Farnham District Scouts – October 2022

Dear All,

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members and comprises of a variety of activities to complete. – https://www.scouts.org.uk/top-awards/queen-s-scout-award/

The award takes a lot of hard work and effort, covering a range of challenges.

I am extremely honoured to congratulate Freya Slape, currently Assistant Scout Leader at 5th Farnham (Bourne) on achieving her Queens Scout Award.


Family Camp – 21st – 23rd April 2023 – our district Family Camp is an excellent opportunity for your family to enjoy a weekend of camping together and enjoy the activities that are put on.

The charge is £12.50 per person for the whole weekend and we are able to do this due to everyone helping out; therefore we ask everyone to volunteer for at least an hour over the weekend to help their groups activity or one of the central activities (catering, crafts, parking, climbing).

Further details will be going out in January along with the booking form system opening.

However, on Thursday 10th November 2022, Garners Field, 7:30pm onwards we will hold a planning meeting and all are welcome to give their opinions and offers of help – even if you can not make the meeting please provide feedback on things you would like to see, improvements, things you do not want to see.

It would be great to get a rep. from each Group to ensure we know what activities will be on offer and share you feedback from across the district.


Gill and Brain Sneddon have been doing the café since 2015 and have developed it to the current level, so I have 2 asks:

  1. come 2025 they will be doing a lot of celebrating and as such we are looking to train some apprentices to help spread the load as well as filling in for them
  2. what are your opinions on the current offerings; what would you like to see, are we offering to much

Diary Dates




13th November 2022 – Remembrance – Central Farnham Parade – assemble Castle Street 10am; finish at memorial 11:25 (no church service). – Please contact the Group Scout Leader for details of services in the outlining villages

19th November 2022 – First Aid Training – e-mail dc@farnhamscouting.com to sign up

22nd November 2022 – Skittles – 7pm £11.00 – please let us know before 30th October 2022 – email marion.stagg@gmail.com with menu choices see leaflet – SASU SKITTLES EVENING with BASKET SUPPER_flyer 2022

2nd December 2022 – Xmas Meal – Daniel Hall – 7pm for 7:30pm sit down £17.50 per person including welcome drink, 3 courses, tea/coffee and mince pie (full menu SASu Christmas Menu 2022) – let us know by emailing dc@farnhamscouting.com before 20th November 2022. Monies to District account: FDSC sort code 40-52-40, account No. 00024617, Ref: your name / Xmas2022

4th December 2022 – First Aid Training – e-mail dc@farnhamscouting.com to sign up


14th January 2023 – Midas (mini bus) Training – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/midas-mini-bus-training/ – contact  midas@farnhamscouting.com for more details

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

11th July 2023 – District Social and AGM – All Welcome – Garners Field

14th – 16th July 2023 – Frantic 23 – All Sections – Herons Wey & Garners Field –  Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides – https://frantic.scout-events.uk/frantic



24th – 216th February 2023 – Frost Camp – Scouts – Bentley Copse

13th – 14th May 2023 – Beavers Go Wild Camp – Beavers – Bentley Copse

17th June 2023 – Scram – Cubs – Hook Arena

23rd – 24th September 2023 – Beavers Go Wild Camp – Beavers – Bentley Copse

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

Training Requirements

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 – the requirements have changed – 3 On-line module plus 30 minute face to face validation(which can only be done once at Green) 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



Farnham District Scout Council
Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council
T: +44 (0)7410381071 | E: dc@farnhamscouting.com | W: https://www.farnhamscouting.com