Thank you for visiting the 1st Harston Scout Group’s Site. The main feature of our group is that we run both a Cub pack for boys and girls from 8 to 10.5 and a Scout troop that takes boys and girls from 10.5 up to the age of 14.5, and because we are a small group we are able to offer smaller sections so as to encourage all our members to join in all the activities and have lots of fun whilst learning new skills.
We meet at the Harston school hall on a Wednesday evenings and are able to offer Scouting to a wide range of youngsters from the surrounding villages, including Hauxton, Harston, Foxton and some others.
Roger Summerfield is our Group Scout Leader (GSL). Our Scout leaders are Tim Anderson, Ben Harris and James Prisk. All of whom attend every meeting, work permitting, so that a good ratio of Scouts to leaders is maintained and every Scout has an even chance of joining in. The Cubs are run by Brenda Free (Akela) assisted by Colin Free (Baloo) and Amanda Free (Kaa). Since they took over the Cubs Brenda and Colin have increased the numbers attending each week and now have a waiting list. In much the same way over the last few years the number of Scouts has grown year on year and we now have between 25 and 30 Scouts.
We have at our disposal a wide range of camping equipment, a selection of canoes and lots of pioneering equipment. A few of our leaders have The National Small-Bore Rifle Association certificate, which means we are able to offer rifle shooting as an activity, subject to parental permission.
All this helps us to be able to offer a wide and varied programme of activates through out the year aimed at different ages and abilities. We try and go on a few camps through out the year and in May 2007, along with nearly 1000 other Cambridge Scouts; we took part in the Centenary Camp at Cherry Hinton Hall.
We work on a selection of badges though out the year and at camp, but Scouts and Cubs are encouraged to try and find badges that interests them such as sports, musician or any hobbies, which they would like to do on their own and at their own pace. When they are ready they can ether bring the work they have done to a meeting or in the case of the above mentioned examples get them signed by their coach or teacher.
For all badge requirements please see the Badge links under each of the Cub and Scout sections of the website.
If you have any other question or would just like to know more please do not hesitate to come along one troop night and one of the leaders will be pleased to help or alternatively you can contact us here.