Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scouts September Camp: Back 2 Basics

Friday 3rd September 18:30 to Sunday 5th September Midday

With this back 2 basics camp, you can prepare your meals on an open fire, engage in a number of activities which could include rifle shooting or mountain biking. Deposits of £10 are required to secure your place by Wednesday 11th of August 2010.

The balance of £15 can be paid up to the Friday evening of the camp.

The camp will be held at;

Squirrel Wood, The Abbes Walk, Burghwallis Doncaster South Yorkshire, DN6 9JQ

Questions? : Call Ed on 07778 000934 or email
Why not print off the return slip below to secure your place?
I ______________________(PRINT NAME) would like to join in on the adventure on the Scouts September Back 2 Basics Camp, and I enclose my £10 deposit.

Beavers to Cubs

Just to say that tonight was my last night as official Beaver Leader. I wanted to say thankyou to everyone who has supported me for the last 7 years. Also, I wanted to say a public thankyou to Emma, Emily and Sara who have been my support team for quite some time now. I could not have done it without you all. I also wanted to wish Andrea every success as the new Leader. I am sure she will make it an even better section than it has been, with the team supporting her.

I will still show my face here and there at Beavers to make myself known to children about to move up to Cubs. We will send you an invitation when you are almost ready to move up. Any questions about Cubs, please mail me at

Don't forget that Beavers is closed next week and will run through August on Thursdays 6 to 8pm. Look forward to seeing you there!

Love Kim xx

Monday, July 12, 2010

Camp Meeting Tonight

Just a quick reminder that there's a meeting for parents of those going on Summer Camp tonight at 7.00pm at the Scout Hut.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Thanks a lot everyone for sending in Subs for July and August. It's been a great help. Just a note for those not sure.... even if you don't attend in August we still need your subs. The annual subscription is split in to 12 for your convenience. Happy to discuss if you have any queries. Kim

Would you like to join Ardsley Beaver Scouts?

From September the 1st I'll be taking over as Ardsleys Beaver Scout Leader.  Sessions will be held on Wednesday's from 5.30 to 6.45 p.m.  From September to December we should be able to accommodate up to another ten new Beavers.  If you would like your son or daughter to join, please e.mail

Beavers Cannon Hall Farm Trip

9 Beavers enjoyed a super sunny day at Cannon Hall Farm as part of a District Beaver Scouts fun day out.
A visit to the cow shed for a lesson in milking proved to be a little baffling for one or two of our Beavers. Luckily for the cow population, the ones we practiced on weren't real!
Even in hot weather, our Beavers showed no signs of fatigue as they tackled the Play Area.
Sorry Chloe, that's you at the top of the picture, headless!
On the roundabout.

and finally, a helping hand from two of our older Scouts on the zip wire.

All in all, a great day out, thank you to the Mum's and Dad's for delivering and collecting the kid's from Cannon Hall and all the helping hands on the day from the Ardsley Leaders.

See you all on Wednesday, Andrea

Saturday, July 10, 2010

weather alert!

The forecast for today is hot so as long as you have a necker on I'm happy - along with a sunhat and shorts and a t-shirt of course! See you in a bit! Kim

Friday, July 09, 2010

beaver day update 2

Tell the carpark attendant that you are dropping kids off and come down to the shop bit. You will see me there. You are allowed to stay there for 15 mins I believe before paying a fee. At 3pm I will wait further up near the actual carpark so you can just pull in, pick child up and then drive straight off. Hope that makes sense! Kim 07527959987

Monday, July 05, 2010


Please meet at the top car park at 10:45 at Cawthorne Park. Collect from there at 3pm. Bring a packed lunch and drink and £5 if you haven't already paid. Wear uniform please.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Scouts and older cubs weekend camp

8 Scouts and 3 older cubs camped at
Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre from
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th July 2010.

In a fun  packed sunny summer weekend, we quickly set up camp and this involved searching out all the wood we needed to cook our food on.
The wood was expertly cut and sawn to the right lengths to fit.
Our new fire stand was given a great workout (well done for making that John!) over the weekend and some liked it so much they almost setup camp around it.

The Scouts and older cubs were able to play boules, football, wide games or build a rope swing like the one above.
If they did not find any of those choices their cup of tea (that's obviously why Akela was there!), they certainly all enjoyed doing the "cresta run", recently overhauled and upgraded and tested by Ardsleys own crash test dummies.  (All the "dummies" are at the end of this blog, just have a look for yourself and your mates.)

Of course they can and did have time to sit and enjoy the fresh yorkshire air and the warm summer sun.  (notice in the background a hammock in the trees?)

A scout leader admires his handiwork on his new etch-a-sketch :-)
All too soon and the weekend was over, not a drop of rain, we were very thankful to get the tents put away dry once more.  So many hands in so many pockets, its amazing that these tents get back in the bags.

Some of our older scouts are always learning new skills on camp, here is one rolling up an inflatable mat, always helps when you undo the air vale before trying!

As well as all the activities described the scouts and cubs had to fetch water, do the washing up and cook the majority of the meals.  They did an excellent job on the housekeeping side of this camp and made some great meals and drinks for all to enjoy.  All in all another great weekend camp, thanks to everyone involved.

The 2010 Cresta Run "Crash test dummies" roll call.

Sorry this one set off so fast, its a bit blurred!

[The End]

Friday, July 02, 2010

Beaver Day Out Update

Please let me know, no later than 7th July if your child is going to Cannon Hall Farm and park. Watch the blog for details of the trip when I get them. Kim


Thank you very much to all those who sent in July subs this week. Hope you don't mind but I have asked you to send in August subs as well as this will make it easier due to holidays etc. Most people sending subs in on time these last few months has made a big difference. It is so much easier now and it is very much appreciated.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Summer Camp Meeting - 12 July

We're holding a meeting for parents of cubs and scouts going on Summer Camp on Monday 12 July at 7.00pm in the Scout Hut. You are encouraged to attend, especially if your son/daughter is a first-time camper. We will be going through the dates and times for loading the van, setting off and getting back and handing out Parental Consent forms, Medical forms, and Kit Lists. This is your chance to ask us about any worries or concerns you have, which you can do in the main part of the meeting, or by having a quiet word with the Leaders afterwards.

Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that you should have paid in full for the camp by now. If you haven't could you please pay any money you still owe next week. Thanks.