Happy New Year!

By Sandra Dainty on 31 December 2018

Another year, been and gone, and what a year it has been for all at 2nd Rothwell!

The year kicked off with two camps at the beginning of January – indoors for the Cubs, and the Brass Monkey challenge for the Scouts. In this month we also celebrated our 60th anniversary, inviting previous members of the group to share their memories over afternoon tea. 

The rest of the first term was filled with activities and learning opportunities for our young people, leading up to the St George’s Day Parade and Award’s Ceremony on the 22nd April in which our group saw so many of our Beavers, Cubs and Scout achieve the highest awards available for their age – the Chief Scout Award! 

Our Beavers went off to camp in May, and in June our Cubs joined the rest of the county at County Cub Camp.

Rothwell Carnival in July – absolutely sweltering hot, but we still had a fantastic turnout from our youngsters who used the opportunity to show how important it is to respect our environment through the theme ‘Save our Seas’! 

In October, some of our Cubs were very lucky and given the opportunity to take part in a sleepover at Twycross Zoo – they got to see all sorts of animals and had lots of talks from the people who work there about different species and conservation efforts.

At the end of October, we also saw three of our Cubs taking part in the Kettering Gang Show at the Masque Theatre – after many months of hard work rehearsing, it all paid off with an outstanding performance!

Some more of our young people received their Chief Scout Silver and Bronze awards in November, adding to our long list from earlier in the year.

November also gave our young people a chance to reflect and remember those lost in war and those affected by war. On November 11th, we had an excellent turnout for the Remembrance Service and Parade.

December brought us the Carol Service with a wonderful performance from some of our young people in the nativity story, the lantern walk through the town, and the Christmas Tree Festival where each section contributed a tree to the competition.

Finally, another successful year of Scout Post was completed – with many volunteers to help with the sorting and delivering of Christmas cards across the town and neighbouring villages.

So a massive thank you to all of our young people for turning up and getting stuck in with everything we have done this year. There have been many challenges and many, many achievements to celebrate. Thank you also to all of our fantastic leaders and helpers who provide these opportunities for the young people.

From all of us at 2nd Rothwell – Best wishes for the New Year! See you in 2019, where we will be continuing the adventure!

Rothwell Carnival, 2018.

Cubs at County Cub Camp, 2018.