Did you know scouts can go flying?

Did you know scouts can go flying?

Now’s you’re chance!

The Surrey Scout Flying Club are offering the chance to go flying with them!  Wow that will be an experience!

There are still 3 remaining dates left for this year.  Please see the attached form for costs and application details.

Here is the application form:


The Roof Has arrived for the new shelter


The roof has come for the new shelter at Garners Field:-

Roof Picture

This will be great for the Family Camp as it adds another venue for activities during the weekend.

Well done Philip and the Monday Crew!






Ronnie Corbett and our DC!


Can anyone spot the person behind the Tuba!!??


Yes it’s Philip German – Our DC!

Roy Tubbs tells us that Philip played on the Two Ronnies show.

Here’s what Roy says “with all the tributes to Ronnie Corbett do folks know that our DC was the tuba player that backed the Two Ronnies in their song routine with the fictitious  ‘Aldershot Brass Band’ ”

Philip was also on the TV on the 1st April, on the Ronnie Corbett TV Tribute.

Now there’s fame for you!


Farnham in Bloom

This is Farnham in Blooms art competition for children, adults and clubs or groups.  Both sides of the brochure are on the web site HERE and HEREP1160978-200x182

I bet Scouts could win something?

I have a supply of forms which I will leave in the Scout Shop.

Philip German

Bentley Copse Tea Party

Bentley Copse Logo 

An invitation to Bentley Copse Activity Centre – Saturday 28th May 2016

Each year we take great pleasure in inviting our 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.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us on Saturday 28rd 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 view 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.

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 please?.

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 28th 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.

Yours sincerely


Martin Gerrard

County Chairman

March 2016

DC Notes 1st March 2016

Hello Everyone

I am so pleased to report our numbers have increased from 845 last year to 980 this census.  I know it’s not about numbers but WOOHOO!!

Well done everyone we must be doing something right, and it’s across all sections, fantastic, I can retire with a happy heart.

Please have a look at the dates for your diary and see what a lot we have planned in 2016. All sections are having a District camp/sleepover and it would be great to have as much support for our hard working ADCs Janet, Chris, Karl Ian and Neil who all put in so much to Farnham Scouts.





We have Compass!

The system should be working now and line managers can get on to add and edit records, if you have any problems please ask Steve Thames   steve.thames@farnhamscouting.com or ring H.Q.


Family Camp is almost upon us, 22nd-24th April. This is a fantastic weekend for all the family.

Remember all adults need DBS clearance to stay overnight.

We are getting a team together to organise the event and could still do with support on site management and catering if anyone is available

We have our swimming badge at Farnham Sports Centre on 7th May, it’s a great chance to get this badge but we need help on the day, please contact Dense Iverson denise_w909@hotmail.com (watch out there is an underscore between denise and w ) – Tel: 01483 811014

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 also supporting local Scouting. We would love to welcome some new members. Have a look at dates for your diary to see what’s planned. Sasu also runs the Scout Shop and the maintenance crew for Garners and any new volunteers would be welcome.

We have a committee now set up and lead by County to find my replacement as DC.  Please if you want to nominate someone or volunteer yourself please contact Manda Bragg our Chairman chairman@farnhamscouting.com

We have now started building our new Field Shelter down at the far end of the field and we plan to hold the shooting in it at Family Camp.

Shooting Range Foundations_1





Foundations in place, since this photo the floor has been built.

Bill Weller is running 3 training sessions on the climbing tower (dates below) please email him if you are interested   william.weller@btinternet.com

Happy Scouting



Situations Vacant

LTM Local Training Manager


Dates for your Diary

7th March Sasu Talk by Registrar 20.00 Garners

12th March Cub Quiz at the 11ths 14.30

15th March District Exec 20.00 Garners Field

5th April Sasu Talk by Bee Keeper 20.00 Garners

22-24th April family Camp

4th May Cub Leaders Meeting Royal Oak Wrecclesham 20.15

4th May Sasu Art    evening with Janet Fraser 20.00 Garners

Family Camp 2016

Kids in camp

The Family Camp this year was a huge success!

The sun came out, the rain stayed away, well nearly and everyone had a great time and lots of fun.

We had 733 total visitors over the weekend, this made it a record.  We’ve never had so many before.  600 people camped as well, giving Garners Field a great “buzz” all weekend.  It was cold overnight but no one seemed to mind at all and spirits never flagged.

The activities were great.  Big Bounce arrived on Saturday morning and set up their great inflatables.  There were activities on the inflatables for all ages, including a human pinball football game and a laser game.  Several of the groups also put on activities which included Scalextric car racing, crafts, canoeing, climbing, archery, shooting (in the new shelter) and more, more, more!

On the first night we had Bingo and a gathering around the campfire.  On the 2nd night the campfire gathering was even better with songs and fun plus cocoa, organised by the Network.

Mr Giant came on Sunday morning to keep the children occupied, as well as the craft centre opened up again, along with the Scalextric racing and some of the field events.  Roy Tubbs came with the shop, well not literally but some of it, and did a roaring trade.

Eric was kept a little active with some cuts and bruises but not too bad by all accounts.  There were some rather silly people who could not be bothered to use the main entrance and kept trying to get in/out of the camp site via 2 lots of barbed wire fencing!  More fool them really, though hopefully they were not trying to get in without paying!

The service at 3pm was held in the marquee and the Farnham Town Brass Band played for us and helped with the hymns and songs during the service.  Farnham’s Mayor and Consort came and there were awards given, leaders sworn in and the groups promises renewed.

Anyway a TOTAL success, so congratulations to Philip German, our DC and the Family Camp committee.

Here are some images of the two days:-