Wednesday, April 06, 2016

January 2016 Exec committee minutes

The minutes from the January 2016 Exec committee meeting are available to view here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2nd Crofton Cubs


 
 
2nd Wakefield (Crofton)

www.croftonscouts.org.uk

 

The Cub Scouts is for boys and girls aged 8 - 10 ½ and offers a wide range of activities. It’s a great way for them to build their self-confidence and meet new friends.

 

The Cub Scout Pack usually meet indoors during the winter months and for the rest of the year we try to get out & about in parks and woodland.

 

Our Cub Scout meetings are planned to be exciting, challenging & rewarding, often noisy and always FUN!

 

Our programme to the Easter break includes working towards a musician and skills badge, first aid training, team games, Easter crafts, church visit, and a trip to the West Yorkshire Astronomy Society.

 

If you think your child might be interested, or you are interested in helping us as a parent helper or section assistant, please email us for details at the address below.

 

 

Yours In Scouting,

 

Kaa

clare@croftonscouts.org.uk



 
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Crofton Beacon entry for January

Crofton Scout Troop returned on November 5th, meeting at Calder Drift – the District campsite. The Scouts gathered wood. Larger pieces were sawed into pieces by the Scouts before they assembled a campfire. The evening was finished off with hot dogs and cake.
During the lead up to Remembrance Day Crofton Scouts, its Leaders and a number of parents assisted the Rotary Club of Normanton with the sale of poppies for the Royal British Legion. A member of the Rotary Club of Normanton visited on the 12th of November to talk to Crofton Scouts about their involvement with The Philippines Community Fund. Crofton Scouts were shown a number of items including jewellery and bags made from ring pulls, by children supported by The Philippines Community Fund.
A large proportion of Crofton Scouts, Cubs and Beavers turned out for the Remembrance Day service at All Saints Church, and afterwards paraded up to the War memorial.
Crofton Scouts spent an evening, in their patrols, building “chairs” from staves and rope. Once completed a series of races were undertaken with each patrol carrying a member of their patrol.
Crofton Scout Group held its Group Christmas party on the 12th of December which included a visit from Santa. Crofton Scouts held their own Christmas event at LazerZone at Xscape, before breaking up for the Christmas holidays.

Scouting is open to boys and girls aged 10 ½ to 14.


If you are interested in volunteering with, or joining Crofton Scouts please contact David Hodgkinson for more information (skip@croftonscouts.org.uk)

Friday, October 16, 2015

2015 AGM Minutes and End Of Year Accounts 2014-2015

The minutes from the recent AGM and our End Of Year Accounts (2014-2015) are now available in the Public Files section of this site.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Crofton Beacon entry for October

After the long summer holidays Crofton Scouts began their autumn programme with a ‘quiet’ evening playing games to ease everyone back in. The following week took us out onto the streets of Crofton a scavenger hunt. Wolves patrol triumphed with a completed list, closely followed by Lions patrol. A trip around Crofton is never complete without ending up at the chip shop, the most important item on the list to find.
The annual Wakefield District Water Weekend at Aldwark was attended by ten of Crofton’s Scouts. Some had been several times, but for a number it was their first visit, and hopefully not their last. The weather on the Saturday was inclement to say the least, however all the Scouts who attended kayaked, canoed and cycled despite it.
Crofton Scouts gained a few new Scouts moving up from Cubs before the end of the summer term, so spent an evening completing a variety of games and activities in order to help new and older Scouts to learn and think about the Scout Law and Promise.
Most recently, the Scouts have been making pop bottle rockets, which we have started testing out.

Thank you to all parents, family members and friends who attended the Crofton Scout Group’s AGM on September 24th. Your support is always appreciated, and we hope you enjoyed seeing a little of what we do.

Scouting is open to boys and girls aged 10 ½ to 14.


If you are interested in volunteering with, or joining Crofton Scouts please contact David Hodgkinson for more information (skip@croftonscouts.org.uk)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Crofton Beacon Entry (July issue)

Since Crofton Scouts’ last entry in April it has been a busy few months. After the Easter holidays we had a trip to the Tesco Supermarket in Hemsworth, where the Scouts had a behind the scenes tour of various areas within the store, as part of the Tesco ‘Farm to Fork’ program. We sampled a variety of different fruits and cheeses, handled some fresh fish and got to see how they make all the bread. Most of the group turned out for the St. George’s Day parade in Wakefield.

In May we went to the district camp site at Calder Drift and did some fire lighting. The Scouts then got to do some backwards cooking on the fires. They also built some shelters using poles, rope and sheeting at one meeting, and went orienteering at Newmiller Dam another evening.

After half term in June Crofton Scouts spent an evening geocaching in the fields around Warmfield. Although neither group were as successful as they’d have liked at finding the geocaches, a pleasant evening was had none the less. We spent a second evening at Newmiller Dam where the Scouts had to navigate between several tasks, by themselves. An evening was spent playing various ball games including rounders, and the Scouts went cycling at Walton Country Park before finishing for the summer holidays by having a joint meeting, involving a lot of water and getting wet, with the Cubs.

A large group of Crofton Scouts attended the County Climbing weekend at Bramhope, at the beginning of June. We have also had a second trip on the district narrowboat The Jubilee Venture.

Sadly we bid farewell to some of the older Scouts who will be moving up to Explorers after the summer holidays.

Crofton Scout Group would like to thank everyone who helped during the process of us moving from the old Scout hut. Your assistance has been much appreciated.


 





Scouting is open to girls and boys aged 10 and a half to 14.


 For more information please contact David Hodgkinson (skip@croftonscouts.org.uk)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sojourn Climbing Camp

Scouts from Crofton joined other scouts from the Central Yorkshire Scout County on the Sojourn Camp.  

Based at Bramhope Scout Camp Site, a great action packed weekend of climbing & abseiling all aimed around the Scout Climbers Badge, including Tower climbing, peg tower climbs, climbing ladder and Crag climbing at Alms Cliff Crags near Otley.  Other activities included, orienteering at Otley Chevin, Bouncy castles, rodeo bull, go-carts and archery.


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