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Four Male Scouts on Carts

Tonight the Scouts will be hiking to try to find and log up to 8 Geocaches.  

  • Suggested route:
  • As a GPX file:
  • The Geocaches  for import into an app:


The route is 

  1. Cross the playing field and head towards the pipe wall.  Note the first cache is here.
  2. Follow the path straight on to the A444 - cross with car, head left past the chip shop and past the houses. 
  3. Where the road bends, take the footpath to the left and continue over several fields picking up several caches along the way.
  4. If time is on your side continue to Netherseal and follow the road through the village, collecting another cache as you go.  If not, head along Gorsey Lane.
  5. There is a geocache just off the route.  
  6. Where Gorsey Land meets the road out of the village, take the path over the field and pick up a cache near the lake.  
  7. Where the path forks, head right and you will appear at the crossroads mentioned in 3 above.  Return the way you came, watching out for a clever cache. 
  8. You may wish to cross sooner and head up the road and then along the path behind the houses to the playing fields.


Some groups might like to do steps 3-7 in reverse.


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Scouts' Post to Help Out
05/02/2021 By Jon Bloor

At the end of November 2020, local Scouts, the 4th Ashby, didn't know if they'd be allowed to carry out the Scout Post service which they have undertaken for over 35 years to raise valuable funds.

However, risk assessments completed and approved, the team pulled out all the stops to get the service up and running.

"Whilst things were a little slower starting than usual, we delivered a decent number of cards, hopefully helping the people of Ashby out." said Group Scout Leader, Jon Bloor. "Although for us as a charity in our own right, things have been tough, we all wanted to help other local groups out this year."

4th Ashby Scout Group is open to boys and girls from Ashby and the surrounding area. Founded in 1976, the group has met in several locations in town including the Baptist Church and Methodist Chapel. More recently, they have used the Scout Hut on Wilfred Gardens and can often be found out and about in town or at Willesley Campsite.

A poll was held amongst the many members of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who helped to sell, sort and deliver the cards and local charities Charity Link and Rainbows Hospice were chosen. Today a donation of £250 has been made to Charity Link and Rainbows Hospice will follow shortly.

Particular thanks must go to The Card Cottage in Ashby and Daybreak Services in Packington for being collection points for the cards. Thank you to the people of Packington, Smisby and Ashby who supported the service and to the many families of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at 4th Ashby.

The Scout Post will return in December 2021.

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Remembrance Sunday 2020
08/11/2020 By Jon Bloor
With England under lockdown, we cannot gather and parade to remember those who gave their lives for us in conflict this year.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been encouraged to remember this morning by joining millions of other households across the UK on their doorsteps at 11:00 am. Some have chosen to support the British Legion by walking a mile in uniform whilst others have quietly supported the poppy appeal themselves. 4th Ashby Scout Group has donated funds for a wreath which was laid privately before being transferred to the War Memorial on Market Street.
We understand many are disappointed that the parade cannot go ahead but understand that it is not possible for so many people to gather safely, especially with cases locally rising. Group Scout Leader, Jon Bloor, applauded the 190 members of the group for respecting the rules and remembering at home.
Wherever we are on Remembrance Sunday, whether, on parade or the doorstep, we will remember those who gave their lives, those who lost loved ones, those who served and saw the horror of conflict across the years. 
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Lockdown Homework!
15/05/2020 By Jon Bloor

As an independent charity, we take good governance seriously. Using some of the “quieter” time of Lockdown 2020, we’ve completed the Charity Excellence Framework Assessments. There are some areas to work on, but our focus is clear.

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Ashby Life, Online
14/05/2020 By Jon Bloor
Our friends at Ashby Life have soldiered on and delivered their magazine – online. You can read it here.
Editor Vanessa says:
Although we may be unable to produce and deliver this month’s magazines as we would normally, we have produced an online-only version which is packed with useful information on essential local services and details of community groups offering support.
Our trusty panel of local experts have offered up their advice and tips on everything from lockdown gardening to keeping fit at home to educational toys and games for those of you home schooling at present.
The information we’ve collected should prove useful to all residents who may depend on the monthly printed copies for community updates. We also have a number of local businesses who either remain open for business or are offering alternative services at the moment. Please show them your support by sharing the magazine. We can get through this together. 
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