Archive | Scouts
21
Apr

Monopoly mayhem as Scouts race across Yorkshire!

22 of Thornton’s Scouts were recently seen racing across West Yorkshire as they tested their mapwork skills and transport planning as 5 teams from Thornton competed in a Monopoly Challenge event. Each Team of Scouts were supplied with a leader, a West Yorkshire Day-Rover for use on public transport, and a Monopoly board detailing a […]

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08
Mar

A further 6 Scouts have the opportunity to Fly!

Another 6 of Thornton’s Scouts were fortunate enough to fly at Sutton Bank Airfield with members of the Yorkshire Gliding Club this weekend. After a slow start due to poor visibility and a low cloudbase, we were eventually able to fly all 6 Scouts. One bonus of the poor weather was a bonus simulator session, […]

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26
Feb

Dragon Boating First for Thornton’s Scouts

A first for Thornton, when 7 of out Scouts had the opportunity to attend Doe Park Water Activities Centre in Denholme to undertake a Dragon Boating Session. A spell on Doe Park in February isn’t for the faint-hearted, and after a not so methodical start and some excellent instruction our Scouts soon started to gather […]

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28
Oct

Scary scenes at Blackhills on Scout Halloween Camp!

Dark nights, a breeze rustling through the trees, winter just around the corner… it’s time for our annual Halloween Camp! This year our Scouts stayed a little closer to home and spent the weekend at Blackhills. Pumpkin Carving, Baking, Ghost Walk, Naturalist badgework, Halloween party along with a couple of investitures – a busy weekend […]

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30
Sep

Thornton’s Scouts take part in District Activity Weekend

Late September 2013 saw Thornton’s Scouts participate in a Bradford North District Activity Weekend, held locally at Fan Wood Scout Campsite in Gomersal. During an activity packed weekend our Scouts were able to sample activities such as Archery, Rifle Shooting, Low Ropes, Crate Stacking, Caving and Night-line. Evening entertainment after dark was also provided, with […]

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31
Aug

Summer is nearly over…

… and our section meetings recommence over the next few days!   Beavers: Return on Monday 9th September at Thornton Primary School Cubs: Return on Monday 9th September at Thornton Primary School Scouts: Return on Thursday 5th September with our first meeting at BLACKHILLS (7.15 start) Explorers: Check with Danny or via your Facebook Group

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15
Aug

Summer Camp Review

We recently returned from our “5 Nations” Summer Camp where our Scouts and Explorers visited the Wiltz International Scout Centre in Luxembourg. A selection of our photos should now be available on the website, with the full album available via our Facebook page. Any parents who wish o know what we’ve been upto can view […]

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15
Jun

Thornton Scouts storm to success in Shooting Competition

Continuing on from our recent Explorer success in Shooting and Archery competitions recently, Thornton’s Scout section certainly did us proud today when they took part in the Bradford North Scouts Shooting and Archery competition which was held at Blackhills campsite. Competing against 8 teams, Thornton came out winners of the Air Rifle shooting, and second […]

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10
Jun

Scouts spend Saturday night Bivvying at Blackhills

8 of Thornton’s Scouts spent last Saturday night at Blackhills sleeping out in self-made Bivvys as a challenge towards their Survival Skills badge and Outdoors Plus challenge awards.   The Scouts hiked over to Blackhills and were self-sufficient with all the equipment and supplies they required for the stay, which also involved cooking on campfires […]

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29
May

Scouts spend a weekend on camp at Blackhills

7 of Thornton’s Scouts recently spent a quiet, chilled-out weekend at Blackhills Scout Campsite near Cottingley. Taking advantage of the glorious weather, our Scouts were left to their own devices during the day-time – mastering camp cooking, using axes and saws, firelighting, exploring the site and learning about their surroundings – including which woods burn […]

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