Nuneaton District were once again out and about in the community, this time at Nuneaton Armed Forces Day.
A very exciting day for Nuneaton District Scouts. Over 50 young people, leaders and helpers turned out on a glorious day to join in the fun of carnival day. With the theme of the day being the magic of carnival and seeing Nuneaton Carnival celebrate its 85th year it was only right that the Scouts get involved.
Dressed in bright colours, with hats, flags and balloons, Nuneaton District Scouts won best in category for walkers. Marcus Jones the local MP presented a trophy and rosette to mark the achievement.
All the money collected is distributed to local charities around the borough and to good and worthy causes. Which fits in nicely with the start of A Million Hands and the Community Impact Project. As a District we intend to carry on this by getting involved in more events around the borough and helping local people. Our next event is Armed Forces Day incorporating Gurkha 200 on the 27th June where we will be serving refreshments.
Hello all, it’s been a while since I last wrote as we have all been so busy, which seems to be the norm in our District. Since our very successful St Georges day service other than the usual round of meetings groups have been preparing for the new UK system for membership (Compass) with lots of data checking to ensure a clean transfer. The new system will be live in September.
I was delighted today to be able to visit our County Jamboree contingent as they were taking part in a training camp together in our District. The team seems to be developing really well as this group of young people from across the County spend more time with each other building on their friendships and working together on their camp skills and team work. Today they had created in a work shop session some bamboo pole campsite gateways. There were some interesting designs as you would imagine and it was equally interesting to hear the patrol thoughts about their designs and some of the practical reason for having moving parts.
I’m sure it will be great achievement when eventually these transform into the real thing of 3metre poles and lashing rope gateways. As I left they were commencing archery and other activities including some final designs of the contingent badge that they will proudly wear on their Warwickshire Jamboree uniform. Good work team and best wishes as you continue to develop the unit, for your adventure to the World Jamboree in Japan.
Today was also our district scout section challenge day hosted at 1st Bulkington and for a change Daz Keach Adc scouts purposefully asked for ‘none scout' activity events which seemed to be ok with the scouts too, no pressure they said!
The challenge was to complete a series of tasks using a variety of the individual teams skill set. Items covered were blind fold Wi archery with team involvement and instruction, space hopper time trials, rescue missions using time and calulating a method , flying carpets (a crash mat exercise) and human buck-a-roo to name but a few.
I have to say a fun time seemed to be had by all, I asked a 1st Bedworth scout what has been the best thing today. He reckoned it was the buck-a-roo thing ‘it’s just crazy’ he said and strangely enough the leader on that challenge thought the same too. The winning team on the day was Chilvers Coton scouts followed by 1st Wolvey & 1st Nuneaton.
Finally I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you at our St Georges day parade and awards where will renew our Scouting promise and celebrate our success on Sunday 27th April.
Hurray! spring has arrived and we seem to have had a long period of dry weather and a number of weekend camps and sleepovers have already have taken place and judging by the number of nights away forms many more to come, which is great news.
Sam Marshall is the District Commissioner for Nuneaton District.
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