I would like to thank Muslim Scouts for playing a positive role in my sons life. Not only did he learn valuable skills and Islamic values through subtle incorporation of Islamic activities; but he is also now motivated to remain physically fit in an age where children are drawn to technology in their free time. Through introducing my son to BJJ, he is now excelling in the sport in National Competitions. They have been incredibly supportive and motivating when my son faced challenges and uphold a high standard of scouts training in a warm environment.
Ali Shahid, Explorer
7th Goodmayes Explorers, Muhammad Islam and Ayesha Karim were awarded the prestigious Jack Petchey Award for outstanding services to Scouting last night. The Award Ceremony took place at Sir James Hawkey Hall and the selfless work of many Scouts and their Leaders was celebrated. Muhammad and Ayesha spend much of their spare time volunteering at their Scout Group, helping run sessions for younger sections.
Our Explorer section began the DoE adventure with a meeting with the Scout District to discuss what it was all about. This is an exciting time for 7G as it is the first time we are able to offer the opportunity to our Scouts.
Our Boy Explorer Section added a new dimension to our traditional Sponsored Walk for Charity this year by cycling across London to various mosques.
What should have been a pleasant ride through London ended up with them caught in freezing conditions, cycling through hailstones and spending more time repairing punctures than Cycling!
However, true to Scouting principles – they were prepared for every occasion and the challenge only added to their sense of adventure!
The Group nominated two Explorer Scouts for the prestigious Jack Petchey Award. Hamza Ali and Nabeeha Yeahya. Both were chosen for their exceptional contribution to the community and their willingness to always help others.
Boy Explorer’s had a fantastic time Kayaking at Fairlop Waters.
During their latest session, 22.05.14, Boy Explorers took part in pioneering.
Our Boy Scout and Explorer Section attended the the MSF ‘Global Islam’ Camp on the weekend 1-4 May 2015. They had the chance to discover the beauty and variety of art, architecture, language and customs that Muslim countries have to offer and share in this once in a lifetime cultural exchange opportunity. Travel to the lands where Islam has been practiced for many generations and learn where cultural traditions developed. During the three day camp they had the chance to take part in workshops and Scouting activities and have fun and meet with Muslim Scouts from around the UK and Europe.
QUOTE FROM A PARENT VOLUNTEER:
Alhamdulillah a wonderful and amazing experience.
Wasn’t easy for all due to weather conditions and cold but we all worked together and helped each other Ma Sha Allah
AlhamduIllah new friends made and we meet again next year In Sha Allah
An amazing set of children who In Sha Allah will become better Muslims from what we all learnt and experienced on this trip
JazakAllah Khaiyran to all for their efforts to help.
Fajr at Camp
Breakfast at Camp
Preparing for Maghrib
Given to each participant to fill in.