Ukrainian Adventure Club

Written by Bob Teasdale

Ukrainian Adventure Club was a South Yorkshire Scouts event, arranged in response to a request from Sheffield’s Ukrainian community for a children’s summer activities at the end of August.  Based at Hesley Wood, it consisted of three days and twelve exciting adventures including climbing, go karts, open fire cooking and archery, with forty children, aged 8 to 14, coming together to play, to speak their shared language and experience some great Scouting, friendship, and a lot of fun. 

The event’s success was widely publicised and featured on the ITV Calendar evening news bulletin.

Sheaf District played a large part, being arranged and largely run by 40 people from across the District; bringing together a team from our Groups, Explorers and Active Support Units.  The event was kindly funded by Adventure Funding Sheffield and Vulcan Rotary Club – Sheffield.

We got lots of great feedback from parents, such as …

  • I would like to sincerely thank you for the three unforgettable days my daughter had at the camp.
  • To everyone who was involved in this process, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
  • This year my children have visited five summer camps during their school holidays. But I should admit that these three days which you gave us, were amazing and most memorable.
  • I don’t remember the last time when I saw my kids so excited.
  • Besides entertainment, they liked the food, a lot!
  • You gave our children the opportunity to spend time with their countrymen, to speak a lot with their peers in their native language.  That is very kind and noble of you. God bless you

A big thank you goes out to all those from Sheaf District who gave their time and energy to make this such a memorable event. Take a bow …

James Bargh, Cath Batley, John Batley, Henry Burrows, Daci Carpendale, Faye Catton-Norton, Harriet Claxton, Fintan Cooper, John Cuckson, Audrey Garrett, Rich Garrett, Luke Grady, Jasmine Green, James Godfrey, Barrie Hocking, Rich Hollingworth, Pauline Holmes, Katie Hughes, Louis Jacobs, Max Jacobs, Sue Leake, David MacPherson, Jenny MacPherson, Tommy McManus, Mark Mitchell, Lucy Myers, Harry Myers, Becca Phipps, Colin Richards, Matt Richards, Ethan Rochester, Lucas Rushton, Dawn Spier, Richard Teasdale, Bob Teasdale, Will Teasdale, Sam Thompson, David Tuck, Benito Volpe, Jon Widdup