DC Newsletter June 2018

DC Notes June 2018

Hello Everyone

It’s the District AGM on Thursday 12th July 8pm Garners Field, we usually get a couple of Mayors, a County Commissioner a few leaders and some hungry Network to help eat the food. I am very grateful for their support.

Why don’t you come? What do District do for you? Well!

  • We do all the boring stuff making sure Scouting is well run within the rules.
  • We provide a sound financial pattern for Farnham Scouting and in accordance with the Charity Commission
  • We provide training for leaders including free first aid, safeguarding and Midas courses.
  • Our appointments committee interview all new leaders.
  • We maintain the Camp site
  • We manage the campsite and earn over £20,000.00 per year to spend on Scouting.
  • We run The Scout Shop providing badges and uniforms all profits going to Scouting
  • Our ADCs put on Beaver, Cub and Scout Events every year.
  • We put on Family Camp.
  • We maintain a website and had wifi and a telephone put in at Garners
  • We have built a climbing tower, archery facilities, an activity trail and a shooting range, some of this needs more work which is planned.
  • We tarmacked the road and installed borehole water with The Guides
  • We are about to spend £133,000.00 on the Activity Centre, this needs fundraising and administrating when we get on site next January

I have a great team behind me making all this happen, please come and meet us, show your support and have your say!

See you at the AGM?

Congratulations to Paul Finning from the 3rds Cubs and Colette Grist from the 8ths Scouts who have been awarded their wood- badges.

Thanks to all the leaders and helpers at Bazazz looks like the Beavers had a great time.

Please register your interest in our Gang Show, dancers, singers, musicians, contortionists, rear of house, ticket sellers etc.… all are needed. Contact gangshow@farnhamscouting.com

As I am writing this our Network are camping in Sweden, hope to hear more at the AGM.

I am very pleased to hear that 8ths Rowledge are planning to open an Explorer unit in the Autumn this will bring the number of units in the District to five.

The 5ths are putting a defibrillator outside their hall in the Bourne and are planning training sessions for members, pub staff (The Fox opposite) and any interested locals. Training weekend is 8th-9th September.

I was joined by Cubs and Scouts from the 3rds at The Mayors Civic Service at St Andrews. We are The Mayors Charity this year and the collection was donated to Garners Goes Bananas.

At The 4ths AGM I learnt about their new hall plans and their fund raising activities. I presented woodbadges to Steve Rattan and Colin Bland and drank some Tea. (Traditional English Ale).

I presented Mark Ousey’s woodbadge at The Medical Corps Museum in Mytchet and had a great evening with 5ths Fox Troop.

Happy Scouting.


Dates For Your Diary

4th July SASu BBQ 18.30 Garners

12th July District AGM 8pm Garners everybody welcome!

6th September SASu

25th September District Executive 8pm Garners

1st October SASu Chris’s Quiz 8pm Garners

6th-7th October Beaver Camp Garners Field

12th-14th October District Scout Training Camp

12-14th October District Cub sixers and seconders camp

6th November SASu Skittles Jolly Farmer

6th December SASu Christmas Dinner Daniel Hall


9th February Mayors Charity Concert in aid of Garners Goes Bananas

February-march District Gang Show??

26th-28th April 2019 Family Camp

22nd June 2019 SCRAM County Cub Day

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