Coxhoe Scout Group were awarded funding from Coxhoe Parish Council to develop a project to celebrate “Our Future Tomorrow Today”. They purchased a number of cameras to be uses by the Group’s Beavers, Cubs and Scouts which has enabled the group’s young people to record a year in the life of Coxhoe Scout Group. The Group is planning to compile the images into a calendar to be shared with the family and friends and the Local History Group.
The young people within the Group have been recording their activities during the year in the Village Hall and around the village during walks and activities. They have also recorded our trips to events and activities outside of the village but which are Scout related.
They have participated in indoor events including; raising the flag at the Village Hall, cooking, making electronic torches, developing first aid knowledge and skills, building from recyclable materials and of course Lego, demonstrating precious collections, a Nerf Gun Party as well as many other indoor activities.
They have also participated in outdoor/external events including: bug hunting and games in the park, a visit to St Mary’s Church in the village, walks along the Limestone Linx, visits to Clip and Climb, Thrislington Quarry, climbing at Moor House, rafting on the River Wear, Beaver Picnic at Moor House, Beaver Sleepover at Moor House, Group Camp at West Hall, regular visits to Hardwick Park.
Young people have developed their navigation skills around the village and further afield (Wingate Nature Reserve and Operation Sanctuary from Cornsay to Waldridge Village Hall – stunning views across the valley from Esh Village).
The Group are now planning to compile the photographs into a calendar to celebrate “Coxhoe Scout Group, Our Future Tomorrow Today”. The Scout’s thanks go to Aviva Community Funding and Coxhoe Parish Council for enabling this project to go ahead.