Scouts

Scouts - 10½ to 14 years

Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Scouts ignore the butterflies and go for it, and soon so will you.

Flitwick Scout group has two popular Scout Troops - Ruxox Scouts, who meet on a Monday, and Joey's Scouts, who meet on a Friday. Both Troops follow the same programme of activities. Scouts take on more independence when doing activities, and have more agency to suggest what they want to do. Scouts will often cook, bike, do woodcraft, chop wood, light fires, camp and much more. 



Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

The Scout Hut
Station Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1JT
Meeting Times
Ruxox Scouts
Mondays - 19:15 to 21:15

Joey's Scouts
Fridays - 19:15 to 21:15

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

In late January 2022, Cubs and Scouts from Flitwick Scout Group joined other Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from around Bedfordshire to help plan 2,022 trees at the Leslie Sell Activity Centre as part of the Queens Green Canopy

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Scouts On The Water
15/05/2022 By Simon Baldwin

Our Scouts thoroughly enjoyed a day of water activities with First Luton Sea Scouts at the Luton Hoo. 28 Scouts attended and had a go at rowing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking and raft building. A day full of adventure and fun (and tired Scouts at the end!) which a huge range of different activities to have a go at (and in some cases, get quite wet while doing so). 

Scouts worked together in row boats to navigate the lake, and again in small groups in 2-3 person canoes where they had to line their canoes next to each other and swap places. Scouts also tried out Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on large multi-person paddleboards (although "Jumping In Paddleboarding" might have been more accurate in some cases), and also were shown how to sail accross the lake. Kayaking allowed Scouts to move themselves and control their Kayak around the lake, and then tied together their raft before heading out onto the water with them, hoping their knots would hold together... 

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Scouts helping the community
08/05/2022 By Simon Baldwin

Part of Scouting has always been learning about and benefiting the local community, and recently one Flitwick Scout collected a range of donations of colouring/activity/puzzle books for the L&D hospital childrens ward, which he brought over. He'd like to thank you to everyone who donating something. 

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Springing into 2022
20/04/2022 By Simon Baldwin
All the young people at Flitwick Scout Group have been busy this half term, taking part in a fantastic range of activities; having fun, working together and learning skills for life.
 
Squirrel Scouts (boys and girls aged 4 & 5) were invested into the Group and have been building models and dens, hunting Easter eggs, and crafting a flower for Mothers day. They have also played lots of games, heard lots of stories, and sung lots of songs.
 
Beaver Scouts (boys and girls aged 6 & 7) also crafted flowers for Mother’s day and have built a water filter while learning about the problems some people have finding safe drinking water. Beavers have also played games and worked together as a team.
 
Cub Scouts (boys and girls aged 8 to 10) have worked together to learn how to read a map to find where they are and where they’re going, and have explored the local area. Cubs also collected a lot of items for a food bank and learnt where in the world their food comes from, and made a mozaic coaster for Mothers day.
 
Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 13) have cooked, carved chip forks out of wood, learnt how to safely use an axe and a saw and have also brushed up on their navigation skills. These came in handy at the end of term when some of the Scouts hiked over 11 KM from Cranfield to Bromham where they set up their tents, cooked their tea and camped overnight. For some Scouts, this was their first time camping with the group for over two years, or their first Scout camp altogether.
 
Harry Woolgar, one of the Scouts camping said “my favourite part was making the fires – we cooked on it and later on toasted marshmallows for s’mores”.
 
Among all these activities, some young people in the group have achieved the top awards for their section. There were multiple evenings this term where Chief Scout Bronze and Silver awards, the top awards in Beavers and Cubs, were presented by Darren Reeve, lead volunteer for the group, who said “It is fantastic to be giving out these awards that represent all the hard work the young
people have done. It is great that Flitwick Scouts have continued to achieve them despite the disruption over the past two years”.
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Blog | Scout Christmas Light Trail
16/12/2021 By Simon Baldwin
Four Male Scouts on Carts

This past Monday, Ruxox Scout Group did a short hike... with a difference. For this hike, one of the Scouts planned the route herself for the rest of the troop to follow.

The route goes around Flitwick and tours a selection of Christmas Light displays, so best done when it is dark! Instead of following the route using a map and compass, this route is followed by using the What3Words app to find out where each place is! On top of that, there is a quiz to do at the same time! (Quiz questions are based on the lights so will only make sense while decorations are up)

The Good, the Bad and the Twinkly Climate Change Quiz:
    1. Easton Road - cheaper.corrode.awakes
What number is this house?
    2. Avenue - intention.daisy.romantics
How many Christmas trees?
    3. Roman Way - applies.vacancies.streaks
Where is the Grinch and what is he doing?
    4. St. Nicholas Close - gender.laminate.looks
Who is cold?
    5. Brookes Road - scarecrow.workshops.lodge
How many days until Christmas?
    6. High Street - digitally.spill.cosmic
When are they on sale?
    7. High Street - entitles.mammals.pizzeria
Who are in the windows?
    8. Windmill Road - plunge.reprints.tests
What animals shadow is on the wall?
    9. Rosebay Close - clinic.sweetener.bumps
Which animal is by the door?
    10. Eagle Drive - spurted.walls.younger
Who is next to the snowman?
    11. Severn Close - zone.diver.moving
How many penguins are there?
    12. Hawk Close - inefficient.sage.beyond
Who is driving?
    13. Kestrel Road - toads.years.stitch
Who is sitting by the door?
    14. Dunstable Road - script.example.notifying
What is poisonous?
    15. Swan Pub - courtyard.apart.choirs
How many lights are in the tree?
    16. Barclays Bank - slimmer.establish.chew
What can you win?
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