7th Goodmayes were awarded several awards last night (11 May 2016) at the District AGM held at Hargreaves.
Group Scout Leader, Rafique Nazir, was awarded the Chartermark Award for increasing Group Membership.
Jomir Ali received his 5 year service Award and Faysal Maruf received his 10 year Award. Saika Abdullah received a Valued and Proud Award.
ARTICLE WRITTEN BY GIRL SCOUTS, SANA ALI, AGE 12.
We at 7th Goodmayes decided that we wanted to raise some money for our scout group as we needed the money to pay for tents, and other essential equipment for all of the awesome things we get up to. That was when the exciting fundraising challenge, the 7th Goodmayes Multi-faith Sponsored Walk 2016 took place to coincide with our 10th anniversary as a scout group.
We were to walk a whole 15 miles visiting different places of worship along the way. And that was indeed an exciting challenge! The meet up place was Gardens of Peace Cemetery and our ending point was Barking Mosque. And so the 7th Goodmayes scouts began their adventure!
The weather on the walk was all over the place. Our scouts had been battered by wind, and beaten down on by hailstones, there was even a little bit of sunshine and plenty of rain, but as the scout motto is Be Prepared…….we were going to complete this walk no matter what the weather threw at us.
On the way, admittedly there were some moans and grumbles from scouts insisting that they were exhausted. I myself was not as tired as I thought I was going to be, and that was because of the excitement of the walk (the promise of chicken and chips at Barking Mosque certainly helped!) but as soon as we reached Valentines Park, our halfway point, the scouts were eager to play in the park -just goes to show how energetic 7th Goodmayes can be when they want to!
After we had lunch at Valentines Park, the scouts were joined by cubs and beavers as we continued to pass all the mosques, churches and a synagogue posing for photos where possible.
Certainly the scouts fought and battled the odds, and no matter what came their way they were brave and adventurous and completed the sponsored walk. When the final destination was in sight there were cheers from the scouts and whoops of joy. After such a long way the scouts were finally going to be rewarded for their valiant efforts.
The scouts feasted without hesitation and after that there was a closing ceremony. The scouts were congratulated for their achievements and presented with certificates and presents. The scout leaders were also congratulated for leading the walk with the sections. 7th Goodmayes are so lucky to have such committed scout leaders. The leaders put their time and effort into events like this, so we all said a big thank you!
15 brave Scouts pushed their intellects to the limit by representing the Group in the Annual District Quiz at Hargreaves Campsite in February. Our 2 teams achieved 2nd and 3rd place – well done to all who participated!
Congratulations to our Scouts who attended a presentation ceremony at Gilwell Park HQ to receive their well deserved Chief Scout Awards yesterday.
3 Beavers achieved their Chief Scout Bronze Award for completing 6 Challenges over 2 years – Abdurrahman Sattar, Zakariyah Chowdhury and Summayah Zaheer. 7 Cubs were awarded their Chief Scout Silver Award – Hamza Ismail, Yusuf Karim, Safwaan Rafique, Zaynah Zaheer, Safiyah Hussain, Maryam Ali and Hafsah Sattar.
7 Girl Scouts also achieved their Chief Scout Gold Award after completing a difficult set of 8 Challenges.
Well done to Emaan Hussain, Sara Jugon, Ayesha Karim, Sana Ali, Zainab Ahmed, Aaliyah Tucker and Aisha Mirza.
Five new Leaders at 7th Goodmayes began their journey this weekend by attending the Muslim Scout Fellowship training weekend near Birmingham – Introduction to Scouting. Some have moved on from being Young Leaders to Adult Leaders. We are blessed to have them as part of our team:) Welcome to the BIG adventure Ladies!
The final total raised at our Sponsored Walk 2015 was an incredible £5880 MashAllah. The total was to be split between two charities – Young Minds an Human Appeal. A representative of Human Appeal attended our End of Term Event to receive the Cheque.
7th Goodmayes celebrated as it welcomed 2 Young Leaders into its group of volunteers. It was testimony to the development of the Group as a whole – as both these young people had been Scouts themselves – they had now completed their training and were able to give their time back to the Group. Rumaysa Rafique had originally joined the Group as a Beaver and Nabeeha Yeahya had joined the Group as an Explorer Scout.
Many congratulations to our 2 Design a 7G Card winners. Summayah Zaheer (aged 8) won the Beaver/Cubs Category and Ayesha Karim (aged 12) won the Scouts/Explorers Category. Their winning designs are below, together with them receiving their prizes. Ayesha Karim was absent and her brother and sister picked up her Award on her behalf.
7th Goodmayes Leaders attended the District AGM last night held at Hargreaves Scout Campsite. 7th Goodmayes were awarded the Scout District of Ilford East Group Chartermark 2015 in recognition of increasing their total group membership. The Award was received by our Group Section Leader, Rafique Nazir. Nashreen Ismail (Girl Scout Section Leader) was also awarded a Certificate for being a ‘Valued and Proud’ member of Ilford East District. May Allah (SWT) continue to bless the efforts of the whole team who sacrifice their time to contribute to the Group.