Junior tryouts and tasters in 2018

Image: 1st Okehampton Scouts

A busy period through the Spring term of 2018; we’ve run multiple sessions for Beavers and Scouts in the Okehampton district with more to follow over the Summer, leading into our Get into Sports sessions and Sports and Fitness Festival events.

Fitting in with a general pirate theme, the youngsters had a fun time clashing about as Jack Sparrow, while the older age group can use fencing as part of their Master at Arms badge.

Self-discipline, self-confidence and the ability to take instruction makes scouts and beavers so much easier to teach, the sessions just fly by. With the Scouts movements admirable attitude to sportsmanship and safety, the only real issue to look out for is over-enthusiasm.

Kitting out fencers for full metal fencing from the ages of 6 to 18 is always a challenge, as is introducing a technical sport to a mixed age group, but we got a long way into the techniques and tactics of foil fencing with all this term’s groups.

If you would like to arrange a taster session with metal or plastic kit, please contact us.