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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts

Welcome to The Adventure

Who are we?

The Scout Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation with over 520,000 members.

We change lives by offering young people fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

In our District we get to do all sorts of fun things at our weekly meetings, camps and international expeditions. Lots of games, singing and helping others. Find out more by clicking on About Us or on the menu bar above

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Mayor's Chrismas Poster competition
17/09/2016 By DC-Russell Brooks

Mayor’s Christmas Poster Competition (deadline 21st October)

The Town Mayor, Councillor Mrs Nicola Linacre is running the Christmas Poster Competition again this year.  This can either be run as a section activity, or by individuals at home.  The challenge is to design a poster based around the theme of “The Meaning of Christmas”.  The winning designer will be invited to turn on the Town Christmas Lights at the Christmas Carnival on Sunday 27th November 2016, will receive a prize from WHSmiths and have their design used for the Town Mayor’s Christmas Card.  Closing date is Friday 21st October 2016.  More details can be found HERE.
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Cyclo-Cross 2016
17/09/2016 By DC-Russell Brooks

Cyclo-Cross 2016 (deadline - 1st October)

The Cyclo-Cross is a day of races, agility and speed. Cubs race against each other and the clock to win for their team. The Cubs will need a bike and all the safety gear, but is a great opportunity for a lot of fun on wheels. When else do you get to race through the woods!

Cyclo-Cross booking is open on the Hertfordshire Cubs Booking System Register by 01-Oct-16 to enter a Team in the Cyclo-Cross. The events are:

1. A relay race, off road, through tracks, over bridges, obstacles, up and down hill

2. A timed agility course

3. A timed flat longer race

Cubs MUST be confident cyclists, able to get on and off their bike and lift the bike and must wear a helmet at all times.

Further information in the download pack and on the County website

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Young Leader Training
17/09/2016 By DC-Russell Brooks

Young Leader Training (2nd October)

Liz Jack will be undertaking training again this term for Young Leaders and DoE participants.  If you have any young helpers, please ensure that they are registered with Liz (  The first training session is on 2nd October and will be on Module A.
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Quality Programme Checker
17/09/2016 By DC-Russell Brooks

Quality Programme Checker

I continually see great activities being run across the District.  The Scout Association has recently developed though some quick and easy Quality of Programme checkers. These are tools designed to help you to plan and review your programmes and ensure we are delivering quality Scouting at all our sections.  It is worth taking a look, even if it just provides you with confirmation that you are all brilliant!
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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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