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Cub Cooking Competition

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on March 10, 2021 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello Surrey Cubs,

 

This year we are running the County Cub Cooking Competition with a slightly differently twist.

It will be OPEN TO ALL (including Leaders) and will be run in a similar way to the events we did during Lockdown#1... all that time ago (keep reading for more information!)

 

It will be open for just 2 weeks from 19th March to 29th March

To enter all you need to is:

Cook a two course meal, lay and decorate a table and serve it to a member of your family......simple...

 

Now here's the catch !!!

The only thing you can cook it in is a MUG (you can serve it out of the mug but the food must be cooked in a mug)

Don’t panic - there are loads of ideas online to help you – just give it a Google ��

We will need photographic evidence of what you have done to be able to judge so........take lots of photos!

Then...

send a montage of photos in an email to us at cubchallenges@surrey-scouts.org.uk. (no pdf's please)

We will then add these to the Smug Mug photo album for all to see. (Check out what some of the Leaders have done already. (Link below)

Judging will be done by a specially, hand picked, food loving, County Cub Team Members, and they will make the final decision at the end of the Month

*Entries can be uploaded/emailed across any time over the two weeks until the deadline at 10am on 30th March

 

Categories for the judging:

1) Overall Winner

2) Most Creative Meal

3) Most Creative Place to Serve your Meal

Leaders) Combined of above Categories.

 

Please ensure that the photo contains a clear sign with your name (first name only please) Scout Group and district (e.g. Sophie, 1st Chertsey , Runneymede), as this is the only way the judges will be able to work out whose photo is whose!

They will be uploaded to https://surreyscouts.smugmug.com/Public-Galleries/Surrey-Cub-Challenges/County-Cooking-Competition-2021 so that everyone can see them and get inspiration and encouragement.

This competition is open to all Cub Scouts in the County, so hopefully there will be some great/interesting meals cooked - get your creativity working overtime!

 

**Please note that Smug Mug is a publicly viewable gallery used by Surrey Scouts for the promotion of Scouting and to share Scouting events. Parents should be aware of this. If you wish to enter a photo but not have it on the gallery, they should make that clear at the time of submitting entries and we will ensure that it does not go in.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your amazing meals.

 

Stay safe one and all

 

County Cub Team

 

Garden Winter Adventure - Birdwatch Special

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on January 30, 2021 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As it is really wet this weekend, wait until it dries up a bit to try cooking a meal in the Great Outdoors in your back garden!

Send in your photos of you cooking outdoors in the cold and rain!

But you can take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. www.rspb.org.uk

Here is an easy guide to some of the birds you may see in your gardens aroudn Esher.  You get one point for every small bird, two points for every large bird and 5 points for every rare bird sighted this weekend.  And 5 points for any bird that is not on the guide - write down its name and take a photo or draw a picture.


Be a Wellbeing Champion

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on November 26, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit young people hard. Some have missed out on end of term celebrations or exams and others have been separated from their loved ones. It’s been really tough. Despite this, Scouts have said that they want to take practical, hands on action to create a better tomorrow for everyone. Mental health is more important than ever, but that stigma still gets in the way of talking about it.

 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be joining 10,000 Wellbeing Champions: people who have committed to help tear down the taboo around mental health and do what they can to boost people’s wellbeing.  We made a start this week by sharing experiences and pledging to take some action to improve Wellbeing this week.


Outdoor Activities at Lower Green

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on October 15, 2020 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We have restarted Outdoor Activities at Lower Green and from this week we have access to part of Lower Green Community Centre (the Beaver hall, kitchen and changing rooms) for toilets and as a bad weather alternative.  In line with Scouting Amber guidance we will continue to run most activities outdoors and use a gazebo for shelter.  However we can use the 'Beaver hall' in the centre and the sports changing rooms for indoor activities as a backup.

Please note - the Covid protocol agreed with the Council is that the front door is used only by the Lower Green Pre-school so beavers/cubs will only use the side door nearest the park.  Parents and carers must queue outside the side of the hall at 2m spacing for drop off/collect and cannot go inside the building.

Remember to keep to the parents/carers' Covid Code as agreed to keep us all safe and acting in accordance with our risk assessment (found on our website).


1 year on - Annual Meeting

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on October 7, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

3rd Esher would like to invite you to join us for our first AGM.

It will be held by Zoom on Thursday 8 October at 7pm for about 20 minutes. We will be reviewing the slideshow of the first year, presenting our first annual report and accounts, awarding our first two Chief Scout's Awards and completing the usual formalities.

 It would be good to see all the parents, carers and supporters of this new Group to thank all the people that have helped start the Group and keep it going in tough times.

See OSM or the WhatsApp for the usual Zoom link.

A copy of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020 can be downloaded from the https://www.3rdesherscouts.org.uk/information" target="_blank">Information page.




3rd Esher Camping at Home!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on June 4, 2020 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well done to all the Beavers and Cubs who had a great time in April building a den and doing a camp at home as part of this world record camp!

Visit from Global Adventurer!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on June 4, 2020 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We were delighted to welcome Sally Earthrowl of exxpedition.com who gave an exciting presentation on her expeditions sailing around the world as part of an all female crew.  She leads expeditions doing scientific research which has highlighted the microplastics within our oceans.

3rd Esher go Zoom

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on April 2, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Our Beavers and Cubs have been enjoying Zoom meetings for 3 weeks now.

This week's challenge for home is:

Beavers: Learn your phone number.

Cubs: Learn a phrase in Sign Language. Email three simple messages using codes and ciphers to the leaders.

All: Send a happy email or text message to a fiend or relative. Sign up (via parents) for JOTI and join in with three activities.

 

 

Scouting Events this week

 

JOTI – 3-5 April (Jamboree on the Internet) Sign up via a parent – www.jotajoti.info

 

Saturday Night – Sleep in a Den Pack a Bag, build a den, cook breakfast Photo for Surrey Scouts Best Den competition

 

Facebook Live Campfire Monday 6 April 6.30pm

Coronavirus

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on March 20, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Given new guidance from the Prime Minister, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.

 

You will no doubt be aware that the Coronavirus situation continues to develop around the world.

The Prime Minister has announced that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making. Given this new guidance, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.

We have set up a dedicated web page at www.scouts.org.uk/coronavirus to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

It's in challenging times like these that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis.

We are also developing some fun activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

We want to say thank you to all our amazing Scout volunteers. They have taken a calm and measured approach to this situation. They are continuing to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.

Happy New Year 2020!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on January 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Happy New Year from 3rd Esher!


After a successful first year in 2019, our activity programmes for 2020 are now in place leading up to our first birthday in April 2020.

Beavers kick off with: 

9 Jan -  Log Chew and Personal Challenges

16 Jan  Brain Experiments - Experiment Badge

23 Jan  Burns Night - International Badge

 

Cubs start with:

9 Jan -  Freeze frame game, Services Map - World Challenge, Pack Forum, Game of aim

12 Jan -  District Cub Quiz

 

16 Jan - Interceptor, Pin the place on the map (World Challenge), Night Compass Route (Navigator badge)

 

23 Jan -  Kitchen risk bingo, What’s for dinner? - Chef badge

30 Jan - Marco Polo, Ready, steady, cook-off - Chef badge.