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Scout Troop

We meet at the Hut on a Monday evening 19:15 until 20:45

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

Leadership Team

What we'll be doing

What we've done

September 2015 - December 2015

Four months of varied activities await the Scouts; we will be focussing on teamwork and the unique selling point of Scouting, the outdoors!

Informed by  the valuable contribution provided by young people ideas the Troop leadership has created a programme which will see Scouts being offered the opportunity to camp out in September, October and December, be part of an expedition on a narrowboat, take part in teambuilding activities through paintballing, a night time treasure hunt  and a ten pin bowling completion.

Biking & Camp - 19th/20/th Sept.2015

On SaturdayMorning we Cycled Off Road from Leighton Reservoir to Thornthwaite Activity Centre in Harrogate to fulfil requirements for a number of Badges including the Cycling & Navigation badges.

The 17 mile ride to the overnight camp included over 1600ft of climbing & took us along the Six Dales Trail through some breathtaking scenery. After a lunch break on the bank of Gouthwaite Reservoir we headed down into Pateley Bridge to refill our water bottles and then out towards the camp site.

After a good nights sleep under canvas & a cooked breakfast we set off to make the return journey back to Leighton Reservoir. In total,we completed over 35 miles on rough terrain with 7 hours of cycling

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Squirrel Wood – 20-22 March 2015

On the Friday evening nine intrepid Scouts loaded and boarded the Sherburn Community Minibus to spend the weekend at Squirrel Wood Scout Campsite http://squirrelwood.org.uk/   located in the ancient village of Burghwallis just north of Doncaster.

First thing….make a fire!

As the sun rose on the Saturday a hearty breakfast for the brave Scouts was eagerly tackled in a somewhat empty Squirrel Wood

After breakfast the challenge of the Bouldering wall was met with enthusiasm and skill, this was followed by an introduction to knife, saw and axe safety with lots of “whittling” which extended throughout the weekend!

The Saturday challenge for the Scouts was to make an oven using cardboard boxes, tin foil and Japonica twigs. Luckily all were successful which meant it was Pizza for lunch!!

The Saturday evening Camp Curry was cooked on a fire called a “Norwegian Torch” made from a single section of an Ash tree trunk…

With the dawning of Sunday came the long awaited air rifle shooting...

The camp rounded up with an urban survival skills experience courtesy of Ronald McDonald !!

York Marathon - Sunday 12th Oct. 2014

On Sunday morning, as most people were snuggled up in their warm, comfy beds – four of our Scouts were on their way to an exciting morning full of volunteering. Sunday saw the second annual Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in our local city of York. Thousands of runners turned out in all their athletic finery on a very cold, misty October morning.

After quite a difficult journey to our water station based at mile 9 in Upper Helmsley we parked up, wrapped up and headed to help.  After meeting with our Chief Marshall we had our instructions, thousands of bottles of water to hand out – now all we needed were the runners!

The race kicked off at about 9:30am with the first wheelchair participant reaching our water station at approximately 10am, followed by the leading pack of male runners at approximately 10:10am. There was a slight wait until the other runners reached us and so we set up our speakers, had a motivational playlist on and got ourselves prepared – or so we thought!

The amount of runners, of all different ages and speeds that we passed water to on that morning was almost unbelievable! We even spotted a few fellow Scouts who gave us an extra special wave! We now know that amongst the group was one of our Viking Cubs’ Mum! We hope you enjoyed your water and our cheering!

The morning flew by in a haze of music, cheering, bad dancing (mainly by Akela!) thousands of water bottles and a sea of multi-coloured runners. Our fun-filled morning demonstrated just how exciting it can be to give back to your local community.

We hope that next year we can volunteer again and that there will be even more of us to hand the water out and celebrate the runners’ success.

For now, however, there needs to be a big thank you to Holly, Stephanie, Alfie and Ben for their fantastic efforts and brilliant representation of Sherburn Scouts. A second thank you, also, to Akela (Tim) and Chris for getting up and volunteering on such a cold, dark Sunday morning because without the other leaders, the morning would never have happened.

Until the next time,

Frankii (Chil)

Fun Fact: Did you know that only 3% of the world has completed a marathon?