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What can you do?

If there is anything you think you could do to help out the group, whether it is any of the things in the image above or something else, please talk to any of the leadership team or use the Volunteer link on the front page of the website.

At the moment (Dec 2015) we have the following vacancies – there is also a list on the group section of the noticeboard.

  • Assistant Grass Cutter: Assist with mowing the grass during the growing season (Apr-Sept).
  • Bookings Secretary: Deal with correspondence for hall and campsite bookings.
  • Key Holder: Let campers and hall hirers into the site and check them out on departure.
  • Fundraiser: Apply for grants on behalf of the group.
  • Parent Representative x5: We are looking for one parent rep for each of our five sections.
  • Mechanic: We are looking for someone to look after our vehicles (minibus, trailer, garden equipment).
  • Volunteer Coordinator: We are looking for someone to recruit volunteers (e.g. updating this list).
  • Hill-walker: We are looking for someone to gain their Hill and Moorland Leader certificate.  If you have walked on higher ground regularly and might be interested check out the MTUK website and speak to Michael.

Thank you!

Scouts go Crazy!

crazycampingThe scouts held a crazy camping night at the end of September.

After considering options from hanging a tent from a tree, camping on a rope bridge as well as several involving water, the troop decided to build a ‘camping penthouse’ using their pioneering skills.

The platform was surprisingly stable, but a little bit uncomfortable for daily use.

The sleepover was a first-time sleeping under the stars for five of the scouts, and fortunately the weather was as good as we could have hoped for.


Autumn Term Programmes 2015 [Updated x4]

Click on a logo to open the programme for that section.
Note – greyed out sections are missing programmes at the moment. Check back soon.

Remember there are also the following whole group events

  • Sunday 20th September – Volunteer Day 09:00-12:30 or 13:00-16:30 We have several big jobs we need to do before the Autumn big events.  No unaccompanied Beavers or Cubs please.  Bring gardening gear, wheelbarrow etc.
  • Friday 6th November – Fireworks Night – advance discounted tickets available from 23rd October.
  • Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday parade and service on the vine. Smart uniform please.



Pinewood Colony

Wildernesse Pack

Beaver logo stack Cub logo stack


Millpond Colony

Greatness Pack

Beaver logo stack Cub logo stack


Scout logo linear



Information Symbol pdf-icon-24x24Subscriptions and Parent Agreement Autumn 2015
pdf-icon-24x24Welcome to Beavers – Information for new joiners

Cardboard Canoes Float!

The scouts managed to make it all the way across the pond today after a busy morning constructing their cardboard canoes.

Construction Phase

Testing Phase