Bearwood Scout Group - Spring 2001

We finished 2000 off with a combined District Carol Service at St Mary’s Poole, with Beavers joining Cubs for the first time. And then two of the Bearwood Leaders received “silver arrows” for 15 years long service award, at a District Evening, informing us of the changes being made to the Scouting movement to bring Scouting into the 21st Century. Congratulations to Hilary Diffey (Kaa Cubs) and Geoff Thompson (Skip Scouts).

2001 has seen the older Cubs join the Scouts in an evenings bowling, followed by a burger supper. “Baggy” from Cub’s had the highest score.

WPC Beth Du Lieu arranged for the Cub Pack to visit the new Ferndown Police Station. The boys were able to look over a Traffic Car, but unfortunately the Dog Handler was called away to a crime, just as we turned up. We were taken on a tour through the Cells, the Custody Desk, an Interview Room, Breath Testing, and all the boys had their fingerprints taken. Thank you so very much to Beth.

16 Cubs, 8 Scouts and 7 Leaders travelled to London on 17 February, to visit the Natural History Museum. There is so much to see. The displays are informative and easily understandable, by children of all ages. We even saw the new moving dinosaur display. The day was finished off with a short sightseeing tour of Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Westminster.

Contributed by Justin Taylor. Posted: 1 Mar 2001