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Surrey Scouts’ Annual Review 2013-2014

1st Walton on the Hill Troop Quiz MP


On 13th March, Crispin Blunt MP for Reigate and Banstead, visited the 1st Walton on the Hill troop.  As part of the Writers Badge the Scouts all posed a question to form a complete interview of Crispin.  There were three main areas of questioning – what does an MP do; what does Crispin do; general questions about the local community.  They wrote up their interview as part of the badge requirements. 

Everyone agreed it was interesting and useful to understand what an MP does and how parliament works.

A new story sharing tool has launched to help you gather content from across your District. Please encourage members to visit and submit details of their adventures. The content will then be shared with MDMs and teams at UKHQ. The site is mobile friendly so volunteers can upload stories on the go.

Stories are checked to see if they are appropriate and relevant.  Stories can be sent in by youth members, leaders or other adults.

Try it here.

Story Finder

A Family Celebration!

Woking’s District Commissioner, Liz Pocknell, had to take a backseat and just be mum as Oliver Pocknell made his Queens’ Scout presentation.

Oli talked about his journey through scouting and the people he met on the way .  His preparations included training hikes in very wet parts of the UK not helping with the blazing sun in the south of France!

For the international part of the badge requirements,  Oli went to Kandersteg as an assistant leader but had to step up to troop leader when the leader had to fly home for the birth of his daughter.

Liz “baked” a cake for Oli and the Network leaders bought a bottle of Champagne.

Surrey Scout May 15.pdf

St George’s Day - Surrey 2015

Surrey Scouts always celebrate St George’s Day as a chance to renew the promises they make.  A selection of events for 2015 are shown on the Surrey map!


Job Opportunity

Innovation Project Supporter


The Scout Association is seeking a self-employed “Project Supporter” to work with the Regional Development Service and local Districts to support new provision projects in Surrey during their initial set-up period of 20 weeks. The Project Supporter will provide hands-on, consistent and experienced support to the new adult volunteers as they start to get used to running the new section.

Extra details here

Formal expressions of interest are required by 26/05/2015 with selection taking place on 3/06/2015

For an information pack please contact

 Reigate Scouts - Football Fanatics!

Runnymede Archers Triumph!

A team of 7 cubs & scouts along with 6 leaders represented Runnymede at the 10th National Scouts Archery Competition at Phasels Wood over the weekend. Over 300 people took part in the competition with the Runnymede Team coming home with 4 awards.

3rd Banstead Scouts Go Caving in the Mendips

13 Scouts from the 3rd Banstead Scout Group took part in a two day caving trip in the Mendips, near Bristol.  The Scouts visited four cave systems including, Goatchurch Cavern near Burrington Combe, and Swildon’s Hole near Priddy. 


The Greater London South Scout Caving Club provided the instructors and arranged the caving. All the Scouts who attended the weekend earned their Caver Activity Badge.


Photo: The scouts at the entrance to Swildon’s Hole.

Reigate District Scouts held their annual 5-a-side football competition at St Bede’s School on 8th May 2015.  Teams from several of the Reigate Groups battled it out to claim victory and this year, the honour went to 30th Reigate A Team.

1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band in Concert

On June 20th 2015, the amazing 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band will be performing a concert at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate.  More details here.

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