2022/2022 SASU Events

 

Dec-21 – Christmas Dinner – 1st week on December – Daniel Hall – more details to be confirmed

Nov-21 – Skittles evening, food and good company – Tuesday 22nd November 7pm at the Jolly Farmer Blacknest. £TBA

Oct-21 – Planning meeting with wine and cheese – Wednesday 5th October 2022 – Garner’s Field 7:30pm – £2.00 donation

MIDAS – Mini Bus training

Mini Bus Training

Our District policy states that any driver transporting members of the Scout Association by minibus must hold a current MiDAS certificate.   With our trainers in place this is in force, forward planning is needed to ensure that the certificates are in place.

Training consists of a day’s theoretical courses followed by an assessment drive – previous courses have been a weekend day followed by an evening.

We will be arrange training sessions in the near future but it would be helpful to understand, please let midas@farnhamscouting.com know should you require training.

Farnham District Scouts – July 2022

What has been happening:

Scoutabout – fantastic weekend nearly 5000 people on site; well done and thank you to all our volunteers without who our 130 Scouts could not have had the wonderful experience and opportunity.  Particular shout out for Oscar (5th) for helping co-ordinate including sorting the transport, Sam (2nd) for hiring the van and picking up all the equipment and especially Sarah (2nd) for organising the food – most important for keeping th e Scouts energised and happy.  Also for those who organised our District Tomahawk activity and those who helped on shooting and kayaking.

Scoutabout is back in 2024……………………

Farnham Carnival – well done to 4th for winning Gold at the Farnham Carnival.

 

Please let me know of any events/achievements you would hi-lighted for my next e-mail.

Any picture that I can publicly use are always welcome.

Diary Dates

https://farnhamscouting.com/website/general-event-dates/

District:

2022

11th July 2022 – Social and AGM – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm – To help us cater please let us know if you are coming by following this link: ; https://forms.gle/FtP36WEGGGbJd43d9

please can you send me photos I can publicly use of what has happened this year

9th – 11th September 2022 – Theme Park Camp – Explorers and Network – http://themeparkcamp.uk/ – FULLY BOOKED

1st – 2nd October 2022 – District Cub Scout Camp – Cubs – Garners Field – information via Cub Scout Leaders

2023

21st – 23rd April 2023 – Family Camp – All Welcome – Garners Field

5th – 7th May 2023 – Frantic 23 – All Sections – Herons Wey & Garners Field –  Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides

County:

2022

17th – 18th September 2022 – Beavers Go Wild – Beavers – Bentley Copse – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/beavers-go-wild-2022

29th – 30th October  2022 – FrightEX24 – Explorers – Bentley Copse

2023

13th – 15th January 2023 – Frost Camp – Scouts – Bentley Copse

17th June 2023 – Scram – Cubs – Hook Arena

Surrey Events: https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/upcoming-events

People

Farnham District Permit Holders
List of Activity and Nights Away Permit holders and Nights Away Assessors in Farnham:
Farnham District Training Advisors
District Volunteer Opportunities

Training

Recording of ASD and ADHD Awareness Session

For those who missed the webinar organised by Laura Dando and Debbie Ollerenshaw (thank you so much both of you) please follow this LINK to the recording, and this  SLIDES to the slides.

Mandatory Training

Please find the training links in one place to help ensure we are all up to date.

All Scout Members: (every 3 years)

Safety(every 3 yrs)- Safety Training | Scouts

Safeguarding – Safeguarding | Scouts

GDPR – GDPR training | Scouts

1st Response – either min 6 hrs Face to Face course; 3 On-line modules plus 30 minute face to face validation or possible conversion from an existing 1st Aid Qualification (please check with training@farnhamscouting.com)

Getting Started: (within 5 month of role) – 

Getting started training | Scouts

Wood Badge: (within 3 years of new role – speak with your Training Advisor) 

Surrey Scouts training Link: there are various on-line session for modules https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/training/training-calendar

Regards,

Ann-Marie

Farnham Scout Shop

Farnham District Scout Shop seeking Volunteers

Farnham Scout Shop seeking Volunteers

The Farnham District Scout shop (located at Daniel Hall, Farnham) supplies Scouting uniform and accessories for all ages and in the process makes a small profit that is passed on to promote local scouting.

Such is made possible by Volunteers who help keep the Shop open throughout the year on Thursday evenings 6 – 8pm and Saturday mornings 9.30 – Noon.  Please note the Shop closes during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays.

More Shop details including photos can be found online at: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/

We have reached a stage where we urgently need additional volunteer staff to help maintain our service.

Our Volunteers work in pairs, are given on the spot training and typically only commit to one or at most two sessions per month with full flexibility possible.

Through interaction with fellow volunteers and customers (be they parents, youngsters or Leaders) it is generally agreed that time spent ‘behind the counter’ can be both rewarding and sociable.

If you are 18 years or older and able to offer a few of hours each month/each term to help at a Shop session of your choice i.e. Thursday evening or Saturday morning, would you please contact Roy (Shop Manager) either by email: scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com or home phone: 01428-607848 (any time) to learn more. No prior scouting knowledge or shop experience is required although if you decide to join the team you will be asked to be DBS checked as required by Scouting HQ’s safeguarding programme.

Please give the above your serious consideration and if at all interested, make contact.

Kind regards.

Roy  Tubbs

Scout Shop Manager

 scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

Farnham District Scout Council – District Treasurer Vacancy

District Treasurer

The District (FDSC) is a registered charity and the role are not only essential to the successful running of the District, but are required Trustees under charity regulation.

In summary the District provides support to the Scout Groups and District Units, ensuring training is promoted and accessible, organising Family Camp, supporting sectional camps and providing financial support/consolidation to District events.  The District is responsible for the management of Garners Field campsite.

Attached are summary role description to give an idea of the responsibilities of  the role within Farnham District, these compliment the official Scout Association roles that can be viewed via this link: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/4077

FDSC – Treasurer of Farnham District Executive Committee

If you are interested in the role and would like more information please do contact me.

 

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe – District Commissioner – DC@farnhamscouting.com

Farnham Scout Shop

Farnham Scout Shop will be reopening on Saturday 17th April 2021.

For the time being, the shop will only be open from 9:30 to 12noon on Saturdays during school terms times as well as half term.

Once we feel there is a sufficient requirement we will be opening again on Thursday evenings.

 

Our pricing policy remains as set by Scout Store and in general our prices match those found at Scout Store’s on-line shop – by buying at the Farnham District Scout Shop you avoid P & P, return any profits to local scouting, can see the goods first hand (albeit currently with some vid restrictions) plus Leaders if authorised can charge goods to their Group Account.

The Shop remains at: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/ with all details.

Should you have any queries on the above (or indeed any aspect of the Farnham Scout Shop) please feel free to contact Roy; Scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com or day/evening 01428 – 607848.

When the time is right for you we looking forward to seeing you back at the Farnham District Scout Shop

 

 

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Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

 

 

 

7th Elstead Remembrance Video

 

                                                           

                                                                 

                                              

                                                           

 

                                                                           

 

 

 

 

Readiness Risk Level moves to RED in England

The Scout Association has announced that for the duration of the 4 week lockdown the Readiness Risk Level moves to RED in England.

E-mails should have been received by all members.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/getting-back-together-safely/the-readiness-levels-across-uk-scouts/

This means that all face to face scouting must cease from Thursday 5th November 2020.

Each Volunteer, Section, Groups/Unit will decide on the level of virtual Scouting that they can provide – all decisions will be respected and full support given in all circumstances.

Both the District Scout Shop and Garners Field will close during this 4 week lockdown.

I will let you know once the TSA changes their risk level and the conditions of that level.

Please stay safe and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Farnham District Scout Council
Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council
T: +44 (0)7410381071 | E: dc@farnhamscouting.com | W: https://www.farnhamscouting.com

From tomorrow in England there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers, in accordance with…

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Farnham Scout Shop

Farnham District Scout Shop Re-Opening

Farnham Scout Shop will be reopening on Saturday September 19th 2020.

For the time being, the shop will only be open from 9:30 to 12noon on Saturdays during school terms times as well as half term.

Once we feel there is a sufficient requirement we will be opening again on Thursday evenings.

There will be a few changes to how we manage the shop and a copy of the customer instructions as below will be posted on the doors.

For any Group requiring badges in quantity please contact our Badge Secretary Denise (badges@farnhamscouting.com) – given the current climate please forgive us if there is a little longer delay than usual in obtaining your badges and letting you know they are ready for collection at the shop.

Our pricing policy remains as set by Scout Store and in general our prices match those found at Scout Store’s on-line shop – by buying at the Farnham District Scout Shop you avoid P & P, return any profits to local scouting, can see the goods first hand (albeit currently with some vid restrictions) plus Leaders if authorised can charge goods to their Group Account.

We are very lucky to have a team of volunteers to enable the opening of the shop and I wish to thank them for all the past of future commitments, particularly Roy Tubbs, Shop Manager who has worked hard ensuring the shop is safe to open again.

The Shop remains at: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/ with all details.

Should you have any queries on the above (or indeed any aspect of the Farnham Scout Shop) please feel free to contact Roy; Scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com or day/evening 01428 – 607848.

When the time is right for you we looking forward to seeing you back at the Farnham District Scout Shop

 

 

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