Charmouth Scouts tackling challenges from home

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One of the Cubs with her homemade boat

ALTHOUGH they cannot meet face-to-face, members of the 1st Charmouth Scout Group have still been very busy tackling challenges and activities.

Building a bottle boat from recyclable materials proved to be extremely popular with the Cubs and Scouts, with photos of more than 10 craft being sent in to the section leaders.

All of them actually floated and stayed upright; some in the kitchen sink, others in bath tubs and one was even launched into a large puddle.

Making Djembe drums was also a winner, although not necessarily with the parents or neighbours!

Meanwhile, the Beavers have been tackling their Astronomy Badge. To get this started, the Beaver leader arranged for Bob Mizon OBE, a member of the Wessex Astronomical Society, to give them a virtual tour of the universe using Zoom.

Bob began his presentation by showing the Beavers some of the rocks from outer space he had found on his travels and encouraged the Beavers to keep their eyes open for unusual looking objects.

He then went on to describe each of the eight major planets in our solar system, explaining that Pluto had been relegated to a dwarf planet. The next step was a tour of the Milky Way and then then universe.

The Scout Group is still accepting new members, and anyone with a child between the age of 8 and 13 who is interested in finding out more should contact Melanie Harvey (Group Scout Leader) on 07890 540979.

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