WSJ Unit 18 Update

With just under a year to go the unit is working together, learning new skills and making strong friendships. We came together in May for a relaxing fun day at Two Mile bottom for some archery and climbing, our thanks goes to Kiefer Paris for his help.

In July we enjoyed a 2 night camp at Herringfleet – we had a fantastic weekend.

The first evening saw the young people receive their official UK contingent neckerchiefs and making short presentations on various scouting countries.

The following morning, after a quick run through of the YMCA, we welcomed Peter Allen who came along to teach us all survival skills from knife skills to making snares, building shelters and preparing and cooking rabbits.  We also got the chance to try some rather large lives bugs which the majority were brave enough to sample.  The young people worked in patrols to cook American pancakes with maple syrup and bacon for breakfast and Mexican fajitas for dinner.

After a night of either sleeping in their shelters or hammocks in the trees we enjoyed the Hokey cokey before taking part in a fun canoe session on the lake before packing up and saying goodbye.

All the young people are actively raising funds making various items from woggles to coasters and bags, having stalls at fetes, taking part in fashion shows and cooking sausages at Bunnings in Norwich.

We are now pleased to announce that our Unit 18 badge is now for sale to help raise funds and is available from all participants, Ebay or look out for us at NORJAM.  We are also holding a grand draw which will be drawn at the Norfolk Scouts’ AGM, where you can win the top prize of £250 as well as other cash amounts.

Our next get together will be on 9 September where we will be planning a city adventure to London, carrying out some service at Eaton Vale and taking part in a couple of adventurous activities.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Penny Harris
WSJ Unit 18 Leader