5th Letchworth comes second in Peak Assault (maybe)

25 Oct 2017

Hertfordshire Peak Assault (HPA) is the county’s premier competition for Explorers, Scout Network and Leaders. Every October, over 100 teams of four to six compete on a (very large) orienteering style course somewhere in the hills of England or Wales.
This year is the 50th anniversary of HPA and it was held over two days in the Rhinnog Hills of the Snowdonia National Park. Despite appalling weather, the ‘A’ team from BaLiN (Letchworth and Baldock Scout Network) came second!
The notable element for 5th Letchworth was that the team of four included …

Scouts visit Stevenage Mosque as part of their World Challenge Award

17 Jul 2017

Last week, 5th Letchworth Scout Troop visited the Islamic Mosque in Stevenage as part of our World Challenge Award. There was much excitement in the minibus on the way there. It was the first trip to a mosque for most of us and we were keen to learn more about Islam.
Arriving at the mosque, we all had to remove our shoes and the girls had to cover their heads with scarves. Inside, the mosque felt quiet and respectful, despite the building works going on just metres away. I felt humbled.
First, we spectated a silent …

5th show their respects at Remembrance Sunday

20 Nov 2016

Every year, along with all the other uniformed youth organisations in the town, the Scouts show their respects by joining in the Remembrance Sunday parade at the War Memorial in Letchworth town centre. This year we had a fantastic turnout from 5th, and didn’t they look smart!