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Cubs & Scouts visit Shanks Recycling Centre - 16th Feb 2017
Cubs & Scouts had the fantastic opportunity to visit Shanks Waste Disposal centre at Bolton-Upon-Dearn to see what happens to all of the rubbish we throw away from Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
We played a recycling game and learnt how our waste is turned into fuel bricks which are then transported to the energy centre near Castleford.  You have probably seen it - the one just off of the A1M.
Have a look at our facebook page for more photos!
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Cubs Scouts visited the Salvation Army - 02nd February

Cubs had a wonderful time visiting Alison & her team at the Salvation Army as part of their World Challenge Badge.
We learnt about the amazing things the Salvation Army do for people in the community and everybody brought something to donate to the food bank.
What a wonderful evening!



Cubs enjoy some backwoods cooking

Sparkle AwardCongratulations to 6th Barnsley (Goldthorpe) for their Silver award in the category of Scout Group of the Year 2016!  The award was presented at the Beaver and Cub sections Christmas Party.

Cubs Visit Goldthorpe Library

Last week the cubs paid a visit to the local library in Goldthorpe as part of their Book Reader Activity Badge


They had a great time as they learnt about the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction. They discovered where to look in the library for a dictionary and how to use a thesaurus.


They found out how the library catalogues their books so that you can find them easily and how you should care for your books so that they last a lifetime.


The next stage in this badge is for the cubs to read 6 books. They should be able to name the authors and be able to tell the other cubs about the books they have read.



Thanks very much to the staff at the library for showing our cubs the ropes!

Observatory visit this Thursday 11th February 2016 (Invite only)

If your parent/carer has had a text from Ed inviting them to the Hoober Stand Observatory, then this is what you need to know:


There is no additional cost for this activity, the group is picking up the cost. There are no toilets at this location Drop off 18:30 Pick up 20:30 (ish) The J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory is situated on Lea Brook Lane, Wentworth approximately one quarter of a mile from the local monument Hoober Stand. S62 7SH is the best post code, but this will only get you so far, look out for the other cars parked up from around 18:20 Parking is limited, so please arrange car sharing with others where possible
Any queries, contact Ed, on 07496 267164.

Goldthorpe Scouts is awarded 2 micro grants through Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Goldthorpe Scout Group, were awarded 2 micro grants to fund baking, camping and climbing equipment.   These contributions were gratefully received as we march into our 2016 programme.  Congratulations to all the successful community groups who joined us today.