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Haarlem 2019

Every 4 years the Forest of Dean Scout District takes a contingent of Scouts, Explorers and Adults to the Haarlem Jamborette in the Netherlands. This year we took 48 Young People and 12 Adults, of which 2 adults and 8 Young People were current or former Aylburton and Lydney members. We took an overnight coach…
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Cub Camp May 2019

The Cub Leaders planned an excellent Harry Potter themed Cub camp in the Deerpark. The activities included: wand making, spells, potions, and a real-life Quidditch match. We had a fantastic time.

Haarlem Practice Camp

As part of the team-building and Kit checking before we go to Haarlem, we took some of our Scouts and our slug tents to The Scowles campsite near Coleford. We had a leisurely weekend, allocating people to the various teams and people to their tents . The weather was dry, a bit cool, but we…
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AGM

We held the AGM just after Easter. We had a families afternoon with Archery, Target Shooting and Tomahawk throwing. After last year’s success we hired a 7m climbing wall. Many of the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts got to the top. Even the Group Scout Leader went up to present a cheque to the two Young…
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Tri-Dive

We arranged another Sub Aqua TriDive in Lydney Pool for Scouts and Explorers in January. More of our Scouts took part. Adults also had a go.

Beaver Camp

The Beavers held an overnight camp on 23 November at Beaver Lodge, Parkend. Just one night, but it was enough. Climbing indoors was fun.

2018 JOTA-JOTI

We held our District Jamboree on The Internet and Jamboree on the Air in October. JOTI is an opportunity for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts around the world to contact one another in supervised online chat rooms and find out about scouting from many other countries. Jamboree on the Air gives Beavers, Cubs and Scouts a…
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Backwoods Challenge 2018

We entered a team of scouts into the Annual Backwoods Challenge. The aim is to spend 24 hours in a shelter made from scavenged materials (we supply a tarp and cord), cooking meals on a wood fire, then clearing up and leaving no trace. Our team were all novices and came first in the challenge.…
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Wye Canoe Exped 2018

We completed a canoe expedition down the Wye in July 2018. We started at Luckshall campsite and paddled to Hoarwithy on the Saturday. Scouts cooked the evening meal then had a relaxing evening around the campfire. We struck camp and continued the paddle to Ross on the Sunday.

Strategy 2018

Our scouts entered 4 teams into the County Scouts challenge, Strategy, held at Cirencester Park. We had a brilliant time completing a wide variety of tasks and activities with some navigation and map reading thrown in.