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Nanpantan Cub Scouts visit London

19 Mar 2014

Nanpantan Cub Scouts joined over 1000 Cubs from across Leicestershire to visit the Natural History Museum in London. Over 22 coaches left Leicestershire early on the 1st March to get everyone there.
Whilst there, the Cub Scouts got to investigate the land of the dinosaurs, have a look round the Darwin Centre (exploring Science in action) and how the Earth is …

Scouts Go Paintballing

5 Mar 2014

After an extensive review the National Scout Association, as of January 1st 2014 lifted its 16 year old ban on Paintballing, due to the industry becoming far better regulated and offering a far higher standard of safety equipment.
Off the back of this and by popular demand the County Scout team jumped on this to offer  our members a full paintballing experience. …

Scouts Save Energy with EON

26 Feb 2014

Working towards their Global Conservation Badge, 1st Nanpantan Scouts learnt that they can reuse old fabric materials in order to create draught excluders in order to help save energy.  Craft experts from E.ON were on hand to help them design and make their excluders. Using sewing machines and a needle and thread, Scouts managed to come up with a range of …

Beavers Swim to Success

3 Feb 2014

On Saturday 2nd Feb we took 17 Beavers to the District Swimming Gala and entered two teams – Nanpantan Sharks and Nanpantan Dolphins. The Beavers swam really well and the Dolphins finished 2nd overall with the ShOn Saturday we took 17 Beavers to the District Swimming Gala and entered two teams – Nanpantan Sharks and Nanpantan Dolphins. The Beavers swam …

We’ve grown!

16 Jan 2014

Every year we have to provide our numbers to the Scout Association. We are pleased to say that this year we have grown again by 4.8%. That’s more young people enjoying Scouting at Nanpantan.

As you can see, the Beaver section maintain their position for being the post popular followed by the Cubs. However, the trend of the graph shows that …

Where do these badges go?

10 Jan 2014

It’s great when a young person receives recognition for completing an activity badge or they have just completed their challenge badge. This is shortly followed by ”Where do all these badges go?”. The following diagrams will help show you where these badges go.
The Beaver Scout Uniform

The Cub Scout Uniform

The Scout Uniform


We do not have a group badge.
Union Flag badge is not given out
Occasional Badges are celebration badges …

Cubs Mish Mash Camp

26 Nov 2013

Over a freezing cold weekend, our Cubs joined with 9th Loughborough Scouts and had a sleepover at the Oaks Campsite. Even though they were inside, the nights aware experience was still a challenge. The theme of the camp was “Mish Mash”, a mix of Autumn/Winter events including Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Christmas all rolled into one camp!

The Saturday saw the Cubs …

Beavers Receive their Chief Scouts Bronze Award

22 Nov 2013

On 20th November, 16 Beavers visited the Climbing Station to get a taste of indoor climbing.

After getting ready by getting climbing shoes on, they met their instructor who taught them how to warm up by stretching and having a go on the bouldering wall (climbing round a wall at low level). I’m please to say that none of Beavers fell …

Splash Camp 2013

26 Sep 2013

A number of our Scouts attended Splash Camp over the weekend of 20-22nd September. A number of water based activities were on offer for Scouts to try including Canoeing, Sailing, Bell Boating. Take a look at the video to see what they got up to here:


Bag Packing

25 Sep 2013

In order to help raise funds for Nanpantan Scouts, we will be Bag Packing at Tesco’s in the Rushes on Saturday 28th September – 10am till 6pm. Young people only need to turn up for part of the day or they can do the whole day if they wish. Money raised from the day will primarily  help the development of the …