Activities

Central Norfolk’s District Activities

We are very lucky in Central Norfolk to have a wide selection of activities we can move around the District for the benefit of our groups.

You can book these activities online here

Shooting

  • Team Leader – Sue Flood
  • Age range – Cub and above

We are very fortunate to own 9 Air Rifles and 2 Pistols which are cared for by Sue.

This equipment can be hired by any of the District Groups with a payment of £10. For a extra payment Sue can also provide pellets and paper cards. If you are qualified you can hire just the equipment or Sue can arrange for instructors to run the activity for you.

Sue is very experienced in the skill of Air Rifle shooting and can help the young people develop this skill right up to National Shooting standards as she regularly visits the home of UK Shooting at Bisley.

This equipment can be booked using the electronic booking form or by downloading the booking form.

Sue also runs annual competitions for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

These are held by Sue Flood and the booking form should be used to book them.

Archery

  • Team Leader – Lesley Weston
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

The District is very lucky to own 12 bows, 3 left handed the rest right with various draw strengths to offer Archery taster sessions from Beavers through to Explorers. We also offer adults the opportunity to ‘give it a go’.

 

Currently we have two target bosses allowing 4 people to shoot at any one time, for next season we will have 4 bosses allowing 8 people to shoot at any one time.
I am happy to come to your HQ if you have the space or I can provide archery as an activity as part of your camp.

These are held at Fakenham and the booking form should be used to book them.

Tomahawk Throwing

  • Team Leader – Mary Lonsdale
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

The District has recently purchased a portable Tomahawk Throwing equipment which allows for four people at one time to take part in this activity. You can throw the mini-hawks right up to full sized tomahawks.

This is a fun activity that can be run for the group and requires very little to be set up and we can bring this to you.

These are held at Garvestone and the booking form should be used to book them.

Caving Simulator

  • Booking advailable via QM Lee Anderton or DC Simon Lonsdale
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

This activity can be borrowed from the District all you need to provide is some tie wraps. It can be flat packed to fit into an estate car or trailer. This is a fun activity for any section to run.

This is held at Garvestone and the booking form should be used to book it.

Stomp Rockets

  • Booking advailable via QM Lee Anderton or DC Simon Lonsdale
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

Only purchased this year we now have 10 Stomp Rocket bases which are held at Garvestone. We always try to hold 5 at the campsite but the other 5 can be borrowed by anyone in the District. All you need is some 2Ltr plastic bottles and some paper for some great fun.

These are held at Garvestone and the booking form should be used to book them.

Children’s Cross Bows

  • Booking advailable via Su Mckinnell, District Beaver Leader
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

These are great for the Beavers who might not feel ready yet for full Archery. As you can see, as modelled by Woody they are very easy to handle and use.

These are held at Mattishall and the booking form should be used to book them.

Rope Making Machines

  • Booking advailable via Simon Lonsdale, DC
  • Age Range – Beavers and above

Simon has four Rope making machines which can be used by the District. This is a great for a winter meeting or camp activity, get them to make their rope to practice their knots on.

These are held at Garvestone and the booking form should be used to book them.

Garmin eTrex GPS

  • Booking advailable via QM Lee Anderton or DC Simon Lonsdale
  • Age Range – Cubs and above

Garmin eTrex

We have 10 Garmin eTrex GPS receivers for loan out to groups. These are supplied with a connection cable to allow you to upload Waypoints to the GPS. There is software required for the uploads is called GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) but it is Freeware and can be easily downloaded from the internet at https://gsak.net/index.php.

These are held at Garvestone and the booking form should be used to book them.

Bushcraft Knives

  • Booking advailable via DESC Daniel Cook  or Explorer Leader Mary Lonsdale
  • Age Range – Cubs and above

The District Explorers have 10 Mora Bushcraft Knives that can be loaned to any group who wishes to do some Bushcraft Skills.

These are held at Beetley and the booking form should be used to book them.

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