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…

Bottles, bottles, bottles!

After a hectic fundraising weekend last week, many of Thornton’s Scouts and Explorers spent Friday evening enjoying the fine weather and supporting Thornton Primary School at their annual Summer Fayre. Our Explorer section donated their time to help man the schools bouncy castle and inflatable slide, which turned out to be a fantastic fundraiser for…

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…

Scouts pioneer their own weapons!

Chaos ensued last night in Thornton, as the Scouts section (perhaps unwisely) were challenged with Pioneering together a catapult system using some basic pioneering skills. The Scouts were set the challenge by Assistant Scout Leader Dave, and used several knots and lashings that they had learnt over the winter period when they had experimented constructing…