This weekend saw 17 Cub Scouts from Witchford and Haddenham join with 470 Cubs and Brownies from around the country as they spent a fun filled night of experiments in the London Science Museum.
During the night, which is a regular activity at the Science Museum, the Cubs learned about how blood works in the human body, along with some explosive demonstrations and a lot of group interaction. This was followed by a session of making their very own loudspeaker to take home and plug into their MP3 players, and a game to test how psychology controls the brain.
Not many groups can boost the presentation of 3 Queen Scout Awards in one evening but that is what happened at 7th Peterborough (Helpston Village) Scout Group when Matthew Welch, Matthew Guest and Oliver Shonfeld (left to right in the picture) received their well earned Queen Scouts Awards from Martin Whelan (County Network Scout Commissioner) and Steve Taylor (Director of Support and Development).
Ely District Scouts will be bringing Christmas cheer to the Fens this Christmas by offering a Scout Post service in the City and the surrounding villages.
Scout Post 2013 is being run in association with the city's Mayor, Elaine Griffin-Singh with all proceeds being split between local Scouting and the Mayor's own charities.
Ely District Scouts and the Mayor have arranged for local businesses to become "Scout post offices", selling stamps designed by local youth members for 25p and hosting a collection box in their stores. The mail will then be collected, sorted and delivered on the two weekends leading up to the big day.
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On 3 November The Bright Sparks Project, in partnership with the Scouts, released Let It Out. Please share the video and pre-order now: all profits from the single will be returned to UK Scouting.
Last Wednesday 19 year old Alex Fogg who is a volunteer with 1st Fenstanton and Hilton was honoured at an awards ceremony in St Ives. Nominated by GSL Louise Clover, Alex was awarded second place in the Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year Awards, or YOPEYS.
This comes only weeks after he was presented with a Chief Scouts Personal Award, by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.
Cambridgeshire Scout County are pleased to confirm that after ten years of working out a practical way forward it has recently agreed to sell Little Abington Camp site to Cambridge International School. The final legal arrangements are being made and will be completed very shortly.
1st St Neots & Eaton Socon Scout troops enjoyed a race at the Dragon boat Regatta in August. The scouts were part of the St Neots regatta in which 15 other adult teams competed on a balmy summer’s day. It had been planned to enable the scouts to complete the course & gain their Dragon boat badge.
Philip Robinson, a 17 year old Explorer Scout from Peterborough was one of nearly a hundred Scouts from across the UK who attended a special gathering of MPs at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 29th Sept. Philip had the opportunity to speak to his local MP, John Hayes, MP for South Holland and The Deepings about issues which concern him.
You might have heard that Scouting is changing. For the first time, we’re offering an additional alternative Promise that will allow those who have no faith to promise to do their best, to uphold our Scout values and to do their duty to the Queen.
But what does that mean to Scouting here in Cambridgeshire?
A 9-year-old boy who continued scouting from his hospital bed has received one of the Scout Association's most prestigious honours.
Joshua Behan, of Whittlesford and Duxford Cubs, has been awarded The Medal for Meritorious Conduct – one of the highest awards that Scouting can bestow on youth members.
Since 1937 the Peterborough Scouts Gang Show has been a regular fixture in the cultural calendar and this year is no different. The Peterborough Scouts Gang has a blend of good songs and comedy sketches all performed by Scouts and Adult Volunteers.
This year’s cast has the largest number of Cubs, Scouts and Explorers aged 6-18 making up over 80% of the show's cast. With 19 New Scout Members joined the cast of 83 stage members, there is also a supporting group of adult volunteers of similar size all of whom do their Scouting in Peterborough.