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 Beavers (6 - 8 years) Tues & Fri | Cubs (8 - 10.5) Tues & Fri | Scouts (10.5 - 14) 7:30pm Thur
 
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3rd GIDEA PARK SCOUT GROUP WEB SITE!
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 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT 3GP
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 SPRING CAMP
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WOOD PILE

APRIL 15th -17th

The Scouts were at Thriftwood brushing up on Scouting Skills for the camping season. See how they got on in the video below.


 ANOTHER WINNING WEEKEND AT 3rd GIDEA PARK
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3GP SQUAD

MARCH 5th

The Scouts were at South Weald Park for the district Orienteering Competition. It looks like our practicing paid off as our teams came 11th, 8th and 1st.

Winners

 EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS
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FEBRUARY

The Penguin beavers have been working on their skills challenge and experiment activity badges.

The Beavers got creative with Salt dough, some Beavers painted their items at home and brought back the following week to share with rest of group.

Doh

Beavers

 SWIMMING
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FEB 27th

The Cubs and Scouts were at Harrow Lodge Pool for the swimming gala. Our Tiger Cubs came 3rd in the Cub cup and our Leopard Cubs won with one of them winning the Goody Cup too.

The Scouts came second in the troop competition losing to our near neighbours the 3rd Squirrels Heath. Once the Leopard cub scores were added to the troop scores we won the overall group trophy.

The Cub Pack
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 ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE BEAVERS
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FEB 26th

It's most Beaver Leader's nightmare, being attacked by Zombie beavers! Another nightmare is letting Beaver Scouts loose with lots of very expensive cameras but that's what we did when the Beavers did their photography badges.

No digital post processing was used in any of these pictures. The Beavers got to play with long exposures and even an under water camera in a jug to get the special effects.

Beavers
Beavers There was time for silly portraits and serious portraits. Beavers
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The picture to the right was taken from inside a jug full of water!
Under Water
Zombies

The Beavers all took lots of pictures and learnt about why we take pictures, what pictures are used for and how to take good pictures.

The picture on the left was taken using a ten second exposure. The ghost Beavers stood still for the first five seconds before running off.


 ORIENTEERING
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FEB 6th

The Scouts have been practicing their Orienteering skills and after a sleep over at our Scout hall made an early start Orienteering in a local country park.

The letter that the Scouts were given regarding this night away told them to bring a snack to eat while Orionteering on Saturday. Some of them got confused and thought "bring a Snack for Saturday" meant "bring lots of sugary sweets for Friday"

Orienteering

One of our leaders was lucky enough to sleep at home where his eight month old daughter kept him up most of the night. Saturday morning he was still a lot more awake than our sugar fuelled Scouts who had slept for about an hour and were barely able to hold a map let alone read it.

We may not have found many checkpoints but we did find a lot of wildlife as can be seen in the picture below.

Orienteering


 TEAM BUILDING
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Face Paint 1 Face Paint

THURSDAY JAN 7th

Face Paint

The new term began with some team building ice breakers. Each team had to chose someone to be an artist and someone to be a canvas! The rest of the team were messengers.

The messengers were taken into a separate room, one at a time for 30 seconds to look at the design that needed to be painted. They then had two minutes to explain to the artist what it was they had to paint. Then the next messenger got to take a look at the original design and advise the artist.

The results were mixed but it certainly forced the Scouts to talk to each other and really think about how they describe things.


 BIRD BOX BUILDING
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Bird Boxes Beavers

Bird Boxes

The Friday Beavers spent an evening practicing their DIY skills putting together bird boxes. Several kits of parts had been prepared for them and they were given screwdrivers screws and a lot of adult advice and supervision.

By the end of the evening our Beavers had successfully built ten bird boxes, most of which were later installed at one of our local Scout Campsites.

Beaver

Badges aren't just for the children. Some of our adult leaders are still young enough to be working towards badges themselves.

The bird box making was devised by one of our Scout Leaders who is working towards his Queen's Scout Award. He has been looking to run environment themed activities across our sections.

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