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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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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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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.

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.

Scuba Tri-Dive 2018

We ran a scuba experience session (Tri-Dive) in the Lydney Leisure Centre pool in January. Several scouts had a go and one has continued with the sport to complete all the training and hours necessary to qualify as a PADI open water diver.