We have had another fun and busy year, with our Scout Troop still healthy with over 30 young people. To start off in Sept 2019 we got the chance to go Scuba diving in Burntisland swimming pool, where I’m sure
Scouting at home While we’re not meeting face to face, we still want to carry on with Scouts As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) causes schools to close and many people to isolate, these are challenging times for everyone.
We all know how important youth involvement is to ensure that our youth members are getting the very best experiences from Scouting. The Youth Approved Award has been designed to support adults at all levels to provide meaningful youth involvement
For 2017/18 report I’ll stick with last years opening line: It’s been yet another busy year for St Davids Scout Troop. Early in the year we decided we would plan and run a summer camp on Rum, as leaders we thought this would be a great quiet escape from the noisy world of Tech…..Then 15 Scouts decided to join us. At least we can still escape the Tech while doubling the islands normal population for a week. This year the troop has achieved its Bronze level youth approved award, this reflects the level of youth engagement we have in the running of the evenings and planning of our program. We have also seen our nos rise over the year to our current 19 Scouts. At the Scouts request we have spent the current year building on the basic scout skills, this kicked off with the Master at Arms badge completed with the support of a leader from Cowdenbeath Scouts and has continued with more camping, navigation, first aid and knife and saw. A couple of our highlights this year have been watching the scouts preparing fresh fish to serve up Masterchef style (although perhaps not standards), competing in the district camping competition along with designing and creating their own Hoodie for the troop. The Scouts have been looking at the local community and their opportunities to get involved, a team from the troop joined others from the group and took on the challenge of clearing snow at the local primary school during the “Beast from the East”. Our Scouts have completed a number of camps this year including; Troop camps, the Big Badge camp at Fordell, Sub zero camping in Dec and Feb, Sleepovers in a trampoline park and at an underground bunker and what is becoming a favourite – Hammocking. Our Summer camp is fast approaching so thoughts have turned to this next adventure. While out on Rum our older Scouts will be completing their expedition challenge award bothying at Dibdril. We also have some project work planned to support the island community trust maintaining the infrastructure that gets erroded by tourism and working