Hinckley House Visit

Hinckley House nursing home came alive on Monday 19th November with the sound of a crackling campfire and singing. 1st Hinckley Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers visited the nursing home as part of their Community Service providing an evening of traditional campfire songs and skits. The residents were also treated to a guitar performance by one of the younger scouts and a number of audience participation songs such as “Lord Baden Powell, Our Sergeant Major and Singing in the Rain”. The evening concluded with harmonic vocals to “Pack up Your Troubles” and “It’s a long way to Tipperary” and the Scouts and Explorers serving refreshments to the residents.

Cubs on-target!

On Saturday 17th November 1st Hinckley Cubs took part in a shooting event at Burbage Scout HQ organised by Hinckley District. The idea of the event was to get the Cubs used to what is involved with shooting (i.e. the safety rules, techniques etc.), and also to get them used to handling and firing air-rifles. The Cubs did very well - the were some excellent scores, and their behaviour was also very good. Well done all!

Remembrance - Gone Home

This week has seen a number of activities by all sections of the group around remembrance as the country remembers 100 years since the end of the First World War. The group attended the towns Remembrance Parade and Service held on Sunday 11th November at the Mead memorial Gardens and made Christmas Cards to send to British Troops who will be serving abroad over the Christmas period. Remembrance is not only a historical act but can also be for the here and now. No more poignant than in the loss of one of our own scouting members, Pankaj Tailor, during the same weekend, after a long illness. We all took part in a traditional Scouting Candle Ceremony to remember him, show our respect, and sen

Bonfire Night - sausages and games!

As Monday was the 5th November, we had a Bonfire Night theme at Cubs! We split into our Sixes, with one Six making a Guy, and the other taking part in games such as The Malevolent Maze, Pumpkin Rolling and a Tiddlywink Challenge. We finished off the evening by all getting round the fire to have a sausage cob and toasted marshmallow, whilst learning about why we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, with one of our Cubs reading-out a poem about the evening – well done James!

Bonfire Bonanza

The theme of the evening was clear. Bonfire night! and what a night the Scouts and Explorers had. Sausage, marshmallows, fire and of course the traditional guy making. We had a great evening sitting around the fire chatting whilst enjoying some traditional bonfire night food.

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