Thorne Scouts Beaver and Cubs have had a fantastic start to the New Year, getting stuck in to their sessions and working hard towards earning their badges.
Beavers are focusing on their Space badge, with leader Darzee telling us: “It’s a perfect time of year for stargazing with the short days and long nights. They have learnt all about different constellations and how to spot them in the night sky and have begun to work on making models of the solar system. They have also been researching space missions and designing machines to clean up space junk. As always, they have had a huge amount of fun and have learnt a lot too along the way.”
The Cubs have continued to work on their pioneer badge practicing using their knots to build tripods with rope and wooden poles. Leader Darzee told us: “They have also been looking at how the body works and made some model lungs using an old plastic bottle, a straw and some balloons. Other sessions have seen them developing team work skills by playing team games and problem solving as a group. We have been really impressed by the enthusiasm and innovation they have shown.”
As a special event at the end of the term, both Beavers and Cubs groups are set to attend Austerfield Study Centre. There they will be met by representatives from Doncaster Astronomical Society who are going to take them on a stargazing experience using the dome telescopes they have there. “These telescopes are more powerful than your regular hobby telescopes that you use in the back garden”, said Darzee, “so we can’t wait to find out what amazing things we can see in our night sky.”
Thorne Scouts do currently have a couple of places in their Beaver colony for children aged six years old. If you are interested in your child joining the group, send an email to: email@example.com or contact them through their Facebook page.