National Scout and Guide Orchestra – get applying!

Are you a scout or YL who will be 13+ in July 2015? Are you a promising musician at grade 5 or above? Then you can apply to join the national scout and guide orchestra to take part in a week long camp followed by two concerts in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in July.

You can find out more about the orchestra at their website here and can apply to join them for summer 2015 here. Best of all the timings mean you can come to the troop summer camp as well 🙂

Good luck!


The orchestra in rehearsal – summer 2014

Could you help grow the group? (And have loads of fun while you’re at it?)

12th Cambridge is one of the largest and most active scout groups in Cambridge and indeed in Cambridgeshire. We have a fantastic programme for young people aged 6-17.

Windsurfing has been just one day out this year.

Windsurfing has been just one day out this year.

We have just one problem….. demand is out stripping supply, especially for our scout troop (10-14 year olds). We currently have 40 scouts, both boys and girls, which is the largest the troop has been in many years. And we have a huge waiting list on top of that! We have reached the point though that we physically can’t fit any more scouts in our main hall at one time. We do though want to continue to grow.

The solution? We want to start a second scout troop to run on a Wednesday evening. And we’re looking for someone to run it! Could that someone be you?

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We’re looking for someone with a sense of humor and a few hours to spare each week. There’s no need for any experience, you will have plenty of support and training, although enjoying being outdoors would be a great advantage.

Scouts will give you the chance to travel, with trips to Canada and The Netherlands in recent years and the opportunity to try everything from gliding to sailing to climbing.

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If you are interest, then please get in touch, we are waiting to hear from you!

Scouts on the road to Wembley

This Thursday scouts will be a little bit different as the troop heads to Wembley stadium to see England play San Marino and will be among an expected crowd of around 50,000.


The game is a qualifier for the 2016 European Championship and while England should win comfortably against this opposition it’s easy to forget that games against San Marino have not always gone entirely to plan. Stuart Pearce will remember the game in 1993 for all the wrong reasons as San Marino set a record for the fastest ever goal scored in international football……

And as well as going to the game the troop will be providing live coverage of the game via our twitter account (@12thcambridge) and will be posting photos, comments and if phone batteries hold out some video as well. Full match report when we get back 🙂