2022/2022 SASU Events

 

Dec-21 – Christmas Dinner – 1st week on December – Daniel Hall – more details to be confirmed

Nov-21 – Skittles evening, food and good company – Tuesday 22nd November 7pm at the Jolly Farmer Blacknest. £TBA

Oct-21 – Planning meeting with wine and cheese – Wednesday 5th October 2022 – Garner’s Field 7:30pm – £2.00 donation

Camps and Events Attended by Farnham District Scouts

Group

Section

Event

Location

Dates from

Dates to

District Cub Scouts Cubs Wild West District Camp Garners Field 30/09/22 02/10/22
11th Farnham Beavers Beavers Go Wild Bentley Copse 17/09/22 18/09/22
2nd Farnham (Hale) Beavers Beavers Go Wild Bentley Copse 17/09/22 18/09/22
7th Farnham (Elstead) Beavers Beavers Go Wild Bentley Copse 17/09/22 18/09/22
5th Farnham (Bourne) Group Fifthfest family Camp Garners Field 16/09/22 18/09/22
Farnham District Explorers Explorers Theme Park Camp Polyapes, Walton 09/09/22 11/09/22
11th Farnham Scouts Operation Last Post Hopper Merkenveld, Belgium 28/08/22 30/08/22
3rd Farnham Scouts Summer Camp Beacon Hill Scout Campsite, Horsham 31/07/22 06/08/22
8th Farnham (Rowledge) Scouts Summer Camp Biblins Youth Campsite, Ross-on-Wye 24/07/22 29/07/22
11th Farnham Scouts Joint 4th&11th Summer Camp Glasbury Scout Hut, Hereford 23/07/22 30/07/22
2nd Farnham (Hale) Cubs Summer Camp Buddens Activity Centre, Wareham, Dorest 23/07/22 27/07/22
2nd Farnham (Hale) Scouts Summer Camp Buddens Activity Centre, Wareham, Dorest 23/07/22 27/07/22
4th Farnham (Tongham) Scouts Joint 4th&11th Summer Camp Glasbury Scout Hut, Hereford 23/07/22 30/07/22
5th Farnham (Bourne) Scouts Summer Camp Gradbach Camp, Staffs 23/07/22 30/07/22
7th Farnham (Elstead) Scouts Elstead Exped Hike & Camp Garners Field 23/07/22 24/07/22
Farnham District Explorers Explorers Summer Camp Moorlakes Wood Scout Centre, Swansea 23/07/22 30/07/22
Network Network Summer Camp Isle of Wright 09/07/22 16/07/22
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th,12th Farnham Scouts Scoutabout Aldingly Show Ground, 02/07/22 03/07/22
8th Farnham (Rowledge) Beavers Sleepover Rowledge Village Hall 02/07/22 03/07/22
7th Farnham (Elstead) Beavers Camp Garners Field 17/06/22 19/06/22
5th Farnham (Bourne) Cubs Camp Garners Field 11/06/22 12/06/22
3rd Farnham Cubs Camp Ferny Crofts Activity Centre 27/05/22 30/05/22
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th,12th Farnham Beavers Bazzaz Merrist Wood, Guildford 21/05/22
4th Farnham (Tongham) Cubs Pack holiday Garners Field 13/05/22 15/05/22
5th Farnham (Bourne) Bourne Surrey Scouts Expedition Birchmere Scout Campsite, Woking 13/05/22 15/05/22
8th Farnham (Rowledge) Cubs Camp Lions Head, Tilford Road, Waverley BC Site 13/05/22 15/05/22
8th Farnham (Rowledge) Scouts Surrey Scouts Expedition Birchmere Scout Campsite, Woking 13/05/22 15/05/22
3rd Farnham Scouts Hike and Hammock Garners Field 07/05/22 08/05/22
Farnham District Explorers Explorers Cycle Camp Camping le Château de Martragny, France 29/04/22 02/05/22
2nd Farnham (Hale) Scouts Frost Camp Bentley Copse 11/02/22 13/02/22
5th Farnham (Bourne) Scouts Frost Camp Munstead Heath Road, GU8 4AR 21/01/22 23/01/22
7th Farnham (Elstead) Scouts Frost Camp Bentley Copse 17/01/22 16/01/22

MIDAS – Mini Bus training

Mini Bus Training

Our District policy states that any driver transporting members of the Scout Association by minibus must hold a current MiDAS certificate.   With our trainers in place this is in force, forward planning is needed to ensure that the certificates are in place.

Training consists of a day’s theoretical courses followed by an assessment drive – previous courses have been a weekend day followed by an evening.

We will be arrange training sessions in the near future but it would be helpful to understand, please let midas@farnhamscouting.com know should you require training.

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

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Please find attached the Annual Report for 2021/22.

SCOUT Accounts 2022 signed by Chair 11 07 22

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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
Bazzaz
Scoutabout
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
Focus:
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.
Awards
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.

Regards,

Ann-Marie

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

https://farnhamscouting.com/website/general-event-dates/

District:

2022

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

2023

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

County:

2022

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

2023

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

People

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

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

Regards,

Ann-Marie

Farnham District Scouts – End of May 2022

Well Done and Thank you

Wood Badges – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/wood-badges/

Well done to the following who have achieve their Wood Badges

Oscar Gutierrez – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Fox Troop

Iain Fletcher – – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Bourne Troop
Thank you
Ken Powell – Campsite Manager – Garners Field
Joan Binfield – Appointments Advisory Committee – Scout Active Support Unit
Ian Wilkins – District Explorer Scout Commissioner – District Team
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Dave Cocker – Assistant Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)
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Bill Weller – Group Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Denise Weller – Assistant Explorer Leader – Madcats
Steve Bragg – District Treasurer – District Executive Committee
David Fennell – Cub Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne), Tiger Pack
Marielle Gawor – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Matthew Carter – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Richard Stokes – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Rachel Mason – Beaver Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)
Becky King – Group Section Assistant – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)
Adam Meara – Assistant Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)
If you think you are missing an award let me know.
What’s been happening:
So Bazzaz was blazing, with over 100 Beaver Scouts from Farnham joining 2500 Beaver Scouts and Rainbows at Merrist Wood, all had a fantastic time.  Well done to the leaders and volunteers who created activities and ensured the Beaver Scouts had a safe fun day.
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Well done to Scouts from 5th Farnham (Bourne) and 8th Farnham (Rowledge) Troops who took part in the Surrey Scout Expedition Weekend 13-15 May; camping, route planning, 19k hike.
Congratulations to the 8th Farnham (Rowledge) who achieved the Gold Standard Award.
Especially well done to the leaders who got them there.
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SASU visited space2growth (a mental health and wellbeing charity) which is in the middle of Farnham town behind St Andrew’s church, it is a community garden – they are happy to arrange visits for groups.  Website: space2grow – space2grow – info@space2grow.space

Diary Dates

https://farnhamscouting.com/website/general-event-dates/

SASU:

16 June 2022 – BBQ Social with archery – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm onwards – (please do let me know so we can have enough food!)

Other SASU Events: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/2021-22-sasu-events/

District:

2022

6th June 2022 – Wood Badge Module 8 Leadership – All Welcome – Tayler Hall (5th HQ) – 7:30pm – email: liz.chart@5thfarnham.org.uk

11th July 2022 – Social and AGM – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm – 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/

30th September –  2nd October 2022 – District Cub Scout Camp – Cubs – Garners Field – information via Cub Scout Leaders

2023

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

County:

2022

11th – 12th June 2022 – Beavers Go Wild – Beavers – Bentley Copse – 11th – 12th June 2022 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/beavers-go-wild-2022

1st -3rd July 2022 – Scoutabout – we have about 140 Scouts going –  https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/scoutabout-2022/s22_rgb_styled-01

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

2023

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

 

People

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

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

Any queries do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
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

Silver Acorn, Silver Wolf

Silver Wolf

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William C Cushen(des), Group Sectional Assistant, 5th Farnham (Bourne) – 2009

Eric Goulding – 23/04/2004

Ken Powell – 23/04/2014

Joan Binfield – 23/04/2015

 

Bar to Silver Acorn

Bar to the Silver Acorn Medal

Ron Binfield (des) – District Campsite Manager – 2014

Graham Marsh Leach –  District Scout Active Support Member – 2016

 

Silver Acorn

Silver Acorn Medal

Eric Garner

Bob Peerman – 23/04/1993

Marie Goulding – 23/4/1999

Laurie Lee (des) – 2003

Brian Stagg (des) – District Treasurer, District Scout Fellowship – 2006

Cynthia Peerman (des) – District Scout, Fellowship Member – 2006

Frederick Bernard Peters (des)  – Scout Leader 3rd Farnham – 2012

Steve Thames – 23/04/2012

Marion Stagg – 23/04/2012

Janet Jones – 23/04/2012

Robert Ian Humphrey  – Training Adviser – 2014

Janet Fraser – 23/04/2017

Philip German – 01/10/2018

 

 

Farnham District Shooting Qualified

Those with the necessary qualifications to run a session: Qualifications | Scouts

Name Activity Qualification Expiry date
Bill Weller Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Hamish White Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Kim White Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Shooting 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Angela Cowry Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Brent Palmer Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Dan Josty Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
David Fennell Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
David Goldsworth Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Dominic Getting Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Edward Hill Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Ian Turton Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
James Norris Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Mark Ousey Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Matt Wills Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Naomi Springer Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Oscar Gutierrez Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate 20/01/23 5th Farnham (Bourne)
Annie Armfield Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate Farnham District
Gary Thain Shooting NSRA YPS Certificate Farnham District
Farnham District

Farnham District Family Camp 2022

Farnham District Scouts

In my humble opinion Family Camp 2022 was a real success, the atmosphere and the smiling faces the main give away.

If anyone has photos that I can publicly used I would really appreciate being sent them – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/family-camp-2022-pictures/

Thank you to everyone who has helped ensure that this Family Camp happened from set-up to completion to taking part, and to those who will be still working to break camp this week. There are many hands involved, many volunteers, without which we could not stage this fantastic event.

I like to thank the Mayor of Farnham Councilor Alan Earwaker for his words at our St George’s Service and also Surrey Scouts, Paul Iverson, ACC Scout

I would like to particularly thank;

Site and Booking Team; Gary, Davis, Oli, Eric, Philip, Nicky, Josh, Linda, Danielle, Janet, Michael, Scotty, Steve, Austin. Matt and others who help with set up throughout the week before.

Amenities; Pat – who keeps our facilities clean and tidy.

Café – Gill, Brian, Sarah, Anna

District Activities – Crafts – Chris, Janet, Climbing – Bill, Tom, Hamish and team, Archery – Judith, Stephen and team

Groups/Network – we are very lucky to have had such a variety of activities put on by each Group/Network all of which take planning, time and work to assemble and operation.

Explorers – firstly to the leaders who enable the Explorers to camp as a family and the Explorers that attended and volunteered not only on the inflatables but where they were needed including kayaking, café, archery and runway.

Garners Field Monday Crew – without whom we would not have such a beautiful site.

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A special thank you to the organisations below who gave their time and expertise for free;

Blackwater Valley Canoe Club – https://www.bvcc.org.uk/ ; https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterValleyCC
Mark, Tegan & Leon Taiko Drumming – http://www.farnhamtaiko.club/ ; https://www.facebook.com/farnhamtaiko
Jaz, Reptasia – https://www.facebook.com/reptasia.events

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Thank you to Herons Wey Campsite for allowing us to park, especially Hazel, Site Manager who helped with traffic control.

For anyone interested I have listed below all the outside companies we use.

Please do let us know if we can do anything to improve next years’ Family Camp – I hope you to see you all in there – save the weekend Friday 20th to 23rd April 2023

Thank you

Ann-Marie

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Silent Disco – www.thesilent.party
Inflatables – www.BestBounce.co.uk
Cave – http://eventhigher.co.uk/
Mr Giant – https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Giant-Childrens-Entertainer-Dr-Blendo-Mad-Science-Parties-121376751268044

Toilets – www.surreytoilethire.co.uk
Water Bowser – https://www.surreyhire.co.uk/

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Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council

T: +44 (0)7410381071 | E: dc@farnhamscouting.com | W: https://www.farnhamscouting.com.