Scouts

Scouts - 10½ to 14 years

Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Scouts ignore the butterflies and go for it, and soon so will you.

Flitwick Scout group has two popular Scout Troops - Ruxox Scouts, who meet on a Monday, and Joey's Scouts, who meet on a Friday. Both Troops follow the same programme of activities. Scouts take on more independence when doing activities, and have more agency to suggest what they want to do. Scouts will often cook, bike, do woodcraft, chop wood, light fires, camp and much more. 



Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

The Scout Hut
Station Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1JT
Meeting Times
Ruxox Scouts
Mondays - 19:15 to 21:15

Joey's Scouts
Fridays - 19:15 to 21:15

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

In late January 2022, Cubs and Scouts from Flitwick Scout Group joined other Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from around Bedfordshire to help plan 2,022 trees at the Leslie Sell Activity Centre as part of the Queens Green Canopy

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Blog | Group Activity Day 2021
20/06/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scout Group held their Group Activity Day on 19th June 2021. COVID rules prevented a usual 100+ young person strong camping weekend, instead over 100 members of Flitwick Scout Group attended with their section for a number of Scouting activities. 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in a variety of Scout activities such as archery, backwoods cooking, orienteering and songs round a campfire. For lots of young people, they were trying things they had not done before. 

"Thank you all so much for organising such a fun-filled day. We are so grateful for all your hard work. The children loved it!"

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Springing into 2022
20/04/2022 By Simon Baldwin
All the young people at Flitwick Scout Group have been busy this half term, taking part in a fantastic range of activities; having fun, working together and learning skills for life.
 
Squirrel Scouts (boys and girls aged 4 & 5) were invested into the Group and have been building models and dens, hunting Easter eggs, and crafting a flower for Mothers day. They have also played lots of games, heard lots of stories, and sung lots of songs.
 
Beaver Scouts (boys and girls aged 6 & 7) also crafted flowers for Mother’s day and have built a water filter while learning about the problems some people have finding safe drinking water. Beavers have also played games and worked together as a team.
 
Cub Scouts (boys and girls aged 8 to 10) have worked together to learn how to read a map to find where they are and where they’re going, and have explored the local area. Cubs also collected a lot of items for a food bank and learnt where in the world their food comes from, and made a mozaic coaster for Mothers day.
 
Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 13) have cooked, carved chip forks out of wood, learnt how to safely use an axe and a saw and have also brushed up on their navigation skills. These came in handy at the end of term when some of the Scouts hiked over 11 KM from Cranfield to Bromham where they set up their tents, cooked their tea and camped overnight. For some Scouts, this was their first time camping with the group for over two years, or their first Scout camp altogether.
 
Harry Woolgar, one of the Scouts camping said “my favourite part was making the fires – we cooked on it and later on toasted marshmallows for s’mores”.
 
Among all these activities, some young people in the group have achieved the top awards for their section. There were multiple evenings this term where Chief Scout Bronze and Silver awards, the top awards in Beavers and Cubs, were presented by Darren Reeve, lead volunteer for the group, who said “It is fantastic to be giving out these awards that represent all the hard work the young
people have done. It is great that Flitwick Scouts have continued to achieve them despite the disruption over the past two years”.
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Blog | Scout Christmas Light Trail
16/12/2021 By Simon Baldwin
Scout Science

This past Monday, Ruxox Scout Group did a short hike... with a difference. For this hike, one of the Scouts planned the route herself for the rest of the troop to follow.

The route goes around Flitwick and tours a selection of Christmas Light displays, so best done when it is dark! Instead of following the route using a map and compass, this route is followed by using the What3Words app to find out where each place is! On top of that, there is a quiz to do at the same time! (Quiz questions are based on the lights so will only make sense while decorations are up)

The Good, the Bad and the Twinkly Climate Change Quiz:
    1. Easton Road - cheaper.corrode.awakes
What number is this house?
    2. Avenue - intention.daisy.romantics
How many Christmas trees?
    3. Roman Way - applies.vacancies.streaks
Where is the Grinch and what is he doing?
    4. St. Nicholas Close - gender.laminate.looks
Who is cold?
    5. Brookes Road - scarecrow.workshops.lodge
How many days until Christmas?
    6. High Street - digitally.spill.cosmic
When are they on sale?
    7. High Street - entitles.mammals.pizzeria
Who are in the windows?
    8. Windmill Road - plunge.reprints.tests
What animals shadow is on the wall?
    9. Rosebay Close - clinic.sweetener.bumps
Which animal is by the door?
    10. Eagle Drive - spurted.walls.younger
Who is next to the snowman?
    11. Severn Close - zone.diver.moving
How many penguins are there?
    12. Hawk Close - inefficient.sage.beyond
Who is driving?
    13. Kestrel Road - toads.years.stitch
Who is sitting by the door?
    14. Dunstable Road - script.example.notifying
What is poisonous?
    15. Swan Pub - courtyard.apart.choirs
How many lights are in the tree?
    16. Barclays Bank - slimmer.establish.chew
What can you win?
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Blog | Halloweekend Camp
31/10/2021 By Simon Baldwin

At the end of October 2021, Scouts at Flitwick Scout group had the first camping night away since March 2020. The camp was split into two: a group of 6 older Scouts did a long hike, camp and cook as part of their Expedition Challange award, and other Scouts had a camp with a slight Haloween theme. 

As it was the first nights away for over a year, a lot of the camp focused on core camp skills. Scouts were split into 3 camp patrols to work with over the weekend. First thing to do was to put up the dining shelers! Scouts worked in their patrols to do this, and then moved on to pitching their tents and preparing lunch. 

The afternoon consisted of 3 different activities; axe & saw, building zombie proof shelters in the woods, and covering all the important parts of what to do while camping (packing your bag, what to do in case of accidents etc). 

As it got dark, the wood chopped during the afternoon was used to light 3 fires to cook 3 different meals in a "cauldren" (i.e. dutch oven). This ended up with 3 very tasty different meals to choose from (vegetable stew, BBQ chicken and bolognaise). 

After dinner, Scouts gathered around the campfire for campfire songs and toasted mashmallows, before a quick game of manhunt and then into their tents to sleep. 

Strong wind the following morning had us all taking down the tents and shelters a little earlier than planned, but all taken down in good time (of course the Sun then came out nice and bright for us!). 

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