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Squirrel Scouts at Flitwick
22/10/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Squirrel Scouts is a new section in the Scouting family for boys and girls aged 4 and 5.

Flitwick Scout Group are running a trial for two Squirrel Scout Dreys and are proposing to run one session on a Thursday from 4.00pm for an hour. Another session will be run on a Saturday from 9.30am for an hour. These will be identical sessions.

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Scouts Go For Gold!
22/10/2021 By Simon Baldwin

The Chief Scout Gold award is the is the highest award a Scout can earn. To complete it, Scouts need to complete all nine of the Challenge Awards, plus six Activity badges.

The nine Challenge Awards are all about stepping outside your comfort zone, trying something you wouldn't normally be interested in, taking the lead and, along the way, unlocking hidden talents and stand tall. These include:

  • World Challenge Award
  • Skills Challenge Award
  • Creative Challenge Award
  • Outdoors Challenge Award
  • Adventure Challenge Award
  • Expedition Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Challenge Award
  • Team Leader Challenge Award
  • Personal Challenge Award

 

Following some successful expeditions in the summer, Group Scout Leader Darren Reeve attended Ruxox Scouts to award 4 Gold Awards, and also attended Dauntless Explorer Scouts to hand out Gold Awards to Scouts who had since moved up to Explorer Scouts. 

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Blog | Group Activity Day 2021
20/06/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scout Group held their Group Activity Day on 19th June 2021. COVID rules prevented a usual 100+ young person strong camping weekend, instead over 100 members of Flitwick Scout Group attended with their section for a number of Scouting activities. 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in a variety of Scout activities such as archery, backwoods cooking, orienteering and songs round a campfire. For lots of young people, they were trying things they had not done before. 

"Thank you all so much for organising such a fun-filled day. We are so grateful for all your hard work. The children loved it!"

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Blog | Firelighting
08/07/2021 By Simon Baldwin

This term, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick Scout Group have all been learning how to light a fire using a Ferrocerium Rod and striker to make sparks. 

Beavers have also been learning how to light a candle with a match, and toasting a marshmallow to make S'mores. 

Cubs have cooked potatoes, beans and chocolate banannas on an open fire as well as learning how to build up a small fire from the initial tinder. 

Scouts have been experimenting with how effective cotton wool is as a tinder depending on how it is prepared, and in their patrols took part in a "Fire Limbo" challange where they had to build a fire from scratch that would get high enough to burn through a line of string suspended above their fire. 

The Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit have also been cooking sausages and camp dounuts on an open fire. 

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Back Again
24/04/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick have started meeting back together, as have the Flitwick based Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit.

It has been great to see so many of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers meeting the past two weeks.

The Beavers have had games evenings with several new members to the sections.

Cubs have had a games evening and a meeting at the local woodland to search for wildflowers (and climb on some fallen trees!).

The Scouts went for an evening hike along part of the local Katherines Walk route, and have been playing some team games/challanges. The Explorer Scouts have had an evening campfire, and an evening hike. 

It has also been an opportunity for the young people to collect some of the badges they have earnt during the recent lockdowns. 

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