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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.


Mike’s Sponsored Ride

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Michael Rackham is looking for sponsors for his 55 mile bike ride this Sunday, He is collecting for the new Kayaks. The route is from Keswick to Cockermouth, onto Lorton then over Whinlatter. on to Newlands and Buttermere, then going over Whinlatter again and finishing with a tour of Derwentwater. Sponsor money can be handed to any Group leaders or to Michael direct.

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/