We are looking forward to joining together tomorrow, Friday 1st July, with our Scouts and their families for the AGM.
6.45pm. Full uniform for the Scouts please. BBQ afterwards.
On Sunday 12th June the Warminster Beavers enjoyed a Ready, Steady, Cook! event at the Scout Hut.
All the Beavers worked really hard and produced some interesting meals which went down well with the three judges.
Thank you to the judges and especially the parents who came down and helped. Congratulations to Yellow Lodge who carried off the trophy as this year's winners!
On Saturday 5 March 2022, Warminster Scout Group entered four teams into the first Scouting Monopoly Run to take place in London since the start of the pandemic. They were among 900 teams from across the UK, representing nearly 5,500 members of the Scout and Guide Associations.
Based upon the traditional board game, an early start saw 18 intrepid youngsters (plus some slightly older leaders!) arriving at Jubilee Gardens in time to plan their strategy before the game began at 0930hrs. They soon set off on the first mad dash to secure the properties which would generate the bulk of the teams’ income for the day.
The Warminster Group Scout Leader, Russ Cane said, “All four teams had a fantastic day. The independence to go around London in a small group taught them a huge amount about what there is in London but also how to create and plan their own routes, using public transport and on foot.
Scouting is all about everyday adventure, giving unique opportunities to young people. This was the first time in central London for a number of our young people. They experienced seeing the sights and famous places, whilst navigating around the capital. The London Monopoly Run is just one example of the wide range of activities undertaken by scouts in Warminster.
Not only was the competition a fantastic day out for all who attended, but it also helped the young people to develop key skills in teamwork, leadership and independence developing skills for life.”
On 14 May, the Warminster Scout Group hosted local legends and cover band The Full Motley at the Lakeside Centre to raise funds for the May camp. An outstanding evening of hits from the 70s to the 00s enabled 65 guests to raise a total of nearly £360 to offset the cost of sending 32 young people and eight adults to the Rockley Buddens Outdoor Activity Centre in the Wareham Forest for five nights.
The camp, based upon a tried and tested blend of self-led and instructor-enabled adventurous activities, ensured that all young people had the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities: archery, rifle shooting, tomahawk throwing, bushcraft (firelighting and shelter building), zip-wire, abseiling, climbing, raft-building, standup paddle-boarding, canoeing and problem-solving. These activities helped the Scouts to develop leadership skills, communications skills, independence, teamwork and resilience. It was also an opportunity to come together and celebrate the close friendships that exist at Warminster Scouts.
The week culminated in a relaxing fish and chip supper on the seafront in Swanage... the perfect end to a fantastic week of outdoor adventure!
None of the above would have been possible without the generous support of our many local and independent businesses for donating prizes to the raffle, as well as to Kingdown School and Trowbridge Town Council for the use of minibuses. Many thanks indeed to all who supported another memorable week away for our young people.