Mapping it out

We played some games using the conventional signs from Ordnance Survey maps. Scouts matched signs with their meanings. Should come in handy later in the term!

And now for the real thing

Patrols walked unescorted, on footpaths they had never seen before. Last week’s preparation from the maps came in very handy – but it’s harder, out in the countryside in the dark, than it is looking at the map in a warm room! We finished with drinks and doughnuts – thanks very much to Baldock United Reformed Church for providing their hall for us to finish at. And no-one got lost.

Facing dragons

Patrols were asked to invent a product useful to Scouts on camp or elsewhere. At the end of the evening, they presented their ideas to the dragons, in the form of the Leaders, who invested Patrol points in the products they considered best. Welcome to three new Scouts invested at the end of the evening.

Scout District winter camp

45 Hitchin Scouts, including eight from our Troop, camped for two nights near Welwyn. The winter camp traditionally mixes camping skills with activities, which this time included a zip wire, bottle rockets and a camp fire. We are happy to report that everyone survived.


The great thing about having a hall high enough to hold a badminton court is that it’s difficult to get your pancakes stuck on the ceiling. This is particularly important when the church leadership team are meeting just down the corridor! Scouts did their second evening of cooking in Patrols for the term. Not sure why these evenings are so popular…