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Blog | Group Activity Day 2021
20/06/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scout Group held their Group Activity Day on 19th June 2021. COVID rules prevented a usual 100+ young person strong camping weekend, instead over 100 members of Flitwick Scout Group attended with their section for a number of Scouting activities. 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in a variety of Scout activities such as archery, backwoods cooking, orienteering and songs round a campfire. For lots of young people, they were trying things they had not done before. 

"Thank you all so much for organising such a fun-filled day. We are so grateful for all your hard work. The children loved it!"

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Blog | Firelighting
08/07/2021 By Simon Baldwin

This term, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick Scout Group have all been learning how to light a fire using a Ferrocerium Rod and striker to make sparks. 

Beavers have also been learning how to light a candle with a match, and toasting a marshmallow to make S'mores. 

Cubs have cooked potatoes, beans and chocolate banannas on an open fire as well as learning how to build up a small fire from the initial tinder. 

Scouts have been experimenting with how effective cotton wool is as a tinder depending on how it is prepared, and in their patrols took part in a "Fire Limbo" challange where they had to build a fire from scratch that would get high enough to burn through a line of string suspended above their fire. 

The Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit have also been cooking sausages and camp dounuts on an open fire. 

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Back Again
24/04/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick have started meeting back together, as have the Flitwick based Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit.

It has been great to see so many of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers meeting the past two weeks.

The Beavers have had games evenings with several new members to the sections.

Cubs have had a games evening and a meeting at the local woodland to search for wildflowers (and climb on some fallen trees!).

The Scouts went for an evening hike along part of the local Katherines Walk route, and have been playing some team games/challanges. The Explorer Scouts have had an evening campfire, and an evening hike. 

It has also been an opportunity for the young people to collect some of the badges they have earnt during the recent lockdowns. 

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Blog | RED January 2021
01/01/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scouts are challenging themselves to get active, their way, by taking part in RED January and raising money for Sport in Mind, the mental health charity. 

When RED started, it originally stood for "Run Every Day", but has since expanded to general active health/fitness over January.  Scouts are planning to spend January running, cycling, doing keep fit exercises and even ice skating! 

The Flitwick Scout Group fundraising page for this can be found here: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-january-2021-80e28a3f-2dd9-4882-bd19-6d1791f2e305

 

 

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Blog | Raced Round the World!
31/12/2020 By Simon Baldwin

Recently, Flitwick Scout Group have taken part in a six- week challenge, Race Around the World. The aim was to raise money for those Scout Groups across the country hardest hit by the pandemic.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders nationally raised funds by walking, running, cycling and learning about other cultures. Via sponsorship and donations, £250,000 was raised across the UK all going towards the Scout Groups who need it most.

Flitwick’s Ruxox and Joey's troops managed to collect £544 working both individually, and together on a winter hike, when they racked up over 30 miles between them.

Written by Edmund, one of the Ruxox Patrol Leaders

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