Feb 27, 2021
Escape Room

Akela had been locked in the conservatory by a the mischievous Teddy, and had hidden the key in a jar. He had left some clues to find the key.

the clues revealed some letters that led to the location of the missing.

All he had on to help him was a phone and some beavers on the zoom call to help him escape to get his water.

Luckily 15 mins later and 9 clues later they answered all the riddles and found the key…

Mr teddy was giggling in the corner…

Todays activity was based around teamwork, and codebreaking and will count towards their skills badge.

If you would like your child to join the beavers or if you would like to be a volunteer and support young people with lifeskills please get in touch with us here

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Feb 14, 2021
Community Cakes

SOPWELL COMMUNITY TRUST have asked to help bake cakes for members of the community who are elderly and isolating and need cheering up. Last week they delivered 227 cakes and would like our help this week.

PLEASE JOIN in a and put a small smile on people’s faces. This what you need todo.

Please kindly provide the GSL with the following info: – no of cake boxes you will be filling this week- cake flavours- insert your name against the date and time when you will be dropping off the cakes.

Boxes foe cakes can be collected from at any time – There is a container on porch and one outside the unit with allergen labels, boxes, postcards and envelopes for the children’s notes – please help yourselves. Using the boxes reduces food handling.

WE annot leave cakes on doorsteps wrapped in clingfilm nor foil. Due to food safety and hygiene implications.

Please attach the postcard to the top of the boxes once you have filled them.

Drop off timings and location for the cakes this week are as follows:
–  Wednes 10am – 12.30pm @ Unit 9, The Enterprise Centre, AL3 6EN

Please kindly note the change of timings and location for this week. 

Things to know
You don’t need a hygiene certificate to get involved, just some common sense guidelines to follow here:


please note they are unable to accept cakes that are not labelled with allergen info. So please please collect all relevant labels when collection boxes.

No fresh cream/buttercream/fondant please.

The elderly have modest appetites and prefer traditional flavours such as:- fruit inc apple/pear/rhubarb/apricot- elderflower- victoria sponge- lemon drizzle

We have received requests for gluten free treats, so if you can these would be welcomed. If baking biscuits/flapjacks please keep on the soft side.


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Feb 13, 2021
Beavers in Dens

The Beavers Colony normally we normally be treated to an exciting nights away weekend to experience the great outdoors. Unfortunately due to lockdown we had to improvise and explore the great indoors.

Our beavers made Dens, slept in them overnight. We had a virtual campfire and told spooky stories via zoom.

In the morning we had a cooking a long lead by a parent helper and and they all made fluffy American style pancakes.

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Jun 12, 2020
How to build a den

Akela talks you through how to make a den for indoor adventures. For all sections from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

Some simple rules:

  1. Be safe
  2. Use what you have at home
  3. have fun and be creative.

So you want to join the adventure then let’s begin:

To register for a place on in the beavers, cubs or scouts please click here.

We When filling out the form please tick the box which says “Are you interested in the 20th St Albans Ansar Scout Group

Our admissions are managed by St Albans District and we will get in touch as soon as possible. We currently have a waitlist, however, if you are able and willing to mentor, coach and help our young people as part of scouts we can fast track you eager beavers, cubs, scouts.

Please email weare@20thstalbansscouts.org if you would like to talk about being a volunteer member of our group or have any questions joining the scouts.

Here are some simple ideas for indoor dens:

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May 31, 2020
Where’s the Chairman…

So we all know the game Wheres Wally… here is the Ansar Version of the game can you find our chairman in the picture.

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May 5, 2020
Helping during

Doing small things make a big difference

We are so proud of all the young people in our group and we have seen a lot great community iniatives taking part across the city.

A big well done goes out to Safa Kareem (Scout Section) and Sara Kareem (Cub Section) who at the begining of the pandemic reacted and responsed to the lack of PPE for our health service. PPE is short of Personal Protective Community.

The sisters started buying supplies for key workers from thier own pocket money. To date they have made over 500 visors.

Their efforts were picket up by the national press and featured in the Independent newspaper. Full Article here

Well done girls keep up the good work.

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Mar 23, 2020
The Great Indoors

Following are a list of badges that Cubs can complete. Majority can be done independently and some may require a bit of supervision and assistance.

Feel free to choose from those that you are confidently able to carry out without additional pressure, as we are fully aware of the commitment expected for the school work they also need to complete. Having said that, there are a lot of badge activities/requirements that can be worked alongside school subjects , thus making it cross curricular too!

Good luck and enjoy!
Ibn Senna Cubs

Personal Challenge badge:
Complete the chosen activity badge & Also own personally chosen challenge.

Adventure challenge badge:
Making a mini raft
Making a hot air balloon and flying it

Activity badges:
Animal carer
Book reader
Home help
Home safety
My faith ( This is for the new starters)
Personal safety

All the badges are pretty straight forward and if you need help please message Akela via email of watsapp.

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Mar 20, 2020
The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors – So scouting life is all about the great outdoors – but sometimes we need some skills on surviving the Great Indoors. Scouts HQ have developed a range of activities to do indoors. Our leaders have also developed some activities that will be specific for each section.

All you need to do is click this link here

Muslim Scouts St Albans
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Mar 18, 2020
Suspension of sessions

Asalaamu alaikum,

As we keep abreast of the various developments concerning the Corona virus, our Leaders and Executive Committee  have taken a group decision to postpone all Scouting sessions effective immediately. This includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sessions. We will be constantly monitoring the situation nationally, regionally and locally. We have informed the District Commissioner and the St Albans District Scouts of our decision. 

Based on official Government guidelines, as of 16 March 2020, there has been no decision as yet to shut schools etc in Hertfordshire. However, we are aware that many of our children reside with, or have regular contact with elderly relatives who are most vulnerable which is a key factor in our decision. In addition, the nature of our activities means we cannot guarantee ‘social distancing’ (we are dealing with children after all…!) To err on the side of caution, and in the interest of our members’ well-being, we have taken a decision to postpone sessions until further notice.

The Section Leaders and their teams will be working on remote session plans to ensure that the children can still benefit from the planned sessions remotely and these will probably be in the way of some activities that they can do at home quite easily. We will forward these in the next couple of days. 

We have two camps scheduled for later this term – the Cub camp and scout camp – we are liaising with both the district and the camp facilities as to the feasibility of these going ahead. We will keep everyone informed of the decisions as we are made aware of them. 

We pray Allah SWT keeps you all & your families safe during this testing time. Ameen

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