1st Poynton Scout Group
Scouts attended a practice hike recently from Teggs nose to Nelson Pit. Skip commented that "Enthusiasm alone should get you through Macc Hike!" It was an awful day for hiking, but everyone's gear was tested and some lessons learned. The hike was cut slightly short as it was felt that the weather conditions were too risky. We walked from Teggs nose to White Nancy and then canal & Middlewood way home.
|We are celebrating our 90 year anniversary this year, and marking the event with a traditional Scout Gala to which all local families are invited. The event will offer a range of fun activities for any budding adventurers, young or old, and will demonstrate how scouting helps young people to develop valuable life skills and confidence whilst having fun trying new activities in a safe environment.|
We maintain an active membership of over 100 young people aged between 6 and 14. A dedicated team of trained adult and young leaders run a busy program of fun, adventurous and challenging activities. The Group also has close links with the only Explorer unit in Poynton which meets in the same hut on a Thursday evening, providing more challenging activities and a D of E program for ex Scouts.
|Walk and Picnic
|A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... 1st Poynton ventured to Barnswood for group camp 2015, Jedi's and all!
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts enjoyed a great Star Wars themed camp with many closely fought activities between the teams ... and finally the Rebel Alliance came away as the winners - may the force be with them!
|All sections of 1st Poynton Scout group saw a great turnout in support of the group at this years Poynton Xmas Fest in Park Lane.|
Members from Beavers, Cubs and Scouts helped to setup, run and take down the stall at the event, helping all sections to raise funds to put towards their activities. Scouts once again helped to setup chairs in two of the entertainment areas, and also pack them away at the end of the night and returned them to the civic centre.
|Scouts last night saw the award of around 10 Challenge badges and one Gold Scout award. |
The set of 9 scouts challenge badges are awarded throughout a scouts 3 year membership, and on achieving 8 Challenges, the scout is then awarded the Gold Scout award.
The Gold Scout award continues a scout's progression through the scouts organisation, following the Bronze award in Beavers, and the Silver award in Cubs which also represent successful achievement of challenges set at each stage.
It's a proud point for the leaders, and for the parents of any scout who achieves the Gold Scout award. The award is recognition that the scout has shown a willingness to try new things, and learn traditional scouting skills which will be called upon throughout their life.
|3 new scouts (Nathan George and Harry) were invested after a night of scout style hide and seek in the dark in The Coppice. Following the games, scouts gathered around a camp fire for Marsh Mallows and Chocolate Biscuits as is becoming our tradition, followed by a formal investiture ceremony.|
On 12th November Warren Cubs welcomed 8 new members as they were invested into the pack. The new members joined us from Beavers and the local community.