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Is your Child looking for fun, lots of new activities and the opportunities to make new friends and go on adventures? Then AK Scouts and Cubs could be for them! Both girls and boys are welcome.

Are you the sort of person who wants to be sure that we can provide the safe place where this can happen. Then join our Leaders Team to start this earlier in life by helping us to start a Beaver Colony for 6 to 8 year old children.

Group News - April 2022

23rd Apr 2022

Cubs News

Everyone at Cubs hope you had a great half term! This month, we have been working towards the 'Local Knowledge Badge', which involved a walk around Ashton Keynes to look and find interesting parts of the village.

We also Nave an exciting trip to Swindon's bowling venue, where we look forward to some healthy competitive spirit. We are planning to have an investiture ceremony this month as well.

Scouts News

Scouts have been continuing to work on our basic camping skills. We've cooked a series of tasty treats on open fires, that we have lit by rubbing two sticks together. We've learnt how build a fire that will light easily and stay lit, and we've built gadgets to boil kettles and cook soups and stews. We're building up young people to survive, if not thrive, without modern conveniences that maybe found in a modern kitchen or glamping setup, should they by accident or on purpose find themselves in such a situation. The knots and pioneering skills, basic cooking skills and other outdoor knowledge are being pulled together and applied, and it is lots of fun.

We'll be rounding this month off with a quiz night and beginning next term with an opportunity to show off their hobbies - sport, music or anything else and hopefully achieve some badges.

Group News

This month's red hot news just off the press, We have we have been given the OK for an exciting project, the Scouts and Cubs are going to create and maintain a community garden in the village. So watch this space for further updates.

We continue to have vacancies for our active Cub Pack, for all children between the ages 8-10.5 years of age, we meet on Thursdays between 6.00 and 7.30pm and also the Scout Troop who meet on Friday evening between 6.45 and 8.15pm, open to all children 10-14 years old, in the School Hall. If your child is interested in joining our group please contact me or just come along to try the section. It Is still our intention to set up a Beavers Colony for boys and girls aged 6-8 years, and have a small waiting list, but we must have leaders for this group. If you can help or would like your child added to the waiting list please do contact me.

Our Cubs and Scouts are all enjoying their meetings, but we need the support of an active Executive committee The are still vacancies for Executive members both to represent the Cubs and anyone not connected with the group, and we are are urgently looking for a Chair Person and Treasurer. If you could spare a couple of hours every month, we would love to hear from you. Volunteers need not be a parent, but someone who has the well being of young people at heart; age is no barrier and training will be given.