News & Events
We would like to wish everyone associated with the 12th Andover (West) a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you all back here again in 2020.
On Saturday the Beavers took the train to Basingstoke to see the panto. There was time for a lunch stop in the theatre before seeing the show. This years panto was Aladdin and the Beavers really enjoyed watching it. There was lots of shouting, booing and hissing and most importantly laughing. A great time was had by everyone. The Beavers should be so very proud of themselves for how well behaved they were during the trip to the theatre. A big thank you to Rowan for all her hard work and making the trip possible and to Kirsty, Steve and all who helped.
The 12th Andover Cub Scouts took part in the annual district ‘Scrapheap challenge’ on Saturday 23rd November, entering 3 teams into the junk modelling activity.
The Cubs were tasked with responding to a brief, the challenge was to design and construct their own model campsite using the ‘scrapheap’ to find materials and fabricate their fantastic creations! Their models had to contain an array of activity zones and features; examples include: a campfire circle, flagpole, assault course, lake for water sports, a field for pitching tents and one for a flock of sheep!
Our teams did a wonderful job, finishing 2nd and 3rd, but more importantly all of our cubs used great skills in teamwork, problem solving, imagination and creativity to have fun.
Congratulations to the 1st Whitchurch for their winning model, our thanks to the district team for organising the event, we’re already looking forward to next year!
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.