The Autumn term has been a busy time for everyone at 12th Leamington (Holy Trinity) Scout Group with lots of activities and events taking place. At the start of September, all Sections supported the very wet 10K Regency Run by running the water station. It was fantastic to see everyone working as a team to fill around 2,000 cups with water and then hand these out to the very grateful runners.
At the end of September, the Group spent the weekend at our District Scout campsite at Hatton. 29 members across all Sections enjoyed getting back to basics and learning new camping skills, with many young people camping with us for the first time. Activities included; pioneering, map reading on a hike, fire lighting, axe and knife work. Before our Group camp fire on Saturday evening, the Cub Scouts (aged 8-10.5 years) even managed to fit in a spot of star gazing.
In October, it was great to welcome all young people, parents, leaders and supporters of the Group to our AGM and presentation evening. Not only were young people presented with their hard earned badges, several Adult Volunteers were presented with their service awards, which totalled an impressive 150 years of service between them!
4 Scouts (aged 10.5-14 years) and 2 Explorer Scouts (aged 14-18 years) took part in a weekend expedition. Carrying their tents, food and equipment, the Scouts and Explorer Scouts navigated their way across fields and footpaths to reach their campsite. Everyone involved did extremely well with the 4 Scouts achieving their Expedition Challenge badge.
November and December continues to be packed with activities and events, with young people taking part in a bonfire evening at Hatton Scout Campsite and taking part in the remembrance service at Holy Trinity Church to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.
With Christmas nearly upon us, we look forward to the very popular Christingle service at Holy Trinity Church. On behalf of everyone at 12th Leamington (Holy Trinity) Scout Group, I hope you and your families enjoy a safe Christmas.
– Harry Robbins (Group Scout Leader)