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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.
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!
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.
A week of outdoor adventure in the
Brecon Beacons, Wales
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.
Cubs, Scouts and Explorers Weekend Camp at Fordell
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.
Big Day Out to Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Beavers and Cubs enjoy an exhausting day!
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.
Cubs compete in skills competition
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!
Jamboree on the Trail
Beavers and Cubs take part locally in this global event
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.
Gibb Bugle Camping Competition
Scouts take part in camping skills challenge
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!
Cubs, Scouts and Explorers Weekend Camp at Fordell
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!
Explorers start work in Community Garden
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.
Scout and Explorer Wintercamp2022
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.
Scouts launch year with Food Bank Collection
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!
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