4th Gainsborough, 1st Mayflower Academy Scouts
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Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Today we held an activity evening for all Cubs, Scouts and Explorers as well as their families at Sudbrooke Park Campsite near Lincoln.
The evening started with an energetic sing-along around the campfire followed by a range of activities including soft archery, crate stacking, bouldering wall, indoor caving and the assault courses. Refreshments were available including hot dogs and jacket potatoes and everyone had a fantastic evening.
A big thank you to all those who volunteered to help, including some of our fantastic school staff as well as a number of Scout leaders from other groups around Lincolnshire. We could not have achieved such a fantastic evening without you all.
Tuesday 6th December 2022
Today we handed out certificates and lots of badges to our Scouts and Explorers. We talked about their hard work within school and also how they are part of a worldwide community as Scouts. We were really pleased to present Mr Johnson with a commendation from the County Commissioner for his contribution to Scouting through all his dedication and hard work in facilitating Scouting at Aegir. We are very proud of him and our students.
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
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Scout and Explorer uniforms are black.
Tel: 01427 619360