Who we are
As Scouts we prepare young people with skills for life. We encourage young people to do and learn more. Each week we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-18 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers, to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills. We believe in bringing people together.
What we do
Hunsdon Scout Group has 3 sections offering scouting for girls and boys from age 6 to 14. The group is run by a leader team of 12 adult volunteers, 3 young leaders, and several more volunteers who form our Group Executive Committee. We have youth members from Hunsdon, Widford, Wareside, Harlow, Roydon.
Hunsdon Scout Group runs a programme for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts throughout the year. In normal times, that includes a varied range of activities.
With so much going on time flies and the summer term is particularly busy as we finish off badges, prepare for (and recover from!) outdoor activities and camps, and support community events.
Lockdowns didn’t stop us earning badges in 2020. Zoom meetings covered a range of activities for Gardener, Home Help, Animal Carer, Naturalist, Chef, Book Reader, Artist, Entertainer, Communicator and even some simple knotting.
We ran quizzes and competitions, performed music and sang songs, and had some hilarious scavenger hunts.
Yes, it was different, but it was still fun and we have more great plans for 2021 including fire skills, Trangia stoves, backwoods cooking and themed hikes.
Along the way lots of people lend a hand, which we are very grateful for. We’re always keen to hear from anyone else who would like to get involved. It’s a great way to get to know people in the village if you are new to the area, so do get in touch if you have an hour to spare.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us during the year.
It unfortunately wasn’t possible for Beavers to re-open in September for face to face meetings because of a shortage of leaders.
If you fancy trying something new in 2021, why not join us? No previous experience is necessary, you’ll get lots of support, access to free resources, free online training to get you started, and discounts. You’ll meet new friends, gain new skills and have loads of fun.
Hunsdon Scout Group worked hard to put our COVID risk assessment in place, winning approval from the District Commissioner to let our cubs meet face-to-face for a few sessions in autumn 2020.
The Cubs enjoyed hiking, fitness activities, planets, stars, teamwork activity with sparklers, constellation bingo and chair football.