Beaver Scouts have a Pokémon adventure!

On Saturday 9th March, 16 young Beaver Scouts started their quest to become a Pokémon Master! The Pokémon themed Sleepover took place at Holwell Pastures Scout Camp near Melton. Once the trainers arrived they chose their Pokémon and gave them a bit of colour. They then went on to create their own Pokéball (with a biscuit and icing). Once grabbing there Pokédex’s, they went out in the wild to find and document wild Pokémon in the area (a bit of orienteering fun). The next stage of their training went on to aiming and catching Pokémon (this is child’s archery which is great fun!). After refuelling their trainer’s belly’s it was time to become one with their Pokémon with a Yoga Pokémon story. The final class of the day was to learn all about the legendary Pokémon (A Pokémon film to finish) before getting some sleep.

The next morning the trainers woke to a white game field (it Snowed!!!) and after getting their energy up (some yummy breakfast), they stepped out to practice Pokémon battles with the other trainers (snowball fights, mostly at the leaders and even a snowman!). Once warming back up inside, the trainers hatched Pokémon from the Pokéballs (a bit of bicarbonate and vinegar to fizz the Pokemon free). After a few trainer games, the trainers where presented with their Pokémon Trainer badges (Scouts nights away badge for staying overnight at a campsite) and were sent off to continue their adventure…

Interested to get your son or daughter to join the adventure? Syston Scout Group is open to girls and boys aged from 6 years upwards. Why not sign them up to our waiting list –

If you would like to give us an extra pair of hands, eyes and even feet at Syston Beavers! We’d like you to help with craft activities, help to judge games and explain things when they don’t quite know the rules. If you can give us one hour once a week to help out at Beavers, it would make a vast difference to what activities the Beavers can do.


Contact Chris Bodycot on 0116 326 6908 or email

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What have our Scout Troop been up to?

Over the past month Syston Scouts aged 10 – 14 Years where ask to write a article about their time in Scouts. The below article and poster were created by the Scouts and will go towards there Writers Badge. 

Syston Scouts  

We have had a busy Autumn and Spring so far. 

We have visited Glenfield Tunnel which travels to Leicester. This was very interesting as the tunnel goes through the hill near County hall. 

We have done Ready Steady Cook and brought our ingredients in. The leaders enjoyed sampling the food. 

We have used our knots experience to build Chariots to race in the street. We also tried our hand at Paracording, to make key ring holders. 

We learnt how to make a fire called Backwoods Cooking (Backwoods cookingis a method ofcookingwithout the use of kitchen implements on a fireand then are.leaders put on a small.firework display. 

We took part in the Charnwood District Bowling and will be attending a Paintball Session too. 

Some Scouts have been to a meeting to see if they want to camp in Georgia 2020. 

Our camp this year with District is a Christmas theme in May. I think the leaders are more excited than the scouts, but we won’t admit it. 

The other week we hiked around Barkby on a circular path. 

Last week we used the new First Aid Dummies to learn CPR. Which proved enjoyable but worth the knowledge for Scouts to have. 

We are a friendly troop of Boys and Girls aged 10 ½ to 14. If you are interested in joining us please get in contact.  Adults are also welcome as there is lots to take part in. 

If you would like to volunteer, or get your son or daughter to join the adventure 

Please contact Chris Bodycot - 0788 4245 089 

Syston Scout Group is open to girls and boys aged from 6 years upwards 

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Tesco Bags of Help!

10th Leicester (Syston) Scout Group is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

We would like to refurbish our Scout Hall to include disabled access and fixed ramp, which is a much needed upgrade to enable our scout group to be inclusive to all young people and families in the local area.

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in March & April 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project.

2819 Leicester Hamilton LE5 1BJ Extra 

2846 Leicester Beaumont Leys LE4 1DE Extra 






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10th Leicester (Syston) Scout Group Newsletter – Spring 2019

Want to see what the group has been getting up to recently?

Read our Spring 2019 newsletter online now!


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Another amazing year gone but the adventure continues in 2019!

Syston Scout Group have lots planned for this new year from Camps in and outside of Leicestershire, great trips to explore new places and even a chance to sleep on HMS Bristol at Portsmouth! 

Also the Group will be putting on Fun Events for Friends, Families and the general public to take part in. Starting with Syston Scout and Guide Bands Show Sticks & Tones on the 23rd February, Family Race Night on the 23rd March and a Fun Walk/Run around Watermead County park in June. 

As well as fun trips out, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Syston Scout & Guide Band will continue to provide a a weekly programme for Young People aged from 6 – 25 Years in our Scout Hall on Oxford Street in Syston. 

The Scout Hall has been on Oxford street since Mr Moore and Mrs Maclearn Todd back in 1936 and over the years has had some improvements made.  

Over the next year we are looking to bring the Hall more up to date and improve access including an access ramp to the rear, new toilets with easy disabled access, new front gate for a more secure but friendly new look. 

We have now a new storage extension and now looking for help and support to make this useable to store kit and equipment. Also we are looking at improving and upgrading items in and out of the hall, such as re-paint Painting the hall, improving the lighting, paving and gardening the rear grass area to name a few. 

If you would like to volunteer, help improve our Scout Hall or get your son or daughter to join the adventure 

Please contact Chris Bodycot - 0788 4245 089 

Syston Scout Group is open to girls and boys aged from 6 years upwards 

If you would like tickets to the Band Show “Sticks & Tones” @ Wreake Valley Academy Theatre 

please contact David Lucas t. 07719 553847 or Lesley Smith t. 0116 260 9701 

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