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Restrictions were relaxed in the Autumn and we held a few socially distanced meetings with Cubs and Scouts. We managed to run an afternoon of archery and tomahawk throwing for Scouts and a session of airgun target shooting before the lockdown was reimposed in January.
Well, 2020 turned out to be a rather unusual Scouting year. With a Covid lockdown being implemented in March, all “normal” face to face scouting ceased and we had to find new ways of continuing our scouting activities. We ran our section meetings online over zoom, we also took part in activities organised by the…
Every 4 years the Forest of Dean Scout District takes a contingent of Scouts, Explorers and Adults to the Haarlem Jamborette in the Netherlands. This year we took 48 Young People and 12 Adults, of which 2 adults and 8 Young People were current or former Aylburton and Lydney members. We took an overnight coach…
The Cub Leaders planned an excellent Harry Potter themed Cub camp in the Deerpark. The activities included: wand making, spells, potions, and a real-life Quidditch match. We had a fantastic time.
As part of the team-building and Kit checking before we go to Haarlem, we took some of our Scouts and our slug tents to The Scowles campsite near Coleford. We had a leisurely weekend, allocating people to the various teams and people to their tents . The weather was dry, a bit cool, but we…
We held the AGM just after Easter. We had a families afternoon with Archery, Target Shooting and Tomahawk throwing. After last year’s success we hired a 7m climbing wall. Many of the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts got to the top. Even the Group Scout Leader went up to present a cheque to the two Young…
We arranged another Sub Aqua TriDive in Lydney Pool for Scouts and Explorers in January. More of our Scouts took part. Adults also had a go.
The Beavers held an overnight camp on 23 November at Beaver Lodge, Parkend. Just one night, but it was enough. Climbing indoors was fun.
We held our District Jamboree on The Internet and Jamboree on the Air in October. JOTI is an opportunity for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts around the world to contact one another in supervised online chat rooms and find out about scouting from many other countries. Jamboree on the Air gives Beavers, Cubs and Scouts a…