20 Dec 2019

In 2019 we were able to do all of this:

• 2019 will best be remembered as the year watersports returned to Highams Park Lake, and every section got a chance to enjoy. With those glorious sunsets and sounds of laughter, you had to pinch yourself to remember that we are so near to central London. Huge credit to everyone who made it a reality – Ben Marcus, John Goodman, Robert Edwards, but most importantly Jess Snell and Teddy Edwards.

• On the same theme, we had our band of …

15 Jan 2019

It’s been another brilliant year for the Group. We remain incredibly popular and simply cannot accommodate all who want to join us. Here are some of the year’s highlights:

Beavers enjoyed a brilliant early summer weekend with our neighbourhood Vikings learning how to fight and pillage. Unsurprisingly there is no badge for that.An evening of indulgence and sophistication when the church hall was transformed into ‘Cubs’ Café’ with high tea and cake served to parents. It was a full house, and the Cubs did absolutely brilliantly. Thank you to everyone …

24 Jan 2018

Two of our Explorers, Jess Ceeney and David Baxter have been selected for the 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America 2019. Only 36 places were available from the 129 people shortlisted for the selection camp in sub-zero temperatures, so it’s a top drawer achievement. Inevitably, not all of our candidates were successful, but they should feel proud of themselves.
A stack of Beavers secured Chief Scout Bronze Awards, their first step towards greatness: Eddie and Diachi Penny, Shruti & Shreya Nair, Sam Kennedy, George Stiff, Jamie Jones, Max Grand, Max …

13 May 2016

As part of the Highams Park Spring Festival, the Ulflag Viking Re-enactment Group came to Highams Park.
1st Highams Park beavers, cubs and scouts enjoyed the fantastic chance of a private gathering with the warriors as they set up camp and practised for the following day’s battle.

13 May 2016

Despite a wet St Georges Day weekend in April the 1st Highams Park beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers joined with other groups in the district to camp, have fun and renew their promise.

9 Feb 2016

Belated congratulations to Peter Rogers who was in the Waltham Forest news this week after being awarded an OBE for service to young people in the New Years honours list.

7 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Hollie Edwards and Peter Baxter who have been appointed as Deputy District Youth Commissioners, supporting Matthew Bird who will be the first District Youth Commissioner for Waltham Forest South Scout District.

6 Jan 2016

2015 has been a tremendous year for the Group – here are some of the highlights:

Another massively successful Family Hog Roast in September to round off a superb summer. I want to say that watching the kids charge about is a bit like watching pigs in poo, but I suspect that’s a bit disrespectful to the pig. This day would not happen without the Morl family, Leigh, Tom and James. They are legends.
A stack of Beavers securing Chief Scout Bronze Awards, their first step towards greatness: Alex Denny, Edmund De …

17 May 2015

As you can see, we had a great time with excellent weather …
Here are a few video clips:

8 May 2015

At explorers on Thursday, County Ducks were very fortunate to be visited by Iain Duncan Smith (the Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green) and Bilal Mahmood (the Labour candidate). It was really interesting to learn more about the British political system and have the opportunity to ask questions about the issues that are important to young people, as these issues are often ignored in televised debates. The evening also helped to break down the stereotypes that are often associated with politicians, and helped us learn that their backgrounds are …