Members of Birchwood and Wolf cub packs enjoyed a day of practical skills building in this year’s county bushcraft day, held at Harmergreen Wood on Saturday 19th March. Leaders Ruth Hayes (Birchwood) and David Kelly (Wolf) accompanied their packs as they braved the cold to undertake activities including rope making, fire lighting and much more. Leaders and cubs had a great time and picked up some invaluable tips for making the most of the great outdoors!
Three Scouts from the Colne Scout Troop who all attend S.T.A.G.S (St. Albans Girls School) where shown by representatives of the charity Lepra during a school visit what a devastating disease Leprosy is and how it has a devastating effect upon its victims. Seeing and hearing the information these Scouts showed a strong resolve to do more than just sit and listen to the problem. So all three decided by fund raising they could help fight the problem of Leprosy in some small wa
Leap Day was aptly named for two of our group members this year when they were presented with the ‘Group Member of the Year’ award, leaving them leaping for joy! Every year each sections’ leaders are asked to nominate one of their members for this prestigious award, choosing the person they feel best captures the true spirit of scouting. Standards are always high but this year two members were deemed to be so exceptional that rather than choose between them, it was decided t