This weekend our Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders spent the weekend camping at Gloverspiece Minifarm. The camp was a greenfield site without plumbed toilets or hot running water, and the Scouts paired up to choose and cook their own menus. We also helped out on the farm, mucking out the horses donkeys and feeding the animals, as part of the Community Service required for the World Challenge Award.
Our thanks to Cllr. Lynne Duffy and SL Alan Partridge for their invaluable help, and congratulations to Gary for achieving his Greenfield Camping Permit.
As usual, there was an excellent turnout from the Group at the town parade on Remembrance Sunday. The rain held off, the young people all looked very smart and were well behaved and, in a parade first, no one fainted!
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend.
More photos of the parade can be found at the Droitwich Standard.
In the Spring the Cubs planted and cared for their seeds, when the seedlings were ready they planted them in the Community Garden.
Tonight the time has come to reap the rewards. The cubs picked prepared and cooked the vegetables, making a very tasty stew for all to enjoy, and with a bit of luck earned some credit towards their Adventure Challenge Badge.
Thank you 3rd Droitwich Cubs for a very tasty tea!
Back in May the Cubs planted up some runner beans and peas to take home and care for over half term. Three weeks on we met up, trowels in hand with Paul and Liz, at Fortis Living Community Garden to plant out the resulting seedlings. The Cubs also bought along a selection of bedding plants to add to the garden.
Not only does this activity aide the Community Garden, it also counts as credits for the Cubs working towards their Community and Global awards.
Over the half-term holiday, the Scouts took ‘selfies’ with some local landmarks.
Harvey at The Norbury Theatre
Jack in Vines Park
Jake at the Saltworkers statue
Jamie at Sacred Heart RC Church
Joe at the Winslow statue
Josh at the Lido
Marc at the Brine Pump
Mikey at 3rd Droitwich Scout HQ
Olly; welcome to Droitwich Spa
Tiago with the ‘Volunteer’ barge
Adam at the Salinae mosaic
Angus at Bullocks Cafe
Ben at the Raven Hotel
Guy at the Chateau Impney
Harry J at St. Peter’s Church
Harry S at the locks
Our thanks to the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Cllr. Bob Brookes, for agreeing to show us round the Town Council Chamber and helping us develop an insight into how local government works. The Scouts were remarkably well behaved, and quickly got into the swing of raising their hand and standing to ask questions, just like a real Council meeting. The gavel only had to be used once or twice…
On Monday, the Scouts visited the warehouse from which the Droitwich Spa Foodbank distributes aid to those in the town who might otherwise have to go hungry.
We learned about the service the Foodbank provides, helped ‘dot and date’ the donations we had brought with us and created food boxes for single people and both small and large families.
Our thanks to volunteers Meg, Mary, Peter and David who gave up their evening to show us around.