Category: 7th Retford

Summer Camp in the rain…

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by Tom
For their summer camp this year, members of 7th Retford Scouts headed off to Beaudesert campsite in Cannock Chase. Taking part in many adventurous activities throughout the week. Via Ferrata, zip wire & abseiling to name a few. Three teams of six entered the camp problem solving competition and they came second and third overall. We also went swimming in Lichfield, visitited the Castle Ring along with some Geo-caching and a day at Alton Towers Theme Park.
Our next adventure is at Kibblestone in October where we are taking part in the Autumn Challenge Weekend.

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Retford Swimathon

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Tom
Fantastic representation of Bassetlaw Scouts at Rotary Club of Retford Swimathon – there were teams from 1st Ordsall, 1st East Markham and Askham and 7th Retford as well as three teams from 4th Worksop (St John’s).
One Cub from 7th Retford was awarded a prize for effort, which was presented by the Town Mayor, Cllr Alan Chambers – well done!
Swimathon
Over £9,000 was raised by over 300 swimmers from various schools, clubs and businesses. 40% of this will go to support Retford Street Pastors and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.  The remainder will go to various charities chosen by the individuals and teams that took part.  Thanks to Brown & Co Estate Agents for sponsoring the event.

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County Mad

Posted on March 9th, 2014 by Tom

On the 1st March, over 250 descended on Walesby forest for this years County Mad Competition. 4 members from 7th Retford say that they had a really enjoyable day and can’t wait till next years competition.

As part of the competition, one member of the team had to go dressed up as a famous David. 7th Retford went and came up with David Tennant.

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Walking The Cuckoo Way

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Tom

Members of 7th Retford (St Swithun’s) Scout Group have once again risen to the challenge and have walked the length of the Chesterfield Canal, along The Cuckoo Way.

On Saturday 15th February, a group of two adults (Kenny and Andy) and five young people set off in Chesterfield with aim of walking to Kiveton by tea-time. Molly was the youngest in the group of young people, and she was 10 years old in January. Freya and Ellen are both aged 11, Alyce aged 12 and Matthew is 14 years old.

Hazel who was providing back up met the group at various points along the way. The weather on Saturday was not brilliant, raining on and off throughout the day, but the group kept going. From Stavely through to Kiveton Waters, the canal is no longer there, but they followed the route of the canal through lots of mud along the country footpaths. They reached Kiveton Waters by 4pm and stopped there. They were transported back to Retford to the Scout HQ for their overnight stop.

On Sunday, Molly was unable to walk with us due to a prior commitment, but her brother Bertie, aged 7, came out with us instead. The group set off after breakfast and were taken back to Kiveton Waters. The weather was a lot better today. The group walked through Shireoaks to The Lock Keeper at Worksop. Freya and Ellen chose to retire here after doing about 19 miles of the walk. The group was then joined by Callum, aged 15. They continued to walk towards Ranby where Matthew’s Mum and brother met them with bacon butties. The group continued to walk to Retford for their overnight stop.

Another night in the Scout Hut and the group set off again by car, this time to be dropped off in West Stockwith where the canal meets the River Trent. The group now consisted of Matthew, Callum, Alyce, Bertie, Bertie’s Mum and Kenny. The group followed the canal back through Misterton, Gringley on the Hill and on to Drakeholes. Lunch was eaten here. The group continued to Clayworth Marina, Hayton, Clarborough and the home straight into Retford….

Matthew, Alyce and Kenny did the entire walk of 46 miles. Callum did 27 miles, Ellen and Freya each did 19 miles and Molly walked 15 miles. Bertie, aged 7, is the star of the group covering about 25 miles as he had a couple of short rides on Monday in the car….. Andy and Justine each did about 15 miles. Matthew was sponsored to complete the walk and he has raised over £200 for MacMillan Nurses – the final total is still to be confirmed.

In case you think this sounded like hard work, Matthew, Callum, Molly, Bertie and their Mum, as well as Kenny, all came out and walked from Clarborough to Retford, including some of the canal again on Thursday evening with the Cubs. The scenery along the canal is fantastic and it is all well kept and the information boards found along the route are very interesting

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