Welcome to 11th Hitchin Scouts’ Web site. Here’s what our Beavers, Cubs and Scout Troop are doing this term. Here’s where you’ll also read what we’ve done, see photos and catch up on our news.
One lucky family has had lasagne and apple cake on one night, and chicken stir fry followed by these jaffa cakes another, as their Scouts practised their cookery skills. Good job we’re social distancing, or we’d all be round to try some!
About 16 Scouts got together on Zoom for a scavenger hunt, a catch-up on what we’ve all been doing in recent days, and the chance to renew our Promise together for the District’s St George’s Day event (which will be in cyberspace like everything else, of course).
Many thanks to Northumberland Scouts, who have invited us (and all other Scouts) to join their Camp at Home event, which runs all this month. Here’s one of our Scouts ready for his first night. We used to say, Put the Out into Scouting, but luckily Scouting also contains an In 👍
We may all be maintaining social distancing, but lone Scouting is nothing new – it was first heard of in 1913. Scouts all over the country are making new plans, and here are our suggestions for activities at home. We’ve also sent out invitations to Jamboree on the Internet, a camp fire and a month-long camp, all of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Thinking ahead to next year’s District expedition to Lochearnhead in Scotland, we got our maps out and looked at contours, routes and other features in that area.
The Patrol Leaders took over the evening from the adult leader team, who had very little to do for the night. The PLs each ran a different challenge, and the Patrols moved round and tried each on in turn.
Many thanks to Sam from District, who came down to practice CPR, bandages, and how best to manage emergency situations, with us.
Patrols swapped round from last week, and did the other activity this time.
Complicated evening. Three Patrols went shooting air rifles. In between turns, they lit a Swedish torch. As you can just about see in the photo, one or two of the marshmallows got torched as well, but they still made good s’mores when put between two chocolate digestives. The other three Patrols cooked (lots of) pancakes at church. Next week we swap round and do it all again.