Farnham District Scouts – AGM

Thank you to everyone who came to our District AGM last Monday.

I would like to thank the Executive Committee who have all re-stood as Trustees and committee members:

Chair – Deborah Deare – chair@farnhamscouting.com

Secretary – Matt Larkin – secretary@farnhamscouting.com

Treasurer – Steve Bragg – treasurer@farnhamscouting.com

DESC – Ian Wilkins – desc@farnhamscouting.com

DSNC – Neil Peerman – dsnc@farnhamscouting.com

Shop Manager – Roy Tubbs – scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

Chair of Campsite Committee – Ken Powell – campsitebookings@farnhamscouting.com

Chair of Appointments Advisory Committee – Steve Thames – steve.thames@farnhamscouting.com

Climbing Lead and 4th GSL – Bill Weller – climbing@farnhamscouting.com


Please find attached the Annual Report for 2021/22.

SCOUT Accounts 2022 signed by Chair 11 07 22


Our guests were Mayor Alan Earwicker, Rev Jacqueline Drake Smith and James Turner ACC International,

Thank you to Bill Weller, Daryl Waterman, Clair Waterman and Kim White from 4th Farnham (Tongham) for cooking the BBQ on a very hot evening.

Also thank you to Gary Thain, Davis Clements and Ollie Morgan who helped with set-up and parking.

District Commissioners Report;

Thank you for coming.  Thank you to our volunteers for the work, commitment and fantastic programmes/events and results over the last year or so.
People Programmes
4 New Section Leaders 20 Wood Badges – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/wood-badges/
46 New Assistant Leaders 5 First Aid F2F Courses
18 New Section Assistants 3 On-Line 1st Aid Course
23 Support/Exec roles 86 Permit New or Renewals – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/permit-holders/
1 New ADC Beaver (Clair Waterman) – adcbeavers@farnhamscouting.com 17 Tomahawk qualified
2 New Midas Trainers (Gary Thain and Matt Larkin) – midas@farnhamscouting.com 16 Archery at Garners permits
4 of our leaders on County Training Team
17 Training Advisors and 1 1st Aid TA – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/farnham-district-training-team/
Place Perception
Climbing Wall repairs and new equipment New XN SAS unit set up
New Archery Range and equipment Increase on 2020 Census numbers
Refit weather shelter for shooting Beaver&Cub Day
New Tractor Beavers Virtual Campfire
Tomahawk range Family Camp 2022
New picnic tables Explorers Cycle Trip to France
New BBQ’s Frantic 23 – here next year
New Trollies Frost Camp
Premises Audit Scout Expedition Challenge
20 Years of Explorer and Network
Thank you – 12th GSL Adam Chambers – 2013 Section Leader Cubs, 2015 GSL
Richard Lawrence replacement from 1st September 2022
Succession Planning – who is next
Young Leader Training – Surrey Pilot
Review District Roles – particularly Youth Commissioner
Campsite Audit – roll out to Groups.
Marketing of Garners Field
Anyone with ideas and would like to contribute please let me know.
10 Years Service Steve Bragg
15 Years Service Denise Weller
15 Years Service Bill Weller
25 Years Service Ian Wilkins
50 Years Service Joan Binfield
60 Years Service Ken Powell
Commissioners Award Peter Reynolds – Assistant Cub Leader  11th – for stepping up and taking additional responsibility of campsite invoices.
Commissioners Award Jane Twitchin – Appointments Advisory Committee Secretary/2nd Exec Secretary – excellent organisation, commitment and continued support welcoming our new leaders into the District/
Commissioners Award Ian Wilkins – District Explorer Scout Commissioner – 20 years of encouraging and supporting Explorer Scouts to be independent, giving them a safe environment to have fun and push themselves.
Commissioners Award Neil Peerman – District Scout Network Commissioner – 20 years guiding young adults within Network to do-it themselves, encouraging them to continue Scouting in a form suited to them.
The Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service Kim White – Assistant Scout Leader 4th – she has been brilliant throughout the pandemic, she put loads of effort into our leaders 100 challenge last year. She also runs the troop badge scheme and without her commit has been awesome with the Hogshots.

Once again Thank you to all our volunteers.



Farnham District Scouts – July 2022

What has been happening:

Scoutabout – fantastic weekend nearly 5000 people on site; well done and thank you to all our volunteers without who our 130 Scouts could not have had the wonderful experience and opportunity.  Particular shout out for Oscar (5th) for helping co-ordinate including sorting the transport, Sam (2nd) for hiring the van and picking up all the equipment and especially Sarah (2nd) for organising the food – most important for keeping th e Scouts energised and happy.  Also for those who organised our District Tomahawk activity and those who helped on shooting and kayaking.

Scoutabout is back in 2024……………………

Farnham Carnival – well done to 4th for winning Gold at the Farnham Carnival.


Please let me know of any events/achievements you would hi-lighted for my next e-mail.

Any picture that I can publicly use are always welcome.

Diary Dates




11th July 2022 – Social and AGM – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm – To help us cater please let us know if you are coming by following this link: ; https://forms.gle/FtP36WEGGGbJd43d9

please can you send me photos I can publicly use of what has happened this year

9th – 11th September 2022 – Theme Park Camp – Explorers and Network – http://themeparkcamp.uk/ – FULLY BOOKED

1st – 2nd October 2022 – District Cub Scout Camp – Cubs – Garners Field – information via Cub Scout Leaders


21st – 23rd April 2023 – Family Camp – All Welcome – Garners Field

5th – 7th May 2023 – Frantic 23 – All Sections – Herons Wey & Garners Field –  Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides



17th – 18th September 2022 – Beavers Go Wild – Beavers – Bentley Copse – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/beavers-go-wild-2022

29th – 30th October  2022 – FrightEX24 – Explorers – Bentley Copse


13th – 15th January 2023 – Frost Camp – Scouts – Bentley Copse

17th June 2023 – Scram – Cubs – Hook Arena

Surrey Events: https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/upcoming-events


Farnham District Permit Holders
List of Activity and Nights Away Permit holders and Nights Away Assessors in Farnham:
Farnham District Training Advisors
District Volunteer Opportunities


Recording of ASD and ADHD Awareness Session

For those who missed the webinar organised by Laura Dando and Debbie Ollerenshaw (thank you so much both of you) please follow this LINK to the recording, and this  SLIDES to the slides.

Mandatory Training

Please find the training links in one place to help ensure we are all up to date.

All Scout Members: (every 3 years)

Safety(every 3 yrs)- Safety Training | Scouts

Safeguarding – Safeguarding | Scouts

GDPR – GDPR training | Scouts

1st Response – either min 6 hrs Face to Face course; 3 On-line modules plus 30 minute face to face validation or possible conversion from an existing 1st Aid Qualification (please check with training@farnhamscouting.com)

Getting Started: (within 5 month of role) – 

Getting started training | Scouts

Wood Badge: (within 3 years of new role – speak with your Training Advisor) 

Surrey Scouts training Link: there are various on-line session for modules https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/training/training-calendar