Operating Under the Direction of 1st Fressingfield Scout Group.
Squirrels - 1:30 - 3:30pm Beavers - 1:30 - 3:30pm Cubs - 1:30 - 3:30pm
Scouting at Yoxford and Peasenhall is fully embedded within our curriculum, for all pupils from Years 1 to Year 6. We provide a structure of badges and awards, which are progressive through the sections, and based on a number of objectives. Our programme has been planned alongside our broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that activities planned supplement and enhance the learning that is taking place. We have recently been approved to run the second Squirrel Drey in Norfolk, which caters for young people between the ages of 4-6. In 2016, the Times Education Supplement (TES) wrote an article which suggested that children who joined Scouts and Guides – and benefited from outdoors experiences and independent learning as a result – had better mental health in adulthood. The below article continues in that theme, stating that where scouting is embedded in school curriculum pupils reap longer term benefits. Click here to read the TES Article.
For more information including the latest programme and recent photos, please visit the Yoxford and Peasenhall website.
The Beavers in our school sections are working towards their Experiment badge they have been predicting what will happen before we conduct weekly experiments. They have enjoyed exploring a kaleidoscope of colour with rainbow spinners. Then they have been looking at plants and flowers and seeing if we can change the colours from white to coloured using coloured water to dye the flower. The children were very curious to see if the flower would change colour and were excited to observe it daily change colour. The beavers have been working collaboratively, throughout all their activities. The Beavers also explored what is a magnetic and had a go at magnet fishing.
The Cubs at Middleton have been working towards their Personal Safety badge. They have been learning about the power of observation and how to be aware of their surroundings. They have also been learning about water safety, rail safety and road safety.
The Cubs at Yoxford and Peasenhall have been exploring personal safety and matching up scenarios.
Matthew meets is our new podcast series interviewing people in and around Norfolk Scouts about topics that are of interest to our county, Scouting or young people in general. In the first episode Matthew meets Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne to discuss school based Scouting.
"Today [May 5th 2022] we officially launched our new 'Squirrels Drey' where 14 new squirrels and 2 new leaders were invested into the scouting family. Our Group Scout Leader, Mr Aalders-Dunthorne, joined us and presented each squirrel with their necker, once they had made their promise. A very proud moment for us all 😊" - via Facebook
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