2018 Archive

Welcome to the 2018 Archive page for the 1st London Colney Scout Group

Christmas Panto – Saturday 15 December 2018

We have 30 discounted seats to see Aladdin at the Radlett Civic Centre on Saturday 15 December at 10am only £17.50 each,

Priority seats have been reserved already, but please get your payment in as soon as possible to guarantee your seat.

More seats may become available – watch this space

For ticket sales or inquiries please email yetiburnetti@icloud.com


London Colney Christmas Light Switch on – Sunday 02 December 2018


Derek Turner 2018 – Saturday 1 December 2018


Every time you purchase a Co-op own product

Help raise money for the scout group, join up with the Co-op and start saving now, not just for us but also for you

Every £1.00 spent on co-op own products not only net the 1st London Colney Scout Group 1% but you get 5% too.

In total we have raised a massive £4,479.02 from your support, Thank you….

Location: Tolmers

The Green Beret Challenge is a full day’s competition for teams of six.

To achieve the Green Beret Challenge, teams compete in FOUR elements: Orienteering, Assault Course, Challenge Incidents (Daytime) and a Night Exercise.

The Challenge is designed to test a Scouts through a range of physical and intellectual activities. It can also prove to be a significant challenge to their Leadership and Teamwork skills.

No doubt about it, IT’S TOUGH!! However, you can survive, provided you are prepared for the weather and trained beforehand.


Remembrance Day – Sunday 11 November 2018 

Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.

Come and join at as we parade along the high street to the village cenotaph.

  • Remembrance day parade will start and finish outside the Calden Community Centre.
  • All Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorers are expected to attend in full smart uniform – start time TBC


Wine Tasting Night –  Saturday 10 November 2018

As Christmas if just around the corner, here is your chance to try some wines and impress your friends. Majestic Wine are will be visiting the Scout Hut on Saturday 10/11/18 and you will get a chance to sample some wines from around the world, there will be a selection of reds, whites and sparkling (something for all)

Help the Scouts raise funds – Tickets are only £15.00 (paid in advance) and on entry to the event you will receive back a £10.00 gift voucher to spend at Majestic wine on your purchases, as well as being able to sample the wines that are brought along on the night.

No purchase will be done on the evening, but please do go along to Majestic Wine (Beech Rd, St Albans AL3 6LE) if there are any wines you wish to purchase or go online www.majestic.co.uk 

For ticket sales or inquiries please email yetiburnetti@icloud.com


Beavers Movie Magic – Saturday 10 November 2018

On Saturday 10 November all Beavers from the St Albans District are invited to come and watch a movie at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans – London Road, at a radically reduced price of ont £4.  We have 20 seats available so speak to your Beaver leaver this week to secure your place.

If you wish your Beaver to attend please email yetiburnetti@icloud.com

Fireworks Night – Sunday 4 November 2018

On Sunday the 4th November, we have been asked by the Parish Council to provide some marshalls and bucket shakers for their annual firework night.

We would need to attend in uniform as this would promote our Group and for our help we will get a share of the proceeds from the buckets.




If you wish to help volunteer on the night please email chicktaylor@btinternet.com

Jumble Sale – 20 October 2018

We will be holding our next jumble sale on Saturday 20th October. This is one of our main ways of raising funds for the group and so would relay appreciate your support. There are several ways you can help:

1. Volunteer to help set up and sell on the day – even if its only for an hour it all helps. Please email catherine.hulatt@hotmail.com if you are able to help.

2. Make cakes for us to sell – please drop these into the hut between 7:30 pm-9:30 pm on Friday 19th October.

3. Donate jumble – bring your jumble down to the hut any evening from Monday 8th October when you drop off or pick up your Beaver/cub/scout. Unfortunately we can’t accept any electrical items or furniture.

4. Come down on the day 11 am to 1 pm and grab yourself a bargain!


Community Awards – 18 October 2018

The inaugural London Colney Parish Council (LCPC) Community Awards event was held on October 18 at the Caledon Community Centre.

Rev Adrian Wood won the Good Neighbour award, Naomi Czbuba Dance bagged Business in the Community category, Peter Yexley was commended for Service to the Community, and both the First London Colney Scouts and Nevina Holland from Peekaboo Studios jointly received The Chairman’s Award.

LCPC chairman, Cllr Malcolm MacMillan, said “There is a lot going on in our community in the form of volunteering, without people seeking recognition for their individual contributions, and that is the key to these awards; people were not looking for a reward for what they do.”

Lego Card Swap Day – Saturday 13 October 2018

For all those of you who have been collecting LEGO cards and want to trade, swap of just give away to help other with their collections, come along on Saturday morning – Plus I have heap to give away for all those who turn up.

Why not bring a friend along who collects them too.

Parents – Can I ask you remain with your young one, please don’t just drop and leave them or send them tot he event on their own.


Group Camp – Tolmers 28-30 September 2018



The 1st London Colney Party – Saturday 16 June 2018

The group, which started out as 7th St Albans Scout Group, marked the occasion with live music, a climbing wall, bouncy castle, bush tucker trials, fire lightning and marshmallow toasting in the park off Chicken Lane.

The event was attended by the Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss, St Albans mayor Rosemary Farmer, county commissioner Liz Walker and district commissioner Annette Payne.


Seven Beavers, three Cubs and three Scouts received Chief Scouts Awards for showing sustained effort and for acquiring a number of life skills.

Music was provided by the band Blue Hour, which includes Explorer Scout Jevon Langridge, and The 88, which includes members of the St Albans Gang Show.

Scouts celebrating the centenary of 1st London Colney Scout Group. Picture: Roger Morton.

Scouts celebrating the centenary of 1st London Colney Scout Group. Picture: Roger Morton.

The event was organised by Chick Taylor, Sarah Chester, Steph Nicholls, Sam Butcher, Catherine Hulatt, Camille Ward and Liz Ivory.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – 27 May 2018


AGM – Sunday 13 May 2018


St George’s Day Parade – Sunday 22 April 2018

St Georges Day Parade started outside the St Albans District Council at 2:00pm


The Parade went across St Petre’s Street, down the pedestrianised high street towards Market Place and London Road.




Form London Road the Parade turned right and headed towards the Abbey down Romeland Hill and Romeland Lane, then under the “Great Gateway  of the Monastery”



The Parade finished at the Orchard outside the St Albans Cathedral.

Community Litter Pick – 10 March 2018

1st London Colney Scout Group are celebrating their 100th birthday this year and to mark the event the scouts, aged between six and 18, are completing a number of activities.

One hundred and twenty volunteers turned up last Saturday, including parents and friends of the Group, and they were split up to cover five routes over two hours.

In that time, they gathered over 50 bags of litter ranging from crisp and chocolate wrappers to tin cans, glass bottles, rubber bands, abandoned clothes and even an empty cash register.

Beaver Scout leader Yeti said: “We would like to say thanks to St Albans council for supplying the litter picker, bags and hi-viz jackets the young members used, and also to Arco of Watford for supplying additional litter pickers and litter picker hoops.

“Overall it was a great success and a true triumph of community spirit.”