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#50things for Adventure in 2012

posted 3 May 2012, 14:37 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:04 ]
Camp out in the wild, light a fire without matches, roll down a really really big hill, play conkers and try abseiling are just some of the adventures young people can look forward to in the next year.

3rd Washington is all about fun, challenge and adventure and at Tuesday's AGM, we threw down the gauntlet to young people and section leaders alike, we want to tick off as much as we can from the National Trust's recently published list 50 things to do before you're 11¾ by the next AGM in May 2013.

The list is full of great activities for beavers, cubs and scouts and we think they are an excellent way to spend more time outdoors. Have you ever held a snail race, dammed a stream or hunted for treasure on a beach?

There's a parents section on the National Trust's 50 Things website with more information for adults and the activities were recently features on Countryfile on Sunday 29th April, (available for a short time on BBC iPlayer).

Our goal is to offer our young people opportunities to learn through doing and this philosophy is supported through the balanced programme we offer. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can expect to experience a range of activities which challenge to them to work with others, to develop their role as a member of the local community and to explore their beliefs and the beliefs of others.