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A Tribute to KJ

Last month, we were sad to hear the news that one of our oldest members had “Gone Home”. Ken Johnson (KJ) was never a cub or scout but was very active with 5th Letchworth as an adult. Jeff Robson has penned a tribute to KJ and I gladly publish it …

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5th Letchworth comes second in Peak Assault (maybe)

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 …

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Scouts visit Stevenage Mosque as part of their World Challenge Award

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 …

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5th show their respects at Remembrance Sunday

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!  

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Scouts go wild in Wales

Each summer, we try to give our Scouts a different camping experience. Over the four years they tend to be with us they get the opportunity for: a land activities camp, a water activities camp, an International camp, and Lochearnhead. This year it was land activities and we spent a …

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