Category: Scouts

New Term, New information!

Posted on August 24th, 2021 by Sam Raby

With a new term just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you have the latest information.

OSM How To Videos

We are getting ready for our return to Scouting in September and we want to make sure that you have all of the information for what’s going on. 

We’ve just published 5 short how-to videos for Online Scout Manager. You can find them on our YouTube Channel:

Please take some time to have a watch through all of them and familiarise yourself with them. 

Term Payments

We will be moving away from direct bank transfer payments in September and will collect all payments via OSM. 

This is explained in the last video. 

In order to keep Payments simple we have broken the year into 3 blocks of 4 months:

  • 1st January to 30th April
  • 1st May to 31st August
  • 1st September to 31st December

Each 4-month block is charged at £43. This term payment will be due by the end of the first month of the block. 

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. 

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We’re back!

Posted on May 20th, 2021 by Sam Raby

Yes, that’s right, we are back to face to face scouting again and boy have we been busy! Check out some of the highlights below.

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14th Walthamstow – World Tour 2020

Posted on June 11th, 2020 by Sam Raby

We’ve set out 15 questions for you to find the answers to, the questions are attached to this email. If you are having trouble viewing them, you can view them here:

You will need to use What3Words & Google Street View to find the answers.

Once you’ve found your answers you will need to submit them to us here:

100 points will be awarded for each correct answer

50 points will be awarded for a half right answer

all points will go towards your Kahoot score.

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The 30 Day LEGO Challange

Posted on March 26th, 2020 by Sam Raby

Yes that’s right, 30 days of lego madness. See which challenges you can complete:

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Virtual meetings to the rescue!

Posted on March 21st, 2020 by Sam Raby

It’s sad but its true! Scout meetings face to face have been suspended until further notice. But that isn’t going to stop us…. Oh No! We have taken to video conferencing to host our meetings and so far it has been successful.

We did a round the house scavenger hunt with our beavers.

We met with the cubs and did a Q&A session on the Emergency First Aid badge.

And we took to with the scouts.

Don’t forget there is loads you can do at home. Simply log into OSM and have a look at your badges. You can upload your evidence right there as well. Check out our how to video:

We have also put some workbooks online for you to have a look at:

And here are some other places you can find some great actives and things to do:

Scoutadelic Youtube Channel

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Scouting & COVID-19

Posted on March 17th, 2020 by Sam Raby

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have been asked by The Scout Association HQ to Suspend all scouting meetings as of Tuesday the 17th of March, until further notice. This comes after the government’s announcement today to reduce and avoid all un necessary travel and meetings.

Meeting Subs

In order to cover the annual membership fee, we often ask for £1.50 for every meeting that you are unable to attend. We would still look to collect this for the weeks whereby we are unable to meet. This would be collected upon return to normal activity.

What about Events?

The Scout Association has informed us that all large events have also been suspended.

Beavers – Beavers Sleepover

Cubs – Fundays 2020 has been canceled. Mud Run 2020 has been postponed.. CAT202 Camp in May we do not yet know about it.

Scouts – currently no upcoming events

ALL – Group camp Planned for September may also be in Jeopardy.

NB: We will confirm what happens with refunds as more information develops.

What happens next?

As we have always said, Scouting is more than just a meeting at the hall, Scouting is part of everyday life. Simply because we are unable to meet, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the activities scouting has to offer.

Below are links to a set of workbooks for each section, these include badge information, activates and tasks that you can work on at home in your spare time.

Scouting Via Video Chat

We are considering using an online meeting tool, as other scout groups are also doing, to host shorter video-based meetings at the same time as our regular meetings.

We are looking into using A free meeting tool that allows you to join without an account, from most devices (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

These meetings would be no longer than around 30mins. We would suggest that you as a parent are present or in the vicinity of your child during these call’s

More than one leader would be present at each meeting as is the case with any regular meeting.

During these meetings, we would cover questions and queries around the attached activity workbooks and any other questions and badge related activities.

More information on this will be available if we decide to go forward with it

Government advice

The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at

Going Forward
Please ensure that you all take the necessary precautions and take note of advice given by the government and the NHS. Please continue to ensure you are washing your hands regularly.

We as leaders have been regularly cleaning, disinfecting the hall and regularly touched surfaces to minimize the risk.

Should you have any questions or queries, please contact us via email or the dedicated WhatsApp groups.

We will continue to keep you updated as information develops.

Stay safe & Stay Healthy.

Yours in Scouting

The Leaders

14th Walthamstow Scout Group

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Youlbury sad you missed this camp!

Posted on September 21st, 2019 by Sam Raby

This year we took our group to Youlbury Scout Activity Centre for our group camp. A fun-packed weekend with activities including, Areial trek, Crate stacking, Archery, Rifle Shooting, 3G Swing and more!

You could be part of this adventure too!

To Find out more about the 14th Walthamstow you can follow us on Facebook or visit our website


#iscout #skillsforlife

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The 14th are at the Panto!….” Oh no they’re not!”

Posted on January 5th, 2019 by Sam Raby

Tonight more than 60 members, leaders, parents and friends, piled onto a bus and made their way to the Kenneth Moore Theatre to enjoy this year’s panto, Aladdin.

The group thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially our oldest leader, Bob, who found himself overwhelmed with audience participation.

We would like to thank all of the staff, performers and crew at the Kenneth Moore Theatre for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. They even mentioned and thanked the leaders for organising such a large group.

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