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 werte 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.
Over the Summer Holidays both Wilson & Haddon Scouts Troops arer still meeting each week. Instead of the more formal Troop Meetings they are enjoying loads of activities either at the Scout Hut or at Five Ways Lakes at Wolvey. Activities include raft building, abseiling, climbing, archery , shooting , & water fights.
From Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August twelve Scouts, two Explorers and four Leaders enjoyed a great Summer Camp at Ferny Croft Scout Centre in the New Forest/ It was raining upon our arrival and everyone had an interesting time setting up camp in the pouring rain. On Sunday after completing camp set uo it was time to to take up the challenge of the Ferny Croft Adventure Course. Monday was a lovely sunny day so it was off to Bournemouth for a beach day. Tuesday was another lovely day so we set out on a hike to Bucklers Hard where a number of Nelson's Warhips were built. Upon return to camp it was time for the Pedal Car Grand Prix on Ferny's purpose built track. The rain was back with us on Wednesday so we headed enjoyed a day of swimming and tenpin bowling. Thursday saw us heading off in the minibus to Southsea to board a Hovercraft which took us to Ryde on the Isle of Wight, The wind in the Solent was strong so we enjoyed a very exciting Hovercraft Trip. After a lovely day exploring both the beach and the town of Ryde we had a much calmer return trip on the Hovercraft. Friday was an exciting day. In the morning we enjoyed Ferny's high adrenalin Zip Wire in the morning and then accepted their Gladiator Challenge in the afternoon. The evening was spent cooking and eating pizzas in Ferny's new outdoor pizza oven. We finished off the evening with a wide game and a last night camp fire. The weather stayed dry on Saturday morning allowing us to strike camp. As we were driving off the site the rain started again just in time to welcome the afternoon arrivals 🙂
On Saturday 8th July 14 Scouts accompanied by a leaders and instructors set out on a canoe expedition. They journeyed along a canal and a river and two portages between the canal and the river. After cooking their own meals on expedition stoves they spent the night in hammocks in a woods. After breakfast on Sunday they enjoyed another half day journeying by water.
On Friday 28th April 10 excited Scouts and 2 Leaders arrived at Hillmorton Wharf near Rugby.
During the weekend the Scouts were working to gain their Power Coxswain Activity Badge. To gain their badges all of the Scouts would need to learn and practice helming the boat including taking the boat into and out of a lock. They would also need to learn how the boat works and the daily engine and filter checks. During the course of the journey they would also learn to operate the locks safely and operate the locks to allow Centenary to navigate the canals. They also needed to learn about boat safety, the history of the canals, and taking their turn in the galley.
On Saturday 22nd April 10 Scouts & Explorers 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 and everyone had a great day.
On Saint George’s Day 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.
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.
Haddon Scouts playing disc golf in Bedworth Park. We had a competition over 4 holes , then a longest drive competition, longest roller and to finish with a ring of fire! Great night and a taste of what competitive disc golf is like in the UK and abroad!
In July a number of our Cubs enjoyed a weekend at Gradbach Scout Camp which ids situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The Cubs stayed in a converted farmhouse on the site. On the Saturday the Cubs enjoyed a visit to Speedwell Cavern where we invested three Cubs deep underground.
During the first week of August 18 Scouts & 1 Explorer enjoyed their Annual Summer Camp at Phasels Wood Scout Camp in Hertfordshire. They enjoyed a busy action packed programme which included a day at Thorpe Park and a Day in London. On site activities included climbing, Aeroball, Bungee Trampolines, Pedal Racers , 'Ice' Wall, Backwoods skills, low ropes & wide games
On Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July twelve Scouts completed an overnight expedition in canoes to complete their Expedition Challenge. They worked in pairs in Canadian canoes paddling their canoes, porting then past locks and carrying all of their own kit. They stopped overnight at a Scout Centre where they slept in hammocks and cooked all of their own meals on expedition stoves.
In April 2016 1st Bedworth attended the annual Nuneaton District Saint George's Day Parade. During the event our Beaver & Cub Sections were presented with a couple of prestigious Awards. Our Cub pack was presented with the Silver Wolf for being the best Cub Pack in the District. Our Beavers were awarded the Beaver Plate as the runners up to the best Beaver Colony in ther Disdtrict.
On Saturday 27th February a coach full of excited Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Adults left Bedworth to enjoy a brilliant day at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio tour. Youngsters and adults alike had a great day.
On Saturday 20th February a party of Scouts, Explorers and Adults from 1st Bedworth left Bedworth to begin an adventure in Austria. Leaving Bedworth on Saturday morning they traveled to Munich via Heathrow and Amsterdam. From Munich a coach took them to a Scout Camp near Matsee in Austria where they would be based for the week. On Sunday they explored Matsee. Monday was spent in the valley where skilled instructors skilled them in skiing and snowboarding. On Tuesday they visited a salt mine where they had great fun sliding down the massive slides previously used as a means of access by the mine workers. Wednesday & Thursday were spent skiing and snowboarding with their instructors where everyone graduated to the main slopes . On Thursday evening they enjoyed a meal in a Pizza restaurant. On Friday they travelled to Salzburg for a day of shopping and tourism. This took in a visit to Hangar-7 home to several vintage aircraft ,helicopters and formula one cars. They also enjoyed a 'Sound of Music Tour' courtesy of their Austrian coach driver. What a way to round off a great week ! . On Saturday after an early rise they did the return journey to Bedworth. They arrived in the evening tired but happy, with many memories to last a life time. This gallery is just a few of their photos which they posted on Facebook during their adventure.
We held our Scout Winter Camp at the Scout Hut on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January. Over 30 Scouts and their Leaders enjoyed a great weekend. The Scouts visited Think Tank or the National Space Centre, watched a film at the Odeon and had lots of fun at Waterworld. Perhaps the icing on the cake, especially as it was a winter camp, was to wake up on Sunday morning to find a thick blanket of snow. There just had to be a mass snowball fight!
On Tuesday 22nd December nearly one hundred members of the Group plus over eighty parents , friends and families filled All Saints Parish Church for a Christmas Carol Service. Everyone enjoyed a brilliant service led by the Reverend Richard Hare. We enjoyed traditional carols, a fun quiz and a very interesting and entertaining talk on the true meaning of Christmas After the service we enjoyed mince pies , cakes and drinks. All of the youngsters who attended were given a small present and a badge for their camp blankets. We would like to thank Richard, Celia and their team for hosting us and for giving us such a memorable evening.
On Saturday 19th September a team of Assistant Patrol Leaders and Patrol Leaders organised a 'Big Dog's Breakfast ' to raise funds for Dog's For The Disabled. The day was blessed with great weather . We had a large turnout of dogs who brought their human companions. Every one had great fun and the day raised £388
From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th a Group of Wilson and Haddon Scouts together with their leaders enjoyed a 'Back to Basics' Camp at Rough Close Scout Camp near Coventry. Camping in a woodland clearing their enjoyed improving their basic skills such as fire lighting, using a knife, axe and saw, bivi building and backwoods cooking. They also had a couple of great wide games and had a go at slacklining.
We held our Annual Presentation Night at The Saunders on Saturday 3rd October to recognise the Achievements of our members. A record number of Top Awards were presented. Members also received awards for for being Beaver, Cub, Scout & Explorer of the Year. We have had a very successful year in District Competitions and members were presented with medals for the participation in these successful teams. A team of Scouts also presented a cheque for £720 to Dog's For the Disabled.
During September our Explorers were sharpening their navigation skills. Navigation can be a bit of a dull subject, but with a bit of imagination it can be made fun. In these photo's you can see our Explorers practicing their grid references by playing 'Twister'
This years Summer Camp was held at Gwersyll -Y- Bryniau Scout Camp near Machynleth in Wales. We enjoyed loads of activities including Mountain Walking, Mountain Biking, Beac Day, Sailing, Windsurfing and an underground adventure known as 'Go Below'. The weather was a little indifferent and as usual in Wales we had a bit of rain but that didn't stop us having fun.
In August both Hopkins & Walton Cub Packs greatly enjoyed visits from the Police Safer Neighborhood Team. They learned how they team worked, what equipment they used and had the chance to dress up as these pictures show.
In July Beavers from both Woodward and Barlow Colonies and Cubs who have never camped before enjoyed a space themed sleepover at the Scout Hut. As you can see from these pictures they enjoyed lots of different activities.
From Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st May our Scouts camped at Gradbach Scout Camp near the Roaches. They enjoyed a full days mountain walking and a half day of mountain biking. They also found time to play in the river that runs through the camp site and had great fun on the rope swing over the river
From Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th May our Cubs enjoyed their Spring Camp at Beaudesert Scout Camp in Staffordshire. Activities included an expedition and cooking on expedition stoves, low ropes, crate stacking and the Greasy Pole
On Sunday 28th June 1st Bedworth Beavers and 1st Wolvey Beavers enjoyed a great day at 5Ways Lakea near Wolvey. The theme of the day was the 'Wild West'. 23 Beavers and their leaders threw themselves into the activities and everyone had a brilliant day. Well done to Sam and Charlie and their teams for arranging such a great event.
On the Weekend of 12th-14th August Cubs, Scouts and Leaders from 1st Bedworth crewed the Centenary Narrowboat from Barby Moorings near Rugby along the Oxford and Grand Union Canals to just past the Crick Tunnel and then back to Barby Moorings. All of the youngsters took turns at the helm as well as opening the lock gates. Everyone had a great time.
From Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May over 70 members of 1st Bedworth , including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and adults joined more than 3,000 scouts from all over Warwickshire who descended on the Ragley Estate to take part in 'Get In' - Warwickshire Scouts’ County Camp. Here are a few pictures of our Beavers enjoying themselves.
The last week in January 2015 was the end of an era for 1st Bedworth Beavers, After 14 years as their leader Kerrie (Fox) ran her last Colony Meetings. On both Tuesday and Thursday night their was a cake to cut.....and eat!!!!.....of course. It wasn't goodbye as Kerrie is staying with the Group in another role, but the Beavers did want to give Fox a big thankyou
From Friday 9th to Saturday 11th January 2015 we held a Leadership Selection & Training Weekend at the Scout Hut. This is the first step on the road for Scouts who are working to become Patrol Leaders & Assistant Patrol Leaders
Saturday 22nd November 2014..The Cubs are enjoing a great camp at Ullesthorpe Scout Camp in Leicester. They have conducted loads of great experiments and are having a fantastic time. You are priveleged to beable to view these photos of our professors at work conducting their experiments. These photos have been beemed direct from their secret lab 'somewhere in the woods' by our secret agent
Sunday16th November...11 Cubs plus 1 Scout completed their Information Technology Stage 1 and 2 at the Scout Hut. They all worked very hard and did some great work.You may also notice that some of these photo's have been 'enhanced' 🙂 All the Cubs work !
Every year Haddon (girls) Troop and Wilson (boys) Troop compete against each other for the Supertroop Challenge Trophy. This years competition took place over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of November. Haddon entered one team & Wilson entered two teams. At the start of the competition the teams competed in three challenges. A fire lighting challenge with flint & steel, A pioneering challenge and a craft challenge. This was followed by a whiz quiz, Superstars challenge and a musical head to head. The final event was Operation Night Owl which was a competition hike after dark. Haddon Troop were the eventual winners reclaiming the trophy from Wilson who had held it for the past two years.
On Tuesday 28th October Hopkins Cub Pack invited 4th Bedworth Cubs along to their Halloween Night. The Cubs fancy dress was amazing as you can see from these photos. Everyone enjoyed some great party games and hat lots of fun.
On Tuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd our Cub Packs visited the Old Meeting Church in the Old Meeting Yard. Mrs Burton showed the Cubs around the building and gave them a very interesting talk all about the history of the Church. The Cubs also had a chance to try on a replica 1st World War Soldiers Uniform and a Scout uniform
On Tuesday October 13th Haddon (Girl) Scouts held a fashion parade with a difference. They made their own clothes out of items from the recycling bin. It was an interesting night and the Scouts passed part of their creative challenge.
In September 2014 Faye & Bill from Cotswold Outdoors visited both of our Troops. They brought along loads of gear and gave the Scouts a very interesting demonstration on the equipment the Scouts will need on an expedition.
Our very successful Show was held at the Abbey Theatre in February 2014. In May we held our 'Oscar' night at the Scout Hut and after walking the red carpet the stars of the show viewed the world premiere of 'Rough & Ready 2014 - The Movie'
In June 2014 1st Bedworth took part in a national initiative known as Community Week. In conjunction with 4th Bedworth Scouts we decided to support Bedworth & Keresley Food Bank. We held a number of sponsored activities including a fitness 'run' around the Miner's Welfare Park. We collected 482 kg of food and donated £209 in cash.
In July 2014 a crack team of our Network members supported by a few of our 'Veterans' complete a 100 mile sponsored challenge from Marble Arch in London back to Bedworth. They walked on the first day, cycled on the second day and kayaked on the third day. Their efforts raised over £4000 to be shared between Myton Hospice and Group funds