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Newspaper  Events

The following information is a summary of past news, which form part of our Historical timeline of our Group

   
   
Nov-17 Work starts on the Kinjar hut extension
Jul-17 Scout Raft falls apart during early stages of Raft Race
Jul-17 Scouts Joint winners of the Swimming Gala. Well Done
May-17 Scout Troop numbers climbing towards 50
May-17 Website continues to achieves 100% online status. [Established in 1999]
Nov-16 Scout team win the District Indoor Bowles Competition
Well done Ewan, Finlay, Luke and Molly
Jul-16 Scouts 3rd out of 9 Troops in Swimming Gala
Apr-16 Scout gains his Chief Scout Gold award. The highest award in Scout section
Chief Scout's Gold Award
Jan-16 Scout Troop reaches 46 members.
Nov-15 Scout Troop reaches 40 members.
Nov-15 Scout team win the District Indoor Bowles Competition
Well Done, Erin, Billy, Oliver and Tommey
July-15 Scout Raft falls apart during early stages of Raft Race
July-15 Scouts achieve 4th place in the District Swimming Gala
July to Oct-14 Scouts achieve 3rd place in the District Swimming, Raft Race and Nocturnal
18-May-14 Lightweight Competition 2014
Scouts Win the District Lightweight Camping Competition. Well Done
Mar-13 Online Scout Manager - My.SCOUT Scout parents now have internet access to their sons and daughters Badge progress and term program. Good feedback so far
Oct-12 Scouts presented with their Badges Over the last month Scouts have been presented with a number of badges gained during competitions, nights away and yearly participation awards. In total 60 badges have been awarded, with a similar number expected to be completed during 2013.
07-Sep-12 Online Scout Manager This term Scout Leaders started to use an Online Scout Management System. The software was developed by Ed Jellard a Scout Leader in Southampton and a IT genius.  (https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/) Life is now so much easier with all our contact details, attendance records. program details, badge work in one safe and secure place. Hopefully in the next few months our Beaver colonies and Cub packs will join the system.
07-Jul-12 Amwell Cubs Olympic Theme at Ware Carnival
(See photograph or visit 2010 gallery)

01-Jan-12

Friday and ALVAR Troop - Amalgamated
From January 2012, the two Great Amwell Troops will be amalgamated into one Troop meeting on Friday evenings.

Nov 2011 Anthony Dakin (ALVAR Troop Scout Leader) was awarded with his 40 year Long Service Award and certificate which had been signed by Bear Grylls our Chief Scout.
31-Oct-11 ALVAR Troop - 1st Birthday
On the 31 October ALVAR Troop celebrated its first birthday with a slide show of its achievements and a birthday cake
18-Jul-11 New name for Monday Scout Troop
On the last day of the Summer term, Scouts chose "ALVAR" as their new Troop name.
13-May-11 Three Scouts from the Monday Troop completed their Police - Community Challenge Award in May. They are the first scouts in Ware and District to be awarded this badge by the local Police team
20-Jan-11

Can anyone help?

We have a number of  photographs showing our Great Amwell Sea Scout in the 1940s. We are trying to find out more about the event and also put names to faces. Please let me know if you can help.

01-Nov-10 This website celebrates its 11th Anniversary in November. Birthday CakeMy thanks go out to all visitors for spending time browsing through the various pages and for providing quality feedback. To all those individuals who have supported this site by providing information and encouragement. Enabling this successful site to achieve an impressive milestone.

Anthony - Webmaster

Jun-2010

Great Amwell Scout Group celebrates its half century

06-Feb-10

Our Beaver "Bears" WIN the District Handicraft Competition, again

05-Jan-10

Scouts 3rd in District Cooking Competition. Well Done

08-Nov-09

Scout Troop return to St John the Baptist Church in Great Amwell for their Armistice Day Service and wreath laying ceremony (see History page).

11-Sept-09

Scout HQ Gets Tangoed
The inside walls of the HQ got tangoed in trials of a new colour scheme. Various colours including tango orange, were trialled in an attempt to find a colour, best suited to the rigours and demands of a continuously utilized facility. 

17-May-09

Scouts Win Lightweight Camping Competitions at Gilwell. Well done Jonny, Billy, Hayden and Scott

26-Apr-09

Over 46 Great Amwell Beavers, Cubs and Scouts attend St George's Day parade through Ware

06-Feb-09

Scouts 4th in the District Cooking Competition - Well done

02-Feb-09

Our Beaver "Bears" WIN the District Handicraft Competition, again

24-Jan-09

Great Amwell Cubs came second in the Ware and District Swimming Gala. Congratulations

20-Nov-08

Website celebrates its 9th Anniversary. The Webmaster thanks everyone for their continuing support and contributions.

15-Nov-08

Scouts teams finish 15th and 53rd out of 135 teams in the Green Beret.

04-Oct-08

Scouts 4th and 5th in Nocturnal Challenge

28-Aug-08

Scouts camping in Lochearnhead  Scotland.

05-Jul-08

Cubs and Beavers win best overall entry in Ware Carnival 2008. Plus the Best Walking Float

12-Jul-08

Scout Raft Race
One of our two team achieved 2nd place in this year's Scout raft race.
Well done to both teams. More photo in the 2008 Gallery page.

Congratulations to 2nd Ware who have won the event for the 8th time in session.

11-Jul-08

Scout Swimming Gala
One Scout team achieved 6th place in this year's District Swimming Gala.
Well done.

Congratulations to 3rd Ware who won the event this year.

06-Jun-08

Scouts Welcome Founder Member
Scouts welcome two founder membersFounder Members of Great Amwell Sea Scout Group when they attended last Friday meeting as guests. Appropriately the evening had a Sea Scouting theme, with knots, lashings and raft building exercises Both gentleman joined the Sea Scouts when the group was first formed in 1941.

18-May-08

Scouts WIN this years District Lightweight Camping Competition. Leaders congratulate them on their success.

07-May-08

New Cub Pack
"Leopards" Cub Pack opened on 7th May 2008.

18-Feb-08

New Beaver Colony
New "Wolves" Beaver colony started on 18th February 2008
The existing colony meeting on Tuesday evenings was renamed Bears following a parent naming poll

02-Feb-08

District Handicraft Competition
Congratulations to Great our Beavers who won the District Handicraft Competition. Well done to James, Liam, Nathan, Alexander, Louis, Alfie, Sonny, Mack and Jack, pictured, with their winning Collage

13-Jan-08

New Headquarters Update
The official opening of our new Scout HQ took place on the 13th January 2008  .

30-Sep-07

Progress of New Headquarters
The new HQ is in the final stages of being fitted out. All electrics and heating radiators are in place. Kitchen and Toilets almost complete. Not long to wait till the Grand Opening Ceremony.

07-Sep-07

Temporary Marquee
The Scouts have put up a marquee as temporary accommodation for Scout meetings, until the new Hut is finished

Temporary Hut

06-Sep-07

Progress of New Headquarters
The new HQ is progressing well, with work on fitting roof tiles well underway. Inside the building, conduit and wiring progressing well.

22-Jun-07

New Headquarters
Great Amwell Scout Group is pleased to announce that after a lot of hard work we now have the funds in place to start building our new headquarters.  Work will commence on 25th June, with completion during the first part of the autumn term.

29-Apr-07

New Headquarters
The Great Amwell Scout Group is very pleased to announce that it has raise a staggering £150,000 towards the construction of a new Headquarters

29-Apr-07

District Cooking Competition
Our four young chefs (Robert, Joseph, Louis Jack & Jonathan) serve up a meal to remember and achieve 3rd place in the District Cooking Competition