Thursday, March 29, 2012

Uniforms and Badges

Scouts have been busily earning badges over the winter months, if you need to know where to position the badges correctly, check out the link below;

If you need to buy new uniform items, they can be purchased from;


or you can visit the shop in Sheffield, it's worth ringing ahead to check that they have what you want in stock, as they can order it in before hand;

The Scout & Guide Shop
60 - 68 Trippet Lane
S1 4EL
Phone: +44 (0) 114 270 1752

The shop operates a loyalty system, we would be grateful to receive your loyalty receipts to offset future purchases of badges and the like.


Monday, March 26, 2012

T4 Challenge Camp

8 scouts and 5 explorers, enjoyed a mixture of fog, sunshine and lots of dry weather over the Friday to Sunday afternoon of the weekend just gone.

Competing in a range of varied fun activities the scouts enjoyed go kart racing through the darkened woods on the Friday. The Scouts took turns in as many of the challenges as they could fit in, in the time allowed on the Saturday. The explorers helped out as part of the team and everyone enjoyed the day and the star wars based wide game in the evening, and we were all exhausted by the time lights out came.

On Sunday, the scouts multitasked by playing 3 games all at the same time!

When it came to adding up all the scores, Ardsley did theirselves proud by amassing enough points to secure 2nd place out of 9 teams. This means that they win a day out rock climbing, well done to all those involved, and thank you to everyone who helped out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

4T Challenge Camp

Scouts and Explorers, if you are attending the 4T challenge camp tonight please arrive in uniform and check that you have packed all the items from the kit list provided.

Please arrive for 18:30 at Silverwood Camp Site, see you then.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

T4 Challenge Camp - Permission to Camp form and Kit List


Please find a permission to camp form (PTC) / nights away form for the T4 Challenge Camp - just follow the link:

If you are going on this camp, you must print and complete the form and bring it with you on the evening of Friday 23rd March.  A kit list is also included in this PDF, if you are unsure of what to bring.

If you are intending to bring your own tent, you must discuss it with me at the meeting on Wednesday 21st March 2012.

Any questions, speak to Ed, Ian or John.

07778 000934

Mothers Day Parade and Beavers Investiture - 2012

On Sunday, 14 Beavers, 3 Cubs, 2 Scouts and 7 Explorers, attended a special church service to celebrate Mothers Day and this included the investiture of 6 new beaver scouts.  The Rt. Revd. Dr. Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield, presided over the prayers including one for the newest members of Ardsley Air Scouts.

Some of the Beavers with their daffodils for their mum.

6 new Beavers are invested by Breeze

The deed is done.

The Beavers show off their new neckers and joining certificates

The Beavers and Leaders of Ardsley Air Scouts
Thank you to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders who made the effort to attend on what can be a very busy Sunday in the year.

More pictures from the day can be found at the following location:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scouts Camp - T4 Challenge - Silverwood 23rd to 25th March

The T4 Challenge Camp

All Scouts are invited to join in on the T4 challenge camp, please get your £10 deposit in tomorrow to secure your place.  All the details including the return slip, can be found here;

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thursday, March 08, 2012

Mothers' Day Church Parade - 18 March

On Sunday 18th March we'll be taking part in the Mothers' Day Church Parade at Christ Church, Ardsley.


This year it's a special occasion, as the service will be lead by the Bishop of Sheffield, Bishop Stephen...

... and I'm sure Snowball the puppet will also be making an appearance.

This is a family service, so Mums and Dads are welcome to attend, but come early as the church is sure to be full.

As usual, we'll be meeting from 10.00am and the service should be concluded by 11.45pm.

Members should wear uniform.

St George's Day Event - 29 April

As part of our District St George's Day celebrations - St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting - you are invited you to a special George's Day event, which will be held on Sunday 29th April at Wentworth Castle.

This event is for all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their families.

Arrival is from 11:00am onwards, via the Northern College Entrance please – you will be directed where to park.

Between 11:00am and 2:45pm it's your chance to enjoy the gardens and parkland, take part in a treasure hunt, archery, canoe slalom, crafts, adventure playground and much more...

At 2:45pm we'll make our way up to the castle with the parade of flags for a short St Georges Day service

The event will finish at 4:00pm, but you're welcome to continue to enjoy the parklands and gardens until they close at 5:00pm.

We want you to enjoy the day as a family so all are welcome. Access to the gardens and parking, for which there is normally a charge, has been arranged for FREE, however if you would like to make a small donation please come along to the District Tent where you can throw a few coins in a bucket and pick up information about activities and the various treasure hunts.

Wentworth Castle has a small cafe and a kiosk selling refreshments, including ice creams, however due to the potential volume of people attending, we recommend you bring along your own packed lunch and a drink.

Wentworth Castle is a beautiful and picturesque place; if you would like more details of what’s on offer or directions please check out the Wentworth Castle website at