Group News

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 days 22 hours ago

We welcomed four new and one returning Explorer Scouts and two leaders to our Unit and even managed to get everybody in full uniform. Afterwards we had a discussion on top awards, You Shape awards and some of the other badges they can obtain.

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4 days 4 hours ago

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4 days 5 hours ago

On Saturday evening, 28 Scouts from the Snezka & Vltava troops split into 5 Patrols, to work together under torchlight to complete a demanding 13km navigation exercise in pitch black, dense forest.

Special thanks go to the enthusiastic parental support on the night that facilitated this ambitious adventure for so many Scouts.

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5 days 6 hours ago

Fantastic to see so many of our group leaders taking part in the first aid training, to help keep our young people safe in their activities.

Thanks to Tim Cranton for organising this and also to Praha.eu for supporting our training.

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3 days 22 hours ago

This week our Cub scouts worked towards their Teamwork challenge badge with fun activities including a Star Wars themed "transport the power core" game. They demonstrated how to work together by building the best marshmallow and spaghetti structures. As a bonus the Bears Cubs had a talk from our leader Winifred's parents about their time in Scouting and got to take a look at Mrs. Winfred's Brownie uniform and badge collection, including a Guiding badge from the 1940s 🙂

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1 week 5 hours ago

This week our Group Executive Committee Chair Eleanor Hammond, met with the Czech charity SOS dětské vesničky, co-beneficiary of the 1st Prague Scouts fundraising drive earlier this year, led by our Explorer Scouts, which raised over 100,000kc (4100 euros) to support children fleeing the war in Ukraine. The money will support their work with children, including supporting foster families arriving from Ukraine. #pomocdetem #SOSvesnicky #praguescouts

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

5 days 6 hours ago

Our Beavers this week went to the fire Station over 20 members of the colony went to the Modrany Fire Station in Prague.

They were shown all the equipment and how they use it to save lives, they even got to try on some of the equipment and get into a fire engine.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 week 6 days ago

Both Scout troops held cookery competitions this week during the sessions. All Patrols planned their menus in advance, brought ingredients, and prepared their menus.

26 of 30 Vltava Scouts attended this week, a new record attendance.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 week 6 days ago

Our Explorers got to experience some bouncy fun at the JumpPark, playing trampoline dodgeball, testing their acrobatic skills and strength.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 week 6 days ago

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 week 6 days ago

Our Explorers did some cooking this week, learning about foodstuffs and recipes used by those less privileged than ourselves and introduced them to some new foods they hadn’t previously tried.

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2 weeks 1 hour ago

Dear parents and carers, Summer Camp 2023 This year saw 1st Prague have a fantastic Summer camp at Novy Bor. We had a wonderful site with some great activities available to the young people who attended. Our planning has already started for our 2023 Summer Camp - 1st to 8th July 2023. We again will return to Novy Bor and we be running an even better summer adventure for your young people. This time we expect around 90 members plus leaders to be there, so we will be pulling out all the stops to have an even more exciting programme,

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 weeks 2 days ago

Last Saturday the Scout Troop helped the association Farni Charita Stodulky to collect 3000kg of donations in Galerie Butovice!!

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2 weeks 3 days ago

We are so proud of our group today, we had a record turnout of young people and leaders attend the annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration at Prague War Cemetery. They all paid their respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts.

The young people again laid a homemade wreath, this year made by the Scout section, and they laid poppies on all the commonwealth graves in the cemetery.

The ceremony was attended by a number of commonwealth ambassadors including the UK and Canada.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 weeks 4 days ago

Remembrance Sunday

A special thank you from Chief Scout, Bear Grylls to all those taking part in #Remembrance this year. bit.ly/3UIUPUN

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2 weeks 5 days ago

Today the Scout Troops are helping different association to collect food for people in need.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 weeks 2 days ago

This week our Cubs stretched their imaginations and learnt all about "thinking outside the box". As part of their Skills Challenge award, they invented new games and advertisements and learnt about what being creative truly means.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 weeks 2 days ago

This week our Cubs learnt all about the principles of fire safety, from how to keep safe around fires and flames, what can cause a fire, and how and when to call in a fire to the emergency services.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 1 week ago

Poppy Appeal 2022 As in previous years, we will be selling poppies at our section meetings leading up to Remembrance Sunday (13th November), to support the work of the Royal British Legion. Over the years 1st Prague has raised tens of thousands of crowns to help with their work in looking after ex-servicemen and women. www.britishlegion.org.uk/ Poppies will be at section meetings to buy from Monday 24th October. So please bring a few crowns to your child’s meetings and buy a poppy. Any amount will be welcome. They can even wear their poppy on their uniform to show support.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

24 Scouts from both Scout troops volunteered at the Metro farm community project in Prague 7. They cleared and prepared planting beds, collected some pumpkins, fed the hens, tended to the goats, erected a tepee, and cleared some manure. Special thanks to parent Benoit for helping to organise the day, parent Mark for participating, and to parent Bea for the freshly baked sustenance delivered in the morning. All the participating Scouts should be proud of themselves, and their efforts, it was 8 hours of good work.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

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1 month 2 weeks ago

The Scout Section participated in the Monopoly Run in Manchester where they met with the 44th Tarleton Scouts and were hosted by the 161st Manchester. They spent the whole Saturday running through the city's streets completing objectives and were happy to have proper Fish & Chips and full English breakfast .
Thanks to everyone that make this possible and we'll hope to see you very soon .

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 weeks 3 days ago

"The Sky is the limit!" During this session the Cubs learnt all about the world of aviation from our very own aeronautical engineer and Scout leader Tabaqui, from the principles of flight to the RAF and the phonetic alphabet. They even made their own paper planes and raced!

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 3 weeks ago

The 1st Prague Scouts are ready to fly to Manchester for the Monopoly run! We're all excited!

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 3 weeks ago

Our two Cub Packs enjoyed a camp packed with fun activities this weekend at 4. přístav vodních skautů Jana Nerudy - Praha 3. They spent a morning scaling the obstacles at a high rope course, as well as pioneering and backwoods cooking. They played a selection of wide and indoor games and slept in the group patrol tents that they put up themselves. Much fun was had by all!

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1 month 4 weeks ago

1st Prague Scout Group now has over 150 young people in the group and takes part in numerous activities every week. In order to better support the leaders and young people, we have decided to ask for your help. Many readers of this post have volunteered at some point to assist with some scouting in our group in the past, a hike a camp or some other activity. We are looking to formally set up what is known as a Scout Active Support Unit, this will maybe help set up camps, assist with our ever-increasing stock of equipment, help look

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 4 weeks ago

1st Prague Scout Group has started planning to open a new provision for four and five-year-olds in English called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed. It is our plan to start our new Squirrels section in early 2023 for the 4 & 5-year-old age group. We are working on venues at the moment but we hope it will be in the Central Prague area. The one-hour sessions will be a brilliant opportunity for young people to take their first step into being part of Scouts,

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1 month 4 weeks ago

This weekend our Cubs scouts walked 10.5km from beautiful Srbsko along the nature trail to Karlstejn. They had fun identifying local trees and plants and enjoyed the exciting trail along Bubovicke waterfalls.

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2 months 1 hour ago

The Beavers this weekend took part in a morning of bike safety training. They learnt about riding safely and what different road signs were as well as the green cross code!

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 4 weeks ago

This week our Cub scouts got creative and flexed their acting muscles! They practiced their storytelling skills and learnt all about stage management and how to put on live theatre performances. They planned how they would stage a performance themselves.

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2 months 3 days ago

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 1 week ago

This week our Beavers went litter picking in the park where we have a weekly session to give back our appreciation of the good time we have every week. We found so many different types of rubbish. We helped each other to pick them up.

We also learned the green cross code that the road safety while we were doing the activity. We played games and we run around in the park. Well done Beavers.

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2 months 1 week ago

This week we ran our first Scout-based youth club weekday event to support young Ukrainians here in Prague. Financially supported by a grant by Komercni Banka's Nadace Jistota, our own fundraising efforts and also money donated from BSO Rest of the World British Scouting Overseas – Rest of the World District, we are now able to provide regular events both on a Wednesday and at the weekend.

This week saw the youngsters take part in soft Archery, games and challenges. Everyone had great fun.

Our next event will be bouldering on Wednesday 5th October! More details to follow.

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1 month 1 week ago

Our Explorers tried out disc golf.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 1 week ago

Thanks to Alastair Hammond our Deputy Group Scout Leader for representing 1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas on Czech national TV this morning. Alastair was sharing his thoughts about Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her role in Scouting, Girlguiding and his own personal life whilst he served in the Royal Navy. #praguescouts #britishscoutingoverseas #skaut

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2 months 1 week ago

The Cubs went to the annual Makers Faire held in Prague Market where they got to see some cool inventions by local inventors. We saw everything from mini drones to Lego-built 'smart houses'. Some favourites of ours were making yo-yos, a moving R2D2 and 3D printed poop!

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 1 week ago

Some of our Cubs and Scouts attended and helped at a special Service of Remembrance for the life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Friday evening. The Queen was the patron of the Scout Association in the UK from 1952 until her death last week. The service was attended by both the UK and Canadian Ambassadors to The Czech Republic and was organized by and held in the St. Clements Anglican Church here in Prague, Czech Republic. Our group was privileged to be invited, asked to provide some help during the service and provide a guard of honour.

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2 months 1 week ago

This week the Cubs tried some new activities as part of their Adventure Challenge badge. They had great fun slacklining and competing with other Sixes in a game of Petanque.

They also started the session by observing a minute of silence in honour of her late Majesty and Scout patron the Queen, and shared their impressions and memories of her.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

21 Scouts from the Sněžka and Vltava Scout troops spent 2 days paddling 30km of the River Otava from Sušice – Katovice, stopping to make camp overnight in the town of Horažďovice. The Scouts did incredibly well, this was a test of endurance, and they accomplished it with smiles on their faces. Going over the weirs where the instructors deemed it safe was an adrenaline rush. We saw people prospecting for gold, we dodged some fly fishermen, and stopped for lunch at Rabi castle, the place Jan Žižka lost his remaining good eye! Only leader Chris’s boat capsized once on

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 3 weeks ago

1st Prague Scout Group and British Scouting Overseas extend their deepest condolences on the death of our patron - Queen Elizabeth II.

As we remember Her Majesty, we give thanks that she has been Patron of The Scout Association since she came to the throne 70 years ago. We also recall with gratitude the support she has extended to Scouting throughout her long reign.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 2 weeks ago

This week we welcomed our Cubs back by playing a team game called "Body Twister!" The Cubs collected ideas and put together a Behaviour Contract. They also held a Pack Forum and voted on their 2 favorite Activity Badges that we will complete in our sessions before the end of the year.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 2 weeks ago

We kicked start the new weekly sesison. We played lots of games and obstacle activity. Also we learned our promise and our rules for us to have fun. Well done Beavers.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 3 weeks ago

Tonight we saw the first meeting of our Vltava Troop. Our existing Snezka Troop met yesterday.

1st Prague now has two troops and nearly 60 scouts. Well done to our two SLs Manon, Chris and their teams for all their efforts.

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2 months 4 weeks ago

Dear parents and members, As many of you will remember we have had the ambition over the last year to start a new Scout Troop to reduce our waiting list in September and also Squirrels for the 4 to 6-year-olds. So far we have a new Scout Troop opening as planned and we are looking to start Squirrels hopefully now in January. Squirrels Leadership We had one or two of you come forward to say they wouldn’t mind helping as leaders with this age group. If you are in a position to provide assistance in any way for this section

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

2 months 4 weeks ago

Every year Scouters from around the world gather at Gilwell Park UK for a weekend of fun, inspiration, and long overdue catch-ups.

This year they were joined by three of our leadership team and some guy called BP!

#praguescouts #britishscoutingoverseas

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

3 months 1 day ago

1st Prague Scout Group is pleased to see and read the British Scouting Overseas annual review 2021-22.

We are particularly proud to see a number of our group members in the photos in the document, which tells you all about the great work of BSO around the world.

We even got on the front cover! 🙂

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3 months 3 days ago

Did you know that 11 of the 12 people who've walked on the Moon were Scouts?

Read this blog for the fascinating history of Scouts and the Moon: www.scouts.org.uk/.../august/scouts-on-the-moon/

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3 months 6 days ago

Due to an ever-increasing demand for our group, we are looking to recruit more adult volunteers to support young people aged between 4 to 18 years in one of the most successful international scout groups in the Czech Republic.

If you are over 18 years, speak English and are interested in volunteering with young people please contact us for more information. No experience is required, full training will be given.

praguescouts.cz/wp/adults/
info@praguescouts.cz

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3 months 2 weeks ago

This weekend several of our leaders attended the Prague Pride parade to support the LGBTQIA+ community in the Czech Republic. They even met Her Majesty the Queen! 🙂

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

3 months 4 weeks ago

Our three jamboree 1st Prague Scout Group Explorer Scouts, joined the rest of British Scouting Overseas/British Girlguiding Overseas 25th World Scout Jamboree 2023 Unit 1, to attend the Iris Central European Jamboree 2022 in Prague to meet each other for the first time face to face. The jamboree runs from 2nd August to 12th August.

This event is being supported by our group with a number of our adults helping with logistics and equipment.