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Helping Our Local Communities

As scouts, it is in our nature to help our local communities in anyway we can. Every year we help our communities within Codicote, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Below are just a few examples how we help. For our young people and Adult volunteers it gives us joy to be able to help our communities. Whether its 1 person helping or the whole district coming together. We are always there for our community.

Daniel from 3rd Hatfield Sleeps Out to Help Out

September , 2020

So far, Daniel has spent over 100 nights outside to raise money for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust – which runs the New QEII in WGC and Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

His initial camping challenge, which started on June 24, was to sleep outside for a total of 10 weeks – ending today. However, he had pledged to increase this to 100 nights if he smashed his £250 target. And with over £830 raised so far, Daniel will now be staying put until October 2, despite having the return to Onslow St Audrey’s School this week.

Although, Daniel has not been alone during this time outside. He has had his cat, Peach, on hand to keep him company in the tent every night since the fundraiser began. His parents and older brother, Thomas, have also been taking it turns to stay with him. And after the storms during the last few weeks, Thomas has been resolute that he will keep going despite heavy rain and windy nights.

“He is ‘in-tent’ on raising as much money as possible for his chosen charity,” according to his proud mum Dorota Tual.

“Daniel’s inspiration for raising money was two-fold. He wanted to do something to help the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, and to honour a memory of his grandfather who passed away from cancer earlier this year.”

“The East and North Herts NHS Trust Charitable Fund supports the four hospitals within the East and North Herts Trust – Lister Hospital, The New QEII, Hertford County and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre – helping them to go above and beyond for patients and their loved ones.

“The charity funds the purchase of new specialist equipment, extra staff training, research and projects to enhance patient experience. The money Daniel raises will be split between the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre at Mount Vernon and where the need is greatest appeal.” Daniel, who lives in Hatfield, is also a member of the 3rd Hatfield Air Scouts – which has still been running events virtually during lockdown. You can donate to the 12-year-old by going to JustGivin


Thank you Key Workers

In the Covid – 19 pandemic we had a lot of young people stuck at home doing online scouting, but we wanted to do something to thank all of the key workers in our local areas. So across our district of Codicote, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield we found a way to show our apprication towards to key workers by making posters to put in our windows thanking them. In total we had 122 posters up in windows. As we could not thank the keys workers enough in the pandemic.


Stroll through aviation history with Hatfield Air Scouts

July 2019

Five Oaks footbridge, over Travellers Lane, Hatfield, is now host to a journey through the aviation history in Hatfield. A total of 25 boys and girls from the 3rd Hatfield Air scouts researched, designed and drew the entire project. It was part of a partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, Osbourne and Community Clean. The history highlight’s the most significant moments from Hatfields, De Havilland Aircrafts.

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