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.
 
 
‘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!’

 
 
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.
 
 
Head over to the events page to find out more about our Roman Camp for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
 
 
With the bake off on prime time TV inspiring bakers young and old across the country, including our own V4 Explorers!

The Explorers have spent an evening learning how to make pork pies, from rolling the dough, making the fillings and then finally baking the pie.

And we are pleased to report that there where no soggy bottoms!  
 
 
After the launch of the Warning Zone, V4 Explorers went and explored the warning zone for a fun night of activities.


 
 
Rearsby  celebrated their Golden Jubilee with a big party! 

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders, Parents and ex- group members all came together and celebrated 50 years of Scouting in Rearsby. The young people set up camp outside the village hall whilst inside Parents looked around the hall at the various exhibits showing the history of the group.

There was a short AGM followed by award presentations for both the young people and Leaders. Two of the Explorers who went on the recent World Scout Jamboree in Japan and the Explorer Belt expedition both shared their adventures with everyone in the room.

Later on in the evening all the young people took part in  a campfire and camped over night and then took part in a range of activities the following day.

Here's to 50 years at Rearsby, and to the next 50!
 
 
 
 
V4 Explorers had a night to remember last week, as they were given the challenge of creating and recording their very own Zombie Apocalypse!

Using Syston Scout HQ as their stage, the Explorers worked as a team to devise a route for the apocalypse to take place. They then divided themselves into characters, deciding who would be the victims and who would be the zombies. The Explorers even experimented with prosthetic makeup, ‘zombifying’ themselves into gruesome, spooky characters!

Click on the video below to see the V4 Zombie Apocalypse in action...
 
 
The Scouts and Explorers going to Ardeche this summer spent an evening at the LOPC where they practiced their canoe skills ahead of the week long camp.

The paddled up the River Soar, formed a raft and played games which helped them practice their paddle skills.

See the photos from the evening below.