District Diary

Jul
25
Mon
2022
Summer Holiday (25 July – 31 August)
Jul 25 – Aug 31 all-day
Sep
1
Thu
2022
Start of Autumn Term
Sep 1 all-day
All Sections Leader Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
10
Sat
2022
Bushcraft – All years camp @ TBC
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – Sep 11 @ 11:00 am

Full details will be sent by email to those registered.

There are NO places available on the night – this is for pre-regisered attendees only.

Bushcraft flyer 2022

Sep
12
Mon
2022
GSL & District Team Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

One main topic for discussion and a chance for general Q&A

Sep
16
Fri
2022
Activity Spectacular at Phasels Wood (ASAP) 2022 @ Phasels Wood
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

04/08/22 – Phasels are still awaiting finalised details before they’re able to publish the information, including ticket prices.

Oct
17
Mon
2022
District Executive Budget Meeting @ Warners End Scout HQ
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
19
Wed
2022
Awards Evening @ Salvation Army Hall
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Our annual awards evening to celebrate those who have been awarded:

  • Chief Scout Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond awards
  • Young Leader Belts, Explorers Belts or the Queen’s Scout Award
  • Long service and good service awards (for adult volunteers)
Oct
24
Mon
2022
Half Term (24 Oct – 28 Oct)
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
30
Sun
2022
Halloween Party for Beaver Scouts & Cub Scouts @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Deadline for young people to respond:

Deadline for leaders to submit details by:

Nov
4
Fri
2022
Family Firework Spectacular @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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 who sell them.

Letters will be available in October.

Nov
9
Wed
2022
District Executive Meeting
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
18
Fri
2022
Green Beret @ Lees Wood
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 20 @ 11:30 am

A teamwork challenge for Scouts across Hertfordshire – teams of 5-6 Scouts undertake a series of day and night bases, an orienteering course and an assault course.

Teams must be supported by at least one adult – a centrally catered option is available.

Nov
27
Sun
2022
Cub Activity Badge Day 2022 (Astronomer) @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
4
Sun
2022
Christmas Party for Beavers & Cubs @ Hobbs Hill Wood School
Dec 4 all-day
Dec
22
Thu
2022
Christmas Holiday (22 Dec – 4 Jan)
Dec 22 2022 – Jan 4 2023 all-day
Jan
3
Tue
2023
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.

Jan
11
Wed
2023
District Executive Meeting
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
14
Sat
2023
Inter Troop Scout Hockey Tournament @ Adeyfield Free Church
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Update

Dear Leaders,

Network have planned an inter-district hockey tournament for the Scout section.

Registration 9AM for 9.30 start. Finish 3.30pm

Location; The New Adeyfield Free Church.Adeyfield Free Church, Hosking Ct, Maylands Avenue, HP2 4GZ

Please note that parking at the site is limited. If parents can lift share to and from it would save space and time. Please encourage scouts to bring board games for entertainment. Phones will be allowed, but volume must be kept off. Also a reminder to get team numbers back to me ASAP.

The teams will be made of 5 scouts (1 goal keeper, 4 fielders). We will also require at least 1 leader/parent helper from each group to be with their teams for moral support and to help keep the peace while teams are waiting to play. There is a cost of £5 per child to cover expenses of the event.

There is a penalty system for the day, although I desperately hope it won’t be needed. However, if it is then it may result in individual players being disallowed to continue playing (the rest of the team will continue without the player). Whole teams also may be disqualified. As I say, I hope these won’t be needed.

On a cheerier note, we are hoping to have a really enjoyable day and we hope you will join us in making that happen. If we can get an idea how many groups would like to field at least 1 team then I can say whether we can allow for more teams.

Can you please send all your team lists too me as soon as possible. Bring the health forms with you on the day. Also contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support.

Jethro
Event Lead

Hockey Event Health Form

Scout Tournament Hockey Rules v1

Jan
29
Sun
2023
Beaver Scout Activity Badge Day @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Jan 29 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
4
Sat
2023
Swimming Gala for Cubs & Scouts @ Dacorum Sports Centre
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our annual swimming gala, consisting of age-appropriate individual and team races for each section plus a joint relay which contributes to the overall group trophy results. Teams should be accompanied by a ratio of 1 adult to 8 young people.

2020 Swimming Gala

Instructions and Rules Swimming Gala 2020

Scout Swim Gala Programme of events 2020

 

 

Feb
13
Mon
2023
Half Term (13 Feb – 17 Feb)
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day
GSL & District Team Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

One main topic for discussion and a chance for general Q&A

Feb
25
Sat
2023
Pinewood Derby 2023 @ 1st Apsley Scout HQ
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
4
Sat
2023
Chiltern Challenge (older Scouts + Explorers) @ Phasels Wood
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day

For more details, please see the County website

Mar
11
Sat
2023
Ready Steady Cook @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Information sheet HHDS Cooking Competition 2020

Team Form rsc team entry form Ready Steady Cook 2 

Consent Form   Ready Steady Cook 2

Cooking competition based on the popular TV programe – a team challenge for team of 3-4 Scouts to prepare, cook and serve a meal with surprise ingredients.

Family Quiz Night @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along and join in with our Family Quiz Night – you WILL need your kids to help you!  There will be a cold supper, games, raffle and a lighthearted quiz to challenge all the family!

Family Quiz Night Flyer

Apr
1
Sat
2023
Easter Fun Event for Beavers and Cubs @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come and join the Jamboree team at our Easter Fun Event. You will experience a variety of indoor and outdoor Easter Themed activities including an Easter Egg Hunt!

Apr
3
Mon
2023
Easter Holiday (3 April – 14 April)
Apr 3 – Apr 14 all-day
Apr
18
Tue
2023
All Sections Leader Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Apr 18 @ 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.

Apr
21
Fri
2023
Promise Renewal & “Family Camp” Weekend Event 2023 @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre (please use the A41 entrance)
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm

Bookings open in January

Family Camp

With tents pitched on Thursday night, Friday evening is full of fun-filled and adventurous activities before a camp-fire and off to bed.

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with the usual district camp activities, with a St. George’s theme running through it!

Bring a Friend event – Friday evening only

As the event is being held close to St George’s Day, the evening will also contain our short ceremony to renew our Promises altogether as Hemel Hempstad District!  The complete programme for the Friday evening is as follows –

  • 4.45 pm – Arrival & registration – Beavers & Cubs
  • 5.00 pm – Activities open
  • 8.30 pm – Activities close – Scouts & Explorers depart

Wear: Activity clothes & Group scarf

During the evening there will be plenty of opportunities for young people and their friends, to take part in various activities including aeroball, garden games, batak, bungee trampolines, backwoods cooking, human buzzwire, human hungry hippos, kurling, land zorbs, pedal racers, potholing, slackline, sucker guns, cresta run, low ropes assault course, nightline trail, orienteering, a photo hunt, inflatables, trampolines, craft activities and climbing the rolling rock and traverse walls.

Cubs (and friends aged 8+), Scouts & Explorers will also be able take part in rifle shooting (subject to weather conditions & a consent form being signed), abseiling, archery, climbing, crate stacking, high ropes cube course, human table football and zip wire,

Some of the activities will have the opportunity to win some TASTY prizes too!

To take part in all these activities young people will require a ‘wrist band entry ticket’ which may be purchased prior to the event at our website: www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/promise

Parents will be required to supervise the Beavers & Cubs (recommended ratio 1 adult : 4 children – max 1:6) as we are asking leaders to help to run some of the activities.

Refreshments for the YP (included in the ticket price) will be available between 5.30 – 8.00 pm.  Tea/coffee will be available for the adults to purchase.

Wet weather cancellation information will be available on the day at:  www.hemel-scouts.co.uk

May
10
Wed
2023
District Executive Meeting
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
25
Thu
2023
District AGM @ Zoom Meeting
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
27
Sat
2023
Cubjam 2023 @ Phasels Wood
May 27 – Jun 3 all-day

https://www.phaselswood.org.uk/cubjam

May
29
Mon
2023
Half Term (29 May – 2 June)
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day
Jun
12
Mon
2023
GSL & District Team Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

One main topic for discussion and a chance for general Q&A

Jun
24
Sat
2023
Nimrod Challenge 2023 @ Phasels Wood
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

This year’s Nimrod will be based at Phasel’s Wood.  It is a camping, evening navigation, challenge and cooking competition based in the local area.

Sep
5
Tue
2023
All Sections Leader Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
11
Mon
2023
GSL & District Team Meeting @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

One main topic for discussion and a chance for general Q&A

Sep
15
Fri
2023
Activity Spectacular at Phasels Wood (ASAP) 2023 @ Phasels Wood
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
Oct
16
Mon
2023
District Executive Budget Meeting @ Warners End Scout HQ
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
19
Thu
2023
Awards Evening @ Salvation Army Hall
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Our annual awards evening to celebrate those who have been awarded:

  • Chief Scout Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond awards
  • Young Leader Belts, Explorers Belts or the Queen’s Scout Award
  • Long service and good service awards (for adult volunteers)
Nov
3
Fri
2023
Family Firework Spectacular @ Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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 who sell them.

Letters will be available in October.

Nov
8
Wed
2023
District Executive Meeting
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
17
Fri
2023
Green Beret @ Lees Wood
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 11:30 am

A teamwork challenge for Scouts across Hertfordshire – teams of 5-6 Scouts undertake a series of day and night bases, an orienteering course and an assault course.

Teams must be supported by at least one adult – a centrally catered option is available.

Nov
26
Sun
2023
Cub Activity Badge Day 2023 (Artist) @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
10
Sun
2023
Beaver & Cub Scout Christmas Party 2023 @ Hobbs Hill Wood primary school
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
1
Thu
2024
Lochearnhead Expedition 2024 (provisional) @ Lochearnhead Scout Station
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Dates TBC by Hertfordshire Scouts – for either a 7, 10 or 14 day expedition.

Aug
1
Fri
2025
Kandersteg 2025 @ Kandersteg International Scout Centre
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day