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!
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Youth Shaped Scouting
Top awards
Young Leaders
Administration
International experiences

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Fame At Last!

Old DC out, new DC in!

The story hit the press!

Yes the Farnham Herald has posted the attached article this week, covering the story of Garners Goes Bananas plus change of DC’s.

Though they give the impression that Philip has left scouting, which of course he has not!

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AGM 2019

Farnham District held their AGM on the 11th July at Garner’s Field in the evening. 

This was a special occasion as Philip German was stepping down as District Commissioner and Ann-Marie Vinnicombe became the new DC.  Guest were invited, Mayor of Waverley, Mary Foryszewski, Mayor of Farnham, Pat Evans, Councillor David Attfield, County Commissioner, Joe Rogerson and Rev. Jaqueline Drake-Smith. 

During the AGM procedure, Philip made his annual report, in which he reflected on the nine years he had been DC.  

Philip expressed his pride with what has been achieved from building projects, great District Team & leaders, providing good training programmes, increased by 43% the number of young people who have joined Scouting and the re-opening of 12th Farnham Scout Group. Marching with nearly 200 people behind him through Town on many Remembrance Sundays and so much more. 

Philip also thanked Davide Attfield who was Mayor last year and chose Farnham Scouts as his Charity raising £6,000 towards “Garners go Bananas” project. 

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe was invested as the new DC by Joe Rogerson and made her Scout Oath to Joe, along with Scout members attending the meeting. 

Philip then gave the DC Commendation to Ken Powell, Eric Goulding and Adam Chambers of the 12th Wrecclesham Scout Group.  Matt Larkin, district secretary, also received his 10 year long service award.

Joe Rogerson made a lovely speech extolling all that Philip had done for the district for which the District and Philip should be enormously proud.  This was followed by a standing ovation to Philip. 

Lastly a presentation was made by the District Chair, Manda Bragg, who presented Philip with a plaque in acknowledgment of his time as DC along with a present, a Seiko watch with the Scout logo on its face.

Also a card beautifully created and made by Marion Stagg, District Beaver Scout Leader, in which all the Scout Groups, Leaders, District Team and more signed was given to Philip.  Manda also presented Linda German with a bouquet of flowers thanking her for sharing Philip with us and supporting him for those nine years and for all she has done. 

Philips Plaque
What a Watch!
The Dignatories!
Marion with DCs card

Some of the Explorers who are going to the Jamboree in Japan then gave a presentation and explained more about what they will be doing and how they are looking forward to the trip.

The meeting was followed by refreshments and a finger buffet provided by Janet Watts and Bob & Joyce Peerman from the SASU.  Janet also made a lovely fruit cake, on one half of the iced cake was the words “Thank you Philip” the other half “Welcome Ann-Marie”. 

It was a great evening and it was wonderful to see so many people come to “thank” Philip and to officially welcome Ann-Marie as our new DC. 

The DCs with cake
The cake
Ken receives his award
Ken and Jenny Powell
Adam receives his award
Eric receives his award
The lucky Jamboree Explorers
Old and new DCs with CC

District AGM and Philip German’s Leaving as DC

Hi All

Thursday July 11th – Start Time: 8pm


This year this date for the AGM is very important, for two reasons.

Apart from the normal business required of an AGM this year we have our brand new extension to show off and after 9 years as our DC Philip German is stepping down and being replaced as DC by Ann-Marie Vinnicombe.

FDSC AGM and Philip German’s Farewell as DC

Hi All

Thursday July 11th – Start Time: 8pm


This year this date for the AGM is very important, for two reasons.

Apart from the normal business required of an AGM this year we have our brand new extension to show off and after 9 years as our DC Philip German is stepping down and being replaced as DC by Ann-Marie Vinnicombe.

Philip has been an important part of our district for these 9 years as DC, steering and helping to shape the way the district is run and operated, making the Farnham District Scouts one of the better districts and certainly prosperous with over 1,000 members.

We will all be sorry to see Philip go, but he is staying involved with district as the Campsite Warden.

The extension and upgrades to the centre were completed at the end of April this year.  The centre is enhanced greatly with new toilets, shower, disabled facilities, upgraded kitchen and a new first aid room/office.

The AGM is open to ALL leaders and group committee members in the district, as well as helpers, to attend and given it is Philip’s “leaving” as well we really would like, or love, as many members of the district scouting movement to come to the AGM to help see Philip off and also welcome the new DC.  It’s also a chance to take a look around if you have not seen the new facilities.

We have a finger buffet, so you won’t starve!  We also have all types fo refreshments.  Like a glass of wine?  We have some.  Tea/Coffee we have this too.  Soft drinks?  Yep….

So please do come to the AGM and see Philip off.  We really would like to see you there.

FDSC

DC’s Newsletter May 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.

Garners Goes Bananas.

Well we have moved into the Activity Centre and I would like to thank the team at 360 Construction for finishing just in time for Family Camp, they did a great job.

The Mayor declared the building open as part of St Georges Day  Celebrations and we toasted with tea and doughnuts.

Still some fund raising to go, about £10,000.00 will finish it off and settle our debts.

Thank you to all those who have helped with the project and raised funds.

Special thanks to Matt Saker whose marathon run has made us £4,500.00 and the leaders at the 12th whose cyclathon raised over £600.00

Family Camp

Was great!

High winds meant we couldn’t have all the bouncy castles, but I think we were better off without them, all the youngsters seemed to have enough to with the more traditional Scout activities.

Climbing, Shooting, Archery, Canoeing, Cross bows, Branding, Backwoods cooking, Hot tub, Ballisters, Aerial runway, Silent Disco, Craft, Raft making, tin can alley, marathon, bingo, campfire singing and Taiko Drumming. (Did I forget anyone?)

Hanging out, eating cake, home made sausage rolls and drinking hot chocolate.

Nice clean toilets and nice well-behaved children (adults??).

This is all made possible by a big team of helpers and organisers, thank you.

Quiz

Thank you Vicky Hiorns for your fiendish quiz is wasn’t a fix that my brother in law won it!

St Georges Day

We were joined by Waverley and Farnham Mayors , our County Chairman Martin Gerrard and the address by Jacqueline Drake Smith was both relevant and amusing. Farnham Scout band had a lot of support from Farnham Town Band, thank you.

Training 

Congratulations to wood badge recipients, Steve Bailey, Ant Cook, Simon Lomas-Clarke, Tony Marshall and Steve Shepherd. There are more on the way.

There is a minibus course for any leaders wanting to use one for Summer Camp 20th June 7pm at Garners Field, email me if you are interested.

Campsite

Campsite is very busy at this time of year and the Monday crew have lots to do. Thanks to the climbing instructors who give up their time teaching campers from in and outside the District.

A note from Colette Grist SL at the 8ths

I thought you would be interested to know that a team of 6 of my Scouts took part in the County Expedition Challenge at the weekend.  They did amazingly well in a very tough challenge and achieved a Silver Award.  I am very proud of them.

Well done Scouts you look very happy!

Queens Scout

Here is Millie Deere at the presentation in Windsor Castle, she’s the happy one!

We also had a Queen Scout  presentation at St Georges Day to Stuart Duffel who is a Scout Network member

Queens Scout is the pinnacle of Scout achievement well done Stuart and Millie.

Long Service Award.

Sue Croucher has served 30 years most of them as Akela of Tiger pack at the 5ths. Sue is standing down at the end of this term, she has invested hundreds of boys in that time. Sue must be the most loved lady in The Bourne.

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is on 11th July, 8pm at Garners. This is my my last official event before handing over to Ann Marie so I would love to see all my friends.

Dates for your Diary

4th. June District Executive 7.30pm Garners

6th June Sasu visit to Medics museum at Keogh Barracks

22nd June SCRAM County Cub Day.

4th July Sasu BBq at Garners 6.30pm

11th July District AGM 8pm Garners

5th September Sasu Bright Bricks Lego evening 

3rd October Sasu

4th-6th October District Cub camp Garners Field

12th November (Tuesday) Sasu Skittles

12th December Sasu Christmas Dinner at Daniel Hall

Camp Pop Up Cafe

Hello everyone

In 2018 we offered a wider range of items in the Cafe, the intention was to raise money for the new facilities at Garners Field.  This year that work is well under way, but funds are still required to ensure the work is completed. 

So this year we are opening the café for Breakfast at 8am with an even more variety.

Allergens – please ask for alternatives. We will have some gluten free bread, and soya milk. We will not be using nut products however we cannot guarantee trace elements from other products.

The café is cash only

Bring your own plates, cutlery, cups, tea towel etc.

The new facilities will make everything so much easier this year, but we will need volunteers to help us throughout the weekend. Please follow the doodle poll, Thank you

https://doodle.com/poll/wtp4g6s9f72mrgp8

Friday – Sunday

FREE squash available,

Friday & Saturday evenings

FREE Hot Chocolate & biscuits after 7pm

DON’T FORGET YOUR MUGS

Daily Menus:

Saturday 27th April

8am – 10am

Full Breakfast – £5

1xBacon, 1xSausage, 1xEggs, (£1 for each additional item)

Baked Beans, Tomato, Mushroom & a slice Toast 

Toast  50p per slice, with Jam or Marmalade

Baps – £3(choose 2 items)

Bacon/ Sausage/ Egg/ Mushroom

(each extra item add a £1)

After 10am – 4pm

Panini £4

Bacon & Cheddar/ Tuna Mayonnaise/

Cheddar & Tomato/ Pulled Pork & Chilli Sauce/

Baps  £3

Bacon & Cheddar/ Tuna Mayonnaise/

Cheddar & Tomat/ Egg Mayonnaise/

Pulled Pork/ Mixed Beans

Salads  £5   Mixed Beans/ Feta & Olive/ Chick Pea Hummus/ Pulled Pork with Chilli/ Quiche/ H/made Sausage Roll/

Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Grated Carrot, Red onion.

Beverages – DON’T FORGET TO BRING

YOUR MUG

Coffee                                          £1.00

Filter Coffee                              £1.50

Tea                                               £1.00

Herbal Tea                                £1.00

Hot Chocolate                          £1.50

Squash                                         Free

Ice Cream (While Stocks Last)

(Vanilla, Choc, Strawberry) 50p per cone

Homemade Cakes     

Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm

Mostly these will be Homemade,

If you would like to donate a homemade cake please ensure that there are NO NUTs & there is a list of ingredients with them, if you would like the container returned, please make sure it has your name on it and it is collected by 5pm Sunday.

Sunday 28th April

(As this is the last day some options may be unavailable)

8am – 10am

Full Breakfast – £5

1xBacon, 1xSausage, 1xEggs, (£1 for each additional item)

Baked Beans, Tomato, Mushroom & a slice Toast 

Baps – £3

Bacon, Sausage, Egg, Mushroom

(choose 2 items, each extra item add a £1)

After 10am until 2pm

Panini £4

Bacon & Cheddar, Tuna Mayonnaise,

Cheddar & Tomato, Egg Mayonnaise

Baps  £3

Bacon & Cheddar, Tuna Mayonnaise,

Cheddar & Tomato, Egg Mayonnaise,

Salad  £5

Mixed Beans, Feta & Olive, Tuna,

Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Grated Carrot, Red onion.

St Georges Parade- 2pm Sunday

Tea, Coffee, Squash, & Jam Doughnuts  FREE

Welcome to you all!

 

Family Camp 2019 Notice

Hi All

Early bird bookings for this year’s Family Camp have now closed although you are still welcome to attend. Registration for those who have not pre-booked can be made at the gate from 4pm till 7pm on the Friday and the gate will be manned all day on Saturday from 9.30am.

The cost is £15 a head for campers and day trippers (Saturday only) alike. Under-5s go free.

*All adults wishing to camp must bring with them their current Scout DBS certificate*

What do I need to bring? Everything including all your cooking and sleeping requirements. There will be a camp cafe providing breakfast and light lunches so bring some cash if you want a bit of time off catering duties!

Camp closes at 3pm on Sunday after the St George’s service at 2pm. ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AND LEADERS TO BE IN FULL UNIFORM FOR THIS, PLEASE

DC Notes March 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.

Painters are in at Garners

Floors are going down this week and we are on course for Family Camp. Most of the builder’s rubbish has gone and the Monday Crew are setting about titivating the outside areas.

 

 

Garners Goes Bananas

 

 

We are getting there with the fundraising only need another £20,000

Thanks to Adam Meara, Adam Chambers, Rick Lawrence and Glen Tofts all leaders from the 12th who entered Farnham Cyclethon and raised over £500 for Bananas.

Thanks also to Matt Saker a leader at the 8ths who is running The London Marathon in aid of Scout charities including 50% to Bananas.

Matt is trying to break the Guinness World Record for the marathon run in Scout uniform. Watch out for him on TV and more importantly go to his funding site and sponsor him.

Matt says..

“Many of you will know I’m a keen runner….fewer will be aware that in my spare time I help to run my local Scout group.  Although at a little over 2 hours the marathon world record is perhaps a little beyond me(!), in 4 weeks’ time I will be putting on my Scouts uniform (see picture below) for the Virgin London Marathon in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for running a marathon in full Scouts uniform, which stands at a very challenging 2 hours 58 mins 44 secs.

The money I raise from my World Record attempt will go to the Scouts Association Nationally, which helps 460,000 boys and girls in the UK from every background to develop the values, self-belief and faith in others that will help them mature into confident, resilient and active adults.

Locally, half the money raised, will go towards our local Scout Activity Centre Building project at Garners Field, Farnham, Surrey.

 No pressure at all, but if you’d like to sponsor me in this attempt then please follow the link below.

  www.gofundme.com/virgin-london-marathon-in-scouts-uniform

 All contributions gratefully received.

 Thank You

 Matt ”

Skills Day

Was a great success well done everyone. Pioneering, fire lighting, axe and knife skills, backwoods cooking, hammocking, archery, shooting and a good number of rafting permits gained.

Thanks to Eric Goulding and Dominic Getting, shall we do it again next year?

The Great Scout Art Competition and Exhibition

 

 

 The Mayor and two prize winners

We had a brilliant exhibition with well over 300 exhibits and lots of visitors. Thanks To Janet and John Fraser and their team. Thank you also all the talented artists and to The Mayor David Attfield who was chief Judge.

 

 

 

Best in Show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Camp

Advance bookings are now closed but you can still come on the day (£15/head). Adults who want to camp will need a current Scout DBS.

I’m looking forward to hearing what activities each group has arranged.

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.

Fiendish Quiz

There is a quiz going round, get your copy from the Scout Shop or at Family Camp £2.00 a go.

Training 

Thanks to training team who have run another full first aid course, next one will be in the Autumn      

Campsite

The camping season has started early this year. The grass has been cut, the wood pile sorted out, we are repairing fences and getting our fab site ready for a busy year. Volunteers are welcome Mondays from 09.00 till about 12.30

Anyone got a nice single bed for our new first aid room?

Dates for your Diary

4th April Sasu Rural life talk 8pm at 11ths H.Q.in Guildford Rd Trading Estate (all welcome)

26th-28th April Family Camp

2nd May Sasu back at Garners!

18th May Beavers Go Wild at Bentley Copse

4th. June District Executive 7.30pm Garners

6th June Sasu visit to Medics museum at Keogh Barracks

22nd June SCRAM County Cub Day.

4th July Sasu BBq at Garners 6.30pm

11th July District AGM 8pm Garners

5th September Sasu Bright Bricks Lego evening 

3rd October Sasu

4th-6th October District Cub camp Garners Field

12th November (Tuesday) Sasu Skittles

12th December Sasu Christmas Dinner at Daniel Hall