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Leagrave Scout Troop

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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.


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.



Where are we?

Methodist Church Hall

High Street leagrave 

LU4 9LQ

 

 

Methodist Church Hall
High Street
Leagrave
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU4 9LQ
Meeting Times
Fridays - 19:15 to 20:50

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

News & Blogs

Back to Basic Camp
04/04/2022 By David Faraday

This weekend Leagrave Scout group headed off to Boyd Memorial Campsite and Activity Centre in Henlow. We had all of our sections camping. The scouts along with most of the young leaders arrived on Friday. We were in our brand new tents so after some instruction they got on well setting them up. Some time was then spent around the fire enjoying the warmth before the -3 temperatures overnight. Some of the scouts and young leaders didn't quite listen to us about how to stay warm overnight, but they certainly did on the Saturday night. As they realised, that we weren't just telling them things for the sake of it. Saturday had the scouts cooking breakfast. This was a full fry up with cereal option. The Beavers and Cubs then joined us on camp. We were supposed to be having the Beavers stay in the new bus on site, but it was not quite ready so they ended up staying in the hall instead. We will be taking the Beavers back another time to enjoy the bus. We then went on to do some fire lighting. This was aimed at the different sections for what they are able to do safely. Good fun was had by all. Everybody made their own backwards cooking lunch with a varying degree of success for the pocket pizzas. A small pioneering activity which consisted of making catapults then followed in the afternoon. Some of the scouts headed off to the kitchen and prepared dinner for nearly 50 people. As the temperature started to drop again we were all huddled round the campfire with arkala belting out some campfire songs. Everybody on the campsite knew our group name by the end of one particular song. After a reminder to the scouts about the cold weather and wrapping up again we all drifted off to bed. After camp was collapsed and cleared up we had three invested in to scouts, and 1 in to Young leaders. This camp was not supposed to be a freezer or winter camp, but it did end up being one. AJ and Amy from District both payed a visit to us over the weekend.

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Blog | Luton Airport Fire station Visit
04/03/2022 By David Faraday

Tonight, the Scout section visited the Luton Airport Fire station. After security, we were escorted to the fire station, where we received a safety brief. We had a look at a map of the airport and the scouts then realised that it was not as small as they thought. Next was a PowerPoint covering items like the fire triangle and Stop Drop and Roll. We then split into four groups to have a look around. The watchtower is manned 24 hours a day with a hotline to the control tower and a fab runway view. The scouts got the chance to look inside a panther and operated the aerial water cannon. The scouts (and Young Leaders) got to try on a set of BE (Breathing Apparatus). The last stop of the tour was a demonstration of the fire triangle. A big thank you to Richard Sharples and The Airport Fire Station for hosting us tonight. #lutonairport #LutonAirportFireStation #scouts

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Blog | Night Navagation
27/02/2022 By David Faraday

Friday had the Scouts on a hike in the dark. The scouts did a good job of navigating and also visited a trig point. The aim was not to do the distance but to concentrate on map reading skills. We covered 4km but did some technical map reading. They were getting to an exact point on the map. The parents knew we were on the way back.

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Blog | Scout October Camp.
01/11/2021 By David Faraday

What a weekend we had at Bromham Scout Camp Site. We had the rain, wind, cold and FUN. Every one that attend had a great time. The Scouts got back camping!! We put an extra twist on the camp and decided that the Scouts should cook for themselves. “This is hard work; my Mum does this all the time” was one quote after they cooked diner. Saturday gave them a chance to do some shooting and archery followed by a mass investiture. (I need to work on my video skills). Sunday and we had a visit from the DC, and he brought with him the wind. At one point we had leaders hanging on to tents, and scout laying own on some. We got packed away and all headed home. Thanks, Nigel, for a fantastic weekend away.

 

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Leagrave Scout Troop
Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Leagrave, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9LQ


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