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A New Year of Scouting

After what seemed a long summer break, we are now back with a
full programme of scouting activities, with our Beavers, Cubs,
Scouts & Explorers. The 2023 group camp at Tolmers Activity
Centre, at the end of last term, saw over 100 young people enjoy a
great weekend, and my thanks to all involved.

A number of our long serving leaders have stepped down this
summer, and our thanks go to Jez Farmer, Steve Brandon & Chris
Baker for their huge contributions to the group. We welcome Angie
Farmer & Marco Vittur to our leadership team, plus a number of
parents have joined the ranks of occasional helpers, without who
we could not operate. Its very much a team approach, and we
would always welcome more ! Thanks also to our “maintenance
team” who keep the Wadley Hut, in superb condition.

Sadly Jenny Ford nee Wadley “ went home” unexpectedly in July,
she had devoted most of her life to the 1 st , following her parents,
who were the key drivers behind the building of the Wadley Scout
Hut. She held most roles during her time, and is perhaps best
remembered as a inspiring Cub Leader, and our Group Scout
Leader. She retired finally to her favourite “happy” place, the Lake
District, where she enjoyed 15 happy years. She will always be
fondly remembered.

If you would like to join us, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Steve Lindsay 07775 544344 /

News update

Well so far , so good, slowly the UK is coming out of lockdown / social restrictions, and life is returning to the new normal.

Firstly i want to really thank our leaders for keeping the flame of Scouting alive during the dark days, not easy when you were coping with home schooling / working at home and 100 other challenges !

Secondly, can i thank all our parents / carers who responded to our request to confirm that their young people will be returning as and when we are able to restart F2F meetings, it was a magnificent response, and enabled the group to confirm to the Scout Association our strong membership numbers.

Our leadership team are currently working up their own sections restart plans, doing Covid Risk Assessments etc. Naturally we will be doing everything to ensure we are operating in a Covid safe manner, and parents will be advised of the guidelines / operating instructions in due course.


Not surprisingly a number of our volunteer leaders have stepped down during the closure period, and we now urgently need some new leaders / occasional helpers !

So, if you feel you would like to help, let me know. Full Training will be provided, and as important  is the fact that you will be joining a scout group committed to equipping our young people with life skills, and having lots of fun at the same time.

I look forward to hearing from you

Steve Lindsay  07775 544344


Impala Cubs change days

The opportunity to change to a more convenient evening arose following the closure of 2nd / Ist St Albans Guides, so our Impala cubs having consulted with their leaders / parents have decided to change to Monday nights at the start of the new term.  Best of Luck to Luke & Rebecca, and the Impala Cubs

New Football Managers

Brilliant News, the group now have two new Cub Football Managers this season and both are raring to go. So Best of Luck to both our teams, Impala – managed by Dan Seeby and Impeesa managed by Steven Brandon.