Farnham District Scouts – End of May 2022

Well Done and Thank you

Wood Badges – https://farnhamscouting.com/website/wood-badges/

Well done to the following who have achieve their Wood Badges

Oscar Gutierrez – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Fox Troop

Iain Fletcher – – Assistant Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne) – Bourne Troop
Thank you
Ken Powell – Campsite Manager – Garners Field
Joan Binfield – Appointments Advisory Committee – Scout Active Support Unit
Ian Wilkins – District Explorer Scout Commissioner – District Team
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Dave Cocker – Assistant Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)
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Bill Weller – Group Scout Leader – 4th Farnham (Tongham)
Denise Weller – Assistant Explorer Leader – Madcats
Steve Bragg – District Treasurer – District Executive Committee
David Fennell – Cub Scout Leader – 5th Farnham (Bourne), Tiger Pack
Marielle Gawor – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Matthew Carter – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Richard Stokes – Group Executive Committee – 7th Farnham (Elstead)
Rachel Mason – Beaver Scout Leader – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)
Becky King – Group Section Assistant – 8th Farnham (Rowledge)
Adam Meara – Assistant Scout Leader – 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham)
If you think you are missing an award let me know.
What’s been happening:
So Bazzaz was blazing, with over 100 Beaver Scouts from Farnham joining 2500 Beaver Scouts and Rainbows at Merrist Wood, all had a fantastic time.  Well done to the leaders and volunteers who created activities and ensured the Beaver Scouts had a safe fun day.
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Well done to Scouts from 5th Farnham (Bourne) and 8th Farnham (Rowledge) Troops who took part in the Surrey Scout Expedition Weekend 13-15 May; camping, route planning, 19k hike.
Congratulations to the 8th Farnham (Rowledge) who achieved the Gold Standard Award.
Especially well done to the leaders who got them there.
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SASU visited space2growth (a mental health and wellbeing charity) which is in the middle of Farnham town behind St Andrew’s church, it is a community garden – they are happy to arrange visits for groups.  Website: space2grow – space2grow – info@space2grow.space

Diary Dates



16 June 2022 – BBQ Social with archery – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm onwards – (please do let me know so we can have enough food!)

Other SASU Events: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/2021-22-sasu-events/



6th June 2022 – Wood Badge Module 8 Leadership – All Welcome – Tayler Hall (5th HQ) – 7:30pm – email: liz.chart@5thfarnham.org.uk

11th July 2022 – Social and AGM – All Welcome – Garners Field – 7pm – 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/

30th September –  2nd October 2022 – District Cub Scout Camp – Cubs – Garners Field – information via Cub Scout Leaders


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



11th – 12th June 2022 – Beavers Go Wild – Beavers – Bentley Copse – 11th – 12th June 2022 – https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/beavers-go-wild-2022

1st -3rd July 2022 – Scoutabout – we have about 140 Scouts going –  https://www.surrey-scouts.org.uk/events/scoutabout-2022/s22_rgb_styled-01

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


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



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


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

Any queries 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
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