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Toddington Scout Group

Ampthill And Woburn District Scouts, Bedfordshire

Scouting provides fun activities and adventures to young people, who are split into sections based on age. Beaver Scouts (6-8), Cub Scouts (8-10½), Scouts (10½-14), Explorer Scouts (14-18) and Scouts Network (18-25).


Adult Volunteers

Volunteers are pivotal to the running of our Scout Group. These may include leaders, assistants, occasional helpers, parents, administrators, fundraisers and more.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

If you would like to hear more, use the Contact Us link on the left.


Purpose

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.


Values

As Scouts we are guided by these values:

Integrity We say what we mean and when we make a promise, we keep it.
Respect We listen to others, explore our differences and work to find common ground.
Care Scouts are friends to all and think of others before themselves.
Belief We believe passionately in improving the lives and life chances of young people and helping them explore and develop their beliefs and attitudes.
Cooperation Scouting is about teamwork. We believe that when we work together we achieve more than we can on our own.


Methods

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities;
  • make and live by their Promise

Programme

The Scouting Programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including the main themes: leadership, teamwork and personal development. The Programme is delivered in a balanced way that incorporates elements from each theme, to offer young people the most interesting and diverse experience.


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Where are we?
The Scout Hut
Station Road
Toddington
Bedfordshire
LU5 6BN

News & Blogs

Blog | Parish Magazine October 2016
22/09/2016 By David Yirrell

GUERNSEY - On Saturday 20th August, 17 Scouts and Explorers together with 8 Leaders set off from Toddington Village Green and headed for the small Channel Island of Guernsey. This is the sixth time this trip has taken place (we run it every two years).

Over the course of their ten-day trip, the children and Leaders were kept busy enjoying outdoor activities such as the High Ropes, Tomahawks, Geocaching, Coasteering. They all made tie-dye T-shirts in their team colours; 'Fish' were orange and 'Chips' were blue; they made home-made

wallets out of tape and key rings out of paracord. The young people visited Castle Cornet on their re-enactment day, visited the German Underground Hospital and went on a walking tour of St Peter Port with Annette Henry, their 'Horrible Histories' guide. The Civil Protection invited us to take part in their bomb disposal training and five lucky young people got to detonate the bombs! They also went rib boating, go-karting, candle making, bread making (Guernsey gache), foraging and had a movie night. Their gache making exploits even featured in the local paper, The Guernsey Post. They built sand castles on the beach, flew kites, played football and some even swam in the sea. For some of the children it was their first time on Guernsey and for others the first trip on a propeller plane!

Many of these activities present challenges to the young people and it's so great watching them conquer those challenges. The look of pride and delight on their faces makes it all worthwhile!

 

The Guernsey Gang                                                         Making Guernsey gache with chef Ashraf Elsergany

EVENTS - Our Group continues to take part in fundraising activities to help with costs towards the ongoing refurbishment of our Scout Hut. Our next event is our Annual Ball on Saturday 15th October. If you would like to join us for a great evening of food, drink & music in our beautiful indoor marquee at Houghton Regis Leisure Centre from 6.30pm to 1am, please contact Lynne Sherriffs on 07908 701109 or by email  lynne.sherriffs@ntlworld.com to book your place NOW. Tickets remain at £45 per person, with transport available from local villages at £7 per person.

We will be holding our Annual Firework Display on Saturday 5th of November at the Toddington Fire Station. Tickets purchased in advance include a Hotdog & Hot Chocolate. Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased from Toddington Library from Tues 18th October onwards.

We are also in the process of planning another Quiz Night on Saturday 19th November at the Scout Hut. Look out for posters around the village nearer the time. For further details please email lynne.sherriffs@ntlworld.com

There’ll be more details in the next Parish Magazine of our Scout Hut Open Day on the 10th of December too. For info on Scouting in Toddington, please go to the relevant pages on this site

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Summer Lotto Bonus Ball Competition
11/07/2016 By Lynne Sherriffs

UPDATED AUGUST- Our Summer Lotto Bonus Ball Competition has finished and our ten lucky winners were as follows:- Maria Rawlings (no.30); Quizzy Peppers (team from our Quiz Night - no.3); Frances Pigott (no.47); Chris Bodsworth (no.16); Ali Waters (no.13); Zoe Evans (no.12); Liam Sherriffs (no.41); Rachel Harper (no.25); Frances Pigott (no.48) and Fiona Kraus (no.8). Congratulations to them and many thanks to all who entered.

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May 2016
19/05/2016 By Lynne Sherriffs

Our sections have been busy as usual, delivering action-packed programmes full of interesting activities and outings for our young people. The Beavers recently went on a visit to Heart FM Radio Station in Milton Keynes. All the children (and their Beaver mascots, Woody & Buzz) had a great time. They particularly enjoyed the opportunity to record a message and say “Hello” live on-air with DJ Daniel Fox.

Our Explorers recently went up to Bedford to the Observatory to see the sky at night and were fortunate to have a clear evening to make the most of their star-gazing. They’ve also had a visit from OSCAR, a vehicle used to promote road safety to young people in Central Bedfordshire. This visit focussed on drink driving, with a film displayed on the inside of the front windscreen of the car and the sound system and hydraulic suspension adding to the in-car simulator experience.

Last month, were delighted to host our first social event in our Scout Hut since its refurbishment. We held a Quiz Night as part of the Toddington Spring Festival and an enjoyable evening was had by all. We will certainly host another Quiz Night in the future, so look out for that. We are currently updating our website, where you will find lots of useful information & contact details for all our Sections, along with details of any future events e.g our Annual Ball.

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Toddington Scout Group
The Scout Hut, Station Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6BN
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