4th Gainsborough, 1st Mayflower Academy Scouts
Welcome to our Scouts Group page. In addition to this page, you can find numerous photos of our Scouts and Explorers enjoying their various activities on the Gallery page as well; just click on the link below.
Dear Parents/ Carers
As you may be aware our Cub Scout, Scout and Explorer Scout sections at the Mayflower Specialist School Academy Trust are able to run through a combination of termly payments, donations and grants. We are always actively looking for new fundraising sources and are happy to be able to tell you that we have been successful in getting through to the voting round for the Lincolnshire CO-OP Community Champions fund. If we are successful, the Scout Group will become one of the Gainsborough Town Centre area's community champions for a 3-month period, which means every time a member shops and uses their dividend card, the group will receive a donation.
In order for this to happen, we now need CO-OP Dividend Members to vote for 4th Gainsborough, 1st Mayflower Academy Scout Group. Voting takes place online from Wednesday 6th April to Sunday 24th April 2022. To access the voting page please visit: www.lincolnshire.coop/ccvote and select 4th Gainsborough, 1st Mayflower Academy.
Please feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote for us, the more votes we receive, the better chance we have of becoming in store champions.
Thank you for your continued support for our Scout Group.
Spring Term 2022
Following the disruption caused by COVID over the last few terms, Scouts and Explorers have enjoyed being back to normal weekly meetings this term.
Our Year 7 Scouts have finally been able to take part in Scouting. They have been working towards their Membership Award by learning the Scout Promise and Law, finding out about Scouting around the world and the history of Scouting as well as taking part in a variety of teamwork activities and challenges. They also got the opportunity to complete their Scientist Activity Badge as part of British Science week. On Monday 8th March we held a special Scout assembly, where all of our new Year 7 members made their Scout Promise and were invested into the Scout Group, receiving their neckers and badges.
Scouts in Years 8 and 9 have been working towards their Creative Challenge Award as well as the Artist and Craft Activity badges and the Digital Maker Staged Activity badge. They’ve had a go a pyrography (wood burning), done some fabric painting, created some amazing stop motion films and as part of World Book Day, drawn pictures of their favourite scenes from a variety of stories. They’ve also enjoyed being able to get back outside, playing a variety of wide games whilst developing teamwork and leadership skills. Like the year 7s, they’ve also completed the Scientist Activity Badge as part of British Science week.
Our Explorer Scouts have been just as busy. At their own request, Year 10 Explorers have been working towards the Chef Activity Badge. They’ve learned how to set up and safely use camping stoves and have cooked fajitas, pasta dishes and burgers. They’ve also looked at food hygiene and how to safely store different foods.
Our Year 11 and 6th Form Explorers have begun working towards the Naturalist Badge, looking at the wildlife around the school and how it is changing with the seasons. We hope to continue this next term with some visits to different natural areas, as well as looking at our own impact on the different places. Our Year 11 Explorers also got the opportunity to meet the new Cub Section earlier this term when they visited from Warren Wood. The Explorers worked together to plan a variety of activities for them, including some team challenges and a scavenger hunt. They then welcomed the Cubs to Aegir, showed them the Scout hut and supported them to take part in the activities they had planned. It was fantastic to meet the Cubs and we hope to do more joint activities with them in the future.
It has been lovely being able to meet weekly again and all sections have welcomed the opportunity to spend time together, playing games and working towards badges. We hope to continue this next term as well as getting our members out camping and on some visits.
Lighting a Fire
Scout and Explorer Uniforms
For information and purchasing options regarding Scout and Explorer Uniforms please click on this link http://mayflowerscouts.eliteclubclothing.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=144_145
Scout and Explorer uniforms are black.
The Great Indoors Weekender - 11th - 12th July 2020
Please see the link below regarding a nationally organised virtual camp / sleepover. UK Scouts are arranging it and are challenging everyone (members and non-members - including parents!) to camp in their back garden or sleep somewhere in their house that isn’t their bed! (e.g. build a den). There will also be activities and challenges set online over the weekend for people to take part in. You don’t need to do everything - you can dip in and out as you wish. Please follow the link to sign up and get details. There is also a badge you can buy to say you took part.
If Scout and Explorer parents can let us know that you’ve taken part and share some pictures etc. as proof then it will count as a night away and, depending what you do, possibly cover other badges as well. Any pictures can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Scouts.
Tel: 01427 619360