Hundreds of Scouts and Guides will march through Hitchin on Sunday 22nd April as part of their annual St George’s Day Parade.

Parents and members of the public are welcome to watch from the side of the road, as the young people aged 6 to 18, parade in their uniforms along Hermitage Road, Bancroft and the High Street, led by the Epping Forest Pipe Band.

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The World Scout Jamboree is an event that takes place every 4 years that brings together the world’s Scouts to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will bring together Scouts from around the globe to experience new adventures, cultures, and friendships. The Jamboree will take place on 22nd July - 2nd August 2019 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA.  The site has more than 14,000 acres (5 times bigger than Hitchin!) of beautiful forested mountains and will function like a small city with over 45,000 residents (40% more people than the population of Hitchin).

Do something really different that very few others will get to do. Be one of only 7 young people who will be going from Hitchin, and 117 young people from Hertfordshire. You only get one opportunity as a young person in Scouting to go as a participant so make it this one!

We are looking for 7 young people born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005 to be selected to represent Hitchin. You don’t need to have earnt badges & awards. You don’t need 50 nights away. You don’t need to have been in Beavers and Cubs. And you don’t need to know Bear Grylls... We’re looking for people who will make the most of the opportunity and be ambassadors for Scouting UK and Hitchin. Not sure whether it’s for you? Come along anyway and find out more - you can’t be selected if you don’t even apply!

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DHQ On Sunday afternoon (11th June), a volunteer from Hitchin Scouts discovered a large quantity of builder’s rubbish dumped in their car park at their District Headquarters on Grove Road in Hitchin.

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2017 Census

The 2017 membership census has revealed how popular Scouting in Hitchin is, with membership now over 1,000!

There are 1,072 members of Scouting in Hitchin, which is 107 more than in 2016, a massive 9.5% increase.

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The weekend of 13th – 15th May saw 140 Cubs from Hitchin arrive at Boyd Field Henlow for their District Camp to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.

The weekend started with Cubs arriving on Friday evening ...

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Next summer Hitchin and District Scouts will be taking 60 Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders on an expedition to Lochearnhead Scout Station.

Click here to view the Hitchin District Lochearnhead 2016 website: hdsl2016.hitchinscouts.org
On Saturday 10th October, we ran a long distance hike around the boundaries of Hitchin and Letchworth. The hike took place on recognised footpaths with marshaled checkpoints and some teams raised money for Herts Air Ambulance.

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Scouting in Hitchin has been growing considerably over the past few years and the trend is continuing. There are now well over 800 young people and adults spread over 15 Scout Groups within Hitchin District. This is great news but we urgently need to find some new adult volunteer Leaders and helpers to allow future growth to continue in line with the demand we are experiencing.

Between 8th and 21st June 2015, we held a campaign called ‘#SCOUTitOUT’.

#SCOUTitOUT was a fortnight for us to be loud and proud about Scouting in Hitchin. Our aim was to make the whole of Hitchin aware of what Scouting has to offer to the community. And at the same time we wanted to advertise for volunteers to help us continue offering opportunities to our 800 (& growing!) young people and adults.

See all the photos from #SCOUTitOUT here - facebook.com/hitchinscouts/photos

Click read more to see more details about #SCOUTitOUT and the facts and figures of the event!

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Our District Activity Weekend was held in May 2014 at Bromham Campsite in Bedford. Over 300 Beavers , Cubs and Scouts took part in activities including archery, caving and sailing. 200 Cubs and Scouts slept under canvas on the Friday and Saturday evening. The Scouts travelled off site to complete water activities on the Saturday.