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As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.  Each week, Scouting gives over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed  We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. 

Scouting in Wyre Forest is welcoming more and more young people every year, and the reasons for this aren’t difficult to understand. 

Scouting offers more than 200 different activities, and more people do adventurous activities in Scouts than with any other organisation. Locally, at a centre near you, we offer young people, both boys and girls, the opportunity to discover their potential through challenges and positive experiences that will enrich their lives.

As Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, says, ‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That’s what I love about Scouting, it’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures, and helping others to do the same’.

There are now 16 Scout Groups (one being a specialist music Group) in Wyre Forest, providing age appropriate activities and challenges to boys and girls aged 6 to 14, as well as 5 Explorer Scout Units for young adults over 14, all run by teams of dedicated adult leaders who are vetted and trained to the Scout Association’s high standards.

Interested or want to find out more? If you’re a young person aged 6 – 25, or a parent, go to the JOIN page or phone our local Membership Enquiries line on 01562 829577 or if you would like to become a volunteer please visit the Adult Volunteer page.

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Blog | Roverway Experience
25/09/2018 By Robin Gray

Over the summer a group of Explorers and Network members from Hereford and Worcester took part in Roverway, an international camp in the Netherlands. William Hawkins, a Network member from Kidderminster joined them. Here is what he had to say about this exciting adventure.

 

Overall, Roverway 2018 in the Netherlands was an amazing and incredible experience, which I think would be incredibly hard to beat personally. The first two days of the trip were organised by the UK Contingent CMT, where we spent two days in Amsterdam prior to Roverway itself. These two days were spent exploring the city of Amsterdam, as well as taking part in a Monopoly Run. The CMT also organised a trip to a “Hipster BBQ” at the end of the last day, where the UK Contingent spent time playing beach volleyball, doing escape-room style games, and of course, eating lots of food.

Flying out to Roverway

The opening ceremony for Roverway 2018 took place on a beach in the Hague. It was a unique experience where all the contingents came together for the first time, as we split off into our paths, with whom we’d spend the rest of Roverway camping. It was an incredibly fun time meeting random people from another nation on the beach and ending up playing beach volleyball or frisbee golf with them. After the ceremony took place, there was a large party, and most of our path spent the evening socialising and trading badges.

Camping at the Hague

The next couple of days were spent on our path down in Maastricht and mainly Heerlen, where we were shown everything to do with Carnivale as well as the culture and heritage of the local areas. Things we did included the storage warehouses for Carnivale floats, having a tour of a local brewery which is popular with the Carnivale, stayed at a Yacht Club along a canal, visited the highest point in the Netherlands, and also tried lots of Limburg pie. The final day on our path was spent having a large cultural BBQ with different foods from each nation (but mainly food for dessert).

At the main site

The main campsite was a lot different to everyone meeting on the beach in the Hague. Each path had their own camping section so that you could stay with who you’d just spent the past couple of days with, instead of just people from your own contingent. There was also a wide array of activities to take part in on the two activity days, ranging from sailing and canoeing, to clog painting and playing samba music. In the night-time there were party tents such as the German tent and the Rainbow Café, which you would hear until 2am.

Meeting international Scouts

Overall, I’d extremely recommend attending an international event such as Roverway, it was an unforgettable experience for me and the people were the most amazing part of it. Roverway really gave me a huge boost to my confidence in socialising with others, as well as giving me the desire to visit as many countries as possible in my life.

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Kidderminster & District is expanding
24/09/2018 By Rachel Setchell

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.  Each week, Scouting gives over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed  We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

 

Scouting in Wyre Forest is welcoming more and more young people every year, and the reasons for this aren’t difficult to understand.

 

Scouting offers more than 200 different activities, and more people do adventurous activities in Scouts than with any other organisation. Locally, at a centre near you, we offer young people, both boys and girls, the opportunity to discover their potential through challenges and positive experiences that will enrich their lives.

As Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, says, ‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That’s what I love about Scouting, it’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures, and helping others to do the same’.

There are now 16 Scout Groups (one being a specialist music Group) in Wyre Forest, providing age appropriate activities and challenges to boys and girls aged 6 to 14, as well as 5 Explorer Scout Units for young adults over 14, all run by teams of dedicated adult leaders who are vetted and trained to the Scout Association’s high standards.

Interested or want to find out more? If you’re a young person aged 6 – 25, or a parent, go to the JOIN page or phone our local Membership Enquiries line on 01562 829577 or if you would like to become a volunteer please visit the Adult Volunteer page.

 

Hope to hear from you soon

 

Julie Goodyear – District Commissioner

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Cub Scouts International Camp 2020
07/09/2018 By Rachel Setchell

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are planning to take Kidderminster District Cub Scouts on a residential trip to Acorn Adventure’ centre in Normandy, Northern France on the following dates Monday 25th May – Saturday 30th May 2020. We have used this company before and been to France on previous occasions where all participants had a fantastic time.

Children must be invested into cubs or due to be invested during our week away.

We have used acorn adventure for 4 previous trips all have been a great success with the children taking part in lots of different activities.

This time we have added an extra night and the site is near the beach. It also includes two days trips, one of which will be to Mont St Michel. We have our own coach which stays with us all the time, we travel on P & O ferries. We stay in a tented village which is already set up and cubs have beds in their tents. The team run evening events and games as well as the activities during the day so children are kept entertained

Acorn is the leading independent school travel specialist and has been operating for over 28 years. They offer unique learning outside the classroom opportunities which are effectively combined with true adventure, real outdoors and fantastic activities.

The Acorn experience stretches far beyond the academic, raising self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem. Acorn has an exemplary safety management system and were the first school travel specialist to be awarded the Learning outside the Classroom Badge. They are accredited by AALA, ABTA, ATOL, BCU, RYA, STF, ROSPA and IOL are a reliable, reputable and safe organisation.

The total cost of the trip will be £380 per person, which includes full board accommodation, our own coach for the week and ferry travel, equipment and instruction. All activities and two day trips and insurance. Camp Necker and camp polo shirt

Payments required as follows: non-refundable deposit of £50 due with booking form (first booked basis –50 places available) preferably before 31st October 2018 Acorn then ask for a second deposit by 15th March 2019 and the final balance by 12th March 2020. But we will be working out a monthly payment plan for those who would prefer. Payment can be made direct into our account.

Cubs will need their own passport and EHIC card to attend this trip

If you would like your son/daughter/ward to take part, please complete and return the tear-off slip below and return it to me with a cheque for £50.

Please make cheques payable to Kidderminster District Cubs Please note we can only take a minimum of 35 children – maximum of 50 children who will attend with 10 leaders so ratios will be covered.

Although your child may well be a beaver at the moment, and it may sound quite daunting to you, remember the children will be in Cubs and at least a year and a half older by then, we do have children attending who don’t know any others on arrival but they know everyone when they get home! We also run two events before we go so all the children get to know each other and the leaders. The leaders will be from packs across the district. Parents are able to contact us during the week and cubs allowed to call home ( if they have time). We run a closed FB page where we try and keep you updated with the days events. We will also hold two parents meetings to share further information with you but please contact me if you have any questions

Yours sincerely Rachel  Rachel Setchell (Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts) Kidderminster & District 07899950194 rachel.adccs@kdscouts.org.uk ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Cub scouts name…………………………………………………………….Pack …………………………. I hereby give my permission for my son/daughter/ward to attend the Acorn residential trip between Monday 25th May – Saturday 30th May 2020 I confirm I am willing to pay the total cost of (380) for the trip and enclose (50) Parents/Guardian’s signature………………………………………… Printed Name………………………………………………………………… Date………………………………………………………………… https://www.acornadventure.co.uk/adventure-camps/france/normandy-adventure-northern-france Our well-established, exclusive seaside adventure centre is just 600 metres from Hauteville-sur-Mer plage, a beautiful 3km sandy beach. This peaceful and authentic French town offers you a safe & relaxed environment from which to enjoy an excellent residential, rich in adventure & culture. Our activity centre in Hauteville has been popular for over three decades, with many schools returning year after year. Choose from a 5 or 6 night programme that includes exciting activities from rock climbing to kayaking as well as Normandy’s most popular visits including Mont st Michel, Arromanches 360 Cinema, Bayeux Tapestry and local Goats Cheese Farm. Here you will benefit from your own private Acorn village, with exclusive dining marquee. With standing height tents offering comfortable beds, hard flooring and a few extra comforts for teachers, this feels more like glamping than camping! And with only two groups on the centre at any one time, our small & friendly centre offers you a more personal experience

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