Category Archives: Chairman’s Blog

the Derek Turner trophy 2018

We are delighted that our Scout team came joint first in this years Derek Turner district competition yesterday, Its fair to say that we have not done too well in this competition over the years, So its really brilliant.  Well done to George, James L, Rohan & Freddy.

2018 Remembrance Service

The group and all sections will be supporting the St Stephens Parish Remembrance Service in Park Street on Sunday November 11th, assembling at 2.30pm for the march to the Cenotaph. Three wreaths will be laid, by our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Later that day ( at 7.00pm ) the beacon in Greenwood Park will be lit to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.

Dates for your diary

The group are busy planning future dates, that are not to be missed !

Firstly there is the excellent St Albans Scout and Guide Gang Show at the Alban Arena between Wed 13th and Sat 16th Feb next year. All sections have ordered tickets, so watch out for more details from your Section Leader.

Secondly set of key dates for your diary – Next Years Group Camp will be at Gilwell Park between Friday 28th June and Sunday 30th June 2019. Its a long while since the group camped there, so its not to be missed. A real adventure !!

A new term is about to start

All our Beaver, Cub and Scout sections are about to restart their weekly meetings, and we really need a few new adult volunteers , to help run these, either as Occasional Helpers or Assistant Leaders.

Please give me a ring if you are interested.

Also Cub Football will be restarting shortly – see the Football blog for details of the first practice session.

See also our latest newsletter.


Steve Lindsay – Chair

07775 544344

End of term activities / news

Our scouts took to their bikes for the Annual Cycle Ride on the last meeting of the term,, this year riding the Nickey Line from Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead. ( 14 miles ! ) At the end they said farewell to their popular Asst Leader – John Allam, who has stepped down. Terry Cavender, our  GSL, presented him with a  Thank You Gift.

Meanwhile our marquee team have been busy providing tents for a dog show in Chipperfield, and a holiday club in Redbourn. thanks to them for their hard work.

We look forward to welcoming our young people back in the first week of September.  Check on OSM for the details

AGM feedback

Last nights AGM was only lightly attended, but many positives spin out of the discussions that took place, so thanks to everybody who came along.

We said good bye to two Exec members , Dawn & Julie, many thanks for all you have contributed over the years.

We thanked our retiring Cub Football Managers, and welcome Dan Seeby who has stepped into the shoes. We wish you well this coming season.

We are still looking for more parents to help our sections, either as Asst Leaders or Occasional helpers . Contact me if you are interested.

The next  hut  improvement project is laying a path / between the gate and the steps / disabled ramp. A small sub – committee will be working on this over the Summer break.

Have a good summer break ! See you all in September

Great Camp

What a great group camp we all had last weekend at Tolmers Activity Centre, Cuffley – loads of activities, campfire singsong etc etc.

Thanks to all our leaders / helpers in making it possible

Helping at St Albans Half Marathon

We have been asked to help this year, by manning a water station in Bedmond Lane, its on Sunday 10th June 2018. Can you help for a couple of hours. we are hoping to raise funds for the young people going to the next World Scout Jamboree in the USA !

Contact Julie Crossley at – she is waiting to hear from you.