5th Farnham Scouts’ Cathedral Descent

Date: 26th May 2019 Author: Alistair Tickett

5th Farnham Scouts are superbly proud to have been represented by 4 of our members last weekend at the Guildford Cathedral abseil, in aid of Parkinson’s UK. Along with parent helper Steven Dean, the group raised in excess of £1000 by attempting the eye-watering decent of over 160ft.

This achievement demonstrates how their scout promise “To help other people…” remains ever-present in 21st century, and how their adventurous activities training can be fun, but also a “force for good”.

By doing so, all 4 participants are now eligible for their Fundraising activity badge and part of their Personal Challenge award.

Well done scouts – you never cease to amaze us!


For more information on the work of Parkinsons UK, visit

Many thanks also to Guildford Diocese for supporting the event.



I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
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