District Camp 2019

Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, more than 80 members of 8th Holborn joined the rest of North London Scout District for our District Camp which takes place in alternate years.

The camp was held at Tolmers in Hertfordshire and included hiking, canoeing, a silent disco, pioneering and much more besides.

Cycle Camp: Coram’s to Chaldon

For this year’s Cycle Camp, eight members of the troop cycled from Coram’s Fields to the North Downs, camping at Roverdene at Chaldon, then returning to London.

The outward route was via Greenwich and the Waterlink Way, and the return route was via the Wandle Trail.

Paddle Sports Camp 2019

8th Holborn once again organised a paddle sports camp on the Thames at Longridge for members of North London Scout District.

Nine of our own Scouts joined 51 Scouts from eight other troops for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and bellboating.

Remembrance Sunday in Holborn

On Remembrance Sunday we once again joined the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at their memorial in Holborn.

This year we remember especially the 10 young men associated with Scouting in Holborn who are named on the Scout Association’s World War I roll of honour:


A record-breaking Chiltern 20 Challenge

8th Holborn entered a record-breaking six teams into the largest ever Chiltern 20 Challenge hike on Saturday 13 October.

25 bleary-eyed Scouts and five leaders met at Baker Street Station at 5.45am to make the journey to Great Missenden to join the competition which is run by Greater London North Scouts and this year attracted 86 team entries from around south east England.

Our Junior team – following a shorter 12 km route – achieved third place in the competition.

Of our senior teams, team E achieved the best time, coming in 11th out of 66.