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 Beavers (6 - 8 years) Tues & Fri | Cubs (8 - 10.5) Tues & Fri | Scouts (10.5 - 14) 7:30 Thur
 
 WELCOME TO THE 3rd GIDEA PARK SCOUT GROUP WEB SITE
We hope this web site will give you an idea of what it is like to be a Beaver, Cub or Scout at 3rd Gidea Park. The site contains news, camp reports and features.  Follow the links to the left to navigate our site. We hope you find your visit useful and enjoyable.
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 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT 3GP
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Saturday July 25th - Wednesday August 5th
Scout Summer Camp.

 
 NEWS
 
 THE COMMUNICATORS BADGE
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April 30th

This week the Scouts have been learning about communications for the communicator badge.

Comms

 ST GEORGES DAY 2020
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APRIL 23rd.

St George's day fell on a Thursday this year so the Scouts got the opportunity to renew our promises together on Zoom. The Beavers have also been renewing promises and sharing videos with each other.

Beaver Beaver

 4th ONLINE MEETING
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THURSDAY APRIL 16th

Another week in lock down and another online meeting. This week we were joined by an Italian Scout who like us is having to meet online. We learnt how to tie Friendship Knots in our Neckerchiefs and finished practicing our lashing skills.

Surprise Knott

 3rd ONLINE MEETING
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THURSDAY APRIL 9th

Zoom3 This week Scouts and Leaders were playing musical instruments for the Musicians Staged Activity Badge.

 2nd ONLINE MEETING
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THURSDAY APRIL 2nd

The Scouts have held their second on-line meeting and once again 22 Scouts attended. Over the weekend the Scouts have been working on Skills for the Skills Challenge Badge and some have been taking part in Jamboree on the Internet.

Mark Mark
Mend

Jambo
Clean


 ONLINE MEETING
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THURSDAY MARCH 26th

Since we can't meet face to face the Scouts decided to have an online get together. 2 Scouts plus five leaders attended and we attempted some creative Origami together. This is a new way of working for all of us and it will take a bit of playing to get the most out of the technology but it was great to get everyone together.

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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MONDAY MARCH 16th

We received a communication from our UK Chief Commissioner this evening in response to today's statement from the Prime Minister. In short all face to face Beaver, Cub and Scout activities are to stop until further notice. This includes weekly meetings and weekend camps and activities.

It's too soon to say how long this will last and how it will impact camps and activities we have planned for the future but we will update parents as and when the situation changes.

Coronavirus has already had an impact on our Scouting A Month ago it was a topic of discussion amongst the Scouts with tongue in cheek accusations being thrown at anyone who coughed. By last Thursday things had changed and there was barely a comment when we asked them to all to wash their hands thoroughly before entering the Scout Hall.

We are sure the Scouts in particular will look forward to the UK Chief Commissioner delivering on his threat to provide "activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation" Structured Scout Homework! If Parents are looking for something different to Occupy the Scouts, then I am sure we can provide some ideas. Which Scout will be first to email the leaders a picture of them having tied a man-o'war sheepshank


 ORIENTEERING COMPETITION
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SUNDAY MARCH 8th

Since January we have been focusing on Navigation Skills for the Scouts so they would be fully prepared for the district Orienteering Competition. We entered two teams this year and out of the 14 teams that entered we came 9th and 6th. For the Scouts that took part this counted towards the Orienteering Badge, the Teamwork Challenge and the Adventure Challenge.

Scouts

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 SNAKES
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Snakes Snakes

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14th

This week the Friday Beavers were visited by snakes.


 LAYING DOWN ON THE JOB?
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Battle Ships

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th

A quiet evening, Scouts laying down for a bit? No, this was back to basics with grid references. The Scouts playing human battleships!

Divide the Hall and the troop in two, make each lay five members down (no wriggling!) two covering three squares, three covering two squares. Except we didn't have any squares, only circles but that didn't seem to confuse anyone. Each team had a war table to plan the bombing raids from. It entertained the troop for three rounds!

War Room

BattleShips


 JAMBOREE
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7th

Two of our World Scout Jamboree contingent members visited Beavers and Cubs this week to share stories of their trip to America last summer.

Cubs
Cubs

 WINTER CAMP
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Winter Camp

FRIDAY JAN 31st - SUNDAY FEB 2nd

Not too cold, a little too wet but the Scouts enjoyed winter camp at Thriftwood.

Tree

Boys


 BEAVERS MAKING DRAGON EYES
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FRIDAY JANUARY 31st

The Beavers have been making dragon eyes.