Congratulations to Jay, Noah and Oliver, who were presented with their Bronze award tonight, by the Assistant District Commissioner!
Congratulations to Alex who won the Master of Arms trophy on Saturday 11 June, making it the third year running that a scout from ASJ Scout Group has won the award.
The Master of Arms Activity Badge is attained by attending at least six sessions where scouts are taught how to do archery correctly, to understand the safe use of equipment and how to manage safety on the range. The culmination of the award is to take part in a supervised competition, the winner of which is awarded the trophy. Alex said that he personally had additional pressure to win the competition as his older brother, David, has previously won and the sibling banter has been escalating for weeks!
The competition is open to all scouts from the Chorley District who have previously attained the award, as well as all of those completing the award. It has run annually for the last five years and in total around 100 scouts have achieved the badge. Master of Arms will be running again next year and will start around March/April until June/July – keep an eye out for news about the competition in the District Newsletter or pick up information at the District Leaders’ Meetings.
Joint Beaver and Scout Camp weekend - Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 June 2016
Ten Beaver Scouts and six Scouts had a fantastic weekend at Bibby's Farm Scouts Activity Centre, set-up for the older Scouts to help the younger Beavers with activities and teaching them camping skills that they've learnt over the years. Highlights were: climbing on the climbing wall, completing the Beaver Trail (in record-breaking time!), axe-throwing (for the scouts), playing rounders in the sun, playing on the activity park, cooking supper on the campfire and singing songs by the fire... that was just the first day.
The following morning it was the Beavers' turn to lead the Scouts, using their picture maps for clues and directions on a hike in the best weather we've had all year. The Beavers didn't make one wrong turn, with the only problem being about thirty dozing cows blocking their route. Fortunately, Mark managed to herd the cows out the way without being squashed in the process.
We all had a brilliant time and we're going to start planning the next camp soon. A big thanks to Phil for leading the camp, the scouts, their parents for helping to transport kit and to Vicky (Beaver Leader from Chorley Methodist Scout Group) and Dave (Group Scout Leader from Wakefield) who are now honorary members of Anderton St Joseph's Scout Group!
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