Month: May 2024

Sweden Race Night Fundraiser

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Thankyou to everyone who came and supported our race night last night. In total we made £538.73 towards our expedition fund to Sweden in the summer.

A special thanks goes to all of those who helped organise and run the night including the delicious cake stall and those who donated raffle prizes!

With only 7 weeks left until we depart, this is one of our last events towards the expedition and we have managed to hit our target of fundraising / grant applications of over £10,000!

Games Evening / Code of Conduct Review

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This week we had a much more relaxed evening at the HQ. We played several games including relays games, Stinger, stuck in the mud and naughts and crosses. We also reviewed the scout Values and updates our code of conduct for the unit going forward.

A few photos are below:

D of E Silver Practise 2024

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6 Explorers and 2 Leaders have just returned from the New Forest on a D of E practise expedition. Both teams successfully completed the three day expedition during which we had beautiful weather on day 1 and 2, however the rain finally came in on day 3!

Well done to the team, all of them did really well! Lets hope for sunny weather for the assessed expedition in August!

First Aid

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On Monday, we had an evening of First Aid Training ahead of our upcoming expeditions and summer activities. We focused on:

  1. Life support: The principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident), emergency life support, CPR (including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it), management of an unconscious casualty (child and adult), and choking. 
  2. Trauma and injury: Shock, bleeding, fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains, head injuries, dental incidents, and burns.
  3. Major illnesses: Asthma, anaphylaxis, heart attack, stroke, seizures, diabetes, sepsis and meningitis.

Everyone got fully involved and we hope you never have to use these skills in reality but they are a #skillforlife!