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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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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Carry on Scouting

Carry on Scouting

As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers, hikes, games, quizzes and badge presentations were all cancelled – but Scouting did not stop. As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers,…

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Littleport Scouting Group is Very Popular! – All Change!

Littleport Scouting Group is Very Popular! – All Change!

Nothing stays the same for long – and that’s certainly true when you have a Scouting group as popular as the one in Littleport! Now the biggest group in the East Cambridgeshire district, Littleport Scout Group exists to broaden the horizons of young people by giving them the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors, develop new skills, make friends, and give something back to the community. Volunteers are crucial to the group’s success,…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Calling all campers!

Littleport Scouts Group – Calling all campers!

So how do you keep 59 children entertained, fed and happy over a weekend? Send them to camp, of course! Each September, the leaders from 1st Littleport Scout Group organise a camp for all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Littleport to give the children a taste of life under canvas and parents a welldeserved break. This year, 59 children ranging in age from six to thirteen headed to Copley Wood Scout camp in St…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

1st Littleport Scout Group have been busy raising funds for a snowy afternoon. You have probably seen members of the 1st Littleport Scout Group out and about at recent local events writes Louise Parfitt. You may well have eaten one of the delicious cakes they have been selling outside the Coop on Main Street numerous times this year or at Crowning Around in May; perhaps they gave you directions at June’s Littleport Leisure Fun Day;…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Two Littleport residents have received awards for their services to young people in the Scout Movement Husband and wife Mike and Diane Philbey received the Bar to the Silver Acorn and 30 years’ Chief Scout’s Service Award respectively for their work supporting young people and adults in the Scouting movement. “I didn’t expect it, to be honest” says Mike. “It was in recognition of the new sections we have opened here in Littleport.” There are…

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Littleport Scouts Group

Littleport Scouts Group

‘Scouting: it’s in my blood!’ When the opportunity came up to start a second Scout Troop in Littleport, Ben Barrett jumped at the chance to be the leader. Here he tells us why. Please can you tell us a little bit about your Scouting background? I’ve been involved with Scouting for about 17 years now. My adventure started as a Cub Scout in Little Downham. As soon as I hit 18, I became a leader…

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Scouting

Scouting

Sailing, gliding, diving, hiking, climbing and, of course, camping – just some of the fun activities the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of 1st Littleport Scout Group have been up to in the past 12 months. Add to this baking, acting, sleepovers, dementia-awareness raising, and community activities such as the Remembrance Day parade, litter picking and delivering Littleport Life, and you’ll see why so many of Littleport’s young people want to join. Back in 2016, the…

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