AGM 2018

The Executive Committee would like to inform all parents, leaders and friends of the Group that the 1st Linslade Scout Group Annual General Meeting will be held at Nyamba Scout Hut on Wednesday 27th June at 8.00pm.

Documentation for the meeting can be downloaded below:

AGM-Agenda, 2017AGM Minutes, Group Constitution, 2017 Group Accounts

All Welcome. Please come along and support the leaders and your children.

We are still desperate for adult helpers throughout the Group – leaders, helpers, administrators and committee members. Please come along and get involved! Specifically we need:

  • help look after our camping stores and equipment (Quartermaster(s))
  • help with premises maintenance
  • Cub Leader, Assistant Cub leaders, and section assistants
  • help with implementing our reviewed safety policy (Safety Officer)

We look forward to seeing you.

Maintenance Day – Thanks!!

Thanks to all that came and helped yesterday at the maintenance day!! We had a good turn out and it was great to see some new faces. We managed to complete many of the required tasks necessary to keep “Nyamba” safe for our children. The entrance has been cut back of vegetation and all the slippery rotting leaves from the autumn cleaned away.

The driveway and car park has also been cleaned and jet washed, and drainage gully cleaned out.

The area behind the building has been cleared and a platform built to store our older canoes. The memorial garden has been tidied and the gravel boards to the fence in this area repaired. A massive effort here – many thanks.

There has been lots of general tidying and around the whole site completely filling a skip load of rubbish. The “project” car has been positioned for the Explorers, and the outside lights fixed.

Inside the first storage cupboard for chairs has been built in the lobby, and one of the hand driers in the gents repositioned. The kitchen has had a deep clean and the boiler panel fixed.

The Exec Committee and Leaders thank you for your support.

Scout Hut Maintenance Day – Saturday 10th March – 10.00am to 3.00pm

We are holding another maintenance day at “Nyamba” on Saturday 10th March, 10.00am ’til 3.00pm. Please can you help! We have a long list of jobs, inside and out, that need doing to tidy up and keep safe the headquarters for our children.

Some of the jobs include: gardening, pruning, grass mowing,erecting a fence, driveway clearing, cupboard building, stores tidying, cleaning, painting……..

No specific skills needed, just lots of enthusiasm! So please put on your old clothes, grab some tools and join us for a couple of hours. Your time will be much appreciated! Stick it in your diary…..

Bacon rolls and gallons of tea / coffee on tap all day!

Thank You!!

1st Linslade Scout Group Executive Committee

Christingle 2017

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers attended the annual District Christingle Carol Service at the Baptist Church in Hockliffe Street on Thursday 7th December. There was a good turn out from all sections. Leaders Tracey Chisnall and Trevor Burns received 10 year service awards from the District Commissioner. Well done!
Happy Christmas!

News Bulletin – December 2016


**** Key dates: Christingle 8th December, Tesco Bag-packing 17th December ****

If you have visited Nyamba this term you will have seen the newly refurbished toilets which have cost over £12,000 and a lot of volunteer time. Thank you to everyone for doing a great job.

Subs Increase
We have been lucky with fundraising and grants for major projects but because we have to make sure that monthly subs cover our regular expenses, subs are increasing from £10 to £12 per month from January 2017 which is still incredible value. We could not maintain subs as low as this without the generosity of our leaders who give their time for free.

Standing Orders
Please adjust your standing order to £12 per month for January subscriptions onwards. You can set your current standing order to end with the December payment and start a new one for January onwards, or following the December payment adjust your standing order to the new amount for January onwards. Any standing orders not increased will be subject to back payments. We only accept subs by standing order or an annual cheque (in advance).

Participation Fund
If the increase in subs is likely to be a problem, we do have a small participation fund to support families who are experiencing financial challenges. You can contact our Executive Committee in confidence via the “Contact Us” page from the menu on the left.

Gift Aid
Thank you to everyone who has completed a gift aid form. We have just received £2,800 from HMRC for very little work just because most parents have done this already. Please ask for a form.

DBS Forms
Occasional helpers need a DBS check. It only takes a few minutes to complete a form (and can be done by email) and to provide some ID. Please ask your Section Leader for a form now so it’s in place for the next camp.

Hiring Nyamba
We are interested in long-term, regular lettings so if you know of anyone looking for a venue, please pass on our details. We are sorry that due to planning conditions, we cannot hire out Nyamba for private parties.

Volunteers Wanted

Thank you to everyone who helped at the last maintenance day. Our young people are fortunate to belong to a thriving Scout Group which offers so many varied opportunities across all the sections but the Leaders and Committee do need more help. If can spare an hour a week to help with some paperwork or fundraising or at an event, we want to hear from you. Our main fundraising event is back-packing on 17th December 10am to 4pm – please sign up when your Section Leader contacts you

Explorers Recycled Boat











The grand launch of the “Don’t Bottle It” Constructed in the Nyamba boatyard (or troop room) over many weeks by Admiral Thomas and his team of marine engineers. First set sail on this day 2015, expertly piloted by Captain Josh and his brave crew.  Check out the Parkers Pioneers Facebook pages for more photos & video.


Thanks for your help!!

Thanks to all that came along last Saturday for the Maintenance Day! It’s amazing what can be achieved in a day with a gang of helpers!! The brambles round the back have gone! The drive and car park is tidy and we have retrieved a car parking space back from the clutches of advancing vegetation! The kitchen and loos have had a great going over, and the roof gullies and downpipes cleared. A large chunk of the ivy has been removed from the back of the building – we can see light through the kitchen window now!





And our altar fire project was finally realised……


Thanks to all that turned up and gave up their time – you know who you are!

Special thanks to Sue and Tracey for bacon butties and sausage rolls!!


Annual General Meeting 2014

Dear parents

1st Linslade Scouts is hosting a Cheese and Wine evening on Monday the 16th of June at Nyamba Scout Hut from 7:30pm. During part of the evening the Annual General Meeting will be held. All parents of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are invited to attend.

cheeswineWe desperately need your help! As you all know we are really fortunate to have an active and committed team of Scout Leaders, providing excellent opportunities for the benefit of our children. To make the Scouting programme so successful, a great deal of time and hard work goes on behind the scenes.

Due to the increasing numbers in the Scouting sections, more help is desperately needed from parents. At the AGM a range of committees are going to be discussed in order to support this fantastic work. We are looking for a range of skills including gardening, DIY, construction, catering etc. An adult member from every family, whose child attends a 1st Linslade Scouting group, will automatically be allocated a role within one the committees for a short period of time.

Please let us know if you can attend, in order that we can make arrangements for the refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing a glass of wine on the 16th of June.

1st Linslade Scout Group Executive Committee