Stuff to Do This Week

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Stuff to do this week ....

All Scouts please check the Kayak session posting as the booking link is now up and ready. Please copy and paste the link for your preferred session, thanks. 

Conker collecting time - i have noticed some good looking winning conkers this week, do make sure you collect a bagful ready for the conkers night later this term! 

Woodman Pete

Night Maneuvers in Baschurch...........Friday 30th September

This Friday you will be working together as a team in your Patrols, in the dark, in Baschurch, earning Haribo through the evening.  

Come prepared for an evening out doors (the forecast is dry and 10 C) with a torch.  We will meet at 8.00 where the bus drop off lane is at the Corbett school, and pick up there at 9.30.

Kayak Yourself Happy!

Paddlesport Taster sessions 

Boreatton Scouts paddling across Chirk Aqueduct 2015

Sunday 2nd October 

Thanks to Shropshire Paddlesport canoe club we have been offered two taster sessions this coming Sunday 2nd October - 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm. 

Numbers are restricted so you can only book onto one of the sessions. Please use the Eventrite booking window. 

Please meet at the canalside by the Shropshire Paddlesport Clubhouse at Queens Head, near West Felton on the Montgomeryshire Canal. Please arrive 10 minutes before your session so you can get changed quickly to make the most of the session. 

Kit List - Change of clothes and towel for after the session - warm top/coat, warm hat!  
On the Water - Sports sandals, old plimsoles, jellies or similar for your feet, tracksuit bottoms or shorts, t-shirt, light fleece top for the paddle session. Snack and drink. 

All other equipment will be provided. 

Please bring SUBS if not paid yet, £35 with cheques payable to 'Boreatton Scout Troop, thanks. 

To book for the morning session cut and paste the link below into your browser

To book for the afternoon session cut and paste the link below into your browser

Went Wild in the Woods

We went wild  in the woods and what a lovely day too! Bangers, marshmallows, the most amazing woodland shelters, improvised stretchers for casualty rescue practice and loads of tree felling. We are back here in Sunday November 27th, make a note in the diary and become a  Boreatton Scouts Bushcraft  expert! 

Marshies of course, and a photo bomber! 

Going Wild in the Woods!

Woodland Survival Skills Sessions 2016/17

Lost in the woods, getting dark, hungry, cold – what would you do? Find out how you would get on during our next Troop sessions at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Llanymynech in Pant. Learn fire lighting, shelter building and basic life-saving first-aid deep in the woodlands in our own special bush-craft hideaway. We will be working in patrols honing our survival skills and backwoods cooking arts! 

Check the kit list below for the right stuff to bring.
Sunday 25th September 10.00am to 4pm
Meeting point - Llanymynech Nature Reserve, Underhill Lane car park, Pant
For further details see map below - 

Kit List
Stout boots to be worn
Knife, fork, spoon, plate, bowl, mug
Water bottle
A fleece [old as it will get smoky , muddy and covered in ketchup!]
Waterproof coat and trousers, hat that covers ears
Personal first aid kit and Torch with spare batteries
Any medication needed (which should be handed to a Leader at the start of the day with instructions for use)
Rucksack to carry it all in
A small lock knife or sheath knife (to be handed to a Leader at the start of the camp and to be issued when needed) in a plastic bag with your name on it.  This is an optional item. NO PEN KNIVES - these close easily and are dangerous.
We will have fires burning most of the day. There’s a good chance of clothing getting burn holes or ripped in the forest. Don’t bring your best gear!!!

Finally ensure you put  a change of clothes in the car you come in  case of wet weather.

The Autumn/Winter programme..................

As you can see, due to popular demand we will be at the hut on Fridays from the 7th of October.

Our landlord, PGL, have been very kind to us over the years (we pay £10 a year ground rent for the hut!) so to help them we have reached a deal where we can be in the hut from October to early May, then we will have off-site activities from May to October.  This has worked well this year and achieved the objective of relieving traffic on the lanes around PGL during their busy spell.

Sorry for any confusion, this has taken a bit of experimenting and thrashing out, but we are sorted at last!!

Once again, we are having a Conker Night so start collecting them in readiness.

Back to Basics.....................Friday 16th September

I hope you are all ready for a term of activity and excitement after a few weeks off? 

As always, our first night back is Back to Basics - introducing our Newbies to Scouts, sorting out Patrols with new PL's and APL's, general admin stuff and then some games.

We can't go back to PGL yet as they are still busy so we will meet this Friday at the Methodist church hall on Tedsmore Road, West Felton, SY11 4HH, 8.00 till 9.30.

Full uniform please (we are Scouts after all!!!) and don't forget your subs - £35 for the term either as a cheque payable to Boreatton Scout Group or cash in an envelope with your name on it please.

See you on Friday and hopefully we will have the term programme finalised by then :)   

Monday monday! So good to you!

The rifle squad decided that Mondays were the best! So our next practice will be Monday 12 September at Leaton Hall Ranges as usual. 7-8pm scouts and 8-9pm explorers but if necessary, and you let me know, you can come to the other session. 
Apologies if you weren't at the first session and didn't get chance to tell me this doesn't work for you... just let me know and I'll sort things out for you!
I have your consent form for the practice sessions and will sort out new ones for the camp soon but all you need for tomorrow is yourself!

Gorge walking and caving camp!

OMG its next term already! And the first sign of Autumn is either the swallows flying south or the announcement of the caving camp! Here's the announcement and the consent form! 

nah... proceed 
(to camp! - but don't go swimming at the end of Porth yr Ogof obviously!)

Let Alan know if you want to go by end of Tuesday 6 Sept and I'll relay to Chris... Sorry it's late notice, but they always do it just before term starts...

Rifle squad

It's time to get on target and hit the centre dot... I propose that we meet at Leaton Rifle Ranges on Wednesday 7-9-16 to plan our prep... We usually max out over an hour so 8:00-9:30 or so should be approp for a first meeting of the whole squad, and then we will organise whether we need to split into more than one group for practice... 

District Camp Photos

I'm told everybody had a great time at District Camp and managed to survive alongside the Beavers. We've not got many photos but I'm sure there is one you are all desperate to see....

The Gold is in the Minibus!
Boys vs Girls Tyre Changing?

I had a bit of Hair Dye left Over......

20p's please................

Please don't forget to bring in your jar of 20p's this Friday if you've been saving for the Explorers expedition to Nepal.

A rush for karting.........Friday 15th July

This is how most of the F1 stars start their careers, and you too can look cool like these racers above by turning up this Friday at Rednal Karting Circuit, Rednal Industrial Estate, Oswestry,SY11 4HS.

Please note the early start times! (sorry, they get booked up with end of term parties) and make sure that you book a place either for a 5.30 or 5.45 drive.  Numbers are limited to 14 per session.

Please wear trainers or boots - no sandals or open toes footwear. Racing suits and helmets are provided.

Any motorsport can carry an element of risk and although we have used this track many times without incident please be aware that you enter the activity at your own peril.  Phil will sign a joint consent form on behalf of parents.  If this isn't agreeable please don't drive.

Best of all, as this is our last activity before the summer holidays it is FREE!!!


Yipee it's Bickley time again!!!!!

Hooray, It's time for Bickley Coppice again.

This Friday we will be learning some woodcraft skills. having a wide game, eating stuff and generally enjoying this lovely wood.

We will meet at 6.50 outside Bicton Church and Leaders will drive you in convoy to the site.  If any parents can offer transport from the Church to the site it will be greatly appreciated.  Maybe they would like to stay and eat marshmallows?

We will finish at 9.00 outside Bicton Church.  You don't need to wear full uniform but stout shoes or boots would be good along with long sleeved trousers and your necker.  We will be whittling with knives under supervision so either use one of ours or bring your own along IN A SEALABLE PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.  Please only bring knives that have locking blades e.g. an Opinel.  Swiss Army knives and multitools won't be allowed.    

See you Friday for 'I'm a Scout, get me out of here'.