Latest Edition of Surrey Scout
Three days of Scouting and Guiding fun! 6,500 people. Ardingly Showground. It could only be Scoutabout 2014!
From abseiling to zorbing, from bellringing to driving -
Whilst it might not have been the warmest weekend of the summer, nothing stopped the fun! Canoeing? Why not! A dip in the Dunk Tank? Of course! Water sliding? Oh go on then! A spot of caving? The Black Hole was waiting! There is nothing, nothing like Scoutabout as Wayne Bulpitt, The UK Chief Commissioner for Scouting saw when he joined the thousands on site on the Sunday Morning.
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Over 300 Scouts travel to Switzerland for a Summer Adventure
Scouts from Guildford, Godalming, Epsom & Ewell, Banstead, Woking, Surrey Heath, Farnham and Esher districts joined over 300 other young people from across Surrey to have their own summer adventure.
The Scouts attended Surrey’s Kix. Challenging themselves to take part activities over a week at Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Kandersteg, Switzerland.
This is the fourth trip to Kandersteg in the last 13 years and provides the opportunity for Scouts to take part in adventurous activities like hiking in the mountains, white water rafting high ropes as well as exploring the local area.
Esher District’s Cross Country Race!
Over 150 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their leaders raced through the pine trees and heather of Oxshott Heath in late September as they took part in the Esher District Scouts’ cross country event.
Beavers and Cubs between the ages of 6-
Teddy of The Dittons was the first Beaver home of 63 runners; Laurence of 1st Claygate won the prize for the fastest Cub; Thomas of 1st Hinchley Wood took the lead for the Scouts; Euan of 1st Molesey was the fastest Explorer; Mike of 1st Oxshott raced home ahead of the service crew and other adults.
This was the first time the event has been held at Oxshott Heath, a Site of Special Scientific Interest cared for and managed by the volunteers of the Oxshott Heath Conservators.
Parents praised the varied and interesting terrain and the excellent facilities of the Oxshott Village Centre as well as the glorious sunshine that marked the event.
Japan 2015 is drawing closer -
Scouting is an amazing movement! It covers the entire globe. At any given minute in time, someone is probably scouting somewhere around the world and so it was a real privilege to meet some of them either on air or on the internet.
The 1st Walton Viking Sea Scouts certainly threw themselves into meeting others this year!