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24th Borstal Scout Group
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Borstal blog

St George's Parade 2016
24th April 2016

Snail racing
21st September 2015

Invicta Arachnids Come to Visit
28th September 2015

Cub and Scout Camp at Buckmore Park
21st June 2015

Cubs Incident Hike
28th March 2015

About the Scout troop

Whilst our Headquarters is in Borstal; we try to get out as much as possible, especially in the summer months, making good use of our District Camp Site at Buckmore Park. We enjoy taking part in District organised events and so far in the last year we have won the District Quiz; the Conker Bash, and the Pembroke Shield competition which is earned over the course of the whole year. We also entered teams into the annual Arrowhead Competition (a night exercise in Buckmore Park), the Tug of War and the Cross country competition

We organise several camps ourselves during the year and encourage all our Scouts to take part in as many as they can. Since the year 2000, we have started the year’s camping with a weekend at Gilwell Park’s Winter Camp over the second weekend of January. We have been invited for many years to join the Cub Pack on their annual weekend camp at Blacklands Farm in East Sussex and for the last few years we have been lucky enough to run a weekend camp at Grange Barn, a 13th century timber framed monastic barn, owned by the National Trust at Coggeshall in Essex . In addition we run an annual week long camp and organise as many other weekend camping events as we can manage to fit in around the Leaders other commitments.

We have a commitment to international Scouting and each year we help to raise funds to support Scouting in Mpumalanga Province in South Africa; see The South Africa Connection for more information about our projects in The Rainbow Nation.

Our Scouts are also encouraged to take part in other Scouting events and activities arranged at a county level, organising their attendance themselves.


Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt.


The Scout flag is dark green, bearing the Scout symbol and Motto.


All of the above and much more can be found here in our Welcome Pack

It's good to Talk

Keeping in touch is always difficult; we all start off with the best of intentions but something always happens and suddenly people are saying things like 'Well I didn't know that was happening' or 'I didn't know that the plans had changed'

In an attempt to make communications easier we have created a Facebook page for the Troop. This is a closed or 'secret group' and as such you have to be invited in to see what is being published there, but once in it is where we can (and do) publish pictures of the Scouts doing what we do. Very often we can publish these as the event is happening rather than having to wait until we are back home to load them onto this web page.

if you have a 'Facebook' presence and you are not yet a member of our Page then drop an email to 'borstalscouts@blueyonder.co.uk' and Skip will send you an invite.

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