Happy birthday to us! it’s 100 up for 3rd Boxmoor Scouts

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The 3rd Boxmoor Scouts have celebrated their 100th birthday with a party at their HQ.

Members from four generations joined current children and Leaders for a fun filled afternoon, with time to reflect, share stories of camps, activities, friends, leaders and buildings!

Facepainting was all part of the birthday fun

Facepainting was all part of the birthday fun

A garden party is never complete without giant games, so oversized Jenga, Twister, snakes and ladders and hoopla provided much entertainment for the younger members. A BBQ and cake stall provided sustenance for all.

County commissioner Rikki Harrington joined the celebrations and thanked all the volunteers who have supported the group. He also encouraged current parents to join the team.

After helping cut the group’s birthday cake he presented group leader Suzanne Ford group leader with the Award for Merit to acknowledge her contribution to scouting as a volunteer. The award comes from TV adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls, who is visiting Hertfordshire later this month.

The future looks bright for the group who spent a week away in the summer, have a weekend camp planned for October and have members taking full advantage of the kayaking, climbing, archery, bushcraft and sailing opportunities available to them thanks to the efforts of teams of activity volunteers across Hemel Hempstead.

Pictures by Simon Pamment

To join the adventure of scouting in Hemel Hempstead contact District Commissioner Russ Dyble on 07790 296378 or email join@hemel-scouts.co.uk