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Flitwick Scouts aiming for the topFlitwick Scouts and their parents spent a fun filled weekend at the Group’s biennial family camp at Great Barford. With activities including archery, camp fire, chariot building and racing, climbing, rife shooting and building and launching water rockets everyone was able to enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.
Just after doing some archery, Jack Pater, aged six, said he had made lots of friends at Beaver Scouts and would recommend it to his friends. He added that he liked going to camp and had lots of fun.More
Tour de Biggleswade for Jamboree Scouts
A group of Scouts and their families donned helmets and shorts for a 38-mile tour of Chronicle country on their bikes to raise funds for a trip of a lifetime to Japan next year.
Eat your heart out Wiggo –five local Scouts with leaders and families visited five of the Scout Headquarters in the county to fundraise for their trip to Japan in July 2015. It was no easy road trip for these youngsters, as they cycled from Scout hut to Scout hut, clocking up a total of 38 miles. Part of the tour took in the nettles and briars on the Greensand Ridge bridle path and they took time off to visit the Tempsford airfield memorial and the RSPB Centre.More
Ex Scout turned entrepreneur builder helps transform a tragedy into a triumph
Ex-Scout Thomas Potter was 13 when he was a keen member of the Toddington Scout Group in 2004. Today, he is the successful owner of a carpentry and construction firm and about to help his old group re-build their headquarters in the village after it was vandalised in an arson attack in February. “It’s a wonderful example of the Scout good turn in action and it’s transforming a tragedy into a triumph,” said Group Scout Leader Karen Calder.
Rising from the ashes, the renovated building is being given a face lift by entrepreneur Thomas now managing director of TMP carpentry and construction based in nearby Luton. His expertise is crucial to Scout Leader Karen’s new vision. She said, “We have had so much support from businesses and people around the village and I can’t thank them enough. To see how Thomas has grown into a successful businessman is a tribute to Scouting and it’s great he can help us in our hour of need.