Five of our bravest Scouts camped out in freezing weather last weekend and took part in the Hertfordshire Green Beret Challenge. It really was a test of endurance and they did the group and themselves proud. Well done team!
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!
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 – Peak 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.
All the best,
your new web-admin, Assif
We took 35 Scouts and Explorers to Winter Camp this year. Some pictures of what we got up to are in the gallery, but the big question of the weekend was which type of camping do you like best – muddy or sunny?
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.
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.
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.