Looks as if our Peak-camp Scouts are having a brilliant time – plenty of good weather. Enough at least to take a few pics (thanks Kerry!).

Here they are in their Ice-Age branded T’s.

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And, here they are having some tasty Mammoth Sausages ūüėČ

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Peak Camp – they really are there!

With their rather fetching lime green Peak Camp 2015 T’s and their own Peak Camp scarf, the scouts, leaders and honorary scouts look like they are getting into the spirit!

Before the rain arrived

Before the rain arrived


Are you sure they are not at Glastonbury?

Peak Camp and World Scout Jamboree

It is an extraordinary week for our Scout Group and Scouting all over the world.

This week sees the start of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi City, Japan. A once in 5-year event where 4000 scouts from around the UK will join thousands from all around the world.  And in there somewhere are 5 scouts from the 16th! Good luck to Ben Clarke, Ben Robinson, Ollie Hobs, Ross Ferreria and Aoife Linzell.

Exciting as Japan is, the UK also is also holding its parallel Jamboree event this Week РPeak Camp.  No less than 7000 scouts descend on the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire for an incredible week of fun and activities.  We are sending a group of 14 scouts and explorers plus 3 leaders there for 7 nights of amazing adventure.

Today also saw Bear Grylls fly-in, in his signature style to say hello to the scouts at Peak.

There are pictures available at the facebook and twitter pages of Peak Camp – but so far I’ve not been able to spot our scouts, see if you can do better!

All the best,

your new web-admin, Assif


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World Scout Jamboree 2015, Japan

I am very pleased to announce that 4 current and former Scouts from 16th St Albans will be going to the World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan. Congratulations to Oliver Hobbs, Ben Robinson, Ben Clarke and Ross Ferriera on their selection. They will be among 10 from St Albans and 3,000 from the UK. The Jamboree will run from 28 July to 8 August 2015.

They each need to raise over £3,000 to fund the trip and the Group will be working with them on the fundraising.

Wild, wet and muddy day at Triathlon competition

Four of our Scouts braved the worst that the elements could throw at them at the county Triathlon competition, held at Lees Wood on Sunday 17th March.  The team of Zoe Clarke, Thomas Kent, Ben Morgan and Cameron Smith completed a 2km run, 5km cycle ride through Whippendell Wood in the cold and wet conditions and then finished with air rifle shooting.


16th U12 Scouts win District Swimming Gala

Our Under 12 Scout Swimming Team swam superbly to win the District Swimming Gala held at the new Westminster Lodge pool on 19th January. The team of Aiofe Linzell, Thomas Kent, Thomas Wilton and Ellen Tait easily won the relay by half a length and came first or second in the individual races.

16th Scouts Win Derek Turner Competition

Huge congratulations to our Scouts for winning the Derek Turner district night hike competition on Saturday.  The team of Ross Ferriera, Michael Townsend, Ollie Hobbs, Thomas Kent, Liam Jones and Cameron Smith completed a 5 hour hike and also had to carry out challenges at 8 different bases along the way. All of this was done in the freezing temperatures of Saturday night.