Special Offer to Farnham Scouting members and families

Howdy everyone.

In association with David Llloyd centre’s a company called NTL Biologica is conducting mobile Covid-19 Antibody Testing in various places around the country.

On September 9th and 16th they are actually coming to Farnham to carry out testing for local people.  An article appeared about this  in the Farnham Herald this week.  You can see this article on line HERE (click on this link).

As a local charity we have been offered a discount on their testing of 15% from the normal price of £60.

If you would like to be tested for CV-19 antibodies and would like a special discount code to make an online booking please follow this link HERE, complete the online form and a discount code will be emailed to you.  If you are a full scout member you can use this code for close family members as well.

More information on this whole process to help your understanding can be found here: https://ntlbiologica.com/antibodytesting

 

 

Climbing Tower New Roof

So the Climbing Tower needed a new roof………………………MASSIVE THANK YOU to

Philip German

Bill Weller

Gary Thain

Mark Weller

Phil Drapper

Geoff Whitaker

Graham Keen

for helping to transform the roof, making the tower safe and ready to be used……………….

              

Farnham District Scouts – Tomahawk Throwing Instructor Course – 10th May 2020

 

The Instructor Course is a day long course, as prescribed by the Scout policy on Tomahawk Throwing (FS120011).

You will learn:

  • How to provide Tomahawk Throwing as an activity for our young people
  • What equipment can and can’t be used
  • How to construct a range
  • Throwing techniques and how to correct them
  • Session plans, targets, competitions and games

  You will need:  Sturdy foot-ware & long-trousers. Training will be inside and out, so dress for the weather with waterproofs, layers, gloves, sun cream etc.!

 We will provide: Coffee, Teas and Biscuits. Bring your own lunch

 Times: 10th May 2020, 9am-4pm

 Location: 11th Farnham HQ, Guildford Road Trading Estate, Farnham,

 Cost: £30. Spaces are limited so pre-register  to book a place.

 Contact: Guy Elliot, 11th Farnham Cubs – guy.elliot@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

Dates to remember

We are extremely lucky to have a raft of Meetings, Training, Events, Activities organised/set-up just waiting for you to get involved; we are all volunteers, we all know time is precious, please take the opportunity to participate – have your say, learn, improve and have fun.

Check out our Website for information and updates: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/

Please follow our Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/farnhamscouting/

Date to remember:

Meetings

  • 3rd February – GSL/District Managers Meeting – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 5th February – SASU Planning Meeting – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 10th February – Scout Leaders Meeting – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 12th February – Family Camp Planning meeting (part 2) – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 3rd March – District Exec – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 2nd June – District Exec – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 9th July – District AGM – Garners Field – 8pm
  • 22nd September – District Exec – Garners Field – 7:30pm
  • 8th December – District Exec – Garners Field – 7:30pm

Mandatory and Leader Training

Check out the Surrey Scouts Training – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/surrey-scouts-training/

Events

  • 26th-28th June – Scoutabout – South of England Showground, Ardingly – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/scoutabout-2020
  • 24th-7th August – European Jamboree – Poland – Good luck to our representatives
  • 2nd-4th October – District Camp – Garners Field.
  • May-21 – Frantic21 – joint Farnham, Hazelmere, Godalming Scouts and Guiding weekend event

Activity Training

If you are interested in any of the sessions in red please contact Dominic – dominic.getting@5thfarnham.org.uk

Check out the Surrey Scouts Activities – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/activities

If you would like to something specific set up please contact me ( dc@farnhamscouting.com) and we can see what we can do; the aim is to have your say, learn, improve and have fun.

Surrey Scouts Training

Book via: Surrey Scouts Training

The following workshops could be useful:

Safeguarding on Thursday 13th February, 7:30 to 10pm, Ripley

Safety on Thursday 5th March, 7:30 to 10pm, Ripley

Mods 1 and 3 on Sunday 15th March, in Guildford tba, 10am to 3pm

First Response Sunday 23rd March 10 a.m to 4p.m, Ripley

First Response Sunday 5th April 10a.m to 4p.m, Ripley

 

 

Farnham District Scout Active Support Unit

SASU Next Event:

5th February 2020 – Garners Field – 7:30pm Planning Meeting; what events are coming up this year, where is support needed and what social events do we want?

 

New Members Welcome

If you are over 18 and interested in supporting scouting you can be a member of Farnham District SASU.

Whether you have Scouting experience or not you can join in.

What is Farnham District SASU

  • behind the scenes and largely out of uniform the Unit provides crucial support to the District.

There is the Monday Crew who maintain and improve our fantastic campsite; from burning rubbish, field management – cutting back, clearing trees, maintaining wood pile, building maintenance. The crew ensure that the campsite is set and ready for use throughout the year, and particularly site set up for Family Camp

Every Saturday morning and Thursday evening in term times the Scout Shop opens in Farnham.  Its run by our Manager and a team of volunteers who do one session per month each. The shop serves Farnham and surrounding districts and all profits go into District Funds.

We have catering and skills support for functions such as the District Camps, AGM and group event support.

But it’s not all work at SASU, most months there will be a social event, all activities run and organised within the Unit – such as skittles, BBQ, visit to medical museum, Christmas dinner.

There is always a welcome for new (or recycled) faces at SASU – you can dip in and out, help when you can.

If you are interested please contact us: districtinfo@farnhamscouting.com or just come along to one of our events.

 

Timber!!!!!!!! Thank you Hamish White, Bill Weller, Norman Hopkinson, Philip German and Gary Thain

Big thank you and well done to Hamish White, Bill Weller, Norman Hopkinson, Philip German and Gary Thain for taking down a dead and potentially dangerous tree at Garners Field today and others in the last month or so.

Without volunteers like these it would not be possible to run Garners Field – this crew will be back next weekend to clean up if you are able to help then please get in contact. (dc@farnhamscouting.com)

Remember the Monday Crew meet at Garners Field for maintenance each week 9am until about 12 and always welcome more hands.