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Shelterbox Thanks


We’ve received a certificate and letter from Shelterbox regarding the fundraising we did earlier in the year. It’ll be pinned up at the Scout Hall later today :)

2015 Group Report


See the amazing things we’ve been up to this year: AGM Group Report

Lads & Dads Camp 25-27th September


Another weekend packed with fun, challenge and adventure held on the Chatsworth estate.  The lads and dads took part in a cycling challenge, a rugby challenge, non stop cricket, built ballistas, built a large camp fire, air rifle shooting, peg and wine bottle challenges and so much more.

The highlight for many on Saturday night was watching the England Wales Rugby match on a large screen sat around the camp fire!

The competition was a tie for first place which went down to the very last activity – Horse Shoe Hoopla! Congratulations to the Chennerys and the Houltons crowned champion lad and dad 2015.

And a big thank you to all the leaders who made the weekend possible – and the the family of Fred May (Former Group Chairman) whose legacy was spent on a new gate into the field.

For more photos, visit the GALLERY


Alpaca Farm Visit


We had a fantastic evening at Mayfield Valley Alpaca Farm last week. While the boys were able to feed many of the animals and hold a skunk the highlight of the evening was the extremely large pig going to the toilet in front of the boys…typical!

Subs are now due


All parents, apart from those of members who joined the Group this month, should have received an email from the Membership Secretary about subs payments and our new BACS payment system. If you have not received it then please check your junk mail first and then email me:

The deadline for subs payments is 26 September.

View our Subs policy.


Family Fun Day, 5 July 2015


Family Fun Day Location.

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Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser – We Raised £900!


On Saturday 13th of June 2015, around 40 members of Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorers ran a charity fund raising car wash, to help the Scouts in Nepal. in 6 hours we raised nearly £900, which is absolutely fantastic. A HUGE thank you to all who helped!  And check out the gallery for more pics.


Beavers Nepal Fundraising – Wow!


What a fantastic night and what a fantastic effort. We made impromptu stretchers, rescued the casualties (though at least one suffered severe neck injuries during the evacuation!) and evacuated them to safety in an arduous trek through Burbage valley.

In addition, the boys have raised an amazing £343.90 + Gift Aid for Shelterbox and their work helping the people in Nepal. You can see the work Shelterbox are doing on their news page here.

The JustGiving site is still open for anyone still wanting to donate.

Don’t forget the group is also holding a car wash on Saturday 13th (details on the previous post), head down to help or get your car washed :)


Beaver Scout Nepal Fundraising


We’re sure that you’re aware of the earthquakes and resultant humanitarian disaster from the images and reports in the media. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless with entire villages destroyed and a risk of further fatalities is high with shelter, food and clean water key priorities.

Our Beaver Scouts are taking part in a fundraising activity on Thursday May 21st to raise funds for Shelterbox.

Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

So far, more than 2,600 shelter kits and almost 500 UN specification tents have been distributed by Shelterbox to families in a variety of areas including the capital of Kathmandu, and the districts of Dhading and Sindhupalchok. Each tent will provide vital shelter for a family whose home has been destroyed, while shelter kits contain the vital items to enable families to create temporary shelters and start repairing their damaged homes.

Our Beaver Scouts have sponsor forms and a JustGiving site has been created for anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause.



Assistant Beaver Scout Leader

URGENT! Cubs Tonight is Cancelled 13th April 2015


Hi Guys,

Unfortunately tonight’s cubs has had to be cancelled, due to the fact I went and got married this weekend, and I am not going to be back in time!

Please can you pass this message on to anyone who might not see this!

Normal service will resume next monday!

I hope you all understand.



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