Scout Network

The Scout Network is Scouting’s fifth section – open to members aged 18 – 24. Members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of the district’s Scout Network team.

I have attached a copy of the forthcoming programme which contains adventurous, outdoors, social activities, weekends away and taking part in national Scout Network camps. The programme also contributes to the Queen’s Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

If you’re interested, our district’s Scout Network is co-ordinated by Kirsty & Natasha, you can contact them using the email address: network@hemel-scouts.co.uk

Kirsty will be contacting all members of the district aged 17.5 – 25 shortly to invite them along to the next few evenings/events.

Find us online
There is a Facebook group for anyone interested in the Hemel Hempstead Scout Network:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6719781874&ref=br_rs

To find out more about the national Scout Network programme, visit the Scouts UK website:
https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search?cat=8

Please find attached details for the 2018 Caving Badge Course weekends.  Scouts and Explorers (and leaders!) can book onto these courses individually, and do not need to be accompanied by their own leaders. 

Transport is provided from Essex/Herts to and from the course, which is in Somerset.  Bookings should be completed and returned to the address on the form.

Please find attached details for the 2018 Caving Badge Course weekends.  Scouts and Explorers (and leaders!) can book onto these courses individually, and do not need to be accompanied by their own leaders.  Transport is provided from Essex/Herts to and from the course, which is in Somerset.  Bookings should be completed and returned to the address on the form.

 

Kind regards,

Following our district’s successful trip to the Haarlem Jamborette as an alternative to the World Scout Jamboree in 2015, we plan to return again in 2019. Please indicate your interest in taking part in this trip using the form below and you will be contacted about forming the leadership team later in the Spring term (2018).

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OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS WHO WISH TO CONTINUE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Please note: Everyone interested must register their interest including those on the current course.

Following Baden Powell’s ideals and Bear Grylls, be part of this popular group now in it’s 10th year who wish to:

  • Participate in the practical side of woodcraft and backwoods skills, camping without a tent.
  • Work in own age groups; scouts, explorers, adults & leaders.

Parents may join in too as long as they are DBS/CRB cleared by their Group
It is fundamentally:

  • Designed for anyone from ‘Scouts (must be over 11) to Adults’ in the District.
  • Fun for all, no previous bushcraft experience required.
  • You need to have camped under canvas previously (with your own scout group).
  • Not requiring specialised equipment to take part.
  • Allows you to try out something you have never done before.

Some of the many skills you may wish to try out:

  • Make a shelter from ‘tarp’ or natural materials and sleep in it.
  • Using a Knife, Axe and Saw in the Bushcraft way.
  • All you need to know about fires and starting them without a match.
  • Identifying and collecting wild foods.
  • Preparing and cooking animals and fish.
  • Making gadgets from natural materials.
  • How to collect and make safe drinking water.
  • Using and sleeping in a hammock

Dates for 2017 are in the attached flyer.

If you wish to take part in this popular group for 2017 you will need to register or re-register (if existing member):

  1. Register your interest on-line only by emailing to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com
  2. Give your name (those taking part), date of birth (if under 18), scout group, address, contact Tel Nos.
  3. Be sure to put the dates on your calendar and register on-line to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com

John & the bushcraft team

OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS WHO WISH TO CONTINUE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Please note: Everyone interested must register their interest including those on the current course.

Following Baden Powell’s ideals and Bear Grylls, be part of this popular group now in it’s 10th year who wish to:

  • Participate in the practical side of woodcraft and backwoods skills, camping without a tent.
  • Work in own age groups; scouts, explorers, adults & leaders.

Parents may join in too as long as they are DBS/CRB cleared by their Group
It is fundamentally:

  • Designed for anyone from ‘Scouts (must be over 11) to Adults’ in the District.
  • Fun for all, no previous bushcraft experience required.
  • You need to have camped under canvas previously (with your own scout group).
  • Not requiring specialised equipment to take part.
  • Allows you to try out something you have never done before.

Some of the many skills you may wish to try out:

  • Make a shelter from ‘tarp’ or natural materials and sleep in it.
  • Using a Knife, Axe and Saw in the Bushcraft way.
  • All you need to know about fires and starting them without a match.
  • Identifying and collecting wild foods.
  • Preparing and cooking animals and fish.
  • Making gadgets from natural materials.
  • How to collect and make safe drinking water.
  • Using and sleeping in a hammock

Dates for 2017 are in the attached flyer.

If you wish to take part in this popular group for 2017 you will need to register or re-register (if existing member):

  1. Register your interest on-line only by emailing to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com
  2. Give your name (those taking part), date of birth (if under 18), scout group, address, contact Tel Nos.
  3. Be sure to put the dates on your calendar and register on-line to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com

John & the bushcraft team

Please see the attached documents about the ever-popular go-karting activity on Wednesday evenings (starting after half term).

One letter is for young people to go independently, the other is for those sections who want to make a block booking.

Thanks to Sean, Richard and 1st Leverstock Green for running this as always.

Russ

Want to learn to be the next Bear Grylls?

Attached is a flyer for our ever-popular Bushcraft activity for 2016 for anyone aged 11+ (leaders, helpers and parents).

Every year this activity gets fully subscribed by mid-December so interest needs to be registered by email to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

Leaders – if you want paper copies to give out, please ask.

For someone to come and speak to your Scouts/Explorers/Network about what Bushcraft is, let us know ASAP as we’ll see what can be done.

Thanks

Russ

Here’s the Scout Network’s programme for Summer/Autumn 2015:

Scout Network programme – Summer/Autumn 2015

Last night we celebrated our success over the last year at our District AGM… check out our annual report video showing all the fun and adventure enjoyed members of the district over the past 12 months.

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Fri
2018
6:00 pm Peak Assault (Herts Scouts) @ Secret location (Starting at Phasels Wood)
Peak Assault (Herts Scouts) @ Secret location (Starting at Phasels Wood)
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Peak Assault is Hertfordshire Scouts’ most challenging competition organised for members of the Scout Association aged 14 and over and is now in its 43rd year. The competitors must use their orienteering skills, physical ability[...]
Oct
31
Wed
2018
5:30 pm Halloween Party for Beaver Scout... @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre
Halloween Party for Beaver Scout... @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a spooky evening of fun Halloween-themed activities. Parents are asked to accompany children (1:4), with leaders supporting the activities. Halloween Party Leader letter Halloween Party YP letter Deadline for young people to[...]
Nov
5
Mon
2018
6:00 pm Family Firework Spectacular @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Family Firework Spectacular @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An opportunity to have a great night watching some spectacular fireworks and raise money for your group at the same time. The school kindly donate back a percentage of any ticket sales to the group[...]
Nov
16
Fri
2018
7:30 pm Green Beret @ Tolmers Scout Camp
Green Beret @ Tolmers Scout Camp
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 11:30 am
 
Nov
25
Sun
2018
1:00 pm Cub Scientist Activity Badge Day @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Cub Scientist Activity Badge Day @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An exciting afternoon of science-themed activities and interactive sessions. Cub Scouts who attend will receive their Scientist activity badge. Cubs will go round in groups of ten, accompanied by an adult. We would ask groups[...]
Dec
16
Sun
2018
all-day Christmas Pantomime for Beavers ... @ Kings Langley Community Centre
Christmas Pantomime for Beavers ... @ Kings Langley Community Centre
Dec 16 all-day
Join us for a fun and interactive Christmas-themed “Beauty and the Beast” pantomime, delivered by a travelling theatre company. Separate sessions for Beavers and Cubs – leaders are asked to offer to stay to supervise,[...]
Jan
3
Thu
2019
7:45 pm All Sections Leader Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
All Sections Leader Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Jan 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
A chance to network with other leaders, find out about and have your say on future events and pick up tips and ideas to help run your section.