Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays.
Boys and girls:
- Go camping
- Play games
- Explore the outdoors
- Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
- Meet people from their local community
- Experience the culture of other countries
- Keep themselves and others safe
Annual Report 2015/2016
Another year of excellentScouting has been achieved in District with all packs taking part in a good and varied spread of activities.
2016, of course, is the centenary ofScouting and we have been making the most of it.
Earlier in the year we took part in a series of quizzes, the first round at Pack level, then a District round with the eventual winners, 11th Farnham taking part in the County final.
We have recently held a Centenary camp at Garners Field with over 120 Cubs representing all eight Groups from District took part in a brilliant weekend of fun and games highlights were climbing, kayaking, water slide and Nerf gun shooting also one of the biggest catapults seen on Garners Field firing a thousand water balloons! Saturday finished with one of the best camp fires ever with everyone taking part with great gusto. Sunday morning unfortunately was wet so plan B was put into place and following an indoor Cubs Own we continued where we had left off the previous evening with a very hearty sing song. The rain had cleared by lunchtime, so we were able to gather around the flag to say farewell. Many thanks to all leaders, helpers and parents who gave up their most valuable time to give our Cubs such a fantastic weekend. Most especial thanks to Gill Snedden and her team for feeding us all so magnificently.
We are very lucky in Farnham at the moment to have so many excellent leaders in theSection, their unstinting hard work in providing such wonderful activities, fun and adventure to our young people is most commendable.
Many, many thanks to DistrictLeader Nicky Clements for her valuable support and thanks most of all to those very hard working leaders, helpers and parent supporters without whom we would not be able to provide the exceptional Scouting that we give in Farnham.
Chris Moss – A.D.C. (Scouts)
Annual General Report for 2014/15
TheScout section in Farnham is doing remarkably well despite having my somewhat patchy hand at the helm for the past year.
There have been some leadership changes, which is always a difficult time for a Pack but there are now in place some fantastic new leaders who I have great faith in as their enthusiasm and drive clearly shows through – my only hope is that they stick around for a long time……
The Packs are providing their Cubs with some excellent programmes, these include, first aid, fire lighting, climbing, film making, camping and hiking through to Halloween parties, tie died t.shirts and some wonderful visits varying from a Buddhist temple to Pierrepoint Farm.
We have held three District events so far this year, a quiz and sausage sizzle, a cooking competition and a football tournament. The Cubs that entered these events had an absolutely brilliant time, unfortunately, the numbers of these was very limited. While I fully understand the pressures on Leaders time, after all, I’ve been there and got the original t.shirt!!!, I feel it is important for Packs to get together now and then, to get to know other Cubs and it is also very useful for the Leaders to get together as well – we can always learn from each other no matter how long or short a time we have each been involved in Scouting.
This apart, a huge thank you goes out to allLeaders and helpers and all of the parents that help with the day to day running of the Packs, you are all doing an absolutely fantastic job. My especial thanks goes to Nicky Clements who has given so much time and energy to running around to all the Packs helping with her, not inconsiderable, experience.
We now look forward with much excitement to 2016, our Cubs centenary year, which will, I am sure be packed to the rafters with loads of brilliant fun for all concerned.
Chris Moss (A.D.C.Scouts)