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Leagrave Scout Group

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Falkes District Scouts, Bedfordshire

Scouting provides fun activities and adventures to young people, who are split into sections based on age. Beaver Scouts (6-8), Cub Scouts (8-10½), Scouts (10½-14), Explorer Scouts (14-18) and Scouts Network (18-25).


Adult Volunteers

Volunteers are pivotal to the running of our Scout Group. These may include leaders, assistants, occasional helpers, parents, administrators, fundraisers and more.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

If you would like to hear more, use the Contact Us link on the left.


Purpose

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.


Values

As Scouts we are guided by these values:

Integrity We say what we mean and when we make a promise, we keep it.
Respect We listen to others, explore our differences and work to find common ground.
Care Scouts are friends to all and think of others before themselves.
Belief We believe passionately in improving the lives and life chances of young people and helping them explore and develop their beliefs and attitudes.
Cooperation Scouting is about teamwork. We believe that when we work together we achieve more than we can on our own.


Methods

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities;
  • make and live by their Promise

Programme

The Scouting Programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including the main themes: leadership, teamwork and personal development. The Programme is delivered in a balanced way that incorporates elements from each theme, to offer young people the most interesting and diverse experience.


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Where are we?

Southfields Primary School

Pastures Way

Lewsey

Luton

LU4 0PE

Bedfordshire

Southfields Primary School
Pastures Way
Leagrave
Luton
Bedfordshire
Luton

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Leagrave Scout Group certainly stepped up this weekend in the local community. The weekend started at St Luke's Church, Leagrave High Street with an event called Transforming Leagrave in conjunction with the church the group carried out a free car wash with a prayer and also went litter picking on the Hockwell Ring area. 3 hour later and with the Hockwell Ring looking spick and span, 30+ cars washed and cleaned the event was a complete success.

 
Then onto Sunday and in conjunction with a generous donation of nearly £125.00 as well as a group of 8 staff from Argos UK Bedford Interchange Retail Park and 12 scouts, 3 leaders and the GSL from Leagrave Scout Group set about cleaning up and makeover of the Royal British Legion War Memorial on Marsh Road, Leagrave. Edging stones dug up and realigned, borders edged and lined, groundwork carried out, paths raked and weeded, bushes trimmed, grass cut and you can see the difference. 
The group will continue to maintain this site year round and continue the tradition of attendance at the Remembrance Parade every November 11th to remember those who gave their lives so we could have ours. 

 

LEST WE FORGET.
 

A huge thank you to Argos UK and the staff from the Bedford Interchange store for their help, to Luton Borough Council for their support and the staff at the RBL Marsh Road branch for the use of facilities. 
See before and after pictures below:

Leagrave Scout Group will continue its work in the community through out the year as it has done for many years past on Sat 6th July at St Luke's Church with the annual LYWAG Festival where we are supplying our normal camping equipment, mess tents etc etc along with a BBQ, tuck shop, mini crossbows, face painting, arts and crafts and this year a climbing wall, all free of charge for young people and the people of Leagrave, Lewsey and Hockwell Ring areas.

 

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Group AGM 2019
28/05/2019 By Gary Sturrock

Friday 17th May and Leagrave Scout Group held its Annual General Meeting at Southfields Primary School.

The meeting started with a game show from the Young Leaders - 'Family Scouting Fortunes' and a lot of laughs rang out at some of the answers provided.

To commence the AGM properly the GSL John Rees announced the retirement for family reasons of our Chariman John Wilson. John we thank you for your service to the group and hope you will stay around and help out in the sections when you can.

John then announced that he had discussed with Syed Gilani to replace John as Group Chariman and he had agreed. So a big welcome to the Group Exec for Syed who acted as a parent representative prior to his appointment as Chairman. Congratulations.

Minutes of last meeting agreed and the usual agenda items were gone through before the presentations started. 

Gerald Law a recent recipient of the Bar to the Silver Acorn assited in presentaing the awards.

 

First came Beavers with the following winners:

Beaver of the Year:                 Joan Anderson

Most Improved Beaver:         Tyler Palmer

Fun & Friends:                        Vincent McClave

Improved Confidence:           Jayda Webb

Most Helpful Beaver:            Isabel Bideau

A medal for his acheivements in Beavers went to Bruce Jones.

Badger (Jacky) then asked all her leaders to come up and presented them with a small token of her thanks. 

 

Next came Cub Awards:

Cub of the Year:                     Callum Towler

Most Improved Cub:              Clayton Faraday & Joel Anderson

Best All Round Cub:              Maleah Francis

Best Behaved:                       Callum Stubbs & Jessica Bideau

David (a fill in for Cathy) then presented cub leaders with a small token of Cathy's thanks for their work during the year. 

 

Followed by Scout Awards:

Leaders Scout of the Year:   Georgia Bideau

Scouts Scout of the Year:     Fareed Gilani

Young Scout of the Year:      Arthur Gosk

Best Scout at Camp;             Faith Gazeley

Best Attitude to Scouting:    Sean Lynch

Gary then colled on all his leaders and thanked them for their assitance during the year with a small gift.

 

Next came Nigel for the Young Leader Awards:

Leaders Young Leader of the Year:                  Jordan Timms

Young Leaders Young Leader of the Year:      Daniel Denyer

 

John Rees then stood and presented his own award for work within the group to Alison Dewdney, out Group Secretary and a Cub Leader for her work during the year.

John then moved onto the Leader of the Year and due to a tie in votes the award for Leader of the Year went to 2 people; Nigel Timms and Gary Sturrock.

A large cake was then lit at stage side for Michael Waller for 30 years in scouting and Gary Sturrock for his 60th birthday.

Michael Waller was also applauded loudly by tlhe whole meeting for the award of his Silver Acorn. Congratulations Michael and very well deserved.

The AGM closed with the raffle where over 30 prizes were available and much needed funds raised for the group.     

Congratulations to all for a fantastic Year for the group and the youg people. Heres to another good one in 2019/20

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Adam Goodman Memorial Challenge 2019
02/04/2019 By Gary Sturrock

Adam Goodman Memorial Challenge 2019 and 20 young people and Leaders from Leagrave Scout Group along with 5 young people and leaders from Hydra ESU arrived to take part in this years challenge. Also present were Wigmore Valley, Strathmore and Lea amongst the 70 taking part.
All set up and the competition began with 1 team of Beavers, 1 team of Cubs and 2 teams of Scouts from Leagrave creating their water bottle rockets for the competition. 
After lunch the competition got under way with the design of each rocket being marked, then onto blast off by section.
The first part was for the furthest distance and if the rocket stayed intact.
Next came the highest rocket again with a check on the condition of the rocket.
Once the site had been cleaned up and the results checked, Yvonne and Sharon Goodman presented the trophies and flags to the winners. 
Longest flight went to Leagrave Scouts.
Wigmore Valley Group won the best designs for all sections.
Overall the Adam Goodman Memorial Flag this year went to Strathmore Blue Foxes, with Lea Scout Group second and Leagrave came in last of the 4 groups represented. 
Pictures of the day are shown below:

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RAF Museum Hendon - Scout Visit 23/03/19
25/03/2019 By Gary Sturrock

23 Scouts and Leaders set of from Hockwell Ring Community centre in 2 Minibuses for RAF Museum Hendon on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Their plan was to carry out work on stages of the Air Activities Badge and Air Researchers badge and for most that aim was completed.

But whilst there a lot of fun and pleasure was had by all, including Leaders. RAF Hendon has icreased the hanger spaces available to view and the attractions to watch, including a 4D Show, Battle of Britain viewing, Dam Busters show, Typhoo Simulator and many more.

A great day was had by all and photos from the day are available in the RAF Hendon album.

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St Partick's Day Parade Luton 2019
18/03/2019 By Gary Sturrock

Sunday 17th March as it was St Patrick's Day Leagrave Scout Group attended for first time both parading and with a stall promoting scouting and paracord bracelet, woggle & key chain making.
7.30 am and leaders were on Market Hill putting up the group's pop up marquees and event tents for the use of the Luton Irish Forum and erecting a smaller marquee for our own use.
Then it was off to the start of the parade where over 40 members of the group and a number of parents gathered to parade around the town in front of the Lady Major, MP's and local dignitaries to Market Hill where the parade ended and the stalls were open with a music stage ready to entertain the masses.

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Below are some pictures of the day and parade.

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