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1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

13 hours 10 minutes ago

The Squirrels celebrated the Lunar New Year. This year is the year of rabbit. So they hopped like bunnies, read a story about 12 zodiac animals, guessed which animal won the race, and they made these amazing rabbit lanterns.

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6 days 19 hours ago

Happy Lunar New Year! 🏮🧧🎆

Did you know that the dragon dance is traditionally performed at Chinese New Year Festivals as dragons are thought to bring good luck to people? 🐲

Learn how animals represent things in different cultures with this fun game. bit.ly/3QSBAr7

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1 week 9 hours ago

The Beavers today visited the Prague Technical Museum. They had a fantastic tour of the exhibition on how pencils are made and the history of the Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth CZ pencil company. They even got to make their own, out of graphite and clay!

Following a break for lunch the intrepid youngsters ventured into the dark depths of the museum to experience life in a mine, they had a very interesting tour of a cleverly constructed mine working.

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6 days 21 hours ago

As snow fell outside, 40 Scouts from both troops took to the track for an afternoon of indoor go-kart racing. Many scouts improved their technique on their 2nd and 3rd runs. A great day out.

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5 days 14 hours ago

This week our Cub scouts worked on their Scientist badge. They tried different scientific experiments, including inflating balloons with the gas from a vinegar and baking soda reaction and racing deflating baloons!

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1 week 2 days ago

We were super excited on Wednesday afternoon to have our first proper Squirrel Scout meeting. The Squirrels are the newest and youngest section of our group aged 4 to 6 years. This meeting followed the success of our taster session in December last year! For their first meeting the Squirrels learnt a little about Scouts, they listened to a story, played a game (squirrel, squirrel, wolf), made a model of a campfire, ate the biggest marshmallows ever and even sang a campfire song. We would like to thank our wonderful team of Squirrel leaders for volunteering and making this happen.

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1 week 3 days ago

55 of the 58 Scouts from both troops welcomed Group medical trainer and Scout leader Tim Cranton on site this week to take the Scouts through First Aid principles for their emergency care staged activity badge.

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1 week 5 days ago

Some of the leaders from the group had a great day on Saturday updating their Scouting skills.

16 of the group's adults, pitched tents, leant about camping stoves, gas safety, pioneering, map skills and much more. As a result of the day they completed Module 18 of the Scout adult training scheme.

They were supported by members of the group's Active Support Unit who produced a fantastic lunch for everyone. Thanks to Francesca for making it and Anton for delivering it to us.

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5 days 14 hours ago

For the first session back of the year the Cubs made their very own camera obscura as part of the Photography badge. They also learned the principles of photography and how to take a good photo.

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2 weeks 6 days ago

1st Prague Scout Group sends their heartfelt congratulations to Scout leaders Manon and Gabrielle, who this morning at 10.17 welcomed daughter Jeanne Antonella D'Ortona into the world. Mother, daughter, (and father) are all well.

Welcome to the world little one.

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3 weeks 6 days ago

Happy New Year! 🎉

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1 month 2 days ago

1st Prague Scout Group sends their congratulations to Chris Wait, Deputy Group Scout Leader, and his new wife Tjasa on getting married on Christmas Day in Slovenia.

We wish them lots of happiness in their new life together.

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1 month 1 week ago

So The Scouts have been awarded this! Quite outstanding!

#PlatinumJubileeQAVS

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1 month 1 week ago

For our final session of the year, we had some Christmas Food to celebrate another successful year for The Bohemians. We were also joined by some of West Lancs Scout Network doing their Explorer Belt, who ran a Christmas singalong, blind drawing and limbo activity. We also managed to take one of the photos for the end of year British Scouting Overseas collage.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 1 week ago

Thinking about doing something different with some of your spare time in the New Year? Why not volunteer with 1st Prague Scout Group? We are an international Scout Group, providing fun, adventure, and skills for life to over 150 English-speaking young people (boys and girls) aged 4 to 25 here in Prague. No experience is required, we will provide full training and volunteering can be very flexible to fit around your other commitments. We need leaders and other adults 18+ to support our activities. If you are interested in joining us please contact us at info@praguescouts.cz we would love to

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1 month 1 week ago

Our young Ukrainian members were out and about bowling this weekend, they all seemed to have a great time! On Wednesday they will enjoy their Christmas Party!

Thanks again to Nadace Komerční banky, a.s. - Jistota for making this happen.

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1 month 1 week ago

26 Scouts from the Sněžka & Vltava troops had an evening out to the cinema to watch the new AVATAR movie. A nice way to close out the events for 2022.

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1 month 1 week ago

Before the cinema trip, some of the Scouts did their part to help bring joy at Christmas time to kids less fortunate than themselves.

They Helped Hiram lodge (Prague English-speaking freemasons) wrap their annual Christmas present project for a local woman's refuge Otevrene Srdce.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

On the 13th, the Scouts started work on the Meteorologist activity badge. They completed Requirement 1, how the weather is measured. We will complete the badge in 2 other sessions in the new year.

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2 weeks 2 days ago

Our Cubs enjoyed some end of year festive celebrations. They enjoyed "champagne" and some seasonal snacks. They had a great time doing a Secret Santa as well as making some fun Christmas crafts.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

This week our Explorer’s took on some festive baking with gingerbread and other sweet pastry. They also had the chance to provide feedback on this and help shape next year’s programme.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

Leaders were again busy doing more first-aid training. This time face to face.

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 2 weeks ago

Scout Group calendar 2023 Just in time for Christmas, group fundraising guru Brook has put together a 2023 group Scout calendar to raise funds for the group. It is produced to a high-quality standard, in A3 landscape size. We are asking 450kc each for the calendar, and all money raised will go towards improving the quality of the program for our 150 young people in 2023. Instructions to order can be found in an email sent to all our members, or send us a Facebook Message for details. They will be delivered at the next session, in time for Christmas.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

Last night 1st Prague held a taster session for our potential Squirrels that will start in early 2023.

14 youngsters, listened to stories, played games, crafted squirrels and made a fabulous hand tree.

Our two great Squirrel leaders Julie and Aurore supported by Bambi one of our Beaver leaders ensured they all had a great time while their parents were finding out all about Squirrels and our group.

Watch this space shortly for an official announcement of the start date and venue.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

We are very pleased to say we raised 9171kc (377 Euro) for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in Prague this November, beating the last collection we made, by nearly 1500kc.

Thanks to all of you who donated money this year!

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1 month 3 weeks ago

This week our Explorers went for some fun on the ice with varying levels of ice skating prowess on show!

1st Prague Scout Group - British Scouting Overseas

1 month 3 weeks ago

Today, we would like to wish you happy International Volunteer Day!

We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers in the 1st Prague Scout Group that every week are providing or supporting the amazing activities that over 150 young people in our group enjoy, helped by Praha.eu.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

This weekend our Cubs got their skates on and enjoyed some time on the ice! ⛸ They earned credit towards their Adventure Challenge badges as well as their Ice Skating badge.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to Rebecca Prew and Brook Braithwaite who were this week awarded the Commissioners Commendation for good service from our District Commissioner – Chris Tebb. Although Brook has not been with us long he has been instrumental in obtaining a number of significant grants to support the work of the group, including our grant from the city council that helped us reduce the cost of membership to our younger members, pay for our accommodation, support international trips this year, provide leadership training and purchase some new equipment. Rebecca is one of our group stalwarts, she joined the group in 2017

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2 months 15 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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2 months 1 day ago

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2 months 1 day 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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2 months 2 days 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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2 months 1 day 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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2 months 4 days 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

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2 months 2 days 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.

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2 months 1 week 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.

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2 months 1 week ago

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

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2 months 1 week ago

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2 months 1 week 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 months 1 week 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,

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2 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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.

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2 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks ago

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

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2 months 2 weeks 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.

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2 months 2 weeks 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.

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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 2 weeks ago

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