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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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08
Jul

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 […]

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02
Jul

Fundraising galore at Thornton Scout Group!

This last weekend was a busy one for many members of Thornton Scout Group, with all sections taking part in a number of activities and events in support of the group and a local charitable event. On Saturday both Scouts and Explorers, along with Danny, Pete and Ani attended the New Inn’s music day which […]

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29
Jun

Parent’s begging letter results in a £250 donation!

We were delighted to be approached by parent Paul Daly last week, who presented the group with a £250 donation from the Managing Director of his employers. Paul, who has 2 children within the group, had brought up in conversation at work about some of the recent activities that his children had undertaken within Scouts […]

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21
Jun

Campfire feast prepared by Thornton’s Cubs!

Thornton’s Cubs took advantage of the drier weather and lighter nights this week to sample their first attempts at campfire cooking. The Cubs learnt a little about the types of materials required to start a campfire prior to cooking a small feast of hot dogs and burgers themselves. It can’t all be work though, so […]

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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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03
May

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 […]

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23
Apr

An evening to celebrate St George’s Day with our friends at 46th

Several members of Thornton’s group were privileged guests this evening at an event to commemorate St Georges Day held by our neighbours at 46th Bradford North (St Saviours). 46th put on a fantastic service and re-enactment using members of their Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. With a Beaver colony of warriors, an 8ft dragon, and some impressive […]

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