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Toddington Scout Troop

Ampthill And Woburn District Scouts, Bedfordshire

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.

Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

The Scout Hut
Station Road
Meeting Times
Fridays - 20:00 to 21:30

Due to our active programme we often meet outside of the Hut so please check the location venue.

News & Blogs

Blog | Parish Magazine October 2016
22/09/2016 By David Yirrel1

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 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

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 Karen Calder

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 Karen Calder

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