14th Medway Scout Group

The Scout Group has continued to meet during the past year (now sadly suspended due to the Corona virus) and had a successful year.  Martin Beale sadly stood down as Group Scout Leader, due to pressure of work, but remains as a leader in the Explorer Section (14 – 18 year olds).  Until a replacement is identified, Richard Simmons is acting as Group Scout Leader.  Five new leaders have joined us this year, including some who were previously young leaders and who have now turned 18 years old.  I thank them and our longer standing leaders for their time and dedication.  At the annual census, taken in January, we had 43 young people and 12 leaders. The Beaver section (6 – 8 year olds) is working well with lots of planning being done by the leaders.  There are good numbers in the Cub section (8 – 10.5 year olds) and they have done badges and activities ranging from disability awareness to artist, from scientist to animal care, and lots of other things in between. Scouts (10.5 – 14 years) have been model making and doing their chefs badges as well as lots of outdoor activities including compass work and hiking.  They are also hoping to become involved in a project to set up an International Space-related tea project by sending tea leaves on a high-altitude weather balloon to the edge of Space.  The Explorers have camped at Gilwell Park (home of British Scouting) and all done their 1st Aid badges, as well as swimming badges.  They have all gained their Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, which is a significant achievement. Thank you to all the parents who support the Group and bring their children along every week.  We look forward to more exciting times when we can resume our activities.



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