Scouting offers fun and friendship, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. The 27th Cambridge Scout Group is based in Cherry Hinton and offers young people the chance to make new friends, have fun, and learn new skills and activities. We offer groups for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

 
 

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Silver Fox Night Hike competition

Scouts Blog : January 7, 2019 : Scouts

On December the 8th, 5 teams from the 27th scouts entered the Silver Fox night hike competition. It was held at Holt Island in St Ives. Before setting off, we pitched our tents and ate our tea. There were 3 other troops, 2 of them camped and 1 of them went home after the hike. Each team had to report to base half an hour before their starting time to gain grid references and phone numbers. The route took us out to Fenstanton before coming back to St Ives through the Fen Drayton lakes.

Along the journey, there were 4 bases that each team had to pass by. Each base had a different challenge. The challenges were, First Aid, Pioneering, Filters and making cups of tea!  The stations were marked with grid references on the map. Each team was marked at the bases on their teamwork and their skills. This along with the overall time made up the standings.

Once back, we were treated to hot dogs and hot chocolate. Everyone was very tired and keen to go to sleep. We retreated to the tents and fell asleep straight away. In the morning, the leaders cooked up bacon baps  for breakfast. Each team was keen to know the results. After packing up the tents, Andrew and Richard gave us the results. We found out that: Falcon-Tiger had jointly won with a team from the 28th! They were awarded the shield and everyone went home happy!

Written by: Ollie

Night Hike 2018

Scouts Blog : January 5, 2019 : Scouts

Last year our troop (27th Scouts) went to the Silver Fox Night Hike competition. The event took place on Holt Island, St Ives from the 8th-9th December 2018.

Once everybody had arrived we started setting up our tents, although some people found it difficult everybody managed. After some time, the starting times were announced, every patrol had to go to the starting/ending point which was a small building near the river. All patrols had to come half an hour before their starting times to work out the way points and supply themselves with some hand warmers.

There were six way points we had to reach and on each way point there was an activity e.g. pioneering, water purification and so on. The aproximate length we were walking was 10km and as for the time about 3hours. When we finally got back we had hot dogs and hot chocolate most of us fell asleep soon after we got into our tents.

The Night Hike was a very fun, intruiging and challenging experience for all of us! I would like to go again soon!
Finally, we need to thank all the adults for volunteering to accompany us to the competition. I think all of us appreciate your commitment!

Written by: Misha

JOTI 2018

Scouts Blog : November 19, 2018 : Scouts

On Saturday the 20th of October from 5:00 till 8:00 the 27th scout troop of Cambridge were able to participate in this year’s JOTI. The JOTI is where you can go onto Skype and talk to other scout troops from all around the world, we managed to speak to lots of different troops from all around the world such as South Africa, America, Scotland, Indonesia and many more. Overall most of the troop’s favorite things to do was camping. We managed to talk to all of these scout troops by going on to the website scout link and we would type in the username and password, then you could go into a chat room and talk to a whole group of scouts or talk to one person at a time, there was also a big screen in the middle of the room that you could call or get called by different scout troops by Skype.

All of the different scout troops who were participating in the JOTI had a JID code, these were codes that you would give to people and they would give it to you, your scout troop would then record this and see how many you could get. We would ask other scouts what they like to do in scouts, what they enjoyed doing most and what sort of things they did in their country and would see what we do differently here. We all enjoyed having conversations with different scouts and what they do at scouts, then later on in the evening we got some delicious pizza and chatted to each other about what countries we met scouts from and what they liked to do.

we would like to thank all of the parents and leaders that made this evening possible and we hope to do something like this again.

Written by: Leila

 

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