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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts

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.


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.


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.


News & Blogs

St George's Day Parade 2017
02/03/2017 By Dave Lowndes

The St George's Day Parade this year will be on 23rd April. Please see the attached letters for complete details and the song sheet.

See you then all neatly turned out with scarves freshly ironed.

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HESU's Old Time Music Hall
18/03/2017 By Nikhil Shah

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

It's that time of year again when the famous Old Time Music Hall returns to the Waldegrave Tavern to present a show worthy of the highest award available.
Old Time Music Hall is one of HESU biggest fundraisers of the year and a chance to see the amazing talent of our explorers. It is a show set in the olden days compiled with lots of singing, dancing, comical sketches and a whole lot of fun. You will be fed like kings and queens and there will be a bar to quench your thirst.  
Click on the poster to see a bigger version containing all the details for this years show.
To buy tickets please follow this link, this is the only method of purchasing tickets.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards
Nikhil Shah
HESU Leader


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International Matters (Feb2017)
04/03/2017 By DC-Russell Brooks

Here you can find the February edition of International Matters from Herts Scouts. Its the first from Manon Burbridge since taking over from  Mike Aston.

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Visits to the Metro Bank in St Albans
12/03/2016 By Russell Brooks

The Metro Bank in St Albans is offering Beavers, Cubs and Scouts the opportunity (in groups of no more than 30 young people) to visit the bank and see behind the scenes.  Previous visitors have got to open safety deposit boxes and keep the contents (lollies!), use the cash counting machines, see how credit cards are printed and go home with a goody bag.  There is no charge and they will see groups of no more than 30 young people any evening from a start time of 5pm with the last group arriving at 7pm.  If interested, please contact Caroline Woolford -

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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