Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

As this issue is put together, we are all hopeful for a continuing easing of restrictions, and the opportunity for everyone in the village – and the country – to be able to start to come together and resume the activities that we enjoy safely. Scouting is very much embedded in the values of community and outdoors. Although the latter has had to take more of a back seat in the past year, the pandemic…

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The sad passing of HRH Prince Philip has brought more attention to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the foundation of which is one of his most notable achievements. The scheme started in 1956 and has been very successful in enhancing the lives of many young people ever since. Open to all 14 to 24 year olds regardless of ability, gender, background or location, the scheme comprises 3 levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each…

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ThePort Youth Group Looks Forward

ThePort Youth Group Looks Forward

A planning application for a new youth centre in Littleport has been submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council. The document has been drawn up by chartered architect Andrew Fleet. One of the main points it makes says: “The Port Youth Group is an all-inclusive youth group run by volunteers and funded completely by grants. At present the group meets in a small room to the rear of the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, which they have totally outgrown.”…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

I am writing this article at the very end of January and you will be reading it when it comes through your letter boxes sometime around Easter- I am looking forward to things being different at Easter compared with how they are now and it’s important that we remain hopeful. As I write this we are in a national lockdown and schools are ‘closed’ – but I think the definition of ‘closed’ must have changed….

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Littleport Scout Group: Onwards and outwards!

Littleport Scout Group: Onwards and outwards!

There is a definite theme of the great outdoors running through the online activities offered by the 1st Littleport Scout Group this spring. The Beaver Scouts have been busy gardening, making bird feeders, and designing kites, plus there has also been a spot of indoor den building. ‘Den building is one of the activities we love to do when on camp, so to see the Beavers having fun at home with our adapted activity indoors…

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Littleport Rangers – Littleport Plays a Good Game!

Littleport Rangers – Littleport Plays a Good Game!

Littleport Rangers FC was established in 2009 and has gone from strength to strength, seeing 100’s of members over the years, teams a plenty from academy to league champions. We currently have five teams over three age groups who compete in mini soccer and colts leagues within the Cambs FA. We are and maintain our Chartered standard accreditation with fully qualified coaches within each team. We are run by volunteers and rely on local businesses…

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Scouts and Guides say – We’re back!

Scouts and Guides say – We’re back!

Scouting has resumed in Littleport! Of course, it was a lot of work and planning to ensure the safety of young people and their leaders, so at the time of writing meetings have been held online via Zoom calls – but they have been a hit! “We’ve toasted marshmallows, played bingo, been on safari and held a magic show” says Beaver Scout Leader Susannah Webb, known to the Beavers as Chestnut. “The children have responded…

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Scout and Guide Hut News!

Scout and Guide Hut News!

There is a building as you go into the grounds of the Littleport Leisure complex on Camel Road just behind the beacon. Its doors face the field and its own car park area, so you may not even really notice it – unless of course you are part of the thriving Littleport scout and guiding activities that take place there! As the autumn drew to a close, the Hut – that’s what it’s fondly called,…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from ThePORT!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from ThePORT!

There has been so much activity going on at Littleport’s The Port youth group in the lead-up to this winter that it would take up this entire magazine to tell you all about it! Not to mention the fact that accompanied by the responsible adults many of ThePort’s youngsters deliver over a thousand magazines around Littleport every quarter – including this one that you are looking at now! The driving force behind ThePort is Joanne…

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Return to Scouting

Return to Scouting

1st Littleport Scout Group leaders and members of the executive committee have been busy preparing for the return of face-to-face Scouting in the autumn. This has involved following the guidance issued by the Scout Association, which is based on the National Youth Agency Guidelines; ensuring risk assessments are completed and approved; and that plans are in place to reintroduce Scouting activities. “We are keeping everything crossed for returning in September, we have all been missing…

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