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 (