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Winter 2013/14

posted 19 Apr 2014, 06:18 by Edmund Stone
It has been an exciting few months for the group. Most of the troop have now completed the airmans badges with many having completed the senior award and the air researcher badge! We've had some exciting nights away including a 10 mile night hike followed by a night over in a scout hut. The weather was mostly dry with a heavy rain shower in the first hour of the walk, but the skies cleared and we had some lovely views of the stars.

We have also successfully retained our RAF recognition following an inspection by WC Wills-Pope, OC Devon and Somerset wing ATC. We would like to thank him for attending and hope he enjoyed his visit. These inspections take place every 18 months and give us an opportunity to demonstrate our wide range of activities and young people.

In the last term we've had a visit from Devon and Cornwall police, which involved an incredibly well trained dog, learnt about navigation, car mechanics and some basic home DIY.

We ended the term with a trip to the Exeter ski slope, the scouts had great fun getting to grips with the basics of going up and down the dry slope.

Looking forward to more excitement this term which will hopefully include a daytime navigation challenge, some basic outdoor scout skills, kayaking and a few visits out and about.