5th Spen Valley Scout Group
The Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from the 1st, 3rd and 5th Spen Valley Scout Groups are back from their fantastic 8 day Ardeche and Alps adventure in France.
The Scouts and Explorers spent 3 days canoeing on the river including a 30Km, two day, descent of the Ardeche Gorge. If the river leaders are to be believed, the Ardeche is a circular river built by Harry Willis for his beloved Madeline!
We also hiked up an Alp and bivouacked at a remote campsite in the woods and there were lots of other activities onsite at Domaine de Segries, our main base.
Here are some pictures of the scouts tackling the rapids on the Ardeche, hiking and bivouacking at Embrun and their day trip to Avignon; there's loads more pictures to follow, watch this spaceÖ.
Scouts do their morning shakedown - click here for full size version.
The Calendar button above has now changed to take you to our Facebook group and the old Yahoo! group is now closed. If you're not already a member of the 5th Spen Valley Scouts Facebook group, you'll need to request to join and wait to be approved. Most information, programme details, photos and updates are now held on Facebook.5th Scouts up for prestigious award
Under the leadership of ASL Katy, the 5th Scoutís hard work on the Save a Tonne leaflet has been recognised and they have been short-listed for the Yorkshire Postís Environmental Award in the Young Peopleís category. Itís a great tribute to both Katy and the Scouts, good luck at the awards ceremony in March!Save a Tonne Leaflet
Since September 2008 the 5th Spen Valley Scouts have been working to reduce the environmental impact of their homes, meeting place and local community and encourage others to reduce their CO2 emissions read more...Save a Tonne
Lots more information about Save a Tonne and answers to the Save a Tonne Leaflet questionsBlakedean 2010
This year's leader walk was cancelled due to the weather - now rearranged for the weekend of 19th February 2010.Christmas Tree Collection
Thank you and well done to all leaders, parents and young members of 5th Spen Valley who gave up their time to help raise £440 with this years Christmas tree collection and special thanks to the fund raising committee for getting things organised.