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 https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/what-parkinsons

Many thanks also to Guildford Diocese for supporting the event.



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls