Climbing at Go Outdoors

A great night climbing at the Go Outdoors indoor climbing wall. Just the rigth height and difficulty for Cub Scouts and a fitting end to an exciting term of the ‘everyday adventure’.

IMG_1890Thanks are due to the management of Go Outdoors (Oliver Penn and Connor) for letting us do this and particular thanks to Sam (the instructor) for courage in the face of 21 Cub Scouts. Sam did a wonderful job keeping the Cub Scouts safe whilst climbing and still making it great fun.


Chariot Racing

Well done to the Cubs Chariot Racing team who came second in the Hitchin Scouts Chariot racing.IMG_1388The Cubs had great starts, great running and really quick changeovers.IMG_1385The victorious team (and pseudo Manager – it was really Inga who did the hard work)  IMG_1392

Equestrian Badge at Courtlands Riding Stables

The Cubs visited Courtlands Riding Stables to do their equestrian badge.

Great staff and a great time was had by all as the Cubs rode horses:


Learnt about grooming and looking after horses and how to ride safely on the road.


Merry, the baby donkey was a special favourite.

Highly recommended as an activity for Cub Scouts to learn a little more about horses.

I even learnt what a chestnut was!

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.

Cubs Winter Camp 2015

It was a tough time for the teddies and cuddly toys at the Winter Camp. First they were catapulted across the hall and then they tried parachuting from a 45m ALP (Aerial Lifting Platform). All the teddies survived (including the one teddy whose parachute failed to open and who plummeted to earth) but some were severely traumatized by the experience!

Winter Camp is a great time and even though we don’t actually camp out (we stay in a Church Hall), we do lots of activities similar to those we do at Summer Camp. This year, in addition to giving the teddies a work-out, we did orienteering, building towers (out of paper and sticky-tape), rode on trains (to quote Hayley: “Cubs on a train, arguably more scary than snakes on a plane”), visited Stevenage Museum and Stevenage Fire Station, ate lots of good food and did competition Mario karting.

A great weekend and 16 exhausted Cub Scouts (as well as 4 exhausted leaders).

Winter Camp

The Cub Scouts are off soon on there annual Winter Camp. Exciting things to do whilst ‘camping’ in a local church hall. In previous years we have been to Bromham, Letchworth and Bedford. This year we will be ‘out and about’ in the Stevenage area.

Saracens vs Harlequins rugby tickets – earn cashback for the group


Saracens will play Harlequins at Wembley on Saturday 22nd March 2014, kick-off 15H15 but show starts at 14H00. Saracens return to the iconic venue for the eleventh time for an afternoon of high class Premiership Rugby and live spectacular entertainment.

Tickets are priced from only £16.50 for adults and £5 for Junior (U16) – the Group will get £5 cashback for every adult ticket and £1.50 for every U16 ticket.

Take advantage of this great promotional offer by booking online at and at the same time earn cash back for us.

All tickets purchased using your group code, before 7th March, will be seated together.

Click the tab at the bottom of the page “how to book tickets” – this takes you through to the online booking page

  1. First you need to order your Adults tickets:
    1. Select quantity required from left hand box
  2. Enter your case sensitive password in the box to the right of the ‘Price’ field – your club code is: 11THHITCHINSCOUTS
  3. Repeat the above process for U16’s tickets
  4. Click on ‘Find Tickets’ at the bottom of the left hand box
  5. On the next screen enter the two words in the ‘Security Check’ page
  6. Continue to checkout, enter payment details and finalise order*