District Update – August 2021

Hope your holidays have gone well, time seems to have gone quickly.

Well done to the following who have achieve their Wood Badges

Amanda Morgan  – District Cub Scout Leader – District Team

Mark Purkuss – Cub Scout Leader – 11th Farnham

Les Bonsey – Assistant Explorer Leader – Elstead Eagles

Graham Keen – Assistant Explorer Leader – Madcats

David Goldsworth – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Chris Holland – Assistant Scout Leader – 7th Farnham (Elstead)

Adam Chambers – Group Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Louise Cocks – Assistant Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)

David Fennell – Cub Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Adam Meara – Assistant Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Mel Lawton – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Long Service Awards

Thank you

Eric Goulding – District Supporter – Scout Active Support Unit

Janet Watts – District Supporter – Scout Active Support Unit

Chris Moss – – District Supporter – Scout Active Support Unit

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Amanda Morgan  – District Cub Scout Leader – District Team

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Peter Everett – Group Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)

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Lynn Goodburne – Group Section Assistant/District Supporter – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)/District

Chris Holland – Assistant Scout Leader – 7th Farnham (Elstead)

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Chris Pike – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

Belinda Orton – Beaver Scout Leader – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

Howard Kay –  Exec Chair – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

James Richards – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

Events for the Diary

Surrey Scouts AGM – Thursday 2nd September 2021 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/county-agm

District Cub Scout Activity Day – Saturday 2nd October 2021 – Garners Field

District Beaver Scout Activity Day  – Sunday 3rd October 2021 – Garners Field

Surrey Scouts County Symposium – District Team – Saturday 9th October 2021 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/county-symposium-3

Pioneer 21 – Scouts – Saturday 23rd October – 24th October 2021 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/pioneer21

County Frost Camp 2022 – Scouts –  Friday 14th – Sunday 16th January 2022 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/frost-camp-2022

Farnham District Scouts Family Camp 2022 – Everyone – Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th April 2022

Scoutabout – Scouts – Friday 1st July – 3rd July 2022 –  https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/scoutabout-2022/s22_rgb_styled-01

Frantic 23 – All Sections – Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides – save the date 5th -7th May 2023

Volunteer Training

1st Aid – F2F Full Day – Saturday 11th September 2021 –  2nd Farnham (Hale) HQ – e-mail training@farnhamscouting.com – 5 SPACES LEFT

1st Aid – Module B F2F Assessment – Saturday 11th September 2021 – 11th Farnham HQ – register here: Mod 10b F2F Timeslots

Water Activities Zoom – Sunday 12th September 2021 – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/water-activities-training-for-leaders-volunteers/?instance_id=139

Water Activities Training – Saturday 18th September 2021 – Garners Field –  https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/water-activities-training-for-leaders-volunteers-practical/?instance_id=141

Archery Permit Training – Saturday 9th November 2021 – Garners Field – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/archery-permit-training-for-leaders/?instance_id=143

Pioneering Training – Saturday 25th – 26th September 2021 – Bentley Copse – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/pioneering-training

1st Aid – On-Line Mod A – Tuesday 5th, 12th and 19th October 2021 – 7-9pm – e-mail training@farnhamscouting.com

1st Aid – Module B F2F Assessment – Saturday 13th October 2021 – Garners Field – e-mail training@farnhamscouting.com 

1st Aid – F2F Full Day – Sunday 24th October 2021 – Garners Field – e-mail training@farnhamscouting.com – FULL

1st Aid – F2F Full Day – Saturday 20th November 2021 – Garners Field – e-mail training@farnhamscouting.com

Surrey Scouts Wood Badge Training – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/training/training-calendar

Scout Cards

These are important cards contain essential information on Scout processes and policy that needs to be adhered to and what to do in emergency situations.

Download and print or pick up one from the District Scout Shop.

Safe Scouting Cards | Scouts

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Training

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 – the requirements have changed – 3 On-line module plus 30 minute face to face validation(which can only be done once at Green) 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

District Scout Shop

Reopen – Saturday 5th September 2021

Thursdays 6pm to 8pm

Saturdays 9:30am to 12Noon

We always need volunteers so if you could spare some time on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning, even just once a term it would be appreciated – contact Roy scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

Garners Field

Garners is open for bookings; please ensure you book via the website Campsite Booking – Farnham Scouting and receive confirmation of booking from Ken Powell detailing the areas you can use – you are not booked in until you receive that confirmation.

Climbing Wall is closed.

Archery is in process; range will be officially opened soon.

If you find any issue please do contact the Campsite Manager. campsitebookings@farnhamscouting.com

Vacancies

District Treasurer – we are looking for a new District Treasurer, training will be given, job share, shadowing, deputy – all options considered – please get in touch if you or know of someone interested.

ADC Scouts – we are still in need of a Assistant District Commissioner – Scouts to help support the programme in the District (and also a District Scout Leader to assist the ADC!) please do let me know if you are interested.

If you have any concerns, queries, questions or issues do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Ann-Marie

Farnham District Scout Council
Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council
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District Update – It’s the End of Term (July 2021)

So thank you to everyone who has given 100% and got our Scouts out and about again, I have visited a few and it is fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Good luck to those about to embark on Summer Camps.

 

So, what does 19th July mean for Scouting…..we are still Yellow, restrictions on numbers is lifted but It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance. Although there is no longer a legal requirement for many things, as Scouts, with a duty of care to others and to young people, we recommend and expect the application of good hygiene and covid-safe approaches to all our meetings, events, activities and residential experiences.   

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

 

Well Done Scorpions

While out and about in Farnham town centre, a patrol of 6 Scorpion Explorers Scouts found a member of the public that had a knife wound – they controlled the situation and used their emergency procedure knowledge to provide 1st aid, call an ambulance and remain calm and productive.

Well done to all those involved in the incident this really shows what #Skills for Life is all about.

 

AGM and Social – This Thursday 22nd July 2021; from 7pm onwards – all still welcome.  If you would like to join the Exec. Committee please let us know.

Activity Days

Details and sign up in September

Cub Scouts – Saturday 2nd October 2021

Beaver Scouts – Sunday 3rd October 2021

Farnham District Scouts Family Camp 2022 – Fingers crossed – 22nd -24th April 2022

Frantic 23 – Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides – save the date 5th -7th May 2021

 

4th Farnham (Tongham) – the HQ building work will commence 9th August, funds are still required – To donate towards our project:  www.gofundme.com/f/New-Scout-HQ   If you would like to help please email:  tonghamscoutgroup@gmail.com

 

Training Requirements and Scout Cardshttps://farnhamscouting.com/website/leaders-information/

 

District Scout Shop

The Shop is now closed for the summer until Saturday 5th September and the will open: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 12Noon

We always need volunteers so if you could spare some time on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning, even just once a term it would be appreciated – contact Roy scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

Garners Field

Garners is open for bookings; please ensure you book via the website Campsite Booking – Farnham Scouting and receive confirmation of booking from Ken Powell detailing the areas you can use – you are not booked in until you receive that confirmation.

Climbing Wall is closed. (hoping to re-open September)

Archery is in process;(hoping to re-open September) a temporary range can be organised on special request and with notice.

If you find any issue please do contact the Campsite Manager. campsitebookings@farnhamscouting.com

 

Have a great Summer and lets hope for uninterrupted Scouting next term.

 

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Counci

Wood Badges

Since September 1919 adult volunteers in the Scouts have been awarded the Wood Badge on the completion of their leader training.  

The current training is module driven in a combination of courses, 1:1 sessions, workbooks and validation of practical skills; drawing from the leaders life knowledge and experience.

It is mandatory that a leader complete the training within 3 years of taking on a role; if a leader changes role they have to revalidate certain modules of the training and additional modules if their role is a ‘managerial’ role(GSL,ADC).

Please discuss with your Training Adviser to progress your training. Wood Badge Training Link

HQ process applications throughout the year and issues Wood Badge Beads and Certificates 4 times a year.

August 2021

Amanda Morgan  – District Cub Scout Leader – District Team

Mark Purkuss – Cub Scout Leader – 11th Farnham

Les Bonsey – Assistant Explorer Leader – Elstead Eagles

Graham Keen – Assistant Explorer Leader – Madcats

David Goldsworth – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Chris Holland – Assistant Scout Leader – 7th Farnham (Elstead)

Adam Chambers – Group Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Louise Cocks – Assistant Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)

David Fennell – Cub Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Adam Meara – Assistant Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Mel Lawton – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

June 2021

Maria Finch – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)

Simon Hancock – Assistant Explorer Leader – Elstead Eagles

Simon Crisp – Assistant Scout Leader – 7th Farnham (Elstead)

May 2021

Stuart Gadsby – Assistant Beaver Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)

Zoe Bunce – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

David Goldsworth – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

April 2021

Stephen O’Dell – Scout Leader –  2nd Farnham (Hale)

David Capeling – Cub Scout Leader – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

Kim White – Assistant Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)

Clair Waterman – Assistant Beaver Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)

Chris Fuller – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Richards Banes-Walker – Cub Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)

February 2021

Sarah Kay – Assistant Scout Leader – 2nd Farnham (Hale)

James Nicholls – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Debbie Ollerenshaw – Beaver Scouts Leader – 7th Farnham (Elstead)

Rachel Mason – Beaver Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)

 

Ian Wilkins – Explorer Scout Leader – K2 Explorer Unit

Sarah Imrie – Assistant Scout Leader – 3rd Farnham

Robin Bunce  – Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)

Dominic Getting – Assistant Section Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Liz Chart – Beaver Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Matthew Willis – Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne)

Austin Tolkien – Beaver Scout Leader – 11th Farnham

Nicholas Smith – Assistant Scout Leader – 11th Farnham

 

November 2020

Denise Weller – Madcats Explorer Unit – Assistant Explorer Leader

Liz Chart – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Group Scout Leader

Ian Turton – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Group Scout Leader

Nicky Clements – Farnham District – Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts)

Farnham District Scouts – Tomahawk Throwing Instructor Course – 10th May 2020

 

The Instructor Course is a day long course, as prescribed by the Scout policy on Tomahawk Throwing (FS120011).

You will learn:

  • How to provide Tomahawk Throwing as an activity for our young people
  • What equipment can and can’t be used
  • How to construct a range
  • Throwing techniques and how to correct them
  • Session plans, targets, competitions and games

  You will need:  Sturdy foot-ware & long-trousers. Training will be inside and out, so dress for the weather with waterproofs, layers, gloves, sun cream etc.!

 We will provide: Coffee, Teas and Biscuits. Bring your own lunch

 Times: 10th May 2020, 9am-4pm

 Location: 11th Farnham HQ, Guildford Road Trading Estate, Farnham,

 Cost: £30. Spaces are limited so pre-register  to book a place.

 Contact: Guy Elliot, 11th Farnham Cubs – guy.elliot@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

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