The Scouts each made a list of instructions for a jam sandwich, which was then redistributed to another Scout to follow. Regularly, removing the lid of the ingredients was left out, resulting in some comical sandwiches. Only two of the plans were successful. These were written by Harry and Ollie. Ollie insisted I mention that he was the Neil Armstrong to Harry's Buzz Aldrin, although this was simply down to the random drawing order.
In October 2019, all three sections went to Woodhouse Park for Group Camp. The young people participated in various activities, including the Leap of Faith, Jacob's Ladder, Go-Kart Racing and Tomahawk Throwing.
The Scouts went on their annual greenfield camp in May. The group was bigger than in previous years, with 15 Scouts. They enjoyed a range of activities, such as manufacturing and racing coracles, building bivouacs, and off-site activities like coasteering. On the last day, they paid a visit to Splashdown, so as to return them to their parents a little less dirty!
For St. George's Day 2019, we cleaned up several sites in Devizes, with support from around the District. We cleaned the Devizes White Horse, painted one of the locks on Caen Hill, and cleaned up several places around Drews Pond. This was in partnership with the St. James Noise project.
In January 2019, the Scouts, accompanied by two Explorers, went to Gilwell Park for Winter Camp, a two-nighter full of various activities. Out of the mountain of options, they chose, among other things, Rifle Shooting, Bumper Cars, Mini-Tank Driving, Archery, Coconut Climbing, Quad Biking, and, best of all, White Water Rafting.
In November 2018, the Explorers joined the Scouts for an evening. One Explorer with each patrol, they all built newspaper bridges to see whose would hold the most weight. Apart from one, which didn't quite make it, they all supported 5 kilograms, at which point Peter, the Young Leader who ran the evening, ran out of weights. Somebody suggested putting Alfie, the smallest scout, on the bridges. Somewhat to their delight, two of the bridges withstood his weight.
In October 2018, all three sections went to Woodhouse Park, near Bristol for a Group Camp. The Beavers took part in firelighting, adventure course, low ropes, incline climbing, and abseiling. Activities for the Cubs included Jacob's ladder, leap of faith, high all aboard, orienteering and abseiling, while the Scouts enjoyed tomahawk throwing, pedal go-karts, vertical climbing, Jacob's ladder, and the aerial trek. On Saturday evening there was also a camp fire with the whole group. Great fun was had by all attendants, including Leaders!
For St. George's Day 2018, the group went up Roundway Hill and spent an afternoon cleaning it up.
In January 2018, some of the scouts went to the annual Winter Camp at Gilwell Park. The activities they did included quad biking, rafting, tank driving, trampolining, laser tag, horse riding, and laser clay pigeon shooting.
On Remembrance Sunday 2017, all three sections of the group partcipated in the parade between the Market Place and St. John's Church.
The Scouts went on an excellent adventure camp to Woodhouse Park in October 2017. The activities they did included pioneering, rock climbing, and archery.
In May 2017, the Beavers did a litter pick at Drew's Pond with CUDS (Clean Up Devizes Squad).
In early May 2017, 6th Devizes celebrated its 30th Birthday Party in Rowde.
In April 2017, the whole group went to the Roundway Hill White Horse to give it a clean-up.
In May 2016 the scouts went on a camp at Trigon House, near Weymouth.