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.
On Saturday 24 October and also Saturday 7 November this year 77th Bradgate Scouts have once again given up their time to remember those that have lost their lives, or have been wounded during the 2 world wars and recent conflicts, by helping the Anstey British Legion with the Poppy Appeal by selling poppies at the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre.

Over the two Saturdays each Scout did a 2 hour slot  in conjunction with members from the Legion to sell poppies, badges etc to raise much need funds This year the sum raised by the Scouts was a grand total of £651.11, which was far and above any of their expectations.

Mr Graham Baum of The Anstey Branch of the Legion personally came along to the Scouts meeting last Monday to present them with a certificate of thanks for their efforts.

Paul Smith, our District Commissioner also congratulated the Bradgate Scouts on achieving such a large sum over the short period of time. He commented ‘The time given up by the scouts shows that the young people within the district do put something back into our community to raise such a brilliant amount for those that gave up their lives so we can do what we do’

The picture shows Graham and Mary from the Anstey British Legion with the 77th Bradgate Scouts showing off their certificate of thanks for their time and effort.
East Goscote Scouts visited Caterpillar® Learning and Inspiration Centre at Desford in over two weeks in November.  

The Centre is run in conjunction Birmingham Metropolitan College and provides engineering apprenticeships for young people. The college gave a short talk about the history of Caterpillar® and about the different types of machinery made by the firm. 

Then came the hands on activities!  The Scouts learnt how to assemble a brake pedal and connect up the electrics to the brake light. 

 There was also a tour of the factory and a chance to learn about production lines. How much did the Scouts remember when they did the Lego challenge at the end of the evening?.....

Sitting in a Backhoe Loader in the Visitor Centre gave the Scouts a sense of the scale of these machines. 

Even the big kids enjoyed themselves! 

The final challenge of the evening was for each team to build as many Lego diggers as possible in 5 minutes. Scouts had to work together to form a production line and create the finished diggers to the exact specification. This got very competitive!

And the winning team managed to complete all seven diggers exactly to the specification and
within the time allowed!! No mean feat as it is definitely harder than it looks.  A very big thank you to Michael from BMC and to Mick, Adam, Phil & Andy from Caterpillar for their
time and their willingness to share their expertise.  The Scouts had a fab evening learning about
Technology and Engineering and who knows we may have some budding apprentices among them. 

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!
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. 
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Charnwood District hero's! 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explores 
and Network flew to Johns Lee Wood for a weekend of fighting villains, fun and adventure. 

There where tons of activities during the weekend such as Super Sports Day where the hero's 
raced back and forth in egg and spoon races, running races, sack races and even sack over the 
head races! They also took part in selfie scavenger hunt, a hike through Bradgate Park - with one 
Leader getting lost again... 

The Scouts and Explorers also took part in paint balling which was exciting with them all saying 
what an amazing time they had. During the camp the Explorers went to the Leicester Outdoor Per-suite Centre and took part in the County cardboard box regatta, where they split in to teams and 
had to build a sea worthy boat out of cardboard and duct tape. There where some fantastic designs
and creations which looked amazing, but sadly sank when they entered the water. However the 
sinking didn’t stop them as they still swam the length of the course dragging what remained of 
their cardboard boats.

Later in the evening the Cubs hopped into their home made Batmobiles and raced down the dive 
in speedy time trials. Soon after there was a street fair with inflatables, street games and of course
super hero fancy dress!

Then it was time for the camp fire, which was lit by a rocket flying down from the tree and 
igniting the fire. Then the singing started with loud voices singing the favorites including boom-
a-chick-a-boom, on top of spaghetti and the every popular poo song.

Thank you to all the Leaders who gave their time this weekend, to the District Team for 
organizing everything and to all the super hero's who came!

See the video below and all the pictures here!
Scouts from the 77th Leicester went on County Scout camp last month and made this great video!