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Diehard's Centenary

8th St Marylebone Scout Group celebrates 100 years of quality Scouting in St John's Wood.…

John Larkin - 6th May 2021

Camping is elementary for our Cubs at Paccar

17 Diehards traveled to Chalfont St Peters for the Elements camp at Paccar on 27th to 29th September. It was a weekend full of excitement, challenges and fun, not to mention lots of rain! From our reporter Leo Toptsis in the Blue Six.…

John Larkin - 14th October 2019

Old Scout Branch is 90 years old!

What a fantastic night to celebrate with the oldest original Old Scout Branch in the UK. Old scouts, wives, friends and group active members young and old met for a fine dine at the Victory Services Club in Marble Arch. A fun evening with many spontaneous toasts and wonderful speeches. Yet again we welcome someone new to the event, this time Old Scout Dominic Laffy.…

John Larkin - 17th April 2019

Lego Racing... Here we come!

An action packed meeting racing Lego cars - what fun! …

Amanda B - 21st March 2019

Welcome to Beavers!

It was with great excitement we welcomed and invested two new Beavers to the 8th St Marylebone Diehards Beavers Colony in St Johns Wood, London. …

Amanda B - 21st March 2019 - 1 Comment

Didn't They Do Well.....

The Beavers were absolutely brilliant tonight following on from the previous blog by painting their papier mache bowls. …

John Larkin - 13th March 2019

Beavers prepare for Mothers Day.....

A fun action packed meeting for the 8th St Marylebone Beavers. The Beavers' creative talents were defintely on show this week as they made papier mache bowels from newspaper, flour, salt and water. …

Amanda B - 12th March 2019

Cubs get the hose down on Fire Station

Paddington Fire Station got a visit from the 8th Marylebone Cubs. The Cubs got a taste of the daily life of a firefighter and had a tour of the station. To the amazement of the team at the station, the Cubs asked brilliant questions and behaved perfectly. While the Cubs were there they had a talk about fire safety, enjoyed listening to the fire alarm and trying on a real, smoky-smelly helmet, some even thought it smelled of sausages! …

Nigel Hart - 8th January 2019 - 1 Comment

Scouts make a Plastic Pledge

With the current plastic crisis that has been sweeping the nation's social media platforms, it seemed necessary to base the aims of our Environmental Conservation Badge on dealing with the issue of Plastic Pollution.…

Tyla Mace - 8th January 2019

Diehards win the Green Beret Visitor Trophy 2018

The annual Green Beret Challenge for scouts during November is a weekend that tests strength, endurance, team work, fitness and intelligence. It is also one of the only camps where the leaders do all the cooking, cleaning and maintenance of the campsite so all the scouts get to do is turn up and enjoy all the activities!…

John Larkin - 8th January 2019 - 1 Comment

Scouts go big scale Cluedo for Halloween

For Halloween this year we thought we would incorporate some classic Halloween games of donuts on a string and apple bobbing with everyone's favourite murder mystery board game bought to life…Cluedo!…

John Larkin - 8th January 2019 - 1 Comment

KISC 2017, a trip on the Rodelbahn

As part of the activities at the Scouts foreign tour 2017, what it is like to go down the Rodelbahn close to lake Oeschinensee near Kandersteg in Switzerland. Hold onto your hat as brothers Chris and Tom take you for a spin.…

John Larkin - 20th June 2018

Beaver Cleaner Streater

The Beavers spent just over half an hour around Alma square and Hill Road in St John's Wood litter picking and were amazed at just how much rubbish they gathered.…

John Larkin - 8th June 2018 - 1 Comment

Task Master Night

The Leaders decided to recreate their favourite TV show for an unusual brain testing scout night. Task Master is a show where celebrities are filmed doing intuitive based tasks with very simple instructions, the winner is the one who best fulfils the task.…

Tom Larkin - 16th January 2018

Xmas Good Turn - Homeless parcels

During the run up to Xmas the Scouts in Diehardia kept up it's tradition of thinking of others who are less fortunate than ourselves at this time of the year. This time they supported the 'Homeless' with a very useful pack of 'goodies'. The scouts used the 'Community Impact badge 2' as an incentive and basis for their efforts to do a 'Good Turn'. …

John Larkin - 14th January 2018

8th St Marylebone Scouts' distinctive neckerchief
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