Last weekend saw the 5 hut challenge, with Scouts and Explorers hiking to 5 different Scout Huts and taking part in different challenges.

It was a fantastic event and all the young people enjoyed the challenge.
 
 
What an action packed weekend! Saturday saw over 200 Beavers descend and a day of fun of adventure began!

The Beavers took part in many different activities such as bouncy castles with a special disco castle , grass sledging,  making flying ships, marshmallow toasting and super popular Jungle trail!

Joining in all the fun was the mischievous Charlie Charnwood who ensured that everyone had a smile on their face.

In the evening the Beavers enjoyed a campfire with lots of singing and dancing and lots of investitures around the campfire too, including a whole new Beaver colony -  Barrow Allison Beavers.

On the Sunday it was the turn of the Cubs to have there big birthday blowout! 

They too took part in a a huge range of activities, similar to the Beavers but they had a special activity, the gun carriages where they had to work as a team to get their cannon up the hill to fire the balloon.

The Cubs also had a campfire where they too sang silly songs, had investitures and sang happy birthday before heading home with cake and a party bag... the perfect end to one amazing weekend.  
 
 
The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirts of Beavers and Cubs from the District this weekend, as they took part in their annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ fun day! Each Beaver Colony and Cub Pack in the District competed against each other around a fantastic course of inflatable obstacles to collect points for their group.

Each round became more of a challenge as the Beavers and Cubs went from the inflatable slide to the bouncy obstacle course. Jack Gunbobbin, 8 from Mountsorrel told us all about his experience: “I’ve been first twice! I felt proud of myself because there was like 9 rounds so I was quite lucky to be first twice. My favourite part is probably the race that I did because we did all three of the bouncy castles, and jumping in the paddling pool; that was really fun as well. Its good because you get all wet then you have to collect a ball and go round all the inflatables again whilst holding a ball and whilst wet so it was really fun”.

Of course it wasn’t just the young people competing – a Beaver Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Leader from each group also competed in the it’s a Knockout Challenge! A fun and enjoyable day was had by all. Congratulations to the Winning groups; Rothley Beavers and Sileby Cubs.  

 
 
‘We are the Romans, the Charnwood Romans, wearing our armour and our togas!’

In celebration of St Georges Day, Charnwood District held a Roman-themed camp at Rough Close Campsite! Beginning with a campfire, the Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the District took part in songs and created their own Sketches, including a St Georges Day re-enactment. 

As hundreds of Beaver Scouts arrived the following morning for a fun-filled day of activities, the Cub Scouts jumped on the bus for an exciting trip to Warwick Castle! Throughout the weekend the young people took part in a large variety of activities, including Land Zorbing, Archery, Human Hungry Hippos, and Inflatable Activities, which was visited by the Mayor of Charnwood. 

Explorer Scouts Shona, Josh and Will described the Human Hungry Hippos as ‘exhilarating, breath-taking and competitive!’. It was certainly a camp to remember, as Mathew Holms from Mountsorrel Beavers described the event as the ‘best Beaver day ever!’

 
 
Congratulations to two of our Leaders who have been recognized nationally for the work they have done locally.

Anne Lewis MBE (District Training Manager) has been awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn
Andrew Caunt (District Cub Leader) has been awarded the Award for Merit.

On behalf of the District we would like to congratulate them on gaining these awards and thank them for all the work they have done in the District and will continue to do. 
 
 
Forget Leicester City and Jamie Vardy, it's all about Charnwood District's football legends.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers came together for the District football tournament, with tense heats, close semi-finals and nail biting finals it was one very exciting day.

Everyone played at their best and it really showed with only a few points separating the teams, but ultimately only one team from each section could be crowned the champions.

So here are this years champions:
Beavers - Rothley A Team
Cubs - Quorn Wednesday 
Scouts/Explorers - Explorers

Well done to our winners and everyone who took part.
 
 
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Dot Wilkes  has gone home.

She has been in Scouting since she was 15 years old and has helped hundreds of young people and adults on their Scouting adventure as part of Syston Scout group, Charnwood District and Leicestershire County.

Out thoughts are with Dot's family and friends at this time.
 
 
Head over to the events page to find out more about our Roman Camp for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
 
 
Santa, Elves, christingle and Beavers, all sounds very bazzar doesn't it? Well that's what happens when you have a Beaver stile christingle service.

Beavers raced to dress up like Santa and then they had to race to dress up the Leaders, beards and all, they also sang traditional carols like White Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Little Donkey. They also found out the top 10 toys Santa and his Elves are making this year - Lots of Beavers will be getting Star Wars Light Sabers this Year!

As well as all of the fun and games the Beavers also learnt about the meaning of a Christingle and thought about those who are less fortunate and the Christmas.

The service was fantastic and thank you to St Mary's Church for hosting the District.
 
 
After a Successful  all leaders meeting where we looked at what we achieved over the past year, such as new equipment, international camps to Ardeche and Japan. 

We also looked ahead at what was coming in 2016, with the Beavers 30th Birthday, Cubs celebrating 100 years and the biggest thing to come to the District.... Charlie Charnwood!!
Charlie Charnwood will be going around the District to visit Beavers and Cubs at events.. Maybe even the Explorers too! 

Below you can see the video played at the all leaders meeting: