Orwell District Beavers – Mini Olympics and Sausage Sizzle

Kirton Recreation Ground was invaded by a large number of Beavers from Orwell District on Saturday October 4th, for the District Mini Olympics and Sausage Sizzle.

There were lots of races and, fortunately, they managed to complete most of them before the heavens opened.

Due to the weather the camp fire songs and hot dogs had to be moved into the pavilion which was quite a snug fit but everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves anyway.

Thorpeness Meare Day 2014

This years Thorpeness Meare Day was held on Saturday 27th September on a beautiful sunny day. Several groups of Scouts and Guides met up to have fun getting wet on, around and in the Meare.

Games were played in the boats, followed by a lunch break, more games and then tug of war across the islands where the losing team ended up in the Meare! But everyone got wet eventually no matter which team they were on!

Before heading for home there was time for a quick dip in the sea to wash off the Meare mud.

Cub Camp at Roselea near Rendlesham September 2014

cub_camp_roselea_sept_20141st Kirton Cubs spent one fun weekend during September camping at Roselea near Rendlesham.

The cubs enjoyed pioneering, cutting and chopping logs for the fire, and then lighting the fire which was great fun and kept everyone warm.

They also prepared some food, cooked it and ate it. We think it was edible!!

There were games to play and, of course, the obligatory camp fire sing song.

And during the weekend the cubs also had a hike in Rendlesham Forest to tire them out.

A great time had by all and a big Thank You goes to all the leaders who took part.

Beach Watch 2014

Beachwatch 14
On Saturday 20th September 1st Kirton joined with other Orwell District Scouts at Trimley Marches for the annual beach clean. It was great day, big turnout, and lots of rubbish was collected. Well done to all the beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers network and Leaders who helped turn this into a big community event.

Jumble Sale Saturday 11th October 2014 2pm

It’s almost time for our October Jumble Sale. Scouts will be collecting jumble in the village on the evening of Wednesday 8th October and the Jumble Sale takes place on Saturday 11th. Doors open at 2pm.

If any parents can come along to help, either collecting on Wednesday, setting up Saturday morning or at the jumble in the afternoon it would be much appreciated. The more help the better.

Jumble Sale

Chief Scout Bronze Award

During our Group Family Camp two of our Beavers, Harriet and William, were presented with the Chief Scout Bronze award which is the highest award available in the Beaver Scout Section.

It is gained by completing all six Challenge Badges.

Well done, both of you.

Group Family Camp July 2014

Family Camp was, once again, held at Hallowtree toward the end of July and several families joined their Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for an enjoyable weekend.

After the tents has been set up and the sun had set, the youngsters let off steam with a game of capture the flag. I have no idea which team won but they were all running around having a great time.

On Saturday there was a change to the usual program. Following the treasure hunt most families made their way to Cattawade where they could have a go at canoeing or kayaking.  Several games were played on the water including Head, Shoulders, Knees and Jump, and joining the kayaks into a line and taking turns to walk across the back or front! It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves although there were a few people who did end up in the river!

Families had also been tasked with building a ballista from broom handles, string and elastic during the weekend and this was put to the test on Sunday. Each team had to fire their bean bag as far as they could then move the ballista along and fire again until they reached the other side of the field. This was much harder for the scouts who had to build theirs from considerably larger and heavier poles but still had to transport the ballista to the other side of the field.

Also on Sunday a game of It’s a Knockout was held which involved soggy sponges, holey buckets and a large amount of water. The weather was very hot so the water did help to cool everyone down.

Unfortunately the planned custard pie fight had to be cancelled at the last minute as the heavens opened and the grass was just too slippery.


Cubs Beach Night – Waldringfield

Beach Night
Recently Cubs had a change from their usual meeting at the hut and, instead, had an evening at Waldringfield.

They all had fun on the beach making dams and castles and even an amazing replica of the World Scout Emblem made from stones and shells.

All the constructions looked fantastic and a few more pictures can be seen in our gallery.

Orwell District Cub Camp – July 11th-13th 2014

The Theme for the District Cub Camp this year was World War 1.

The weather was a bit on the wet side but the 11 cubs that attended from 1st Kirton still had lots of fun.

Our bases were stretchers, first aid, rockets, messages, wreaths, shooting, parachute, fall in, hunt and seed/wall.

There was also tug of war, football and of course a sing-song around the campfire.

District Scout Camp June 2014

District Scout Camp 2014

Friday evening 13th June saw 7 Scouts, 2 of whom were very new, pitching their tents for the annual Orwell District Scout Camp at Hallowtree, a weekend long competition including camping skills and activities all earning points.

On Saturday there were many activities to try including canoeing, abseiling, climbing, orienteering, blind trail, archery, shooting and an ariel runway. Following a World Cup themed evening meal cooked by the Scouts there was an “It’s a Knockout” tournament and the usual Go Kart races.

On Sunday the activities were more skills based and included fire lighting, knife and axe, tent pitching and stilt walking, there was also the site inspection. After lunch all 130 Scouts and their leaders gathered to lower the flag and find out who had won what; we were delighted to find that 1st Kirton had won the orienteering and were presented with a trophy and three new compasses, the lads and lasses also came 2nd overall a brilliant result.

Well done to them all, then it was time for the very tired Scouts and even more tired leaders to go home – all done for another year.