Scouts go extreme at XC for national celebration

Hemel District Scouts celebrate St George's Day at the XC

Hemel District Scouts celebrate St George's Day at the XC

St George’s Day is traditionally one of the biggest events in the Scouting year, and this year’s event demonstrated a fresh approach that was a million miles away from the days of marching through the town with flags.

More than 600 members of Hemel Hempstead District Scouts gathered together at Hemel Hempstead’s extreme sports centre the XC for the occasion last week.

The Beavers and Cubs aged between six and 10 arrived to try climbing, circus skills and the skate park, while others took advantage of a special craft and games area. They were later joined by the Scouts, Explorers and adult members and all 600 members assembled in the skate park area to make their annual promise renewal.

Hemel District was delighted to welcome Scouts from neighbouring areas who came to join them.

Over the Easter Holidays 15 young people from the Hemel District also headed for Brecon Beacons to embark on challenges for their Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Scouting in Hemel Hempstead is on the increase, with more young people than ever before joining the organisation, and the District is enjoying its highest ever membership figures – 1,174 people in uniform, which doesn’t include parent and occasional helpers.

To join the adventure of Scouting in Hemel Hempstead, call 07860 848603 or email




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