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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts


Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.

It provides a resource for Managers of local Scouting including Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and County/Area Commissioners, who can use it in whichever way is required.

Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them.

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.


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District Newsletter
July 2017

30/07/2017 By DC-Russell Brooks
To all GSLs, ESLs, ADCs, and District Exec  - Please forward to your teams.
1.  Orienteering Challenge - Everyone is invited to take part in an Orienteering event in Rothamsted Park on 7th October and/or at Stanborough Lakes on 4th November - see attached flyer.  For those Scouts intending to take part in Green Beret this year, this would be great practice for the orienteering part of Green Beret.  They can either take part individually or in pairs. Scout Leaders - if teams of your Scouts are going to attend, please let me know so that I can help the organisers plan for numbers.  There will be a prize for the winning registered Scout.
2. District Review -  Please continue to upload to the District photo archive photographs of your Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers doing all of their exciting activities.  This is  a great help when we come to developing the District Review and a slideshow for the Gang Show. 
There is a link on the District website which takes you to a transfer application called WeTransfer. It is safe, secure and virus free.  Just click on this link  OR copy/paste this URL into your browser. 
Select "Upload photos". You may get an option to sign up for the Plus version, ignore this and click on continue to Free.  
Click on the Add files button and select the photos you want to send to us. Please note that you cant select a directory (folder), just the photos themselves. It would be helpful if you said after the text "District photos for the Archive" who you are, Group and what event the photos were taken at. 
Then click on the Transfer button. WeTransfer will compress and send the photos to our server for virus checking and storage.  
3.  Redbournbury Watermill - The Mill is a popular stopping point on bicycle rides.  Please note however that the Mill itself is a private residence.  If you are stopping there, please respect the privacy of the owners and rest at the Ford/Beach rather than the grassed area outside the Mill.   The owner is very happy to take bookings in advance if you are interested in showing your section the Last Working Mill on the River Ver (
4. Upcoming First Aid training 
Within the District - 
  • First Aid Refresher on 5th September from 7.30-10pm @ 9th Harpenden
  • Please contact Jane Murray to register
Outside the District



Phasels Wood






Phasels Wood






Phasels Wood

5.  Water Activities - Training Courses - 1st Luton Sea Scouts are running the following training courses in 2017. If you, your Explorers or any adult members of your Group would like to attend any of these, please book by following the instructions in the attachment. Scout Adventurous Activity Permits are available if you successfully pass any of the courses. 
  • Dinghy Sailing (RYA Level 2) -- 30 September/1 October
  • Kayaking & Canoeing (2 Star)  --  30 September/1 October
  • Kayaking & Canoeing (FSRT)  --  14 October
  • Power Boat (RYA Level 2) -- 14/15 October
  • Rafting -- 15 October 2017
  • 1st Aid (RYA) -- 4 November 2017
6.  Compass - Remember that you all have access to your own records.  If you haven’t logged on before, go to and register.  Once registered, you can review and amend your personal details.
District Dates for the diary
  • 14th Oct 2017 - District Cubs 7-a-side football competition@ Roundwood Park Sports Hall
  • 4th December 2017 - Beavers Carol Service @ All Saints Church
  • 11th December 2017 - Cubs Carol Service @ Methodist Church
Please take a look at the County Calendar for dates of their 2017/2018 Events & Activities: 2017/2018 Calendar
All the best


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ASU Newsletter
May 2017

29/05/2017 By Dave Lowndes

Hello all
The May 2017 ASU Newsletter can be downloaded from here.

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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