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!!


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 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!!

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 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

New Year Social Event

Hello Everyone
Well our New Year Social was a HUGE success today!
Over 40 people came to the event at Garners field  which gave the FDSC a chance to mingle and thank everyone for all the hard work, time and help that they had given to their various groups throughout the year.  We were also able to tell everyone more about our plans for the future and also show the changes we are planning for the activity centre.
So a BIG, BIG thank you to all those that did come to the event today.  We all enjoyed your company.
So a good year ahead to all and see you at the Family Camp! 🙂

Event at Garners Field on 8th Jan

Howdy folks……

Don’t forget that next Sunday – 8th Jan – we have an “open invite” to everyone to come along to Garners Field for drinkies and nibbles and to found out what we are up to in the coming year.

The nibbles will be top quality, the drinkies will be top quality and, hopefully, us committee members will be “top quality”!! 🙂

So please do come along, we would love to see you there….

Start time 12 noon.

4ths Christmas Tree Selling Bonanza!

Hi AllXmas Tree

 Following on from their success of the last four years – the 4ths, Tongham will be selling Christmas Trees again on Saturday the 10th December from outside the White Hart in Tongham.

 Here’s what they say:-

“Our trees have always been of the finest quality Nordman Fir, and available from 4 ft to 7 ft. All trees come netted for ease of carriage and local delivery can also be arranged. ”

They are also offering a £5 discount voucher, which we would encourage you to share with friends and relatives.

 The 4ths look forward to seeing you again on the 10th December between 10am and 4pm when selecting & buying your perfect tree!




The International Peace Light from Bethlehem is arriving at Bentley Copse on Monday, 19th December 2016.

This flame starts its journey at the Grotto of Christ’s birth where a Muslim Scout passes the flame to a Jewish Scout and then onto a Christian Scout for distribution around the world so that people can burn the flame in their homes and churches over Christmas.

All Districts are asked to send a representative from their Districts and Groups to take the light back to share with their leaders and youngsters. The Active Support Units of our County will also be represented.

Mulled wine and minced pies will be served in the Barn followed by a short Peace Light Ceremony in Bentley Open Air Chapel (weather permitting).

The Venue is Bentley Copse and the time for the social gathering is 7.45p.m. The Peace Light Ceremony will begin when everyone has arrived (at approximately 8.00p.m)

 Your presence would be very welcome.

The light can be taken from Bentley Copse at any time after this date. (Contact the Warden to arrange a suitable time for collection). Instructions for safe transport are available on the web.

Please let Mary Osborn (Surrey County Scout Active Support Unit Manager) know as soon as possible how many will be able to join in this special ceremony.

Telephone:- 01342 843489 or email :-

Farnham Craft Town Month

Hey folks….

Did you know each October, Farnham hosts a celebration of craft with well over a hundred events taking place throughout the town.

This is your chance to see makers in action; take a craft walk; get making and buy work from local designer makers.

Take a look at the craft town events listings  to see what is happening this year.

Craft town page turner brochure for 2016

We’ve posted this for all those Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and even SASU who have a craft “bent” and would like to get involved and see these various events and happenings.
There are loads of workshops where you can learn and get hands on experience of the crafts.
Take a look! …..
Hi Everyone.

We are very sorry but due to the current
Coronovirus situation we have no alternative
But to cancel/close the Family Camp,
Camp Site AND the Scout Shop
Until further notice.
Any refunds due or agreed will be actioned A.S.A.P.

Please contact us if you have any query.
Valid DBS?
Do you have a valid DBS?
If you do then please carry on by clicking the
Booking link below. However if you do not
please ensure to update your DBS
Farnham District Scout Shop
Did you know that Farnham Scouts have their own shop?

The shop is located here:
Daniel Hall, Long Garden Walk, Farnham, Surrey. GU9 7HX!

Do pop in an see us! Our opening hours are : Thursday Evenings 6 to 8 pm and Saturday Mornings 9.30 am to Noon

All visitors are welcome!

District Group Information
Need more information on a group near you?
We have information on all our groups
on the web site to help you choose.
Please just click on the SEE MORE
button below!!

Family Camp 2020!
Hi everyone. Well it's getting close
to the event of the year...
24th - 26th April.