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Falkes District Scouts, Bedfordshire

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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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
Meeting Times
Fridays - 19:00 to 20:50

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

News & Blogs

Cambridge Forward Incident Hike 2019
03/04/2019 By Gary Sturrock

Cambridge Forward Incident Hike 2019, 9th March @ Linton Village Hall, Cambridgeshire:

The results are in;

Leagrave Scout Troop sent 2 teams to take part in this event; 

Leagrave Scout Team A: Fareed Gilani, Joe Edwards, Sam Denyer & Jacub Kononowicz

Leagrave Scout Team B: Lauren Denyer, Morgan Campbell, Finlay McKay & Alex Lyddon.

Team A set off at 10.05 am and finished at 15.45 pm completing the route and incidents in 5 hrs 40 mins and gaining a total of 490 points

Team B set off at 09.23 am and finished at 16.45 pm completing the course in 7 hrs 18 mins and finishing with a score of 356 points.

The points totals gained by both teams gave them the following positions in the overall competition:

Leagrave Scout Team A: 3rd Place

Leagrave Scout Team B: 10th Place

Fantastic effort from both teams and congratulations especially to Team A lead by Fareed Gilani who finished 2nd in the Chaperoned event and 3rd Overall in the points competition.

 

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