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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
Leagrave
Luton
Bedfordshire
Luton

News & Blogs

Beaver/Cub Camp May 2018
29/05/2018 By David Faraday

reWell! they did it! As well as a camp for the Beavers and Cubs this was a camp to allow Emma Denyer and Michele McBarron to get their Scouts Nights Away permit and they passed according to an inside source!!

Anyway, that done, it was on to the camp.

What an amazing weekend, arrived Friday morning in overcast weather, moved onto sunshine Friday afternoon, Tents set up for cubs, campsite checked for inspection, beaver hall set up then we await all the young people to arrive.
Oh and I forgot, the 7 scouts, 8 young leaders and 11 leaders that were also to attend on top of the 28 young people.
 
Saturday morning was misty and overcast but turned into a glorious day. Following a lovely breakfast, the Beavers and Cubs were shown how to make a swing with pioneering poles, ropes and knots. Then it was firelighting and backwoods cooking, which was loved by all and a new experience for the Beavers.

A light lunch then onto pedal karts and archery where a very hot afternoon led to plenty of shaded sunbathing and drinks galore.

With so much sun it was therefore very fortunate that someone had brought along a large plastic sheet, a hose reel and some soapy liquid. What followed was a lot of very happy young people splashing about in cold water.

​Tea was over and a wide game along with a camp fire sing-a-long was the order of the night along with roasted Marshmallows of course!

But what was to follow that night was unexpected, about 2 am the skies went black then white with lightening strikes and a downpour so heavy it washed the mud around  the hall door into the hall....... But guess what the beavers and cubs (camping) slept through the whole lot.........

After cleaning up Sunday morning after breakfast was onto shooting for the beavers whilst the cubs did a treasure hunt. A swap around for the groups and lunchtime saw the camp break up, tents packed and an awards ceremony for best at camp carried out before parents arrived and the weekend was over

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Leagrave Scout Group AGM 04/05/18
17/05/2018 By David Faraday
Friday 4th May and young people, Leaders, parents, CC (Martin Wesley), DC (Mark Webb), YL Leader, SAS and Network members of Falkes District all sat down to start the AGM of Leagrave Scout Group at just after 7 pm.
With the regular business out of the way a speech from the DC Mark Webb was then followed by a hilarious sketch from the Young Leaders, full of wit, humour and mocking of leaders.
​Following a short break it was on to the presentation of  awards:

Beaver Awards presented by Jacky Sturrock (Badger):

1. Friend to Beavers -                        Shane Johnman                            
2. Fun & Friends -                              Jacob Ewer & Isabel Bideau                            
3. Most Improved -                             Lucas Farrell                            
4.
 Beaver of the Year -                       Fynlay Wilson                           
5. Most Helpful -                                 Megan Ruffett & Antoinia Dydinska                           
Medals:                                               Essa Shahzad & Corey Toussaint                          


Cubs Awards presented by Cathy Stapleton (Akela):

1. Most Improved Cub -                     Samad Shahzad      
2. Cub All Rounder -                           Artur Gosk & Nikodem Radzik                     
3. Best Behaved Cub -                       Callum Towler & Jessica Bideau      
4. Cub Of the Year -                            Jakub Kononowocz      
5. Cub Newcomer -                             Matthew Knight                                                     


Scout awards presented by Gary Sturrock, Scout Leader:

1. Best Attitude to Scouting -            Faith Gazeley  
2. Best Scout at Camp -                     Shannon Gaymes
3. Young Scout of the Year -              Sean Lynch

4. Scouts Scout of the Year -             Logan Faraday
5. Scout of the Year -                          Shafi Talukdar

Nigel Timms YL Leader then made 2 awards;

YL's  YL of the Year:                            Jordan Timms
Leaders YL of the Year:                      Jordan Timms 

And to close the awards GSL John Rees presented his special award to 2 leaders who work behind the scenes within the group:

GSL's Award:                                      David and Kirsty Faraday - well deserved.


The final award was for  Leaders Leader of the Year and this year the overwhelming choice of all the leaders was a very well deserved award to:

Leaders Leader of the Year:              Michael Waller, Group Treasurer.   

A teddy Tombola and Raffle were concluded and the meeting closed for the Year.
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St George's Day Parade 2018 - 22/04/18
17/05/2018 By David Faraday

St George's Day Parade 2018 and groups from Falkes District including Leagrave Scout Group and Luton Hydra ESU paraded down George Street from Market Hill to St George's Square where presentations, section promise renewals and the National Anthem were carried out.
A great turn out from both Leagrave (60+) and Hydra ESU (15+) who were well represented in the flag bearers at the front of the parade as well with bearers or escorts on all 4 main flags. 
No Chief Scout Presentations on the day as they are all being held back for the County Presetaton day in November.
Well done to all  the young people and leaders from both Leagrave and Hydra a brilliant display from all.

 

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Leagrave Scout Group
Southfields Primary School, Pastures Way, Leagrave, Luton, Bedfordshire, Luton
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