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.

 

2020 Family Camp

It’s here again!  It’s back!

Our favourite event of the year…..

Farnham District Scouts FAMILY CAMP!!

Dates are :

April 24th to April 26th 2020.

Book here: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/campsite/family-camp-booking-form/

Cost: £12.50 person until 30th March, £15 after; 5 and under Free.

Outline Programme:

  • Thursday: Caravan/motorhome must set-up, tent set-up
  • Friday: Tent Set-up, Campfire, Bingo, Hot Chocolate
  • Saturday: 9:30 am – 5pm Activities, Lunch 12:30-1:30pm; 6:30pm Silent Disco, Campfire Sunday: 9:30 am—12noon—Activities—Mr Giant, Crafts, Runway, Shooting, Climbing; 1:00 pm—St Georges Service

All unauthorised vehicles off site between 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday

So don’t delay, book today!

Remember : All Campers over 18 must hold valid Scout Association DBS

See you at the Family Camp……

 

 

Farnham District Scouts – Remembrance

I am very proud that so many of our Scouters have been taking part on parades and services across the District.

2nds, 3rds and 11th Groups, with Explorers, Network and SASU were again the largest continent in the town centre:

4ths in Tongham

8ths in Rowledge

12ths in Wrecclesham

 

 

 

 

2020 Farnham District Family Camp Planning Meeting

Farnham District Family Camp takes place every year and requires a whole army of volunteers to ensure that it is successful – more are always welcome and needed.

We need help at all stages, from booking to on the day, the more volunteers we have, the lighter the load and everyone can enjoy the day.

If you feel you could be part of the planning team, bring new ideas and help create another successful weekend then please come to our meeting Thursday 14th November 2019, 7:30pm at Garners Field. (Bridge is closed approach from Waverley Lane/Tilford Street)

If you are unable to make the meeting but happy to help, then contact me (dc@farnhamscouting.com) and we can discuss.
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The intended meeting agenda: 
  1. Welcome
  2. What has worked well, what should we continue/drop, new ideas
  3. St Georges Service Format
  4. Establish teams
  5. Other

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First Aid (Scout First Response Course)

Training day for:

Section leaders, assistants and adult helpers

23rd November 2019

AT: Garners Field – 9.00am – 4.00pm

Our next first aid course is booked and the trainer will be Sarah Robertson.

First aid is a mandatory module (module10) for all leaders and this course is offered free to adults in scouting, you will learn basic life support skills, how to use a defibrillator, how to deal with major bleeding, burns, asthma, broken bones and very much more.

This course is an important life skill and is equivalent to the one day First Aid at Work course and has the potential to save lives every time you leave the house.

There are only 12 places available and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so book today.

To book your place please e mail or phone the District Training Manager.

Eric Goulding

mandegoulding@lineone.net

Tel: 07799433830

Skills and Activities – Taster Day 2019

When: 2nd November 2019.

Times: 10:00 – 16:00

Where:

Royal Alexander & Albert School, Gatton Park,
Reigate. RH2 0TD

Who: New leaders, established leaders, occasional helpers, anyone with an interest in finding new things to do with their young people, or for themselves! Any adult in Scouting.

Cost: Free!

Register: http://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/county-activity-day

Lots of activities to try!
Archery
Axe throwing
Climbing
Canoeing
Camp cooking
Crafts
and loads more!
Advice on:
Youth Shaped Scouting
Top awards
Young Leaders
Administration
International experiences

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