Co-op makes huge donation to the 12th!

A massive THANK YOU to the customers and staff at the Co-op store in Newnham for their support and huge donation of £3,758 to 12th Cambridge!!!

The money was raised via a combination of the Co-op’s membership charity scheme and its donation of all the money charged for carrier bags. Those 5p charges really do add up!

We will use the money to improve our offering of scouting for all in our community. We will start with refurbishment and provision of accessible toilet facilities at our Gilbert Road HQ.

Benefits of the Co-op customer membership include 5% of spending for the member and 1% donated to the local community. More details can be found at



Magic at the hut




12th Cambridge Scout Group, in association with The Pentacle Club Cambridge, are proud to present The Magic Show 2017.

For one night only, our scout hut will be transformed into a magical stage, with the city’s finest magicians providing a superb show.

The invitation to attend the event is open to everyone in the community, not just scouters! Ticket availability is strictly limited to 100 people, so book your tickets now!


About the event

When: Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Where: 12th Cambridge Scout HQ, 40A Gilbert Road

Tickets: £6 each / £20 for family of 4

Times: Doors open 6pm / Show starts 6.30pm prompt / Finish 8.30pm

Interval: There will be an interval, during which refreshments will be on sale.

On advice from The Pentacle Club, the show is not suitable for children under 6 years.



To reserve your tickets, send your booking request by email to with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Number of single tickets at £6 each
  • Number of family tickets at £20 each

Payments will be accepted by cheque or direct bank transfer – details will be given when your booking is confirmed.


About the fundraising event

A party of 15 intrepid scouts from 12th Cambridge will be setting off on an international adventure  to Canada in Summer 2017.  Throughout this year, all the scouts involved have been tasked with organising fundraising events as part of their contribution to the trip. The scouts are delighted to welcome The Pentacle Club and its team of expert magicians for this special show.  All profits from this event will go towards the Canada fund.


About The Pentacle Club Cambridge

Founded in 1919, The Pentacle Club is  one of the world’s oldest magic societies. It is a friendly, social group for magicians of all kinds in Cambridge, and meets fortnightly. To find out more about the club, please visit


Explosive fun!




Yes, it’s our most exciting event of the year, louder than a Grand Howl, brighter than a Beaver’s sweatshirt and with more bangers than a Patrol camp fire…it’s our Group fireworks night!

Friday 4th November, 6pm on

Fireworks @ 7pm

Free entry (donations invited on the night)

Come along, bring friends & family, and enjoy hot dogs, soup, mulled wine and the best fireworks since Guy Fawkes gave it his best shot.

Volunteer scouts to help serve & shake the collection buckets would be welcome.




We’re recruiting!

We’re growing! After the success of opening our second scout troop last year we now want to open a second Cub Pack and Beaver Colony as well as reinforce our current sections. And our scouts have a bit of a message for anyone who might be interested…..

If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to spend it with most awesome bunch of kids on the planet then please get in touch. We’re waiting to hear from YOU!

Help! DIY work weekend 15 & 16 Oct

It’s been a while since we have had one, but it’s time for a parents’ HQ work weekend on 15th & 16th October, so please save the date!

Let us know that you can help by popping an email to, and roll up your sleeves and prepare to have fun!

We have two projects lined up:

  • clearing and making safe the alley behind the HQ building
  • redecorating the meeting room and Brownie room to make them into Activity rooms

Project 1: alley clearance

back-alleyWhat are we aiming for?:
Make the alley behind the hut useful and safe for for storing equipment & accessing the gas bottles.


What will we do?:glass

  • Clear all the weeds and overgrowth
  • Dig out the uneven soil, broken glass and rubbish – enough to fill the skip that we’ll hire!
  • Fix the perimeter fence
  • Lay weed-control fabric and approx 2 tonnes of gravel

What do we need?back-alley-2

  • An army of willing volunteers to dig, shovel and barrow the rubbish out and the gravel in
  • Tools: wheelbarrows, spades, shovels, pruners




Project 2: room improvementsactivity-room

What are we aiming for?

Transforming two rooms from junk stores to Activity rooms for our young people to use during scouting sessions – the large room will become an informal, nice room and the smaller one a meeting room with table and chairs.  With carpet, we hope to make the rooms feel less cold in winter!

What will we do?activity-room-2

  • clear the rooms of all clutter and excess furniture
  • paint the walls
  • fit blinds to the windows and seal draughts
  • fit carpet tiles on the floors


What do we need?

  • volunteers to clear, clean, paint & fit out the rooms
  • Tools: we already have most items already, but a couple of stepladders would be handy.

So, if you are up to challenge, please email the team:, letting us know when you can make it, how many people, offers of useful tools – basically any info that would be helpful.

As is traditional on these occasions, leaders are excluded from parents’ work weekends, and the GSL will supply the tea and biscuits!


Maggie’s Wallace Christmas Concert



12th Cambridge Scouts are proud to support the Maggie’s Wallace Christmas Concert, to be held at the Wesley Church, Christ Pieces on Saturday 5th December.  The concert, featuring Christmas carols and well-known Barbershop songs, starts at 7.00pm. Our scouts will be helping to serve mince pies and mulled wine to help the audience warm up.

For more information about the event, and to book tickets (priced at £7.50), please visit:

Maggie’s Centres provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families & friends.  The concert is a fundraiser to help Maggie’s continue with this wonderful work.

To find out more about Maggie’s, click on the logo below!








Apple-pressing & AGM

Come to our apple-pressing day & AGM!

Sunday 27th September, 2pm on @ the HQ….

All members, friends & family of 12th Cambridge are invited.  Everyone will get the chance to mash and press their apples, taste the juice (fresh, mulled & cider). Bring something for the BBQ and enjoy!



Japanese Adventure!

In the early hours of Friday morning 5 of the group’s young leaders, AK, Charlie, Lucy, Nick and Martha will be setting off to Japan for the trip of a life time, to take part in the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. For two weeks they will live with more than 30,000 other scouts from 162 different countries, from every continent and corner of the planet.


Jamborees take place every 4 years and are a unique opportunity for young people from around the world to meet others from every other culture, religion and country. One of the two units our scouts are allocated to will be surrounded by units from Lebanon, Denmark, Japan, Brazil and Switzerland. You don’t get much more mixed up than that!

Arriving late on Friday our intrepid 5 will spend 3 days n Tokyo before moving onto the Jamboree itself which kicks off on 28 July with a packed program to include everything from sailing to global development with a central theme of peace, as Japan and the World remember the events of 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

And if that wasn’t enough they will then spend 4 days with a Japanese family as part of the home hospitality program

You can keep up with the adventures of AK and Martha via their unit’s Facebook page here and Charlie, Lucy and Nick via their unit’s page here and Twitter feed here

This is the adventure of a life time and we’ll be telling you all about their adventures when they get back 🙂