Hold onto your woggles. Scouting just got a little bigger in Norfolk!

A big welcome to the newest kids on the block, the 1st Shipdham (Thomas Bullock) Scout Group.

Deputy County Commissioner, Jane Warden had the pleasure of assisting with LOTS of investitures over at the Thomas Bullock Academy hall in Shipdham recently. This was because of a new Scout Group that has just been formed!

On this momentous and historic evening, 31 youngsters were invested into the Beavers,  Cubs and Scouts plus 4 adults. The school hall where this fantastic event occurred was full of parents and supporters witnessing and taking part!

After the investitures, the parents and young people all had a go at 4 bases – strawberry lace knotting, newspaper towers, paper planes and balloon volcanos.  Then after a short break for refreshments the cubs and scouts performed a puppet show for their Entertainers badge!

The leaders instrumental in setting up the new group were Lesley Weston ADC Cubs for Central and Tracey Reynolds.

Jane also had a message of support from Matthew Burrell, County Commissioner which was well received:

Dear Friends

I am sorry that I cannot be with you tonight at this very special occasion to witness the creation of a brand new Scout Group, the 1st Shipham (Thomas Bullock) Scout Group.

This is a very special time, and you are all part of history, as you are and will always be the first members of this brand new group. Something that can never be taken away.

I want to place on record my thanks for all of the adults in Scouting, new to Scouting and from the school and community who have made tonight and existence of Scouting in Shipdham possible.

The purpose of Scouting is to give young people the skills for life and to do their best to become outstanding citizens and help shape our world, this is a common goal that we share with schools, and it makes sense that we should work closer with formal education to help compliment each other in our missions.

The amount of interest here is amazing and I look forward to seeing more and more young people and adults join.

I hope you enjoy your evening, well done! I look forward to meeting you soon.