News & Events
As we have done in so many years past, the 12th took part in the Remembrance Day Parade through Andover last weekend. It was great to see so many Cubs and Scouts taking part especially on such a cold day. The service was as as moving as it always is and it is so important that our young people grow up understanding the sacrifices that were made and that are still being made for all of us. A special mention goes to our flag bearers on the day who did such a great job. Thank you.
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.
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.
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!
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 !
Just in case you are not sure when your child’s section are starting back in September, here are the dates for your calendars:
Beavers – Friday, September 20th
Cubs – Thursday, September 12th
Scouts – Monday, September 9th
Beaver parent’s please note the date – 1 week later than the other sections this term.