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Welcome to Scraggy Crows

Who we are Where we come from What we do
We are the South Leicestershire Scout Active Support Unit, previously the “South Leicestershire Scout Fellowship”, a dozen or so members who meet to provide practical support to Scouting in South Leicestershire, and to enjoy a wide range of social and active events. We are quite a small group, mostly coming up through South Leicestershire Scouting but also from Derbyshire and from Scouting in the Forces. We would be delighted to welcome new members from within or outside Scouting.  We first met in 1985, a group of leaders and ex-leaders who were encouraged to join the District Fellowship in the hope that we would still be useful. Members of the Fellowship were ancient, well into their 50’s, and so we formed a Junior Fellowship, and to further distinguish ourselves from the older folk, we called ourselves the Scraggy Crows, after the image of the red Scraggy Crow that is the District emblem. We set an upper age limit of 30, which has never changed. Some of us have now been 30 for over 30 years, and see no reason to change, and we will welcome new members of all ages. We have run themed practical evenings for individual Troops such as axe & saw, fire lighting skills, knotting, pioneering and map & compass skills. We judge camping competitions maintain the Ullesthorpe Campsite chapel, and assist with various roles at District events. We enjoy outdoor concerts and theatre performances, croquet and Pimms, and camp regularly, both under canvas and staying in a log cabin.We welcome any requests for help within the South Leicestershire District.