Maddie Raises £1100 for Charity

Maddie Raises £1100 for Charity

Congratulations to one of our Scouts, Maddie Day who has done an amazing thing by walking a grand total of 326,876 steps during March for her ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ challenge (many more than the 310,000 required) and at the same time she has managed to raise £1,100 for the charity. What a wonderful achievement this is and what a great thing to have done during lockdown. We are told that the achievement was made all the more challenging when Maddie managed to get concussion at school playing netball and was off school for 2 days during March! WELL DONE MADDIE – we are really proud of you – a terrific and worthwhile thing to have done....
Hedgehogs and Zoom !

Hedgehogs and Zoom !

The Beavers invited the Cubs to join their Zoom meeting recently week and were joined by Dave Hudson from ‘Prickles and Paws’ hedgehog rescue centre in Newquay.  He gave everyone a tour of the rescue centre which was very impressive.  They got to see the incubators containing hoglets and the building where the bigger hedgehogs and the maternity unit were housed.  The tour then moved on to the outside space where a fenced off area was home to the hedgehogs before being released back into the wild.  As well as hedgehog houses, feeding stations and hedgehog highways, they all got to see the hydrotherapy pool used to assist the hedgehogs in recovering from any injuries they might have. Everyone learnt a lot, including how hedgehog numbers are declining and the importance of making our gardens hedgehog friendly.  He encouraged everyone to get involved with this by making hedgehog houses, highways and by creating feeding stations.  He encouraged the Beavers and Cubs to send the rescue centre any photos of anything they do to create a great environment for a hedgehog. If you click on this link https://www.pricklesandpaws.org/ you can go directly to the ‘Prickles and Paws’ website.  Please do visit, it has all the contact information, along with information on how to attract hedgehogs to your garden.  There are also some adorable hedgehog photos. As a charity they are reliant on public support to be able to keep their rescue centre open.  If you would like to donate to ‘Prickles and Paws’ you can do so via their website. Please contact one of our Beaver or Cubs leaders for...
Groups takes part in JOTA/JOTI !

Groups takes part in JOTA/JOTI !

The 12th Andover Cubs and Scouts took part in the annual Jota/Joti (Jamboree On The Air / Jamboree On The Internet) on the weekend of the 18th to the 20th October 2019. The event is the largest online/on air world Scout Jamboree, with over 2 million participants, celebrating the global citizenship of the scouting movement. The Andover district were invited to the headquarters of the 2nd Andover (Sea Scouts) at East Cholderton to participate in a range of communication activities, including learning the NATO phonetic alphabet, morse code, using CB amateur radio, digital radio and online ‘JOTI’ chat rooms. These devices enabled our group to talk to other scouts from Wales, Canada, Italy and France to name but a few. Our thanks to the district organisers and the 2nd Andover for their hospitality.            ...
Cubs District Football Competition October 12th 2019

Cubs District Football Competition October 12th 2019

The 12th Andover Cubs participated in the annual District Football competition on Saturday the 12th October, entering two teams ‘Thunder’ and ‘Lighting’. Mother nature supplied the rain, lots and lots and lots of rain!! Both teams competed brilliantly with friendly competitive spirit, ‘Thunder’ finished 4th and ‘Lighting’ lost in the final – taking the runners up prize. The losing finalists each took home a certificate and medal, we all went home wet but happy! Thank you to the district team for organising the event, we will definitely be back next year....
The Cubs Autumn ‘International’ Themed Camp: 5th & 6th October 2019

The Cubs Autumn ‘International’ Themed Camp: 5th & 6th October 2019

On the weekend of the 5th & 6th of October the 12th Andover Cubs held an Autumn camp. The theme of the camp was ‘International’, inspired by the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Cubs enjoyed various activities including sushi making, tent pitching, camp gadget creation, fire lighting, camp cookery, marshmallow toasting, a local hike, rugby, crafting, clay modelling and creating their own Haka. The Cubs also took part in quizzes based on the world map, the location of Countries and recognising different nations flags. A new game was invented by combining aspects of Rugby and Hockey, ‘Hugby’ (as it is now called) was an instant hit! The Cubs enjoyed an internationally inspired menu with food from Japan, Mexico, America, Italy and the United Kingdom. The weekend finished with an investiture of a new member of the pack after another successful camp, plenty of fun, food, games, adventure, friendship and badge work!...
HQ stores tidy has been completed

HQ stores tidy has been completed

The large store at the back of the HQ has been emptied, sorted and put back tidy after they got so messy you could hardly see the floor. There is a lot of equipment in the store and we took the opportunity to sort through it and throw away what was not needed or damaged or just too old to use any more. New, stronger shelves were put in and the whole thing looks so much better now as you can see from the photos below. Thank you to all who helped on both days, you all made the whole thing so much easier and quicker. Thanks too for the bacon sandwiches and chocolate eclairs – they helped a great deal !                                                        ...