• At February half term 8th Holborn Scouts enjoyed their first camp of the year at the new-to-us venue of Boyd Memorial Campsite in Henlow, Bedfordshire. We’d had our eye on Boyd campsite for a while because of its easy rail access by Thameslink train from Farringdon to Arlesey. Run by Biggleswade Scouts, Boyd is a…

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  • Our Cubs and Scouts joined the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers for their Remembrance Sunday parade in Holborn. This year three of our leaders – Mandy, Ryan and Anna – had the honour of being part of the national Remembrance event in Whitehall.

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  • For the first time we took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show, selling copies of the commemorative programme to the crowd, and raising funds for our group in the process. It was a fun day in the City of London and a great chance to be ambassadors for Scouting whilst getting a close-up view of…

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  • We owe a lot to our hosts at Coram’s Fields, and it’s always a pleasure for our Scouts to support their annual fireworks display, this year selling merchandise and collecting donations.

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  • Nine of our Scouts took part in the Chiltern 20 Challenge navigation competition in mid-October. We joined 400 Scouts and 85 teams for a day’s hiking in the Chiltern Hills. We were a long way short of coming home with any silverware, but everyone had a good day in the fresh air!

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  • Eight of our Scouts took part in North London Scout District’s survival camp, building shelters and cooking on an open fire for 24 hours. The event took place at Danemead Campsite in Hertfordshire.

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  • Our Cub Scouts returned to Fairmead campsite in Epping Forest in September for their annual camp. Shelter building in the forest, a hike to the nearby hunting lodge and cooking burgers on open fires were all on the agenda.

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  • Six of our Scouts took part in a range of activities at ESSA Water Activities Centre as part of the North London Scout District sailing day in September.

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  • For the first time since 2019, our Scout Troop had a week-long Summer Camp. We returned to Bushy Wood, the campsite in the town of Hailsham owned by the Eastbourne Scouts. Thanks to East Sussex County Council’s policy of giving children free bus travel, we did the whole thing by public transport, apart from moving…

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  • Every two years (alternating with North London Scout District camps) we hold a group camp for all our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. This year we headed to Longridge on the banks of the Thames at Marlow where we were joined by friends old and new from 1st Shinfield Scout Group (where one of our former…

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