Over 160 young people, leaders and helpers belong to Keswick Scout Group. There are Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and now an Active Support Unit! Keswick Scout Group is largest group in Cumbria. Their activities range from camping to kayaking and even trips to London, the list is endless.

The group has a very friendly atmosphere, it is a great way to get active, learn new skills and most of all have fun! This could not be accomplished of course without the help and support of all members plus leaders and parent helpers. All this makes it appealing to boys and girls of all ages.

Group Camp 2013: Camp Combrogi

After a year of hard work and planning Camp Combrogi finally took place on 15th August 2013. Scouts from Keswick, Penrith and Shap were joined by Keswick’s twinned scout group Stella Maris from Malta for a four-day Jamboree. Stella Maris arrived late on Friday evening to a rapturous round of applause from Cumbrian scouts, leaders and helpers already on site. The cubs arrived the following morning and the beavers on Sunday.
The camp was packed full of activities such as archery, shooting, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, climbing wall, water tunnel, pioneering and backwoods cooking. Explorers and scouts also took the opportunity to go off site and hike up to Watendlath and Walla Crag. Stella Maris scouts put on a brave face with our typical British weather, finding it somewhat cooler than the 30 plus degrees that they are used to in Malta at this time of year.
Sunday’s evening’s meal was a hog roast followed by a traditional camp fire with entertainment, fortunately we managed to dodge the rain showers. On Monday Stella Maris prepared a special dinner for the entire camp under the supervision of their GSL Joseph Bartolo and his wife Anna.
It was a fantastic camp bringing together scouts from home and abroad. Certainly all who attended will take away with them lasting memories and friendships.

A collection of photos can be found on our flickr account here: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/keswick-scouts/sets/72157635189045850/

Keswick Cub Scout Leader gains award on Scouting Roll of Honour.

It has just been announced in the Scout Association Roll of Honour that Bob Reader, Cub Scout Leader, has been awarded a Bar to his Silver Acorn. This award recognises his further specially distinguished service.
Bob has been in Scouting for a long time and held many different roles, and we are very lucky Bob decided to carry on his Scouting with 1st Keswick Scout Group.
Well done Bob, richly deserved.

Cubs attend Camp Castaway – St Johns

Day 1 of Cub Camp and the Flag has been designed and Scones made by the Cubs.
Firewood has been collected for tomorrow evening and I left them in peace watching a film with Hot Chocolate in hand.

Day 2 involved a Walk in the afternoon followed by a Camp Fire and Camp Songs in the evening.

Day 3 was a visit to Church in the morning and then after Sunday Lunch had been made and ate, the clean-up operation commenced.

Now Officially Largest Group in Cumbria!

We are now officially the largest scout group in Cumbria! Although this has never been our ambition we have achieved this because of our fantastic leadership team, every one of our leaders puts a lot into their role and this is reflected in our growth and retention.

Collect Sainsburys Active Kids 2013 vouchers for your Scout Group

Each year we are able to obtain equipment from the Sainsbury’s Active Kids program at no cost to you or us!

All you have to do is collect – and get your friends and relatives to collect – the vouchers if you shop at Sainsbury’s, and then either put them in the special bin in the Scout Hall, or give them to  a leader, or pop them into 10 Leonard Street, Keswick.

Thanks in anticipation!