Do you know the difference between your Halifax or your Fern, your Bramley or Hexgreave, or even who is Frampton or Goodwin? We’ve pulled together where the section names have come from and why the young people chose them.
Over the past five years the group has gone from a new Beaver colony and a small Cub pack to now having two Beaver colonies aged 6 to 8, two Cub Packs aged 8 to 10.5 and two Scout Troops aged 10.5 to 14. It is great to see young people from Farnsfield and surrounding villages getting involved in their community, doing new activities and gaining skills for life
It causes a dilemma when you have Akela taking their Cub Pack to the next weekend adventure camp. Akela shouts Cubs this way and you get more Cubs than you went with! At Farnsfield to help us know our Tuesday Cubs from our Thursday Cubs each section has a name. Chosen by the young people and based on local landmarks, notable people or significant places in Farnsfield.
We thought we’d give you the low down on our names and where they come from.
Halifax Beavers run on a Tuesday evening 5:30pm to 6:30pm. They are named after the Halifax Bomber that sadly crashed close to Farnsfield returning from a mission to bomb V1 Rocket Launch sites during World War II. The group continue to pay their respects to those who lost their lives each year.
Fern Beavers meet on a Tuesday evening 6pm to 7pm. Started in 2017 the Beavers chose Fern as their name. Fern is seen locally growing and is the emblem of many local groups in the area.
Bramley Cubs meet on a Tuesday evening 6:45pm to 8:15pm. In 1862 the first sale of this local apple, the Bramley Apple, was recorded in the local village of Southwell and to this day the same tree still survives in the same place.
Hexgreave Cubs are one of the newest sections and meet on a Thursday 7pm to 8:30pm. To the north of Farnsfield is Hexgreave Hall and Estate. The current hall was built around 1750 but the land dates back to 1255 being gifted as a deer park. Most recently it was home to Sir Stuart Goodwin.
A recent section starting this year. Goodwin Scouts meet on a Wednesday 7:15pm to 9pm. Sir and Lady Goodwin were local philanthropists living at the local Hexgreave Hall. Sir Stuart Goodwin was a steel industrialist locally in Sheffield and the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1955.
Frampton Scouts are one of the oldest section at the group and meet on a Monday 7pm to 8:45pm. Reverend K B Frampton was one of the founding adult members of the group in Farnsfield when it moved to the village. The Scouts only saw it fitting to name a section after someone who helped make sure so many young people in Farnsfield could enjoy adventure and learning skills for life.
The scout group relies on adult volunteers to help offer the opportunity of adventure to young people. We’re looking for new helpers. If you think you can help visit 1stfarnsfield.org.uk/volunteer to see what role might suit you or call Chris on 07779324341.