Land activities

There are so many activities the young people throughout the sections are taking part in each term from Caving to pioneering, camping to quad biking. In this section you will see a selection of activities our young people have taken part in recently:

Caving:

The photo shows a session at one of the man made systems that we use on one of our regular activity camps but we also access more advanced sessions run by the county scouts caving team.

Competition Camping:

Something we at West Coker pride ourselves on. every year since 2009 West Coker Scouts have won the District Banner at the District camping competition. Along side this we also access the County Jamboree camping competition where at the 2014 event West Coker Scout camp away with 8 trophies and awards. Scouts will get taught the basics of this type of camping through regular training in the term programme as well as residential experiences such as our summer camp weeks away.

Pioneering:

We can teach the young people to build anything out of wood! from our camping competitions to gate building, rafting, catapults and as seen in the photo bridge building, you will not only be provided with the education but have a great time while doing it!

Basic live skills:

Cooking - The Scouts are encouraged to engage in cooking in a variety of ways. On camps the Scouts and explorers cook for themselves, during the holidays we run cooking days for basic education and to meet badgework requirements and some of our Scouts have even been successful on County and regional cooking competitions.

Fire lighting: An important part of scouting and something we continue to educate out young people on throughout each of the sections. Fire lighting and the safe use of a fire is an important part of our education and an important survival skill.

Expressing creativity and Sports!

We really do have something for everyone here at West Coker Scout Group. If your child likes sports, we have sports and if your child is a bit more creative then we also have a number of art based activities linked locally to some community organisations and Scouting support teams. These include:

Art sessions at our local West Coker Art Centre:

Not every village has it's own art centre but we are again very lucky. This was an interesting and exciting arts programme put on by the OSR project last summer. Something really different for the kids and again meeting more badgework.

District 5-a-side Football

This was the cubs coming 2nd and 3rd in the District cubs football competition but there are also regular competition throughout the year for each of the age groups in Scouting.

Radio presenting

Something very different and an active we took part in run by the Avon Scout Active Support team. Some positive PR on the air and an enjoyable active for our young cubs!

Master at Arms: Scouters can now access a range of activities related to using fire arms. Of course all are run by our own qualified instructors and need permission forms from parents if under 18. Activities such as rifle and pistol shooting, archery, paintball, quasar laser shooting and nerf wars are all activities our young people have taken part in.

Animal interaction: As part of our programme our sections have had regular programme nights with conservation and education groups such a Carymoor waste education, Bugfest and as seen in the photo birds of prey. Amazing up close encounters for the kids

4 wheels: Ok not cars (although our explorers have done this) but cubs and Scouts have accessed quad bike sessions, go karts, peddle karts, motor bike stunt displays and 4x4 trips.

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