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If you had passed by the 40th Falkirk Scout Group headquarters in Bellsmeadow on a Friday evening recently, you may have wondered what all the banging and sawing was all about.  These members of the troop were busy with hammers, drills and saws making toolboxes from discarded chipboard and scrap copper pipe for the handle, saving it all from ending up as landfill.
This fulfilled their Creative Challenge badge – to create an item from wood.  It also covered the safety part of the DIY badge as they discussed the risks involved with the use of hand and power tools. 
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The 51st Scouts had a fantastic time at their summer camp at Barrwood just before the schools went back. Activities included swimming, camp gadget making, aqua run and raft building. The Cubs joined them for kayaking, giant paddle boarding, wide games, campfire, bouldering and a movie while also completing most of their Outdoor Challenge Award. They learned how to put up their tents, cooked their own lunch on a Trangia stove and worked well as a team to tidy up. If you’d like to help out and volunteer with the Group, while having lots of fun, email

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From the 4th-17th August, 23 scouts and explorers from Falkirk District travelled to Holland to take part  in the 14th Haarlem Jamborette. The group participated in a range of activities from paddle-boarding to tree top treks, as well as spending a day in Amsterdam and the Theme Park Wallibi Holland. The scouts managed to make friends from all over the world from as close as Stirling to as far as Canada. All said they would like to go back for the Jamborette in 2027 and that they had a great time! The groups’ hoodies were kindly sponsored by Jarvie Plant for our trip.

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Last week we read of a group of 93rd Braes and Altitude Explorer Scouts who spent 19 days in America. As well as visiting the Native American camp, featured last week, they spent several days before the camp with a hotel stay on International Drive in Paisley, Florida taking in the sights, shopping and theme park visits and two days afterwards at Universal studios and a day at Volcano bay. What a wonderful experience for all involved – a trip they will never forget. The picture above shows them enjoying their time spent at the theme park visit.

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This summer a contingent from the 93rd Braes and Altitude Explorers joined American and Canadian Scouts at Camp LaNoChe, a Native American-based campsite, for the 6th International jamborette in Paisley, Florida.  On-site were activities on Native American culture – primitive cooking, tomahawk throwing, along with shooting, archery, horse riding, shogun and zipline.  Off-site they did tubing and canoeing in local rivers, had a day out to Daytona beach and another to a cold-water spring and a make your own pancake house.

As well as a full programme of activities they experienced a working Scout summer camp with over 200 scouts.

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