5 April 08
Chompy The Beaver From Nova Scotia,
Canada Visited Beaver Scouts In Caithness
"Nearly one hundred Beaver Scouts in Caithness hosted a two week visit to
the County from a very special and unique guest recently. Known as "Chompy"
the soft toy Beaver arrived from his home in Nova Scota, Canada. His
journey was interrupted with a stopover at Buckingham Palace, Houses of
Westminster and Downing Street to name a few. He is travelling all around
the UK before returning home and his time in Caithness is the only
location in Scotland that he has had time to see so special events and
tours were planned. Not only did he play games and take part in the
handcrafts of the 1st and 2nd Thurso, Reay, Wick and 1st Dunnet Bay Beaver
Colonies but he dropped into the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats,
and Dounreay. He even took a flight to Aberdeen form Wick airport and as
an added bonus deviated to Heathrow to free log jam at Terminal Five!!!!!
"Chompy's" visit climaxed on Saturday 29th March with bus trip to
Inverness with the First Dunnet Bay Beavers and Cubs to see the Inverness
Scout Gang Show at Eden Court Theatre. with his charm he managed to sneak
backstage for a photo shoot.
3 June 07
Cubs Go For Grand Howl
16th June - Big Grand Howl for Cubs - Caithness are lucky enough to be
hosting one part of a national event at Dunnet Head. There will be
gatherings of (hopefully 100) Cubs at each extremity of mainland Scotland:
Mull of Galloway (South), Ardnamurchan point (West), Peterhead (East),
Loch Garry (middle) plus some leaders at the top of Ben Nevis. The plan is
to link these places up and hold a Grand Howl with all the Cubs.
3 June 07
Caithness Scouts - Sunrise At John O'Groats
1st August - Scouting's Sunrise at John O'Groats
27 May 07
Caithness Scouts Celebrate 100 Years Of Scouting 1907 - 2007 At Rumster
This weekend Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from all over Caithness gathered at
Rumster forest to celebrate 100 years of scouting. A camp has been
going on since Friday evening with Scouts and Cubs. They were joined on
Saturday by the younger Beaver groups. Beavers were piped into camp by
memebrs of the Caithness Scout Pipe Band. The camp finishes on Sunday but there
are other events taking place later in the year in June and August.
This weekend there are scouts at camps all over Scotland and the UK and in
many other countries. At Rumster 225 were out on Saturday whilst
across Scotland 20,000 attended different camp sites. Estimates for
the UK are around 200,000 at camp sites for the weekend or for the day.
The weekend had all the usual elements of camping with plenty to eat after
walks and games. On Saturday plenty of activities were laid on for the
Beavers. The camp is being held near the outdoor centre that was burnt
down last year. The immediate forest around the camp site has been
felled bu there are still plenty of trees around and new planting is going
on. Work is still heading towards building a new centre for young
people in Caithness. Numbers attending scouts in Caithness are
beginning to rise once again after some years of decline. If you would
like to join or help with a local group get in touch with - its great
fun and you will always learn something new.
16 March 07
1st Wick Boys’ Brigade to be the first to benefit from
the Malawi Exchange Project
Global Xchange is an exciting international exchange programme run in
(Community Service Volunteers), and supported by the
Executive. It aims to develop Scotland's already strong historical
links with Malawi and bring young people together to make a valuable
contribution to local communities both in Scotland and the developing
world. At the end of March nine young people from Malawi will
come together with nine Scottish youngsters to give 6000 hours of
voluntary service to the local community over 10 weeks. The young people
(aged 18-25) arrive in the community on Thursday 22nd March and will be
diving straight into helping with the Wick Boys’ Brigade's garden project
on Saturday 24th March.
2 February 07
Do You Know This Caithness Scout? Name Found He Is
this year there will be an exhibition of Scouting in Caithness.
Organisers are collecting photos for the exhibition. Amongst those
collected so far is this one with no name. If you know the name send
details to firstname.lastname@example.org
28 November 06
Halkirk Army Cadets Gets New Lease Of Life
Halkirk Detachment of the Army Cadet force re-opens its doors at 7 PM on
Wednesday 29th November, and for Wednesday evenings after that, bar the
Christmas holidays. Boys and girls of 12 to 18 are invited to come along
and see what it is all about. Subjects included in the Army Cadet Force are Skill at
Arms and Shooting; Navigation, Living in the Field, First aid and
Expedition Training. Leadership and instructional training are taught
later in the cadets career. The training is progressive, with what has
been taught being used to build on to reach the next level. While
challenging, adventurous and fun, a Cadet can expect to pick up nationally
recognised First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh and BTEC certificates. Ultimately,
a Cadet Leadership Course in the south of England, or Canada, can be
achieved, where Cadets work with other top level Cadets, not only from the
ACF, but from the Sea Cadets and the Air Training Corps. As well as
opening Halkirk Detachment to Cadets again, the ACF is also after
potential Adult Instructors. Any one over 18 is eligible and no military
experience is necessary. For any further information please phone 01847
26 October 06
Wick Sea Cadets Get Going Again With A Special Recruitment Weekend
18 - Tues 21 November
DO YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME? DO
YOU ENJOY TEAM WORK? THEN JOIN WICK SEA CADETS!!
Caithness Scouts New Web Site
Caithness Scouts have launched a new web site for the
county. the site covers all of the groups in the county.
consequently we have closed all of our scout sections and will keep a link
to the new web site. We will still run stories and pictures of scout
events that come our way. Good Luck with the new sit guys.
31 May 06
Earlier Days With Wick Sea Cadets Set The Scene For A New Beginning
new group have set out to get the Sea Cadets going once again in Wick.
They are looking for leaders to take the new unit forward.
31 May 06
Army Cadets On Fieldcraft Weekend At Broubster
Army Cadet Force held a fieldcraft exercise weekend at Broubster Forest
near Reay as the culmination of the Company's training before annual camp.
Activities included living in the field, camouflage, observation, tactical
movement and patrolling. The cadets had an enjoyable, sunny and extremely
wet time; but the skills learnt and equipment issued kept them warm and
dry most of the time. This years camp will be at Strensall In Yorkshire
from 1st to 14th July.
Army Cadets Index
30 May 06
Wick ATC Cadets At Highland Wing - Sports, Drill,
13th May members of 1285 (Caithness) Squadron travelled from Wick to RAF
Kinloss to participate in the Highland Wing Drill, Aircraft Recognition
and modelling competitions. High School exams limited the numbers of
cadets who were able to travel, but attending the events were James
Bamfield, Christopher Bremner, Yeager Coghill, Kerry Wilson, Kerry Smith,
Diane Banks and Steffi Niwa. The squadron achieved a 2nd and 3rd place in
the modelling event with the cadets "airfield scene" being selected to
take part in the Regional competition in Edinburgh. The cadets were also
shown round one of the operational Nimrod maritime reconnaisance aircraft
during the course of the day.