Annual Census Shows Membership Up By A Third

At the end of each January Scout Group across the UK are required to take a census of members to submit to Headquarters.

This year 4th Ashby has grown by a third, largely due to the two new beaver colonies. Group Scout Leader, Jonathan Bloor was keen to thank the Regional Services Team of the Scout Association for their support in addressing the shortage of places in the town. “Working with our friends at Ashby (Hastings) and the RST, we’ve cleared over 100 names from our waiting lists,” Jonathan said. “I’m really pleased with the position we find ourselves in, although we have plans to continue to grow during 2018, especially for the 10-14-year-olds. We welcome volunteers, whether they have a Scouting background or not”.

At the time of writing (early Feb) places are available in Beavers (Ages 6-8) and Cubs (8-10 1/2), please register your interest by filling out the join form in the sidebar

Christmas Post Was A Bumper Delivery

Group Scout Leader Jonathan Bloor was delighted to announce that the Scout Post, held throughout December, had been an enormous success.

On behalf of the 175 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who are members of the 4th Ashby Scout Group he announced “Thanks to our customer, the people of Ashby, Packington and Smisby and especially to our partners who act as post-offices we have raised over £1,200 whilst providing a useful service”.

Almost 5,000 cards were sorted into 53 rounds and then delivered by families during the lead up to Chrismas. The Scout Post has been run by 4th Ashby since 1982.

4th Ashby Receive Massive Boost From Co-Op Customers

We were delighted to visit the Co-op to receive a cheque for our share of their Members Charity fund.

During the previous six months, we were one of three local charities to benefit from the sale of disposable carrier bags and the community percentage collected from own brand products sold.

Scout Dan C said “We knew that the Co-op had chosen 4th Ashby as one of their charities and hoped to make a few hundred pounds to update some of our well-worn camping equipment. The amount of this cheque (£3422.62) has really blown our socks off!”