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From early September, we started to return to the great outdoors. From the excitement of those first opportunities to meet up again, outdoor activities are now happening regularly in all our Sections. With all the appropriate safety measures in place, we're once again able to deliver Scouting adventures.
Beaver fun day at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs - completing the Challenge Course and enjoying a BBQ session and presenting lots of @home badges and awards Cub outdoor games and activities in Abbeyview Park, near our Scout Centre Scout games nights at Fordell Firs Explorer day hikes from Dunfermline to the shores of the River Forth at Dalgety Bay Beavers on the trail at Lochore Meadows Country Park Cub BBQ nights at Fordell Firs Explorer Scout day hikes at Blair Adam Forest, Bishop Hill and Fife Coastal Path Scout climbing tower sessions at Fordell Firs Cub night walks Explorer activity day at Fordell Firs, plus games, BBQs and archery sessions
We kept all our sections meeting on Zoom and through Facebook during this challenging time and providing lots of opportunities to take part in Scouting@home
scouting skills photography local history searches and runabout games making armpit fudge tv-based “Family Fortunes” and "Taskmaster" sessions origami sessions TGI Weekender: national virtual Scout camp landscape painting google treasure trails and quizzes finding out about hedgehog hospital virtually visiting a safari park Beavers 101: a Summer of Fun Explorer Scout at home challenge awards connecting with Scouts around the world in Jamboree on the Internet
Group camp@home Weekend: June 2020
We even held a Group Camp. All Sections took part in this 24-hour camp@home, from noon on Saturday 20th to noon on Sunday 21st. More than 70 young people actually participated - packing their rucksacks and sleeping in back garden tents or in makeshift shelters and dens in their house. We could probably add a few adults to that total!
Each section had different activity challenges, so 24 sessions took place, along with opening, closing and morning flagbreak ceremonies on Zoom, a camp fire, bingo sessions treasure hunt, movies and a late-night round the campfire chat for Explorers.
We had a great response to these activities with hundreds of photos on facebook to prove it. Leaders and youngsters were very grateful to parents as they were the stand-in Leaders for most of the time and we hope that they enjoyed being able to take part with their children.
Safest Cubs in town - again!
A team of Cubs from our Forth Pack (Mondays) won the District Safety Shield competition. This competition was won last year by our Tay Pack (Fridays) who came second this year.
This is a really good example of the great work being done in our Cub Packs to make sure that our youngsters are aware of the importance of safety across a whole range of issues.
Well done to both teams and our our adult Leaders!
Family Night at the movies
A big thank you to the many parents and youngsters who braved the horrible weather back in February to come along to our family Evening in Abbeyview Community Centre. The hall was packed and it was great to see your interest and support of what we do.
The evening launched with a “Pirates of the Caribbean” style attack by dozens of very scary pirates - otherwise known as our Beavers and Cubs.
Thanks to all the families for entering into the spirit of the event and getting your youngsters fully disguised as pirates. We didn’t dare to hope for so many!
Lots of badges and awards were presented to the young people in the Hall including four top awards to Cubs Emily, Kellan, Rory and Aaron.
Explorer Scout Ben G received his 10-years award, which although a small badge, represents a major commitment by a young person to be involved from age 6 to 16 (so far) and the many activities and experiences through those years.
On the big screen, we had a news presentation of recent activities plus trailers for upcoming attractions. The main feature was a tribute to Hollywood with activity photographs from the last 40 years to represent famous movies.
Finally, lots of photos taken on the red carpet and many cakes were eaten!
Our first Scout & Explorer Wintercamp for three years was a hectic weekend of adventure activities provided by Fordell Firs and those organised by our own Leader team.
The youngsters took part in caving, climbing tower, crate climbing, archery, the 3-G swing and tomahawk throwing. We also had a wide game, a big movie quiz, t-shirt design, campfire, bread-making, expedition foods, firelighting in bad weather, survival tips, clothing and equipment for all weathers and, of course, our regular late-night movie.
Significant badge presentation of 100 nights away award to Explorer Scout Ben M. That’s more than three months at camp. Impressive!