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What an adventure! Cubs attended the National Cub-Jam at Phasel's Wood Campsite, Kings Langley. A great time was enjoyed, usual fun camping, activities covering all types of sports and a superb day at Gulliver's Kingdom. Our Cubs took over the Radio Station for a day demonstrating another skill! Another highlight was the presentation of the Thanks Badge to Lance Goodman for his services to Scouting in Irthlingborough Thanks must go to our Leader Team - Karen,Emily and Lance for giving up their time to benefit out Young People........
Annual General Meeting 2019
The Annual General Meeting was held at the Scout Headquarters with a very good attendance from Local, District and County Councillors along with Scouting Commissioners, Trustees, Parents,Leaders and Supporters of Scouting. Progress Awards were presented to the Young People, Service Awards to our Leader Team and all illustrated by a video presentation showing tne year's activities for all our training sections. The Group welcomed Isobel Stevenson who becomes our Group Scout Leader Special mention was made to congratulate Liam Marriott and Dan Strike of acheiving the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and for Liam Marriott attaining the prestigious Queens Scout Award. Our Town Mayor commended the Team on another successful year's Scouting in Irthlingborough.
Pancake Day Fun and Games

Both the Scouts and the Cubs chose different ways to celebrate Pancake Day this year, The Scouts made very interesting and creative pancakes with various filling whilst the Cubs made traditional pancakes and enjoyed party games as part of their celebrations! Well done to all our Young People and their Leaders!

Explorer Scouts Plant Trees for Nenescape

Titans Explorer Scouts joined with the Nenescape Project to plant trees along the newly-created 'greenway' linking the old Rushden Station with the Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre. The path is on the old track-bed of the railway line and will be bordered with both ornamental and fruit trees. The Young People took part as part of their Award Scheme which covers both Scouting Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh's programme. Nenescape is a local charity supported in part by the National Lottery.

Queen Scout and DoE Awards

Delighted yesterday evening to see two more of ‘Nene Valley Network Scouts’ Steph Harding & Liam Marriott presented their well-earned ‘Queen Scout Award’ & ‘Duke of Edinburgh Gold’ badges from County Commissioner, Dean Smith. This means the section has now enjoyed 12 Senior Awards over the last 12 months.

Liam, a very active member of Network, plus a hard-working Cub Scout Leader with 1st Irthlingborough Scout Group, completed his ‘Gold DofE’ award, of which was the first for several decades with his Group. He linked in his Leadership role towards helping achieve his ‘QSA’ for example, running International activities which the young people thoroughly enjoyed. He also led several activities for the Cubs faith badge of which included visiting a Hindu temple and Mosque, exploring different faiths. Liam also explained to the Cubs about Scout membership, its history and values, plus what the Scout Promise and the Law means. Liam is also part of the team responsible for supporting the wider District strategy, for example helping set up a Brand-New Scout Group in Thrapston, plus raising awareness of Scouting in both Irthlingborough and Rushden.

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