Family Camp 2019

Howdy Folks….

Don’t forget Family Camp!

Places are going fast.  Also hopefully the new facilities will be open for you to enjoy.  Certainly all the fun activities that we have arranged you will DEFINATELY enjoy.

So don’t delay, book today!

Go to the web site and follow the links.

Have fun…..

Music In The Vineyard – Feb 2019

Experience some fantastic free music this February and come along to the second Music in the Vineyard of 2019.

The venue is the Farnham Vineyard Church . Click on the link on the left for directions.

Enjoy live music from the very popular Vic Cracknell Swing Band.  More info on the band HERE

Here is a video on their web site:

Led by Vic on vocals and piano the band play a set of “swing” songs (including some “Rat Pack” favourites) associated with the likes of classic singers Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr. along with newer interpreters such as Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. The band also mix in latin, rhythm & blues and rock’n’roll from Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and others. Irresistible toe tapping rhythms!

Music in the Vineyard is free to attend so why not bring an indoor picnic or enjoy homemade treats and warming drinks from the charity refreshment stand, which will be hosted by Garner’s Goes Bananas. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Mayor’s charity.

Funds raised from the event are being donated to YOUR local Farnham Scout Campsite so your children can enjoy more comprehensive and exciting facilities at Garners Field.

So come along.

To get tickets call or email below:

Mayors Charity Concert

Hi All

The Mayors Charity concert is on this coming Saturday…..


Farnham District Scouts and the building of the extension and upgrade to the Activity Centre at Garners field.

This extension will add great and better facilities to the camp site your child or charge uses for their camping, or you use for Family Camp.

Tickets are only £15 per head.


Saturday 9th February, 7pm start.


DC Newsletter January 2019

DC Notes January 2019

Hi District

This newsletter goes out to all leaders and adult members but it doesn’t get to parents and children so please can you pass on any relevant info, or just send them a copy.

Roof’s on!! (View looking at old kitchen window)

Garners Goes Bananas

We are well ahead of program, the roof is on, drains are in and paths laid, looking forward to Family Camp.

We are still trying to raise more money to finish the job off so please keep thinking about fund raising.

The Mayors Charity Concert

Its Saturday 9th February at Weydon’s Medici Theatre in aid of us! Tickets are going fast so please get them while you can. Tickets available at The Scout Shop or from Farnham Town Council (see their website).

The Great Scout Art Competition and Exhibition

Thank you for getting behind this great project, we have had lots of entrants. Entries are due in by 15th of March so you still have plenty of time to get involved. Please see the poster attached with these notes.

Family Camp

Booking is now live, go HERE to get yourselves booked in. I have just booked, the cost is the same as last year £12.00 in advance.  Payment is £15.00 on the day.

We need a great support team for this great event so please step up and volunteer.

Farnham Scout Wind Band

By popular demand we are getting the band together again for Family Camp. All musicians who are grade one and above and can cope with a couple of sharps are welcome. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, leaders and parents are all welcome. There will be a rehearsal on Sunday morning 28th of April and the performance at St Georges Day that afternoon.


We have had module 25, shooting and safeguarding training in the past month thanks go to Eric Goulding and Dominic Getting for making this happen.

We hope to offer a first aid course in March, details to follow

Dates for your Diary

5th February SASu planning meeting 8pm at 11ths

9th February Mayors Charity Concert at Weydon School Medici Theatre.

5th March SASu 8pm at 11ths doing art.

7th March District Executive 7.30pm 13b Lodge hill road

9th March Leader Training skills day.

15th March Art Competition closing date.

30th & 31st March Art Exhibition at The Daniel Hall.

26th-28th April Family Camp

4th. June District Executive 7.30pm Garners

22nd June SCRAM County Cub Day.

11th July District AGM 8pm Garners

24th September District Executive 7.30pm Garners

4th-6th October District Cub camp Garners Field

Bear Grylls style Skills challenge Training day


Section leaders, assistants and adult helpers

Saturday 9th March 2019

Garners Field – Drop in anytime between 10.00am -3.00pm

  • Can you light a fire without any matches?
  • Can you boil an egg without any utensils?
  • Can you tie knots that will support you hanging from a cliff?
  • Can you build a bridge across a river?
  • Can you light a Tilley lamp?

These are the sort of skills we are going to be teaching, they are fun to learn and even more fun to share with your young people, come along all day or just drop in for an hour or so, whatever suits you, the choice is yours.

This activity is open to all leaders and adults in Scouting whether you are an old hand or just joined last week. This is for all sections, not just for the Scouts, we will be expecting adults from all sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers). Come along for a bit of adult scouting fun, learning something new in the outdoors, and as a bonus the skills learned will go towards module 18 in the training scheme if you need it for your wood badge.

Hot soup and rolls provided to keep you warm.

More details after Christmas but put the date in your diary now.

Youth Commissioner Update

Dear all

Happy New Year (if it is not to late to say that!) and we hope everyone is well settled into the new Scouting term and excited for the year ahead!

For those that don’t know us, we are the Farnham District Youth Commissioners.

The Youth Commissioner role is a relatively new one created by HQ, with a focus for ensuring Scouting across the District is youth shaped. The ethos of youth shaped Scouting is built on the idea that the young people involved in Scouting should be actively engaged in decisions that shape their experience of it, and feel empowered to have a voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme.

Every February since 2015, #YouShape month has been run nationally as way of promoting youth shaped Scouting. Throughout the month groups are encouraged to get involved in activities with a youth shaped focus. There are lots of great resources available to support leaders of different sections in this on the youth shaped pages of the the Scouting website. We would encourage you to try and incorporate something into your programme if you can.

This year, as part of #YouShape month, The Scout Association are also running a consultation on proposals for a new YouShape award as a future for youth shaped Scouting. They would like to hear everyone’s views, including leaders and young people from all sections, so please get your groups involved in this if you can!  There is more information on the award, including tips on how to run a feedback session for your group available online HERE

The web address for the feedback form is, it currently doesn’t work, but should do once the consultation opens in February.

Please feel free to drop either of us line if you have any questions or would like our support with anything.

Yours in Scouting

Jack Fidler and Mat Whittaker

Family Camp 2019

Hello everyone….

The event of the year is upon us!

Family Camp 2019

Dates: April 26th to April 28th

You can book HERE

Advance bookings are £12 per head, children under 5 go free.

Payment on the day is £15, so save yourself £3 per head by booking in advance!

Great event, loads of activities, loads of fun for the WHOLE family.

See you there…..


Tickets for Mayors Concert

Hello everyone.

Good news!!

There will be tickets available to buy from the Scout Shop, situated at Daniel Hall in the centre of Farnham, from this coming Saturday.

So you will now have three choices:

Buy from the Scout Shop


Phone: Jenny on 01252 712667 – she will take payment from you.

See you there!

Mayor’s Charity Concert ….

Charity Concert

Hello Everyone.

Farnham’s Mayor is holding a proms-style Charity Concert in aid of the Garners Goes Banana’s fund raising event for the new activity centre extension at Garners Field.

Garners Goes Banana’s is the Farnham mayor’s chosen charity of the year.

The Farnham Herald (our local paper) has a half page article about the event, Page 11.

The article tells you more about both the Charity Concert and the Garners Goes Banana’s project.  The Herald are also giving away a pair of tickets for the concert, absolutely FREE, saving the lucky recipient £30! So don’t delay, get the Herald today!


Saturday 9 February 2019 – 19.00 – 22.00


The Medici Theatre

The Mayor’s Charity Concert will feature the Farnham Taiko Club, Farnham Rock Choir and the Friary Brass Band.

Taking place at the Medici Theatre at Weydon School, this concert will have a diverse range of music styles and will be an enjoyable evening for everyone.

Garners Field is at the heart of YOUR scouting community in Farnham and boasts a whole host of facilities for your child or scouting member.  Climbing wall, Archery Range, Shooting Hut, Canoeing, Activity centre with full catering facilities.  We are trying to improve the site all the time for visitors, the Activity Centre upgrade is part of this improvement campaign.

So please come to the Mayor’s Charity Concert.  Your child or scouting member with thank you all the more for your support….

Thank you



Great Farnham Art Project – Again!

Hello everyone.

Don’t forget the Great Farnham Art Project – in aid of raising funds for the new activity centre at Garners Field?

Here is a poster giving more information.

Please come, the whole event is in aid of a good cause…….

You can download the rules by clicking HERE

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