Autumn 2012 Programme

Please Click Here for a copy of our Autumn 2012 Programme. Please note the new “Dates for your 2013 diary” section with important dates for our three planned camps next year as well as other not to be missed events!

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Recruiting Now !

We now have places in our Scout section for young people, girls and boys, aged between 10½ and 14 to come and join us. Why not come along for some taster sessions, meet our troop and leaders and get involved ? It’s a whole lotta fun ! Just call one of the Scout leaders (phone numbers are on the ‘contact’ tab above) or email us at ilfracombescouts@live.co.uk for details or to arrange a visit.

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April Fools Camp

Apologies to our readers for not having updated our blog for so long, we will do our best to make sure we keep you informed better in future.

We enjoyed a brilliant Easter camp over the “April Fools” weekend at our district campsite at Colard Bridge, near Barnstaple. We did shooting, archery, climbing, campfires, cooking, exploring just to name a few of the activities. Here are a few pictures of what we got up to:

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One Moonlit Night

ImageImageNow we are starting to see some better weather, it’s time to get outside again. Off to the woods at Berrynarbor to practice safe outdoor fire lighting, OK, yes there were sausages too, and wide games to make the evening complete.

 As you can see from the photograph below, using just a pocket knife, Gunner showed us how to fell a tree, carve it into small equal sized pieces of dry kindling and even make a net sack to keep it in … of course he didn’t buy it !Image

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It’s Christmas !

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL ! As we draw towards the end of another busy year, we are all looking forward to the Christmas holidays. We have already planned an exciting spring term for next year and the new  Programme Spring 2012 is available now. Additionally Scouts, there are a number of badges that can be attained at home which are detailed in this Badges Letter. Let’s see what you can do ! If you need more information, just click for Activity Badges or Staged Activity Badges. Just remember to let the leaders know which badges you want to do before you start work. If you are taking Swimming or Music tuition, you can download one of these letters to take to your tutor, they can endorse your achievements and you earn a staged activity badge !

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Remembrance Day 2011

On Sunday 13th November, our whole Scout group assembled at the Landmark Theatre on the seafront, alongside several other local organisations, to take part in Ilfracombes remembrance Day parade and lay a wreath at the war memorial by our parish church. As you will see from our photos, each section now have smart new waterproof jackets, the leaders do too. The leaders are in black, Beavers in burgundy, Cubs in green and we Scouts are in blue.  memorial by our parish church. As you will se from our photos, each section now have smart new waterproof jackets, the leaders do too. The leaders are in black, Beavers in burgundy, Cubs in green and we Scouts are in blue. Nice.

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Helping in Pakistan

We have heard that two of the shelterboxes we helped to buy have now been despatched to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in Pakistan for families whose lives have been devastated by the flooding in the region. For full details, and the boxes we have helped provide click here then click on one of the box numbers then the “deployment details” link to see what is happening. On the left you can see one of the sites set up using shelterbox tents. Well done everyone who helped raise funds, and thank you.

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