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The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.
A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old.

The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme.

The Year Past

The County 5-aside

The event was held in November at Calverton Leisure centre, Representatives from the city and central battled it out, with the Winners of the event being 2nd Woodthorpe

County Flag

Despite Sunday's weather, this years' County Flag Competition was, according to the organisers, one of the best that they've been involved in. Fourteen teams (7 Scout, 7 Explorer) from around the County converged on the village of Flintham on Saturday afternoon and set up their tents on the Scout Field. A short walk across the road to the Village Hall where teams registered and received their route cards went through Kit Check and final briefing.

At the agreed time for their team (every 15 minutes between 6.00pm and 8.00pm), they set off along various footpaths around the Flintham, Syerston, Sibthorpe, Shelton, Flawborough, Thoroton, Orston, Aslockton and Hawksworth areas. The Scouts completed a distance of 16.75km and the Explorers 22.5km. Along the route were a number of incident bases including Splat the Rat, Disarm the Bomb, Rocket Launch and First Aid. At one checkpoint, walkers were fed and given hot drinks. A number of teams from the younger section unfortunately suffered a few problems in locating some of the incident bases, but by 3.30am Sunday morning, all teams had reported being back in the Village Hall at Flintham for a hot jacket potato, beans and a hot drink. They then subsequently went into their tents for a quick sleep.

The Cooking Competition went extremely well despite the weather conditions, however, many teams were unable to present their meals on time due to gas burners being "blown out" by the blustery winds. On completion of the cooking competition, the scores from both the Night Hike and the Cooking Competition were added together and some points were deducted for those teams being late in presenting their meal (One team up to 90minutes late).

mansfield scouts

5th Mansfield Scout Group entered a Scout Team and an Explorer team in the competition for the first time. The Scout Team went on to be the Scout Section Runners up and the winners of the Gordon Asher Trophy (Scout Section) was another team entered for the first time - 1st Flintham. 1st Flintham Explorer Scouts were runners-up in the County Flag Competition for Explorer Scouts and Rufford Explorer Scout Unit from Mansfield District were the overall winners.

Also other events happened across the county including quizzes, camps and Activity weekends.

The Year ahead

NESST- 19th Jan

County Mad - 1st March,
Troop camps,
Water Activity Weekend
County Flag

Other activities
Rock Climbing
County Quiz
County Football

Looks like it's going to be a full year in 2008 which we hope you all enjoy.

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