Skills for Life

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Think we're getting the hang of this now!

Water Activities Day

Lochore Meadows, October 2022

 

We started October with 21 Scouts and Explorers kayaking and bell-boating on a very breezy but sunny Loch Ore.

 

The sessions, including games and paddling round and to the island, were thoroughly enjoyed by the youngsters.

 

Provided by Rosyth District Scouts, we hope to have more sessions, and perhaps some training activities during next year’s season.

The campers enjoy the late sunshine

BASEcamp 3

Fordell Firs, Sept 2022

 

Our September BASEcamp weekend saw 32 young people taking part, from all Sections, including Beavers for the first time this year.

 

The youngsters enjoyed an activities-led programme with eight Fordell sessions plus four Group-led sessions.  In total, our three BASEcamp weekends have seen more than 100 young people and Leaders take part from all across the Group. Not bad at all!

Families gather for a picnic lunch in glorious weather

Group Family Day

Fordell Firs, August 2022

 

Return to school and the start of a new Scouting year was marked with our first-ever Family Day.

 

Held at Fordell Firs, this gave parents and youngsters an opportunity to take part in some of the many activities available at Fordell - including archery, climbing, abseiling, crates, tomahawks, orienteering, tree climb and caving. Parents were able to revert to their younger days and try some activities they might not normally do - all in great weather!

 

The day included a picnic, our AGM and presentations. Roll on next year!

 

Ready for day two

Explorers on the trail!

Pentlands Expedition, August 2022

 

A group of Explorer Scouts completed a two-day overnight expedition in the Pentland Hills. Planned and organised by the young people with an adult support team, the group completed the hike and a survey of the land use and features of the route.

 

The group overnighted at the Bonaly Scout Centre and the hiking was carried out in hot sunny conditions which brought its own challenges for the young people.

We're wet and mucky - and we're having a great time!

Summer Camp

A week of outdoor adventure in the

Brecon Beacons, Wales

July 2022

 

35 Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders took part in this year's Summer Camp. Our first since 2019, our first time sleeping in camping "pods"and our first-ever visit to Wales!

 

It was a high-energy week with around 14 activity sessions, plus evening fun events.

Group photo, just before leaving the centre

Activities included:

  • Raft-building
  • Kayaking
  • Giant Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Climbing
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Mission Impossible challenges
  • Backwoods activities
  • Tomahawk-throwing
  • Air rifle shooting

 

Hot and sunny weather gave the week an almost continental feel. A great return to our highlight activity.

These are great hot dogs!

BASEcamp 2

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers Weekend Camp at Fordell

June 2022

 

Our second weekend of camping at Fordell Firs, with each age group enjoying their own programme of events and activities.

 

Around 30 young people took part in lots of activities, including wide games, team building, camping skills, shelters and lightweight cooking, making a 3-minute movie, land yachts. The Scouts completed a day hike and expedition to Aberdour.

We're all wet!!

Big Day Out to Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Beavers and Cubs enjoy an exhausting day!

May 2022

 

36 Beavers and Cubs, along with 10 Leaders, enjoyed an amazing and exhausting day out at this terrific adventure park in Carrbridge.

 

We were delighted when the sun came out for most of our six hours in the park, trying out the Tarzan Trail, Dinosaur Kingdom, Wild Water Coasters, Butterfly House, Ant City, Bamboozleum, forest walks, fire tower and of course, the shop. Giant foam footballs and plastic swords filled the coach on the way home!

 

 Great fun and well worth the two hours coach trip there and back.

The patient makes a full recovery!

Mowgli Shield

Cubs compete in skills competition

May 2022

 

Our two Cubs Packs entered teams into this annual test of Cub Scout skills and knowledge, against other Cub Pack from around Dunfermline District. Held at the Limekilns Scout HQ on the banks of the River Forth.

 

We were the holders of the title (for five of the last six years) but sadly we were not able to retain it this year.

 

But it was close and we'll be back next year!

Who says we don't like walking?

Jamboree on the Trail

Beavers and Cubs take part locally in this global event

May 2022

 

Thousands of Scouts around the world take part in this event on the same weekend - sharing the experience of being out "on the trail" in their local environment. 

 

Our Beavers and Cubs headed to Lochore Meadows Country park and hiked around the Loch.

A very tidy camp site

Gibb Bugle Camping Competition

Scouts take part in camping skills challenge

May 2022

 

A team of six Scouts took part in the District's annual camping competition. It was our first time for quite a few years and we took part as a non-competing team in order to build up the confidence and skills of our young Troop. Lots of scouting skills - from tent pitching and pioneering to fire lighting and cooking.

 

We'll be ready for next year!

Are you sure this is our tent?

BASEcamp 1

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers Weekend Camp at Fordell

April 2022

 

20 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers took part along with around 10 adults on site at various times to support the activities and catering.

 

Lots of great scouting activities - from tents to hammocks, team-building to firelighting, pioneering to hiking.

 

The weather ranged from warm and sunny to cold and rainy but in the end a great weekend and we’re looking forward to more, even busier weekends!

You never know what you'll find in here!

Explorers start work in Community Garden

April 2022

 

The Scout Group is getting involved in the local Lynburn Community Garden.

 

Helping with a major clean up after two years of inactivity during Covid was the Explorer Unit's first priority.

 

In coming months, all the Sections of the Group will be able to grow plants and carry out nature activities here.

 

Tree climb activity

Scout and Explorer Wintercamp2022

Weekend Camp

February 2022

 

Wintercamp returned after 24 months! In 2020 it was our last big event before lockdown. This year, twenty Scouts and Explorers spent the weekend at Fordell Firs, staying in the newer indoor accommodation building.

 

A really busy weekend followed - with wide games, firelighting and backwoods cooking, archery, climbing wall, Jacobs Ladder, tree climbing, paperclip game, 57 Highlights show and a movie.

The Troop are ready to hand over the donations

57 Challenge

Scouts launch year with Food Bank Collection

January 2022

 

Our Scout Troop completed their first 57 Challenge activity by setting a target to collect at least 57 items for donation to Dunfermline Food Bank. 

 

We're pleased to report that they collected many more items than the 57 target, so well done to all of them!

In brief ...

F1 almost!

Scouts try out the diddy karts at Fordell Firs.

Discovering faiths

Beavers visit the Dunfermline Mosque - finding out about world faiths.

A stitch in time

Cubs learn how to sew on a button!

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