Garner’s really is going Bananas!

Many thanks to everyone who came along and supported our ‘Garner’s Goes Bananas’ launch on Sunday 7th Jan.

Expect to see and hear lots more about our ‘Going Bananas’ throughout 2018.

A fund raising ‘Garner’s Goes Bananas’ 80 x 55mm badge:-

is now available and as a bonus can be worn on uniform throughout 2018.

Badges can be bought individually from the Scout Shop at £1 each or if leaders want to buy them in quantity for their Sections there will be a 10% discount – contact the scout shop for your order.  Use this email address to contact the Scout Shop Manager, Roy: scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

All proceeds of course going toward our fund raising for this fantastic cause.

If in the meantime you or parents would like to learn more and hopefully help by making a donation, please go to the front page of our District Website and follow the link. HERE

OR you can see more on our sister web site – Garnersfield.uk: HERE

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and good Scouting throughout 2018.

Philip (DC)

District Scout Camp

The First District Camp of 2018

23RD TO 25TH February @ Garners field, cost £30 per scout.

The aim of the camp, as always, is firstly to have fun. Secondly it is to meet new people, make friends and share experiences.

The camp will have a theme based around a competition to find the best patrol in the district.

Each Patrol with start the weekend with some scout Money, (the scout shilling) and over the weekend will complete a series of scouting tasks to increase their fortune. They will be able to hire equipment as well as expert assistance as needed.

Tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • erecting a patrol tent (and sleeping in it)
  • erecting dining shelters
  • backwoods cooking
  • pioneering
  • performing around the campfire – EACH PATROL TO DO AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE CAMPFIRE SKIT, if it’s something that we have seen before then it will not earn any points.
  • navigation (including a night hike)

This is also a great opportunity to bring the leaders in the district together to share their own ideas and experiences, so please come along, get involved and let’s start 2018 off with a bang.

KARL ARNOLD ADC FARNHAM SCOUTS,
(THE LEADER FORMORLY KNOWN AS RIKKI)
ASSISTED BY MOOSE.

The aim of the camp, as always, is firstly to have fun. Secondly it is to meet new people, make friends and share experiences.
The camp will have a theme based around a competition to find the best patrol in the district.

Each Patrol with start the weekend with some scout Money, (the scout shilling) and over the weekend will complete a series of scouting tasks to increase their fortune. They will be able to hire equipment as well as expert assistance as needed.

Tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • erecting a patrol tent (and sleeping in it)

  • erecting dining shelters

  • backwoods cooking

  • pioneering

  • Performing around the campfire EACH PATROL TO DO AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE CAMPFIRE SKIT, if it’s something that we have seen before then it will not earn any points.

  • navigation (including a night hike)

This is also a great opportunity to bring the leaders in the district together to share their own ideas and experiences, so please come along, get involved and let’s start 2018 off with a bang.

Garners Goes Bananas!

HAPPY NEW YEAR – WELL NEARLY!

This Years New Year Party will include

The Launch of

GARNER’S GOES BANANAS

Kids games, bbq bananas, marshmallows, hot chocolate.

Adult drinks and food also available

PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS

(If you have access to OSM please publicise this)

Garners Field

Sheephatch Lane

Tilford GU0 2AQ

12.00-14.00 7th January

See our attached Garner’s Goes Bananas Flyer

DC’s Notes Nov/Dec 2017

 

Hello Everyone

Garners goes Bananas is coming!

In fact it’s almost here.  Have a look at the attached poster coming out very soon and you will see what we are talking about.

The launch party will be at Garners Field on Sunday 7th January from 12.00, everyone is welcome , I  will circulate details soon.

 

It was great to see 200 Scouts parading through Farnham on Remembrance Sunday, I was very proud. Well done also to the groups who paraded in their villages, it was a good day for Scouting.

Congratulations to Kim White who has been awarded The County Commissioners Commendation.

This is the first one of these I have seen, it was given in this case for all the behind the scene work Kim has put is as a fund raiser and general enabler.

Kim was an ABSL and is now ASL at the 4ths. Well done Kim.

Family camp arrangements are underway and I would like to call a further meeting 23rd of January 8.15 at the Daniel Hall (Above The Scout Shop).

You will notice that I have added Deputy District Commissioner to my situations vacant list.

I have signed up as DC for another two years but it would be great to have someone shadowing me with a view to taking over in due course. Someone might like to just give it a try to see what is involved.

There will be a Young Leaders course at The 5ths hall in The Bourne on 17th January from 20.00-21.30.  All young leaders including DofE people who are not members are required to do this course.  I know a lot of you are not complying with this. It’s called module A and not difficult to deliver so please find out what is needed and deliver it. Ta.

We have been allocated an extra place at The Jamboree in 2019 so we now have 6 going, they have all been told, lucky lot!

Please support The 4ths and The 5ths both Groups have bids for grants on the Aviva site, please sign up and vote.

On The 18th November we had The County Chief Scouts Gold Award Ceremony at St Thomas on The Bourne Church.

We had 7 Deputy and Assistant County Commissioners and the awards were presented by David Munro who is Surrey Police Commissioner.

It was a good do and I would recommend St Thomas’s for functions in the future.

Our next First Aid course is on 24th February please contact Eric Goulding mandegoulding@line1.net.

I have asked Benita Middleton from County to do a Safeguarding session on 14th February 8pm at Garners. You can do this on line but the County presentation is well worth attending. You need to do this every 5 years.

We always welcome helpers at Garners on a Monday morning if anyone has the time.

Please have a look at the “dates for your diary” at the end of these notes and if you have anything to include in future please ask me.

Happy Scouting Christmas,

 Philip

Situations Vacant:

Young Leader co-ordinator

Deputy District Commissioner

 

Dates for your Diary 

5th December District Executive 8pm Garners

7th December Sasu Christmas Dinner at Daniel Hall.7th January New Years gathering and launch of Garners goes Bananas campaign   12.00 Garners Field

23rd January Family Camp Meeting 20.15 at The Daniel Hall (3rds HQ).

6th February SASu planning meeting 8pm Garners (Its Tuesday as I cant do Monday)

14th February Safeguarding 8pm Garners

24th February First Aid Course 09.00- 16.00 Garners Field

6th March District Executive 8pm Garners

24th March Recruiting Seminar venue to be confirmed as Garners is not available (see attached poster)

20th– 22nd April Family Camp

11th-13th May 2018 Frantic. Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming’s adventure weekend with the Guides for all sections from Beavers to Network.

5th June District Executive 8pm Garners

23rd June Bazazz Surrey Beavers fun day at Merrist Wood near Guildford

12th July District AGM 8pm Garners everybody welcome!

25th October District Executive 8pm Garners

DC’s Notes Oct/Nov 2017

DC Notes November 2017

Hello Everyone

Garners goes Bananas is coming,

watch this space!

 

 


Sunday 12th November is Remembrance Sunday. Farnham Scouts will be parading as usual. All sections to meet in the Central Car park at 10.00 in full uniform. Beavers can be collected at about 11.00 just before we go into church. The whole event will finish at about 12.00. I know some will go to their local churches, it is a great opportunity to show off Scouting.

 


Family Camp 2018

We have had our first Family Camp meeting.

We are going to increase the cost to £12.00 per person for the weekend and £15.00 if you just turn up on the day. Adults who want to sleep over must have a current DBS.

We will be asking for volunteers to pledge some time to run the event. Tasks will include car park, booking in, catering, toilet cleaning, supervising bouncy castles etc. There will be lots of us, so no-one should have to do too much.

It would be good if we could have some new activities to add to the old favourites. Every group should provide at least one activity but if you can do more that would be great.

Gill and Brian Snedden will be offering breakfast baps, teas, cakes etc so y0u need only provide your own evening meals if you so wish.

I’m reliably told it will be a warm and sunny April if I am wrong you can half my pay.


 

 

 

Five scouts have been chosen to represent Farnham at The World Jamboree in USA in 2019.

We had nineteen applicants from Farnham and Haslemere and it was a very difficult task to pick the lucky five.

We think all the applicants had a great weekend.

Please support The 4ths and The 5ths both Groups have bids for grants on the Aviva site, please sign up and vote.

On The 18th November we have The Chief Scouts Gold Award Ceremony. It is now being held at St Thomas on The Bourne Church from 7pm. If you have any Scouts eligible please contact me or County.

Our next First Aid course is on 25th November, it’s now full but we will be doing another in March.

I have asked Benita Middleton from County to do a Safeguarding session on 14th February 8pm at Garners. You can do this on line but the County presentation is well worth attending. You need to do this every 5 years.

We need to find a Young Leader Co-ordinator please.

This person would arrange basic training and safeguarding for young people doing Dof E with scouts and support them during their time doing the award. All Young leaders need to do module A this includes children who are not part of the Scout Association. If you have young leaders, please make sure you are complying with the rules.

We always welcome helpers at Garners on a Monday morning if anyone has the time.

Please have a look at the “dates for your diary” at the end of these notes and if you have anything to include in future please ask me.

Happy Scouting, Philip

Situations Vacant

Young Leader co-ordinator

Dates for your Diary

18th November Chief Scouts Award Presentation at St Thomas on The Bourne Church from 7pm.

25th November First aid course at Garners 09.30- 16.00

5th December District Executive 8pm Garners

7th December Sasu Christmas Dinner at Daniel Hall.

7th January New Years gathering and launch of Garners goes Bananas 12.00 Garners Field

14th February Safeguarding 8pm Garners

6th March District Executive 8pm Garners

24th March Recruiting Seminar Garners ( see attached poster)

20th– 22nd April Family Camp

11th-13th May 2018 Frantic. Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming’s adventure weekend with the Guides for all sections from Beavers to Network.

5th June District Executive 8pm Garners

23rd June Bazazz Surrey Beavers fun day at Merrist Wood near Guildford

12th July District AGM 8pm Garners everybody welcome!

25th September District Executive 8pm Garners

Family Camp 2017

Howdy Folks!!

Well it’s almost time to close the advance bookings on Family Camp!!

Last date is April 9th to allow us to pull together the “packs” that are sent out.

SO ……

If you want to come to Family Camp and either want to camp or if you are a day visitor book on line NOW to get your qualifying discount!!

Entrances on the day are £15 – bookings on line are £10 per person. 

So don’t delay – BOOK TODAY!!

DON’T FORGET THAT ALL ADULTS CAMPING MUST HAVE A VALID DBS!

Family Camp 2017…..

Hi All

Just a reminder about Family Camp. Don’t forget to get your booking in on the web site, you get a discount if you book ahead and it also helps us with number crunching and helping us to be prepared!!

Go to www.farnhamscouting.com and click on the pop up that comes up on the site.

All the payments and details are now captured on line so no messing about with cheque books, bags with coins in; just the good old internet!!

See you at the camp!!

It’s gonna be fun, fun, fun!!

DC Notes February 2017

DC Notes February 2017

Hello Everyone

Happy new year!

Family Camp is a real highlight of our year and this year I have booked the field from Friday 21st until Sunday 23rd of April, it will be hot and sunny Please visit www.farnhamscouting.com and book online. The cost is £10/head (under 5s free).

Its £12.00 on the gate so book early.

I am hoping that every group will do at least one activity at Family Camp and everyone will take a turn running the site activities.

Please remember if parents want to camp they must have a Scout DBS, there can be no exceptions!

Scoutabout 7th-9th July at Ardingly Sussex. This is a weekend mini jamboree for Surrey Scouts and Guides. It’s held every three years and shouldn’t be missed. We need final numbers now please so we can book our campsite. We also need volunteers to help set up during the week before, run our events and do the catering. We would welcome any adults to help please. Don’t miss it!

Our new training manager Eric Goulding is keen to help you fulfil the required modules to get your woodbadge which is mandatory for leaders and assistant leaders, please email him on mandegoulding@line1.net

Congratulations to Andy Burland SL at Bourne Taylor Troop who has earned his woodbadge, I am hoping there will be a flurry of others following.

We have had two County led courses in Farnham during January, please try and get along to some of these as they are informative and entertaining.

We need some help at the Swimming badge please. 

 

 

18th March 6-8pm.

We need help testing, marshalling, lifeguarding etc. please email me dc@farnhamscouting.com if you can help.

You will see we are hosting the County Chief Scouts Awards presentation in November, it would be lovely to have some Farnham recipients from our Scout sections.

Sasu takes place once a month usually at Garners. It’s open to all adults in and around scouting who meet for a social gathering and supporting local Scouting. We would love to welcome some new members. Have a look at dates for your diary to see what’s planned.

We have half a dozen stalwarts who come every Monday morning to maintain our fabulous campsite, we could do with some new members so if you know any active grannies and grandads or if you have a few hours to spare on a Monday please get in touch.

Happy Scouting

Situations Vacant

None

Dates for your Diary

7th February Sasu Planning Meeting Garners Field 8pm

7th March District Executive 8pm Garners Field

18th March First Aid Course 09.00 Garners Field.

18th March Swimming Badge Farnham Sports Centre 6-8pm

21st-23rd April Family Camp

20th -21st May County Beaver Camp Bentley Copse

6th June District Executive 8pm Garners Field

7th -9th July Scoutabout County Scout and Guide event Ardingly

13th July District AGM 8pm Garners Field

18th November Chief Scouts Award Presentation at South Farnham School.

(I will post any dates you give me in this list).

 

 

An invitation to Bentley Copse Activity Centre – Saturday 20th May 2017

Each year County take great pleasure in inviting friends, neighbours, benefactors and all those who have an interest in Scouting in Surrey, to come to Bentley Copse Activity Centre and join us for tea, and should you be so inclined, some rather good cakes.

Here is what County say….

“We would be delighted if you were able to join us on Saturday 20th May for as long as you are able between 3 pm and 5 pm.

You will receive a warm and enthusiastic welcome with an excellent afternoon tea.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you Bentley Copse Activity Centre at its best – when it is full of young people having fun. You’ll be able to see at first hand the progress we are making with our current projects and see the great range of activities which we provide.

As we are the Surrey County Scout campsite, we are continuing to develop ideas, facilities and experiences which will help young people evolve and expand their life experiences in a very positive way. I’m sure that those of you who have been through scouting will appreciate those experiences which have enriched your own formative years.

Our 2017 Tea Party coincides with ‘Beavers Go Wild’ – an exciting event for several hundred members of our youngest Section

The object of the day is to be able to show what Bentley Copse Activity Centre has to offer, to thank you for your support, and further explain why we need to continue to develop the site for the benefit of the young people.  Whether or not you can support us financially, please do come to the tea party, the pleasure of your company is the most important thing.

Would you be good enough to e-mail Katy at katy.cozens@surrey-scouts.org.uk as to whether or not you’re able to attend this event.

Should you wish to visit Bentley Copse at any other time our Centre Manager, Carl Whitehead, or our Office Manager, Katy Cozens, would be delighted to show you around the site.

We do hope to see you on 20th May, I have attached a map showing the location of Bentley Copse for information, a reply slip and if you are able to donate – a gift aid form.”

The map is available to you to download HERE