwickshire Scouts.

I arrived on site at 7.30pm on Friday the 15th of May and was whisked straight away to meet up with of Nuneaton District gang show to practice for our performance during the opening ceremony.


Natasha’s article in Wispa

After the opening we were all treated to a fireworks display which was really, really good. It was then back to to my groups camping area for supper and bed. On Saturday morning we got up and had breakfast and then it was time to starting having fun doing all the great activities. I went on the all inflatables, my favourites were the rodeo bull and water zorbing. I also had a water wars and got a bit wet, but it was fun. I also had a go at caving, which I thought was scary, but really liked it. Then I had a go on both of the climbing walls, and my favourite wall was the one without the buzzer at the top. I went and had a go at archery and used I a proper bow and arrows and I even got two bullseyes. I visited both the food tent, where I made fruit kebabs, armpit fudge and cooked a pancake on tin can using a candle. and the make it tent where I made a wooden train, pipe cleaner man, wooden snail key ring and peace lantern and a paper plane. When it was our turn to visit the circus, I thought it was really, really funny and my part was the people with the hula hoops. I really liked the campfire and enjoyed very much even though I couldn’t hear much. During the weekend I also played in the adventure playground and had loads of fun in there.

On the Sunday morning when back around and did some more of my favourite activities from Saturday. After dinner it was time to get changed into my cub uniform and go to the closing ceremony and go home very tired and very happy from having so much fun over the weekend.

Thank you to everyone who planned the camp and everyone who help the activities. I really enjoyed this camp, and I am already looking forward to the next one.

Natasha, Cub Scout with 1st Bedworth Walton pack. Aged 9.

Paranormal Investigation Weekend


The Ghost Investigators. Scouts, Explorers and Adults from 1st Bedworth

On Friday 24th July a group of 22 from 1st Bedworth visited an old Victorian School at Long Eaton near Nottingham for a Paranormal Investigation Event. The group consisted of older Scouts, Explorers and adults. We used a professional  company called Haunted Happenings to provide this experience. We arrived at the School just before 9.00pm and we were given a briefing by the events staff. The staff also took us through a procedure that allowed us to create our own ‘safety zone’ that we could go into if at any point during the night we felt uncomfortable. Luke who organised the event had already split us into three Ghost Investigation Teams (G.I.T.’s) called Old G.I.T’s , Mean G.I.T’s and Little G.I.T’s. Each team consisted of a mixture of Scouts, Explorers and Adults.. The teams were each issued with a night vision camera to record their experiences.

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E.M.F. Meter known as the ‘K2’

After our initial briefing the lights were extinguished and  the whole group moved into a large room known as the Day Room. Some of the group sat around a large wooden table and other sat around the room on the comfy furniture. Here we were introduced to one of the pieces of equipment which we would be using all night. E.M.F. Meters, known as K2’s and Cat Balls .The E.M.F. Meters which detect electro magnetic variations  had a display that was a steady green light when all was normal and flashed from green, to amber, to red when they detected a spirit in their vicinity.

Whilst in the Day Room we were introduced to ‘Calling Out’ which is how you invite the Spirits to join the proceedings. Basically you introduce yourself and politely invite the Spirits to make their presence known. The staff stressed the need to be polite to the spirits at all times and that we must thank them if they communicated. Another key thing we were told was that we should try and debunk any unexplained happenings and try to come up with a rational explanation. All of us were encouraged to join in the ‘Calling Out’ It was whilst we in this room as a large group that we had our first encounters with the spirit world. On more than one occasion when we tapped on the table our signal was returned. The E.M.F meters also detected a response a few times. One of our group who was a self declared ‘non- believer’ seemed to attract to attract the most attention from the ‘other side’. He was asked to kneel in the corner of the room and place a sweet on his open hand. He then called out and invited the spirits to take the sweet. After a couple of minutes the sweet jumped out of his hand and he said it felt like it had been snatched from him. We repeated this experiment and the same thing happened again.


Ovilus – Similar to the one we used

We were in the day room for about 30 minutes. We then split into our Ghost Investigation and moved around the different rooms trying different ways to contact the spirits. We spent around thirty minutes on each activity.

One of the pieces of kit we used was called an Ovilus. Basically this is a device that converts environmental readings into words. When you ask the spirit a question the device often displays a word of answer. Usually without this device you are limited to ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.  We were all a bit sceptical about this piece of kit as many of us thought it could possibly be programmed in advance or maybe controlled remotely, but it did produce some interesting results.

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an example of a group Table Tipping. We used a square table and there were only four people around the table.

We also tried Table Tipping . We stood around a table in the corridor and we all placed our finger tips lightly on the table. We called out questions and asked the spirits to answer by tipping the table one way for ‘yes’ and the opposite way for ‘no’. Again we had some interesting results. One team had the table balancing on one leg and at least one of the teams found the table violently turning ninety degrees and also the table rocking backwards and forwards. We really couldn’t explain how this was happening as it was an open legged table without any cloth or cover so we could see everyone clearly and we were resting our fingers only very lightly on the table.

Another experiment involved us sitting around a glass which was in the centre of a table. We all placed the backs of our fingers on the glass. At one end of the table was an E.M.F. Meter. We asked the spirits questions and asked them to move the glass towards or away from the light to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to our questions. We again had some interesting results with the glass moving moving quite quickly on some occasions.

During the evening we had regular refreshment breaks and the individual teams all had opportunities to carry out their own investigations. The night ended at 2.00am with us all sitting in the main corridor with our backs to both walls and facing each other. The cat balls were placed between us at regular intervals where we could all  clearly see them. Again we called out to the spirits and asked them to light up the balls if they were present. Spookily the balls lit up several times and many of us felt draughts even though there were no windows open.

The night was a very interesting experience with lots of events that we could not easily explain. The youngsters in particular behaved in a very mature way and fully participated in all of the experiments. The staff were very complimentary about our group. Here is an email we received from them.

To understand the emails below you need to know that Hazel is the owner ‘Haunted Happenings’ who was present for part of the night and Rob is one of the staff who ran the event.

From: Hazel Ford
Date: 27 July 2015 at 11:23
Subject: Friday Ghost Hunt
To: Luke Atkinson

Hi Luke,

I hope that you are all ok and that you enjoyed the event on Friday.  I know that the team really enjoyed working with you all.  I just wanted to let you see an email that was sent to me by Rob, one of the team members.

Thank you for being such a brilliant group.



Hi Hazel,

I am just writing to you to say that the group we had on Friday was brilliant to work with they gave it every thing they had. The calling out questions was very good, and they worked hard with the equipment. I just wanted to tell you how great the night was as I know mostly you will have people complain but this night needs to be noted as a great night given by staff and guests. If you could please let the guest know how well behaved and how hard they worked and it was a pleasure to work with them.

Hope to see you again soon Hazel.

Many Thanks,


When we returned to the Scout Hut we had some food and a few hours sleep. We spent Saturday making our own documentary film of the investigation. The documentary was finally completed in the small hours of Sunday morning. First we watched the two Zombie films we had made in the previous two years and then we watched the documentary.  We enjoyed  a few hours sleep before going home on Sunday morning.

The documentary will be put online soon for you to watch.

This weekend would have not been possible without the expertise and help of Luke and the team at Haunted Happenings to whom we offer our sincere thanks.

What will we be doing next year at the ‘Film Making Weekend’ ?………..Sorry you will have to wait to find out.


Bag Packing – Sunday 5th July

We are really pleased with results of yesterday”s bag packing at Sainsburys in Nuneaton and Tesco at Bedworth. At Tesco we collected £690.30 and at Sainsburys we collected £519.72. We also received lots of positive comments about the politeness,smartness and behaviour of our bag packers. Well done everyone. We would like to thank the management and staff at both stores for allowing us to bag pack and for being so welcoming and friendly.A tremendous thank you also to the customers at both stores for being so generous with your donations.

Adventure Afloat

On Friday 12th June a group of excited youngsters and leaders  from 1st boarded the minibus that would take them to Barby Moorings near Rugby where they would be boarding the 72ft Narrowboat ‘Centenary’ to crew her for a weekend of adventure. The group consisted of 5 Cubs, 3 Scouts and 4 Leaders. During the weekend the youngsters practiced all of the skills of operating a narrowboat, including helming (steering)  the boat, learning about boat maintenance & safety , operating the locks, learning the vital skills of living onboard a boat and teamwork. Their journey took them along the Oxford Canal before turning onto the Grand Union canal just before Braunston. They followed the Grand Union through the long Braunston Tunnel to Norton Junction. They successfully navigated Centenary up the Watford Locks which is a tricky staircase lock and through the Crick Tunnel which they reached on Saturday afternoon before turning the boat around to return the way they had came back to Barby. Everyone had a great incident free weekend and our rookie helmsmen & helmswomen did a great job of controlling the boat and avoiding running it aground. Several badges were earned during the weekend including Nights Away, Water Journeys and the Scout Power Coxswain.

Click here to view photos

Point to Point – A great success

On Saturday 20th June 1st Bedworth had the privilege of organising the District Scout Point to Point. Andy Clarke volunteered to head the organising team and what a great job he did! Andy was well supported by a large number of adults from 1st Bedworth both before the event and on the day demonstrating the sort of teamwork that makes 1st Bedworth the successful Scout Group it is. On the day the 1st Bedworth team was joined by a number of Leaders from some of the other groups in Nuneaton District who made a big contribution to the success of the event on the day.

Six teams entered the event, two of which were from 1st Bedworth.  Despite some interesting  navigational decisions from some of the teams and some very challenging weather conditions all of the teams covered most of the 8.5 km route, completing a number of challenges on the route.

The icing on the cake for the 1st Bedworth Leaders was that our team from Haddon Troop (girls) won the event and Wilson’s team (lads) were third placed. Well done both teams ‘you did 1st Bedworth proud’


Bag Packing at Morrisons Holyhead Road

On Sunday 10th May nearly thirty members of 1st Bedworth bag packed at Morrisons’  Holyhead  Road  store. Those bag packing included Scouts, Explorers and Adults. During the day we received lots of pleasing positive feedback from customers and staff. The store was very busy and we raised a fantastic sum of £1263.98.Well done everyone!

We would to thank all of the staff for allowing us to bag pack at the store and for being so friendly and welcoming  and the customers for being so generous.

Bag Packing at Morrisons – Hinckley

We are very pleased with the result of today’s bag packing at Hinckley Morrisons . The team of youngsters and leaders earned a  brilliant £890.99. Well done everyone! We would to thank all of the staff for allowing us to bag pack and today’s customers for being so generous.


Saint George’s Day Parade 2015

Around 70 members of 1st Bedworth , including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and adults, took part in Nuneaton District’s annual Saint George’s Day parade on Sunday 19th April. This year’s parade was held in Wolvey and was organised by 1st Wolvey Scout Group. What a fantastic job 1st Wolvey did to ! The parade this year has got to be one of the best ever. We were treated to a great reenactment of the legend of Saint George by the youngster’s from 1st Wolvey, followed after the presentations , by an excellent display from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. The parade was held outdoors and 1st Wolvey even arranged for the weather to stay dry.

All of the youngsters behaved brilliantly and were a credit to Scouting – It really was a case of ‘Proud to Scout’

The Coventry Telegraph carried great coverage and loads of photo’s of the parade. Click here to see the report

Bag Packing at Tesco Bedworth

On Saturday  11th April and Sunday 12th April over thirty  Scouts, Explorers and Adults from 1st Bedworth were out in force to bag pack at the Tesco store in Bedworth. On Saturday they worked in two four hour shifts and on Sunday they worked in two three hour shifts. Many of the youngsters worked a shift on both days. The management and staff  were welcoming and friendly and we would like to thank them very much for giving us this opportunity to raise funds  in their store. We are also truly grateful  to the generous people of the Bedworth  area who donated a fantastic £2088.03 to our funds. Everyone looked very smart and worked very hard and they were a real credit to Scouting & 1st Bedworth in particular. We received lots of positive feedback from members of the public which was great. Our next bag pack is at Morrison’s at Hinckley which is on Saturday 2nd May.

Scout Digital Maker Camp


On Saturday 28th March fifteen Scouts arrived at the Scout Hut ready and eager to complete the Digital Maker Stage Two Activity Badge. They were in for a great weekend which involved an overnight stay at the Scout Hut with the badge finishing on Sunday afternoon. This badge has only just been released by ‘Headquarters’ so this was the first time we had tacked the badge. The requirements for the badge are:

  1. Connect two devices and exchange data between them using WiFi,
    Bluetooth or a cable.
  2. Show that you can use two different platforms or operating systems. They could be systems that run different devices such as computers,  tablets, phones or games consoles.
  3. Design a game:
    • Make a cartoon, animation or video of a game using a video camera or other equipment.
    • Create some pseudo code to explain how some parts of your game will work. Pseudo code is an instruction for the computer to follow, but is not written in a specific language.
    • Design a sequence of a game, like a whole level or an in-game puzzle.
  4. Design a single page website. You can use a design tool but writing HTML code would be fine too.
  5. Create a set of instructions for a programmable Robot, turtle or toy to

Under the guidance of Andy & Ryan, who are 1st Bedworth  leaders and who are both I.T, Professionals, the Scouts threw themselves into the challenges that the badge presented. All of the Scouts passed the badge with flying colours.Andy & Ryan were supported by a team of 1st Bedworth Leaders who worked with the Scouts, cooked the food and provided transport for the widegame on Saturday night. Yes you read that right we did have a widegame on Saturday night. Every Scout enjoys a good thrash through the woods so on Saturday night everyone took a break from their computer screens for a trip over to Rough Close Scout Campsite. It was a great weekend and one which we will be sure to repeat .

Here is a report from Ben who was one of the Scouts on the weekend.

When I woke up I was raring to get to the Scout Hut and start this camp. When I arrived I dumped my bag in the small hall and ran next door to find out what we were doing over the next 2 days. We…

    1. Made a website for coding technique.
    2. Made network cables for LAN access. ( A wire connecting to the router giving data to your laptop or computer)
    3. Made a storyboard for a games.
    4. Made psuedo code (pronounced sudo code) for games.
    5. Made a short stop-motion video
    6. Last but not least we used different operating system.

If we were ever stuck we would call over one of the leader and they would help us straight away. All of the leaders made the camp lots of fun to attend.

Cub Ghosthunt Success

Well done to Logan & Jack who won the Cub Ghosthunt last Saturday night and claimed the Alan Flavell Trophy for First Bedworth Walton Pack.  We are all very proud of you both. Cub Ghosthunt is a District event and Packs from Nuneaton, Bedworth & Bulkington took part on the event. The Cubs had to walk around a route completing challenges and earning points as they went. Challenges on Saturday included balloon rockets, dream catchers, archery, holographic writing, horse shoe hurling , giant jenga, Brazilian head dresses and a bucket ball challenge.  Logan & Jack completed all of these challenges with great skill to win the event but like all of the Cubs on the event they also had a great time.

We would also like to say well done to our Hopkins Pack team of  Rosie, Heather and Drew who also gave their best on the night and were a credit to 1st Bedworth

Scout’s Football Team Success

Hannah, Micheal, Logan, Nathan, Spencer, Paul & Joseph with Sam Marshall (District Commissioner for Nuneaton) and Shaun Marshall (Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts)

Our first success in the competition for a number of years.

We are very proud of our Scouts who entered the District Scout Football Competition on Saturday and played brilliantly to pick up the ‘Runners Up’ Trophy. It’s been a few years since we have had any success at this event, so winning this Trophy is very special. The Scouts behaviour and attitude was excellent and they were brilliant ambassadors for 1st Bedworth and Scouting in general. We would like to thank Chris and his team for their hard work in putting on and running a great event.

Take a bow Hannah, Micheal, Nathan, Logan, Paul, Joseph & Spencer

Also a special well done to Hannah who was 1st Bedworth’s player’s player of the match


Another Picture of the Team

Bag Packing at ASDA Nuneaton

On Sunday 22nd February Scouts, Explorers and Adults from 1st Bedworth were out in force to bag pack at the ASDA Store in Nuneaton. The colleagues at Nuneaton ASDA were welcoming and friendly and we would like to thank them very much for giving us this opportunity to raise funds  in their store. We are truly grateful  to the generous people of the Nuneaton area who donated a fantastic £1237.66 to our funds. Our founder Lord Baden-Powell expected Scouts to earn the money they need through their own honest efforts. This is a principal which still holds true today and is why you will see Scouts bag packing  rather than holding street collections, though of course we will always assist other worthy causes with their street collections or similar. This is the first of a number of Bag Packs we will be doing this year. Look out for us in Bedworth Tesco on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April !

Lighting a Fire

I have chosen lighting a fire as because that is the thing I always look forward to doing! When we look for sticks it’s about who can find the most and the biggest ones. There is always a sense of competition. By the time we finished  collecting sticks there is always a pile of sticks as big as a sky scraper.

We all took it in turns to cut the wood into kindling. This is the main job that people want to do, especially me. We hold the knife downwards and slice into the thick dry wood to make firesticks.

When we light the fire everyone lighting matches right, left & centre but no way would the fire burn. Finally we used cotton wool to set it alight. We all sat down next to the fire and were exstatic to finaly see it alight.

That was the first time we did making fires at Scouts and I loved it.

Joseph M

Abseiling & Cooking

I really love abseiling because of the trill and rush of adrenalin, plus it is really cool and fun. I used to hate it before I tried it but now I really love it. I also like hiking & going on long walks. I like adventurous activities, this is because I love sport/.

I also love cooking because it is so funny when you flip something and the fire alarm goes off and there is smoke. I like cooking on fire because even though you can’t make cakes you can makes loads more yummy things. These are some of the reasons I love going to Scouts.


Immy T-F