Sheaf District Day 2023

Sheaf District Day 2023 Sheaf District held their first full district activity day on 23rd August 2023, which was attended by over 320 members and 60 adult volunteers. The day ran from 09:00 – 17:00 with an hour break for lunch in the middle so it was a very action-packed day where the members were able to undertake activities ranging from zip lining to climbing, assault courses to go carts, thanks largely to the generous contribution from the Brian Sellars fund.  We had some fantastic feedback from families:"THANK YOU SO MUCH AS ALWAYS, STANLEY'S FULL OF VERY EXCITED STORIES. HE LOVED THE CUBE (DARK MAZE)"."THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ORGANIZE & ATTENDED TODAY. JOSEPH SAID HE HAD A GREAT TIME & ESPECIALLY LIKED THE CAVING". The day started with the members using all modes of transport to get to site. We had some groups opting to turn the one-day activity into a full weekend event by camping at Hesley for the weekend, some also arrived by train, with a fleet of minibuses from multiple groups pulling together and ferrying them the short distance from Chapeltown train station to Hesley.  Some were lucky enough to be taken the full way from home to Hesley in minibuses and there was a huge queue of parents, carers and family friends dropping members off in their cars too, which quickly cleared thnks to the excellent traffic management by the Hesley site staff. As soon as 09:00 struck Hesley wood had a real feel of excitement and anticipation as sheaf district was descending on the site.  With all the members on site, there was a rush to distribute the activity wristbands to all the groups and get them attached to every member’s wrists to enable us to identify the members of sheaf district. This was only made possible by the dedicated work of the supporters, handling the mountain of paperwork required by the site, as well as the rifle shooting forms to ensure that all members can undertake their activities legally and safely. As soon as the members had their wristbands, the adventure began, the site was alive with members of Sheaf District running to complete their mornings activities, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Go karting was an instant hit, alongside archery and the inflatables. I spent most of the morning speaking to the members and the leaders who were attending the event, everyone…

Sheaf District Archers hit a Bulls Eye!​

Sheaf District Archers hit a Bulls Eye! Last Friday saw the culmination of six weeks of dedication from over thirty Cubs and Scouts from across Sheaf District when they participated in a Archery competition in Helmton Hall. All the members have been working hard towards their master at arms badge in training sessions every Friday – and a Saturday when the event got snowed off – to improve their ability with a bow and also teach them safety and maintenance. The district organised event saw every member who participated show significant improvement, with many participants never having picked up a bow before! Every member who participated in the competition scored well and the organising team are immensely proud of the members achievements. The competition saw St Pauls’ take home first and second place in the Scout competition and the Cub competition saw Beauchief take home second place and St Chads win the first place trophy! The District team would like to extend their thanks to the Leaders from Beauchief, Greenhill and Woodseats for their assistance in running the course – It would not have been possible without their dedicated efforts.

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