Ready to celebrate Scouting at Shirejam

By Ross Gazette reporter   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 7:42 am
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Ross District is taking a group of 200 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and their leaders to Shirejam 2019, the Hereford and Worcester County Scout Camp, to celebrate Scouting and all the best it has to offer in one weekend.

Complete with an opening and closing ceremony, adventurous, craft and spiritual activities it promises to be an amazing weekend.

Recently Ross members took part in a preparation day at Llangrove. Working on the theme ‘The Final Frontier’ Ross District made dream catchers, learning to lasso, took part in tomahawk throwing and made Native America Indian head dresses.

As part of the event Essential Sewing Services, which is based in Ross, sponsored, the material to make 200 specially styled scout neckers for the event. Helen Hunter, the owner and manager also joined the District Day and judged the new district shield design competition.

Some of the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers were photographed outside Essential Sewing with Elaine and Chris, part of Helen’s Sewing Crew.Oliver Kelsall, a Scout, Tom Davies a Beaver, Ollie Davis, a Cub Scout and William Kelsall, a Scout.

Groups from Whitchurch & LLangrove, Ross Town, Walford and Aston Ingham are all attending Shirejam 2019 as well as Scouts from out of the County. This will be the first County Camp in 25 years and will be hosted at the Three Counties Showground.

The Camp starts on Friday, July 5th and finishes on Sunday, July 7th.See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.

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