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Don't forget St George's Day Celebrations with Woking District Scouts next Sunday 22nd of April in the afternoon!


A Well Deserved Silver Acorn for Simon!

During the Easter break Woking District Scouts Network Commissioner, Simon Lee, had a really great time visiting 7th Woking Cubs on their pack holiday in Huddersfield South West Scout District.

He joined in with preping the food for homemade pizzas, that the Cubs were cooking, and after cleaning duties, 7th Woking's Akela, Jan Parker, selected her youngest Cub, Catherine, to carry out the honour of awarding Simon his Silver Acorn.

Catherine who, even though she was super nervous at being given such a task, showed the true professionalism of a dedicated leader and wore the Silver Acorn around her neck whilst holding on to the Cub Pack's mascot, Ugly Ted. Once a message from Woking's DC, Liz Pocknell, was read out Catherine placed the Acorn over Simon's head & smartly saluted him.

Simon started his Scouting life as a Cub with 4th Golcar Cubs in Huddersfield South West where he took on his first adult leader role as Akela, having worked his way through the sections as a youth member. He said,

"Being with the young people & helping them reach their expectations & beyond is what I find to be the most satisfying thing about Scouting. I have worked with some amazing people over the years & had lots of fun. I never expected to gain the Silver Acorn & I am very grateful to all those who put me forward for this."

If you want to find out more about joining the Scout adventure as a Leader please contact dc@wokingscouts.org.uk


Cubs Annual District Science Day, 2018

Cubs from all over Woking District thoroughly enjoyed the annual District Science Day – they literally had a blast!

From exploding paint tins to computer programming and everything in between, they all had a whale of a time!

See the whole collection of images on the Surrey Scouts Smugmug Gallery HERE


Beavers’ Christmas Treat Time 2017

Around 100 enthusiastic Beavers from across Woking District Scouts gathered together on Saturday 25th of November at Knaphill Scout HQ to create a range of different Christmas treats for their friends and families.  The bi-annual event was attended by 8 different Beaver colonies and supported by about 30 adult volunteers.  The lively treat making sessions took place over two and a half hours, whereby the Beavers were split into groups and given 10 minutes at each table to create their own Christmas delights.  They were able to experience making Christmas truffles, decorations, candles, bookmarks and much more.

Geraldine Meldrum-Dolan, Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers, said,

“We have been running these sessions since 2012 and they are still as popular as ever.  Not only do the children get to experience the making of these wonderful treats but they get to meet fellow Beavers from across Woking.   It certainly is a very lively session, but we have the adult volunteers here to help; their assistance is absolutely vital.  And of course we are all now in a very festive mood!”

Geraldine carried on saying a big thank you to each of the Beaver colonies for designing the craft and food activities that the children took part in.

For more information on volunteering for Woking District Scouts please email dc@wokingscouts.org.uk



1st St Johns Scouts attend The Friends of the New Forest Airfield (FONFA) Remembrance Sunday Memorial

Whilst on Cycle Camp in the New Forest over Remembrance weekend, the 1st Johns Scouts joined FONFA for their Remembrance Sunday memorial.  They were very much welcomed by the people who run this registered charity, who photographed them standing proudly at their memorial; you can see this below.

If you want to find out more about FONFA please go to their website https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/


Woking District Scouts Incident Night Hike - November 2017

This exciting annual event will be taking place this weekend at our Birchmere Campsite - watch this space for who went and what happened when the Scouts adventured into the night...


Come and join the Network

This is a reminder to all Leaders in Woking aged between 18 & 25, that you are welcome to join us, as you are automatically members of Aviators Network & UK Network.
We will be meeting all summer and got together recently to plan our programme until the New Year, including looking at covering the Queen's Scout Award, D of E, Explorer Belt Award & Scout of the World Award. We meet 52 weeks a year but we do not expect weekly commitment from anyone as life is so busy!
Contact me or get in touch via any of the contacts below if you are interested.
Thank you.
Twitter: @AviatorNetwork


A Big Thank you from Hilary!

Hilary Harris would like to say a BIG thanks to all the District for the wonderful gifts you kindly gave her for being ADC CS from 2010 to 2017.  She says,

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my term as ADC CS and know that my successor Tracey Gates will have as much fun (if not more) than I have had.  Moving on I will be concentrating on my role as Akela for 1st Goldsworth Park Cub Pack but still helping at District & County events."












We all wish Hilary the best for the future!


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At their May Fayre on 1st May, the 1st Send (St Mary's) Scout Group, led by Mark Silcock, escorted the May Queen whilst wearing blue wigs. Mark, caretaker for a local school, was inspired to get behind the campaign as one of the pupils at the school, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Not only did Mark get his Scout Group involved, but he also dyed his hair bright blue and had it styled on the day into a mohican! (last year it was bright pink!) Mark has raised a wonderful £295 so far. Don't forget, Mark has actually dyed his hair so will be blue for a while to come!

They had a lot of fun being silly for a serious cause. All the leaders were very proud of the Beavers Cubs and Scouts on the day showing how young people can make a positive difference. They were also grateful to Goldsworth Park Scouts for taking part in the tug of war with us.

If you would like to donate to Harrison's Fund follow this link to Mark’s just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/Mark-Silcock2