During January & February, the troop has been represented in three district competitions – 5 a side football, swimming & cooking, whilst we did not win any of them, the team of Samuel & Matthew were second in the cooking competition. Well done to everyone who took part in any of the events.
Whilst working towards the Global Challenge badge, the scouts learned about homelessness, the causes and effects that it can have on individuals and families.
To get a feel for how it might be for people sleeping rough, some of our hardy scouts slept the night in the archery range at Fan Wood, where the temperature reached a chilly minus 7 degrees C.
This was followed up by a visit to the Salvation Army in Batley, where we learned about the work carried out by the ‘army’ with homeless people. Finally the scouts have been asked to donate tinned food that can be donated to the ‘army’ for distribution to the needy.
During February half term, four scouts took part in a caving expedition in the Yorkshire Dales where despite the cold conditions; they had an enjoyable time underground.
Over the coming weeks, in preparation for the Fitness Challenge badge, scouts are taking part in a number of practice walks that will see them complete the 20Km Bah’t at walk (Ilkley moor bah’t at)
on the 29th April.

On the 30th March, our team of ‘eggheads’ will be defending the District scout quiz, which they won at last years’ event.