Syston Scout Group News

The Past month has been very busy with lots of fun and exciting events and activities!

But also, a very said time for members of Syston Scout Group with the passing of one of our great leaders, Band instructors and beloved friend David Lucas. Dave was and always will be a much loved, Beaver Leader, Band Instructor, Active Support Member and a great friend to many people in and out of Scouting. He had a passion for playing the bugle and was a very patient instructor to other members of the band. He loved teaching Young People new skills, camping and helping to raise money for charities and for the Scout Group. Dave will be greatly missed and will leave a big hole in our group and our hearts forever.
We would like to send all our love to Dave’s family at this hard time.
Christmas, in May? Are you serious? Yes we are and that’s why hundreds of young people from across Charnwood took part in Christmas Camp.
Arriving Christmas Eve (Friday night) the Cubs and Scouts from Syston joined their fellow Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Once all the stockings and lanterns were made it was time for our Christingle campfire, where we sang Christmas carols and some classic campfire songs.
Christmas Day came and guess what? Santa had been! Each young person had presents, sweets and a Santa hat in their stockings.
The Beavers joined the camp for the day and took part in sledging, bouncy castles, crafts, go carts, cooking smores and they also got to try out a brand-new cave bus, which was an old single decked coach fitted with tunnels. There was also a special visitor for the Beavers too, the big man himself, Farther Christmas. He took time out of his Holidays to meet every Beaver and gave them a Christmas present.
Whilst the Beavers were having all this fun, the Cubs were off site at Wheelgate Park, playing on all the theme park rides and meeting all the animals.
Let’s not forget the Scouts and Explorers, who spent Christmas Day taking part in a panto in a day workshop, where we were joined by Talegate Theatre Company who helped the young people put together a production of the Little Mermaid. As well as this they also played games of laser tag, climbed up the climbing wall, took part in axe throwing and archery.
After a very exciting day full of activities, the next thing to have on Christmas day was of course the Christmas dinner with all the trimmings! The Christmas fun didn’t end with dinner, after dinner it was time for a show.
Boxing day came and most people spend the day relaxing, not us, we spent the day doing even more activities!
Finally, it was time to close camp and end Christmas. Thank you to all the young people and Leaders a festive weekend.
To view pictures from the Christmas Camp, visit the ‘Gallery’ page on our website at
Fun in the park
On a Sunny Sunday Morning on the 9th June, over 80 People took to the paths of Watermead County park to help raise money for Syston Scout Group.
The Event was a Family Fun Run/Walk which saw families including toddlers to grandparents complete one of the 3 distances from 3, 5 or 10K around the park. While on their way round they completed a treasure hunt while taking in the beautiful park on our door step.
To view pictures from the Christmas Camp, visit the ‘Gallery’ page on our website at