A month of adventure for Hemel Hempstead’s scouts, cubs and beavers

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July has been a month of adventure for hundreds of children who are members of Hemel Hempstead’s beaver, cub and scout groups.

First they cycled down the 10-mile Nickey Line between Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden to raise sponsorship money towards their equipment and maintaining their buildings.

Then more than 300 beavers, cubs and scouts and their families took part in a campfire and cookout evening at Phasels Wood, near Kings Langley. They made dampers - scout-style bread made from dough, pocket-sized pizzas in frying pans, sausages in foil, apple fritters, chocolate bananas and popcorn. Then they sang campfire songs.

At a later date, there was the Nimrod Challenge in Phasels Wood, where 19 teams from the Hemel Hempstead District Scouts fought to complete a circular route in the fastest time.

They had to pitch their team tents, then navigate the route using grid references that were given to them, competing a task at various bases along the way.

The 1st Kings Langley Scouts won the competition.

There were plenty of other scouting adventures during July, too, including one where youngsters tackled a self-made obstacle course while wearing onesies.

July is also the month when the Hemel Explorer scouts completed their passing out parade at Hemel Hempstead Fire Station.




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