We are very proud that Mel Bond, who is a Network Scout and Leader in 1st Bedworth, has been awarded The Scouts of the World Award.
The Cubs learnt about the Bedworth Coat of Arms and how it was formed from many parts of the local area.
We also learnt about some of the famous people that were born in Bedworth.
George Elliot (Mary Anne Evans), Pete Doherty and Nick Skelton to name a few!
To bring out their creativity we asked our Cubs to design some posters to show parts of Bedworth and to promote the town, as always the Cubs did fantastic.
See what you think!
I think it’s fair to say our lockdown already this year in Cubs has been nothing less than extraordinary! Especially with the amazing support we have had from the adults of all our Cubs.
This year we kicked our activities into over drive, no more of this lock down pausing and waiting to get on with things… have a look at some of the fantastic things these Cubs have done last month!
With the Artist badge we kicked off with some very creative salt dough creations!
And as is tradition for many, we too cooked some pancakes…
As you can see, these look flipping brilliant!
…the Astronomers Badge!
We learnt about our Solar System, the planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, stars and much more! Although many of the Cubs had a good understanding of some parts of space, so we got to expand our learning about the Mars Mission with SpaceX and why we have observatories in specific locations. Finishing off the night the Cubs took to the screen and helped to create another picture, again their talents never cease to amaze us!
Well Done Cubs!
…of the animal carers badge!
Each Cub had looked after a pet and learnt how to care for a new animal.
One of the Cubs even managed to convince her dad (with mums help) to get a hamster which was swiftly named ‘Sparkles’! Over the course of the two months, 2 lovely dogs also became family members to two other Cub households.
The virtual meetings and activities finished off with a brain storm for getting a pet Crocodile! And creation of posters promoting Animal Safety… I think you’ll agree with us, they did a fantastic job!
Last year we had the amazing opportunity to be involved in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. Tesco customers voted in our local Tesco stores and we bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Click below to learn more and how you can get involved!
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
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
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
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