1st Kibworth Scouts

Platinum Jubilee Community and Business Awards

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Michael Kapur, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire instigated the Community and Business Awards. These awards recognise the achievements of local Community groups, Schools and Businesses within the county and city. Exceptional achievements that develop a community spirit, enrich the lives of their members, pupils or employees and the wider community.

1st Kibworth Scout Group were nominated and chosen by the Lieutenant to receive one of these awards. The Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Brooks presented the award to Leaders and group members on 31st August 2022. The presentation took place at the Scout Hut on Fleckney Road. Group Scout Leader Samuel Arnold accepted the award.

Afterwards, the scout group said.

“We are thrilled to have received this award in recognition of the work they do for both the community and young people of Kibworth, which would not be possible without the many wonderful volunteers that give up their time to help and support the group in a variety of ways.

It would be impossible to achieve all of these things without their continued and unwavering support. It is a wonderful achievement and we hope to continue to do positive work within the Kibworths and wider community. The group would like to thank Michael Kapur and Richard Brooks for recognising and rewarding them for their hard work.”

1st Kibworth Scouts are a very active group within Kibworth, helping both boys and girls aged 6-14. Helping Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to develop their self-confidence and learn life skills across a wide range of activities.

Like to know more or are interested in volunteering your time. Please contact the Group Scout Leader Samuel by email at join@1stkibworth.org.uk

Recreating Scout History

1st Kibworth Scouts Award, photo Scouts with handcart, circa 1916.

Some readers might be able to identify where this old photograph was taken. Unfortunately, the date it was taken isn’t known, but clues from the photo suggest that it may be around 1916. It shows the 1st Kibworth Boy Scout Troop collecting newspapers for the national relief fund with their wooden hand cart.

The cart would have been normally used to march equipment to camping trips. Knowing this, you might now be able to recognise the buildings the scouts have their backs to. You can identify the unchanged walls of the Manor House. The shop fronts have changed, now being those now of LOROS and Edmonds & Slatter, Opticians.

1st Kibworth Scout Group were formed on Monday 3 October 1910 and are celebrating 112 years of scouting next month! The original wooden cart is still in the storeroom. They took a trip back to the very spot where some of the groups’ first members were photographed over 100 years previously, and to recreate the photograph.

A modern representation of the group shows some of the groups’ 135 members. Showing Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in uniform. Young people from the same scout group, stood in the same location, using the same wooden cart. Like generations before them, they have the opportunity to learn valuable skills for life. To actively be part of their local community.

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Samuel Arnold (Scout Leader, 1st Kibworth Scouts)