• Well done to everyone who took part in the first Two Waters Activity Centre Shooting competition – congratulations to the winners, 1st Apsley A team!
  • Well done also to the HHEX teams that took part in a very challenging Peak Assault competition.
  • 7th Hemel Scouts held their biggest investiture evening so far, with 18 new Scouts making their promise!
  • 1st Kings Langley Pathfinder scouts had a visit from Dacorum Fencing Club.
  • 1st Hemel Hempstead Scouts spent an enlightening evening with Paralympic sports star Jessica Stretton.

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Please find letters for Beaver Scouts and leaders attached for this event on Sunday 29th January 2017.


It’s beginning to feel very autumnal, and the slight chill in the air has me looking forward to the great seasonal activities this time of year brings!


  • 1st Bovingdon Cubs had a fun afternoon taking part in the County Cub Cyclocross Competition
  • 1st Hemel Hempstead scouts went under-water at Hemel Sportspace
  •  2nd Hemel Hempstead Scout group proudly took part in the Harvest festival service yesterday morning at the Church of Ressurection in Grovehill, and lots of food was donated for DENS

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Enjoy your scouting!




Please see a document attached from Hobbs Hill Wood school about the fundraising opporunity as part of their annual fireworks display.

As usual, the school will supply you or your Scout Group with a pack of tickets to sell to family and friends. You keep 50% from all the tickets you sell.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please email with your details or return the slip below to Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School, Peascroft Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP3 8ER and we will send you a pack of tickets and promotional material.

Any questions please telephone 01442 401222.

Please find documents attached from Phil McLachlan relating to the Astronomer badge day.



Two Waters Air Rifle Competition

Two Waters Activity Centre invite you to submit a team of Scouts from your Scout Group to take part in our first competition. It will be held in the Range at the rear of Apsley Scout Hut on 16th October 2016. Start time 12 midday.

Teams are to consist of 3 youngsters. There will be an additional individual category for any Group unable to submit a Team.

Youngsters are welcome to enter both categories.

An Adult responsible for your team must be present on site during the competition.

Cost: A nominal charge to cover pellets & targets of £3 per entry, payable on the day.

Please book your places by 12th October and return the completed Entry Form by email to the address below.

For further information and to book email

Thanks to everyone in Hemel Hempstead District Scouts who took part or helped with the County Cub Night Hike last weekend – well done, another excellent activity!


  • 1st Hemel Hempstead had an enjoyable time on their first visit to Water Activities at 1st Apsley Two Waters.
  • Another successful Power Boat Day at BLYM, thanks to Pete West and the Power Boat team.
  • Explorers had a fun weekend camping in the New Forest.

Take a look at the District facebook page for more – and keep sending your news/photos so we all know what you’ve been doing.

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Yours in Scouting


Hi ,

Just a reminder about next Wednesday’s GSL and Group Chair’s Forum at the District HQ (Warners End) – 7.45pm for an 8pm start.

On the agenda this time round is:

  • budget 2017 – discussion on district levy:
    • finanicial assistance for those who need it
    • jamboree 2019 funding
    • charging for under-18s who are young leaders but NOT active in an Explorer Scout Unit other than the YL unit.
  • Future development of Scouting provision in Hemel Hempstead.
  • Support for group executive committees
    • helping them feel more a part of the district
    • support required
  • Activity training
    • funding arrangements
    • future permit training requireD
  • Brief updates
    • search for a new secretary
    • census – January 2017
    • district directory
    • awards evening 2017

Looking forward to seeing you for some interesting discussions – if you cannot be there, please try to arrange someone to stand in for you.



Hope you had a great Summer, and feel full of energy and enthusiasm for another busy year!


The Summer break saw plenty of action –

  • Great fun was had by all who attended the CTT 2016 camp in July
  • Frank and two explorers took part in the County international trip to South Africa and Swaziland
  • A group of explorers and leaders enjoyed a Summer Camp in Guernsey
  • DofE trip to the Brecon Beacons, with one Gold group qualifying and three Silver practice groups

General reminders

  • Scout Shop – price changes, additional stock – leaflets will be available soon
  • Warners End Scout hut – available to hire to local community groups/clubs
  • Scout Active Support – relaunching this term

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Happy scouting – see you soon!



As we come to the end of another very busy term, I’d like to say thanks again to all involved in delivering such outstanding programmes and activities to all the young people in our District.  I know many of you have camps and events during the Summer holidays, so enjoy … and don’t forget to take plenty of photos for the District facebook page!


Forthcoming events – Autumn term

The next newsletter will be published mid September, when I hope to have news of all that has been happening over the Summer break.


Have a great Summer, hope you get a chance to relax and put you feet up for a while – see you in September for another year of Scouting!