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Our 57 Highlights and Challenge for 2022

We're 57 years old this year and we want to celebrate getting back to more normal Scout activities

 

Why 57 - it's not normally a special birthday? Well, it's half our Scout Group number (114) and it's well-known for canned food varieties - so that seems like two good enough reasons for us!

 

We've selected photographs of 57 key moments or activities from our history. There are so many great moments, it was a difficult choice. But now, our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be tackling various activities and challenges throughout the year, all with some connection to these 57 Highlights or to number 57. And that will be in addition to all their usual great activities, so it's going to be a busy year! Why not check back here regularly to see how they're getting on.

Here are our 57 Highlights

You can hover the cursor over the picture to find out what it's about.

See some of our recent adventures!

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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