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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts

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Who are we?

The Scout Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation with over 520,000 members.

We change lives by offering young people fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

In our District we get to do all sorts of fun things at our weekly meetings, camps and international expeditions. Lots of games, singing and helping others. Find out more by clicking on About Us or on the menu bar above

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Blog | Scouts Larking in the Park
04/07/2016 By Russell Brooks
On Sunday 26th June, Scouts from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 10th Harpenden and Explorers Scouts from Shackleton could be seen at Batford Springs all having a Lark in the Park.  
40 Scouts from around the District put on a show for the many attendees of the event, undertaking the River Dash challenge, the inaugural running of the Scout Cannon Race, and the annual Tug-of-War contest.
There was stiff competition in the River Dash with great effort, and good sportsmanship, from all who took part.  The fastest team was 2nd Harpenden's team 1 with a time of 3 minutes and 7 seconds, narrowly beating 3rd Harpenden's Team 1 and then 5th Harpenden.
2016 saw the re-establishment of a Scout Cannon Race in the District.  The teams had to take a cannon apart, carry it across an obstacle course, rebuild it and fire it in the quickest time possible.  Like the River Dash, it was a real test of teamwork.  A mixed team from 2nd, 3rd and 5th were the second fastest, just ahead of a team from 4th Harpenden, but the fastest time was achieved by 10th Harpenden with an impressive time of 1 minute and 59 seconds.  The scouts were then narrowly beaten in an exciting race by a team of Explorers from Shackleton.  
Sadly the Sea Scouts from Luton were unable to attend for the annual Tug-of-War contest, so two teams of twenty Scouts entertained the crowds with a show of strength and teamwork, before losing with dignity to over 60 younger kids in a grand finale.
On top of that all the Scouts were able to enjoy in the sunshine a Catapult shy, Test-Your-Pull, Whirly-buzz and Splat-the-Rat.
Thanks to the 15 Adults who came down to help, and a special thanks to Ray Vassie for pulling it all together (and even making the stunning cannons!)
To see lots of photos from the day please go to the Gallery page.
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Upcoming Training Dates
27/07/2016 By Russell Brooks
Here is updated information about the First Aid training sessions within our District.
  • Saturday 10th September (all day)
  • Wednesday 28th September (refresher)
  • Saturday 15th October (all day)
If you want to book a place, please email Jane Murray.
For other training being run within the County, all upcoming courses can be viewed and booked here
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ASU Newsletter
03/06/2016 By Dave Lowndes

Hello all

The ASU Newsletter can be downloaded from here. There is also a notice of the District AGM and nomination form for the District Executive Committee


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International Matters - April 2016
01/06/2016 By Russell Brooks

Here is the International Matter news letters from April 2016

Download it here.

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
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