Taking Ironing to the Extreme!

This week we took half of our Scout Troop, 1st Hurworth Scouts, on a Night Hike up Roseberry Topping to take part in some Extreme Ironing.

We all had the BEST night ever !

Some of our Scouts were afraid of the dark and/or heights and others were extremely tired but we have to say, we’re so proud of how they all supported each other and made it to the top as a TEAM !

At the end of the night we returned to the mini bus with a perfectly ironed Scout shirt and everyone who took part was awarded a special ‘Extreme Ironing’ keyring which we made especially for the event.

#Skillsforlife

One Night

Scouts Finally Get To Camp

The traffic lights have changed and camping is back on!

The 12th took the opportunity to do a short one night camp on the grounds at Elm Ridge (thanks to the church). For some of the scouts this was the first time they have camped for the others it was a chance to get some more nights away for their staged badge. We dusted the tents off, played the game of which bottle has gas in it and setup camp. First night was all about cooking and campfires.

The scouts made a mountain of bolognese, followed by campfire treats and a few wide games in the dark. Highlight of the night was the campfire song written by one of the scouts for their personal challenge badge. You’ll never hear “take me home” the same way again.

After eating our body weight in eggy bread, Saturday involved a #MillionHands activity making planters, followed by a multi-geocaching challenge to crack the hidden code. Scouts went home tired but happy and a few more Outdoor Challenge badges were completed. On to the next adventure.

All together……

Carmel Road, take me home
To the place where I belong

Darlington, Co Durham
Take me home, Carmel Road

#Takeoverday

On the 25th of June it was #Takeoverday! Young people from across the UK took control of the social media museums, to empower and make their voices heard. The 12th were in on the action thanks to the wonderful learning officer at Darlington’s our Head of Steam museum. The scouts explored the museum to find items they found interesting and then wrote tweets and posts about what they saw. We heard stories of the items, their past and how the railways built our home town. All of this went towards there Local Knowledge activity badge and Skills Challenge badge for promoting Scouts.

Head over to the museums Twitter feed and Facebook page to see more.

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