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Votes at 16

This year the Youth Select Committee (YSC), which was launched by the British Youth Council (BYC) and is supported by the House of Commons, set out to cover the topic of Votes at 16, which was identified as a priority subject and voted for by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons in November 2013.

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Scout & Explorer Challenge Weekend 2014

Scout & Explorer Challenge WeekendIt's the time of year again to start thinking about the annual Scout and Explorer Challenge weekend in Ely district.

Last year, over 160 Scouts and Explorers from around Cambridgeshire took part in the two day event which saw the Milton Mudmuppet Explorer unit scoop the majority of the trophies on offer.

Can they keep the silverware again this year? Can you beat them?

Find out more on the Mepal Challenge Weekend 2014 events page

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

Tolmers Fire & Ice 2014Last weekend saw 20 of Ely District's Scouts and Explorers join up with 1000 others from around the country at the annual Tomers Fire & Ice camp in Hertfordshire.

Activities on offer for the weekend included a fairground, gladiator fighting, shooting, archery, an Argo Cat and a gyroscopic ride. In true Tolmers style, the camp site was oozing with mud from the word go, which didn't phase the Scouts at all....the muddier the better.

Unfortunately we didn't see the sub-zero temperatures experienced at Gilwell's Winter Camp the weekend before, but everyone still enjoyed the weekend.

Here's looking forward to the same time, same place next year!

Scouts braced for cold muddy adventure

Over 200 Scouts from Cambridgeshire forgot the post Christmas blues, the Sales, the Freezing temperatures, the Floods and joined 3000 Scouts and 1000 adults from all parts of the UK in Essex this weekend for the 2014 Gilwell Winter Challenge Camp. The event takes place at Gilwell Park, Chingford London. Gilwell is the home of Scouting and opens its doors every January for challenging adventure weekends which often involves snow and sub zero temperatures.

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Beavers in Tents 2016

Nearly 50 Beavers camping in tents in one field over two nights might sound like a logistical headache for some, but for a small group of volunteers at the Copley Scouting Centre in St Ives this weekend it was a challenge they relished.

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Beavers 30th Anniversary Badge


The Cambridgeshire 30th Anniversary badge is now available to order.

Please download the form from here:

  pdf 30th Anniversary Badge Order form (161 KB)

Being a Leader is fun and rewarding

Being a Beaver leader is great fun but also very rewarding. Its a great way of teaching the children skills they may not necessarily learn in school.


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Beavers Take Flight to Duxford

Early October, nearly 350 Beavers and Adults from across Cambridgeshire spread their wings and took flight to Duxford helping them achieve stage 2 of their Air Activities badge.

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