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4th Ashby de la Zouch Scout Group

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Ashby and Coalville District Scouts, Leicestershire

Scouting provides fun activities and adventures to young people, who are split into sections based on age. Beaver Scouts (6-8), Cub Scouts (8-10½), Scouts (10½-14), Explorer Scouts (14-18) and Scouts Network (18-25).


Adult Volunteers

Volunteers are pivotal to the running of our Scout Group. These may include leaders, assistants, occasional helpers, parents, administrators, fundraisers and more.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

If you would like to hear more, use the Contact Us link on the left.


Purpose

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.


Values

As Scouts we are guided by these values:

Integrity We say what we mean and when we make a promise, we keep it.
Respect We listen to others, explore our differences and work to find common ground.
Care Scouts are friends to all and think of others before themselves.
Belief We believe passionately in improving the lives and life chances of young people and helping them explore and develop their beliefs and attitudes.
Cooperation Scouting is about teamwork. We believe that when we work together we achieve more than we can on our own.


Methods

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities;
  • make and live by their Promise

Programme

The Scouting Programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including the main themes: leadership, teamwork and personal development. The Programme is delivered in a balanced way that incorporates elements from each theme, to offer young people the most interesting and diverse experience.


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Where are we?

The BP Shell Scout Centre
Wilfred Gardens
Ashby de la Zouch
Leicestershire
LE65 2GX

Other meeting places

 

The BP Shell Scout Centre
Wilfred Gardens
Ashby de la Zouch
Leicestershire
LE65 2GX

News & Blogs

At the end of each January Scout Group across the UK are required to take a census of members to submit to Headquarters. This year 4th Ashby has grown by a third, largely due to the two new beaver colonies.

Group Scout Leader, Jonathan Bloor was keen to thank the Regional Services Team of the Scout Association for their support in addressing the shortage of places in the town. "Working with our friends at Ashby (Hastings) and the RST, we've cleared over 100 names from our waiting lists," Jonathan said. "I'm really pleased with the position we find ourselves in, although we have plans to continue to grow during 2018, especially for the 10-14-year-olds.

We welcome volunteers, whether they have a Scouting background or not". At the time of writing (early Feb) places are available in Beavers (Ages 6-8) and Cubs (8-10 1/2), please get in touch to enjoy a free trial!

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Christmas Post Was a Bumper Delivery
23/12/2017 By Jon Bloor
Group Scout Leader Jonathan Bloor was delighted to announce that the Scout Post, held throughout December, had been an enormous success.
 
On behalf of the 175 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who are members of the 4th Ashby Scout Group he announced "Thanks to our customer, the people of Ashby, Packington and Smisby and especially to our partners who act as post-offices we have raised over £1,200 whilst providing a useful service".
 
Almost 5,000 cards were sorted into 53 rounds and then delivered by families during the lead up to Chrismas. The Scout Post has been run by 4th Ashby since 1982.
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We were delighted to visit the Co-op to receive a cheque for our share of their Members Charity fund.

 
During the previous six months, we were one of three local charities to benefit from the sale of disposable carrier bags and the community percentage collected from own brand products sold.
 
Scout Dan C said "We knew that the Co-op had chosen 4th Ashby as one of their charities and hoped to make a few hundred pounds to update some of our well-worn camping equipment.  The amount of this cheque (£3422.62) has really blown our socks off!"
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30/10/2018
28/10/2018 By Harriet Lester

Good Evening all 

I hope you have had a good break and are ready to get back into things! This week we are going to be putting together our guy for the bonfire event coming up, and we are also going to be making some firework biscuits to go along with our cooks badge. If we have time we shall move on to completing our kitchen dangers work sheet.

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday ready for a fun packed evening 

Polar Bear, Fox and Owl

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Go Fourth September 2018
04/09/2018 By Jon Bloor

Go Fourth!

An occasional newsletter for 4th Ashby Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

www.4thashby.org.uk

Last call for Family Camp

  • If you haven't signed up yet, the closing date for our family camp 14-16 September is Friday.  Check your My.Scout for your own link
  • If you haven't yet sorted the Scouts DBS, do this ASAP, please
  • Families who have signed up will get an email with more information later.

Land Search

  • We rent the Scout HQ from the other group in town and it is now at capacity.
  • In the future, we will need additional Cub and Scout group to meet demand
  • We are looking for land or buildings in or near Ashby to buy or rent on an "affordable" basis
  • Do you know of anywhere?  Can you help with grants and funding?  Could you help us to manage the relationship and existing building better?

Group Executive Committee

  • Effectively the parent support and also the trustees of the group, we need to recruit new members to enable the leaders to run the sessions effectively. 
  • We have meetings 3-4 times a year plus the AGM.  
  • We organise group events, like the family fun afternoon and fireworks
  • Our single fundraiser, the Scout Post, needs support
  • If you can help, please hit reply or talk to a leader

Driving to the Scout HQ

  • Please take car turning into and out of the Scout centre.
  • Do not block or turn in our neighbours drive
  • Consider lift sharing or cycling/walking where you can, please

Gift Aid / Online Scout Manager / Census

  • Please take a moment to review the details we hold on OSM for you and your family. 
  • Watch out for emails asking you to sign up for Gift Aid - it's simple and free and should make us several thousand pounds per year from the taxman.  We don't see any financial information about you.
  • Likewise, OSM will be used for an anonymous census questionnaire which we are required to collect for the national scouts.  Please complete it asap - it should only take a couple of minutes.  Other than knowing who has/hasn't completed the return, we don't see individual data.

Marie Eccleston

  • Our thoughts are with the family and those close to Marie, who was our secretary for many years.  Marie lost her battle to cancer over the summer.

Bath Grounds

  • As a group, we make regular use of the Ashby Bath Grounds.  Please consider signing the online petition to oppose planned development on part of the site. https://chn.ge/2LdWyhB

Easy Fundraising

  • Don’t forget to use easyfundraising next time you shop online! 
  • It’s a really simple way to raise money for 4th Ashby through your everyday online shopping with retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and it’s completely free!
  • Over £20million has already been raised for good causes in the UK by easyfundraising shoppers so please help us get our share! https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/4thashby/

Fireworks Event

  • Your feedback on previous events and thoughts for our free group fireworks event would be appreciated - this event takes a lot of organising and we'd like to know what you like, what you would change and anything new we should try.

Remembrance Sunday

  • Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are invited to join us to take part in the town's remembrance Sunday activities.  More details will follow; but it will be the morning of Sunday 11th November.  Most sports clubs take part or are supportive.  Beavers and Cubs will attend the family friendly service at Holy Trinity whilst the Scouts will join the formal service at St Helens.  All will then rejoin the parade and take part in the wreath laying at the War memorial.

Christmas Post

  • As mentioned earlier, this is our single fundraiser and is a great way to do a little bit to make a big difference
  • We organise the town and surrounding villages into rounds and ask families to deliver any cards in one or more rounds over a couple of weekends.
  • Stamps and special postboxes are in at least half a dozen local shops and we have a stand in town on Saturdays in December (and, if we can, on the street market). 
  • If you can help with organising this, please get in touch now - a small team would make light work of it
  • Keep your eyes open for details later in the year about the rounds and see if you can help.

Your Support

  • Thanks for your on-going support.  If you feel you can help us in any way, we'd be very grateful.

 

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4th Ashby de la Zouch Scout Group
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